Héctor Acuña

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Héctor Andrés Acuña Vergara

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Héctor Acuña played three seasons in the minors.

Acuña signed with the Chicago White Sox as an international free agent. He split 2008 between the DSL White Sox 1 and DSL White Sox 2, hitting .258/.359/.317 overall. In 2009, he hit .308/.534/.474 for the DSL White Sox with 20 runs and an impressive 31 walks in 26 games. He slumped to .207/.277/.314 with 11 BB in 43 G for the same team in 2010 to end his career in the White Sox chain. He had batted .249/.375/.347 in 129 games in the minors, fielding .981 at 1B.

Acuña made the Colombian national team for the 2015 South American Championship. They qualified for the 2015 Pan American Games, their first Pan American Games in baseball in 32 years. His homer off Ismel Jiménez of Cuba in the second inning of their game one loss at thus marked the first run and RBI for Colombia in the Pan Ams in his lifetime. He hit .167/.167/.333 in the Games, serving as his country's main first baseman. He hit .160/.300/.200 with four runs and six RBI in seven games for Colombia when they won a Bronze Medal in the 2016 South American Championship; he hit cleanup in the Bronze Medal game despite his struggles going in.

He was 2 for 6 as a bench player in the 2017 Bolivarian Games when Colombia won a Gold for their first Bolivarian Games baseball Gold in 44 years. One of his hits was a homer off Mauricio Oliveri, tying for the tourney lead in home runs with Jhonny Medrano and Edgar Muñoz.