Ronald Acuna's Brother Signs With AL Team


As we know from the Griffeys, the Bonds, the Guerreros, the Alomars, and so many others, baseball bloodlines can be good predictors of success. As the International Signings period opened this weekend, the Minnesota Twins are betting on those bloodlines, signing Ronald Acuna Jr.'s baby brother, Bryan Acuna. 

Although has was ranked No. 39 on baseball's Top 50 international free agents, it appears that Bryan's swing is identical to big bro's, as you can see here

The 16-year-old shortstop out of Venezuela signed with the Twins for $650,000, significantly more than his brother signed for with the Atlanta Braves in 2014 — just $100,000.

Ronald Acuna, as we know, has gone on to become one of the best players in the game, winning the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year, and becoming a two-time All-Star. 

Bryan Acuna joins three other family members who've signed contracts with big league teams: Dad Ronald Sr. (New York Mets, 1997), and brother Luisangel (Texas Rangers, 2018), along with Ronald Jr. 

The youngest Acuna also joins another teenaged brother of an NL superstar who has recently committed to signing with a major league team.