Ronald Acuna Wants to Hit Lead Off

Ronald Acuna Jr. and his manager Brian Snitker spoke about him remaining in the leadoff spot for 2019.

Here’s what Acuna had to say:

“If it was up to me personally, I’d like to stay in the leadoff spot, simply because I like hitting there,” Acuna said. “But obviously those types of decisions are out of my control. The only thing I can control is to work hard and do my best.”

I would expect that as the 2019 season wears on, you will see Acuna moved to the two or three spot. Perhaps even the clean-up role. I think Snitker will tinker with the lineup a little bit and Acuna will be a floating piece. Still, it’s nice to see that Acuna is willing to remain in the role he had Rookie of the Year success in for his initial season in the big leagues.