Ronald Acuña Jr. seemed destined to win an MVP Award eventually, and after the 2023 season in which he had 41 HR's and 73 stolen bases, he was selected unanimously as the winner. Just three years after Freddie Freeman won the award as a member of the Braves, Acuña did the same, so now the question to ask is, who's the next member of the Braves to win one?
For the purposes of this discussion, let's take Acuña out of the equation, it would surprise nobody if he won multiple awards in the next decade, but who else on the team has that sort of potential? It feels like the list of possible candidates isn't as long as one might think.
Matt Olson, who finished 4th in MVP voting this season, has the potential to lead the National League in home runs every single season and has shown he can be a Gold Glover (already has won 2 of them), and the combo of offense and defense, whole hitting in the middle of the most potent lineup in baseball will keep him in consideration.
Austin Riley has already finished in the top 8 of MVP voting twice in his young career and was a Gold Glove finalist this season and he's still not a finished product. If he can put it all together offensively, he'll receive move votes in the future than he received in the past.
Outside of those two power hitters, it would be tough to find another true candidate, we all love Ozzie Albies, but it would take quite an effort from him. The one wild card might be Center Fielder Michael Harris, who could turn in a season where he's the best defensive outfielder in all of baseball, and if he can raise his average and power, which he's shown he can do, and run a little bit more like Acuña does, he might jump into the picture as well.
It's not every team that has three legitimate MVP candidates every season, much less four or five, so the Braves could be prepared to take home quite a few more awards in the next couple of season.