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The MLB regular season has entered its final week.
But there is still so much that can happen between award races and teams clinching playoff berths over the final six days.
One player who is closing in on his first MVP award is Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
He is having an all-time great season that has never been seen before.
Most players are lauded when they accomplish a 40/40 season.
Well, Acuna is on his way to a 40/70 year.
According to MLB Network, he has smashed MLB history when it comes to hitting home runs and stealing bases.
The last player that was even close to his production was Alfonso Soriano in 2006.
Still hard to believe pic.twitter.com/CzBsW09wtC
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 26, 2023
Acuna needs only two stolen bases over the final week to achieve a 40/70 season.
It will be hard to deny him the NL MVP award with the offensive production he has shown this year.
The one player who can make a case against Acuna is Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts.
While Betts is not having the offensive season Acuna has had, he has been elite defensively.
He has played right field, second base, and shortstop at a high level.
If this was any other season, Betts would be the favorite to win MVP.
Unfortunately, he has to go up against Acuna, who has done something that MLB has never seen before.
There have been many great individual seasons throughout MLB history.
Fans should take a minute to enjoy what the 25-year-old star has accomplished this year.
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