Ronald Acuña Jr.
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Ronald? He has a great chance of becoming the best Venezuelan-born baseball player ever. It’s as simple as that.

But Ronald is more than just his statistics. He is the kind of player that fans pay to watch play. He can change the game with a single hit, his defense, or his baserunning.

We who know him know that the electricity we see on the field is just one part of who he is. Ronald is a quiet person. He has self-control, and that’s important. That control will work for him in key moments during his developing career.

He is a young player, and I foresee him having more than one 40-40 season. I hope God keeps him healthy so he can reach 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. You know, I don’t want to be the lone Venezuelan on that list.

Cabrera is a major league baseball player for the Detroit Tigers

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