Acuna and the RoughRiders beat Amarillo, 11-2, and his blast drove in four of those runs.
He just wrapped up his first series with the RoughRiders after being called up from High Class-A Hickory before the homestand started on Tuesday.
Acuna appeared in five games and is hitting 235/.409/.471/.880 with the home run and seven RBI. He’s also drawn five walks and struck out twice.
He is the brother of Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. But he’s starting to carve out his own name as he moves up in the Rangers organization. He is also a middle infielder, and his progress to the Rangers may be stunted by the fact that the Rangers have heavily invested in second baseman Marcus Semien and shortstop Corey Seager.
Rangers, Angels Continue Three-Game Series
Texas faces the Los Angeles Angels for the second straight game as they close in on wrapping up a six-game, two-city road trip.
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Several top prospects had outstanding years in the Texas farm system.
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Texas starter Glenn Otto avoided big trouble, but the Rangers managed only five hits and a single run off Los Angeles pitching on Friday.
He earned the promotion after batting .317/.417/.483/.900 with eight home runs and 29 RBI for Hickory this season. He has 28 stolen bases and has drawn 34 walks while striking out 60 times.
Acuna spent all of 2021 at Low Class-A Down East, where he batted .266/.345/.404/.749 with 12 home runs, 74 RBI and a career-high 44 stolen bases.
Like all Texas prospects, he saw his 2020 season wiped out by COVID-19. But he started his career with the Rangers in 2019 as part of the Arizona Complex League Rangers, where he batted .342/.438/.455/.893 with two home runs and 29 RBI.
The Rangers originally signed Acuna as a free agent on July 2, 2018, out of Caracas, Venezuela.
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