Acuna, 20, is the top-ranked prospect in the Braves organization and MLB.com's No. 2 prospect overall.
Recalling Acuna now means the Braves will save a year of service time since he already spent the requisite stint in the minor leagues. As a result, they will gain an extra year of team control on his entry-level contract.
In spring training, the Venezuelan slashed .432/.519/.727 with four home runs, 11 RBI and four steals over 44 at-bats.
Those numbers dipped during his brief stay with the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers at the start of the 2018 season. In 17 games, Acuna slashed .232/.321/.304 with one home run, two RBI and four steals over 69 at-bats.
However, those figures represent the exception and not the norm considering he piled up 21 home runs, 82 RBI and 44 steals while slashing .325/.374/.522 at three different levels of the minor leagues a year ago.
Now headed to the majors, Acuna projects as a dose of instant offense for a club that already ranked first in the National League in runs and second in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.