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6 Hispanic baseball players of the moment in the MLB

2023-09-20T19:20:25+00:00
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  • Prominent Hispanic baseball players in the MLB
  • Ronald Acuña Jr.: outstanding season
  • Francisco Lindor: historical record achieved

A few days before the postseason begins in Major League Baseball (MLB), emotions are at their highest.

On this occasion, within the framework of the celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we show the 6 Hispanic baseball players of the moment.

As of right now, the Atlanta Braves are classified in the National League (East), as are the Los Angeles Dodgers (West).

For their part, in the American League the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles have already secured their place.

Ronald Acuña Jr, MVP candidate

Atlanta Braves, MVP, right fielder, injury, MundoNOW
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Originally from La Guaira, Venezuela, Ronald José Acuña Blanco, better known as Ronald Acuña Jr, has had a dream season.

He made his debut in 2018 and won the National League Rookie of the Year award. Today, he is a candidate for the Major League Most Valuable Player.

With 599 at-bats, he has 135 runs scored, 201 hits, 37 home runs, 98 runs produced and 66 stolen bases.

Last Sunday, he did not participate in the game against the Miami Marlins due to a right calf injury.

From Curacao to the world

Hispanic baseball players in MLB, Ozzie Albies, Curacao, second baseman, MundoNOW
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Also, among the 6 Hispanic baseball players of the moment in the MLB, we have to mention Ozzie Albies, originally from Curacao.

The second baseman of the Atlanta Braves, one of the favorite teams to win the World Series, declares himself ready for the postseason.

Recently, he hit his 31st home run of the season all the way to right field. A 401-foot solo home run.

Dargello Lodowica discovered Ozhaino Jurdy Jiandro Albies in June 2013, when Atlanta signed him.

Francisco Lindor, an idol in the Mets

Francisco Lindor, Mets, New York, Puerto Rico, MundoNOW
Hispanic baseball players in MLB / PHOTO: Shutterstock

Originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, Francisco Miguel Lindor Serrano currently plays for the New York Mets as a shortstop.

Considered one of the greatest idols, not only of his team, but also of the MLB, he equaled a mark that was more than 15 years old.

He is the first player to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season. His compatriot Carlos Beltrán did it in 2008.

It was last August that this event occurred, which he had not realized until one of his colleagues mentioned it to him.

The offensive power of Julio Rodríguez

Hispanic baseball players in MLB, Julio Rodríguez, J Rod, Seattle, MundoNOW
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Next, we introduce Julio Yarnel Rodríguez Jr., known simply as Julio Rodríguez or J-Rod.

This center fielder, originally from the Dominican Republic, is one of the most beloved baseball players of the Seattle Mariners.

As if that were not enough, it is said that he is one of the players that pitchers fear the most. He has other feats worth telling.

This season he achieved a 30-30 record, which means he hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases.

The most beloved ‘Cuban-Mexican’

Randy Arozarena, Cuba, Mexico, Tampa Bay, MundoNOW
Hispanic baseball players in MLB / PHOTO: Shutterstock

Although Randy Arozarena was already known, he ended up becoming even more famous in the World Baseball Classic.

The video in which the Cuban asked Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, for his naturalization letter went viral on social networks.

Currently, he plays for the Tampa Bay Rays as a left fielder.

It is quite a spectacle to see him play both defensively and offensively, not to mention his friendliness and simplicity.

José Altuve, the ‘AstroBoy’ of the Houston Astros

Hispanic baseball players in MLB, José Altuve, Astros, Houston, MundoNOW
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The Venezuelan José Carlos Altuve is the clear example that you do not need to have an impressive physique to play baseball.

Affectionately called ‘AstroBoy’, the Astros’ second baseman Houston distinguishes himself as a power hitter.

With two world series under his belt, José usually has his best performances in the postseason.

Finally, it should be noted that, according to the portal Unanimous Sports this season there were 236 active Hispanic baseball players registered in the MLB.

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