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Anthony Joseph Acevedo

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"He has a classic swing...He’s a player to watch." - J.J. Cannon


Anthony Acevedo was Western Athletic Conference All-Star outfielder in both 1999 and 2000, hitting .383 batting .313 with nine home runs and 56 RBI in his final year of college. He was drafted in the 13th round (397th overall) by the Houston Astros in the 2000 draft. The signing scout was Gene Wellman.

Playing for the Martinsville Astros in 2000, Acevedo did not disappoint as he batted .295/.391/.500 with 59 hits in 56 games. He also hit five dingers and drove in 43 runs, both which were second on the team behind Ramon German's seven home runs and 44 RBI. His batting average was also second to German's .320. Acevedo's 2000 performance earned him a spot in the outfield on the Appalachian League All-Star squad.

Although his performance was exceptional in 2000, he slumped in 2001 while playing for the Michigan Battle Cats. His average dropped to .259/.368/.443, and he struck out 130 times in 429 at-bats. He did slug 12 home runs and drive in 70 RBI, all the while stealing 21 bases while only being caught five times.

He greatly improved in 2002, hitting .302/.386/.449 for the Lexington Legends with 89 runs, 11 stolen bases, 12 home runs and 80 RBI in 437 at-bats, dropping his strikeout total to 89. He was perhaps the best player on the team in 2002, as he ranked first in runs scored, RBI and base on balls (62). He was second on the team in hits, being led by Gavin Wright's 153 to 132, in doubles, with his 28 being outpaced by Tommy Whiteman's 29, and in home runs, with his 12 being only two behind Charlton Jimerson's 14. He was 9th in the South Atlantic League in batting average

In 2003 his production slipped ever-so slightly; however he was still a productive member of his team. Playing for the Round Rock Express, he hit 11 home runs, driving in 56 runs and batting .283/.363/.412. His 11 dingers tied him for second on the team with Michael Rosamond, placing him behind Tommy Whiteman, who hit 13. His 56 RBI were second to Whiteman's 70 and his 56 walks were second to Chris Burke's 57. His strikeout total again reached triple digits in 2003 however as he whiffed 101 times.

2004 would end up being Acevedo's final year in professional baseball. Again playing for Round Rock, he appeared in only 10 games because his season was cut short due to patellar tendon surgery [1]. He collected four hits in 25 at-bats for a .160 batting average.

His voluntary retirement was announced on July 12, 2005.

Overall, Acevedo played four seasons in the minors, playing in 432 games. In 1,550 at-bats, he collected 436 hits for a .281 batting average, .371 OBP and .439 slugging percentage, hitting 40 home runs and driving in 252 runs. He scored 260 times, doubled 106 times, tripled nine times, and stole 49 bases in 70 attempts. He walked 222 times and whiffed 367 times.

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  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree while at Fresno State [2] and worked as a substitute teacher in the off-season.

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