Signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent out of Venezuela on July 2, 2018 for $425,000... his $425K bonus more than quadrupled the $100,000 bonus the Atlanta Braves gave his older brother Ronald Acuña Jr. four years earlier... stood out as one of the best all-around players in the 2022 Arizona Fall League and was in the midst of his best season yet as a 21-year-old in Double-A when the Rangers dealt him to the New York Mets on July 30, 2023 in exchange for veteran starter Max Scherzer... upon joining the Mets, Acuña was ranked by MLB.com as New York's No. 2 prospect... swiped 126 bags in 151 attempts during his two-plus years in full-season ball before the trade... older brother, Ronald Jr., plays for the Atlanta Braves and younger brother, Bryan, is an infielder in the Minnesota Twins farm system… father, Ronald Sr., played 8 minor league seasons from 1999-2006 with the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Milwaukee Brewers organizations... was voted the Texas Rangers organization’s Defender of the Year in 2021
Hit .315 with seven homers, 51 RBIs and 42 stolen bases in 84 games with Double-A Frisco in the Texas League before the Rangers traded him to the New York Mets on July 30 for Max Scherzer
As a 20-year-old, posted a .277/.369/.426/.795 (99-357) slash line, 11 home runs, 47 RBI, and 40 stolen bases over 91 games between High-A Hickory (54 G) and Double-A Frisco (37 G)... marked his 2nd straight 40+ steal campaign (also 44 in 2021), as he finished as one of five Texas farmhands with 40-ormore SB in 2022... spent early portion of the campaign on the Injured List from 4/10-5/4 after suffering a hamstring strain in his first game of the season… batted .317/.417/.483/.900 (65-205) with 8 HR and 29 RBI for Hickory before earning a mid-season promotion to Frisco on 8/2… batted .224 (34-152) with 3 HR and 18 RBI with the RoughRiders to close the season, helping the club capture its first Texas League championship since 2004… hit grand slam on 8/6 vs. Amarillo for first career Double-A home run... made majority of his starts at shortstop (61), but also saw action at second base (22)... slashed .238/.322/.363/.685 (19-80) with 2 HR, 11 RBI, and 8 steals in 21 G for the Arizona Fall League champion Surprise Saguaros…was selected as an AFL All-Star and ranked by MLB Pipeline as the 12th-best prospect on the fall circuit… entered the year as the No. 10 prospect in the Rangers farm system according to Baseball America before improving to no. 6 in the publication’s mid-season rankings.
Named a Low-A East All-Star and Texas Organization All-Star by MiLB.com after leading Down East in HR (12) and RBI (74) in his 1st season in the United States… ranked among league leaders in R (3rd, 77), SB (3rd, 44), H (T3rd, 110), RBI (4th), and TB (T7th, 167)... tied for the organization lead with 111 games played and placed 2nd with 44 SB behind teammate Jayce Easley (70)… went 5-for-5 with a HR, 2B, and 3 RBI on 7/6 at Fayetteville… rated as the 9th-best prospect in the Low-A East by Baseball America at the conclusion of the regular season… honored as the Texas organization’s Defender of the Year, seeing action up the middle defensively at both shortstop (42 GS) and second base (36 GS)… tabbed by BA as the Rangers’ 8th-best prospect entering the season
Did not see official game action after minor league season was canceled due to pandemic… participated in Fall Developmental League, where he batted .293 with a 2B, 3B, 9 R, and 7 RBI over 46 PA... ranked as Texas’ 8th-best prospect entering 2020 according to Baseball America
Named a Dominican Summer League All-Star by Baseball America in his professional debut… posted 2nd-highest qualifying OBP (.438) in Texas farm system, good for 12th in DSL… reached base safely via H/BB in 43 of 51 G… batted .478 (33-69) with 14 BB/5 SO during 17-G hitting streak from 6/4-26
Did not see official game action after signing his 1st pro contract on 7/2/18.