Brother of Ronald Acuña Jr. was Shortstop of the Year in his Minor League category

the prospect Luisangel Acuña Jr. recently ended his walk in the 2021 season of the Minor leagues from MLB and because of his performance, he was named the Short field of the Year of his category, remembering that the young Venezuelan played during this course the Low Class A with the Down East Wood team, a subsidiary of the Rangers from Texas.

The 19-year-old Venezuelan Luisangel Acuña Jr. began his first season in the Minor Leagues in the United States in 2021, playing in Low Class A with the Down East Wood team, ending the campaign last September with a total of 111 games played in his first experience in this country, leaving really striking numbers that led him to be chosen the Shortstop of the Year in the East League, undoubtedly a great distinction to be his first experience in this country.

Throughout the year, we could see Acuña Jr. with really good defensive performances, showing defensive quality at shortstop, which is why it is not surprising that he takes this award, remembering that the defense complemented it with a work with the wood really brilliant, showing why he’s one of the Rangers’ best prospects.

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“El Abusadorcito”, played a total of 42 games at shortstop with his team in the Minor Leagues, with 98 assists, 22 double kills and only seven errors for a .957 fielding percentage, brilliant figures that led him to be the best shortstop in its class. In addition, this distinction continues to show that Venezuela is a great exponent of players of this position in the MLB.


Luisangel Acuña’s numbers were really attractive, very interesting and positive for being his first year in the Minor Leagues in the United States, since in those 111 games he took 413 at-bats, giving him 110 hits (almost one hit per game) , 12 homers, 74 RBIs, 77 runs, 44 steals and an offensive line with AVG of .266, .345 of OBP, .404 of SLG and a .749 OPS, figures that were vital for the Down East Wood will finish the regular round with a 72-48 record in first place in the Central Division of the Class A Low category.


While, in the postseason, he played only five games, giving three hits in 20 at-bats, he did not drive in runs and received two walks with his team that could not be transcended in this instance.

It is good to note that Luisangel Acuña, signed in 2018 with the Rangers for $ 425,000 and the only experience in Minor Leagues was the Dominican Summer League in 2019, but at the Class A level he left extremely attractive figures and who takes away and in a few years can be in the Major Leagues with his brother Ronald, who belongs e the Atlanta Braves and has a $ 100 million contract.