Yasel Eneudy Antuna (born October 26, 1999) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Nationals signed Antuna to a minor league contract as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic on July 2, 2016. They gave Antuna a $3.9 million signing bonus, the largest they had ever awarded an international free agent by $2.4 million to that point. Antuna was described by scouts at the time as a potential five-tool player who was profiled as a future everyday shortstop in the major leagues.
Antuna debuted professionally in the Gulf Coast League with the GCL Nationals in 2017, appearing in games at shortstop and third base. He played in both games of a double-header on July 23, 2017, in which the GCL Nationals no-hit the GCL Marlins in both seven-inning games, committing a throwing error in the second game that accounted for one of the Marlins’ two baserunners in the contest.
In August 2018, Antuna underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery. Antuna appeared in three games for the GCL Nationals late in the 2019 season, after which Baseball America ranked him as the Nationals’ ninth-best prospect.
Antuna was a non-roster invitee to the Nationals’ 60-man player pool for the 2020 season, which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. After the season, the Nationals selected Antuna’s contract, promoting him to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
Antuna was assigned to the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks to begin his 2021 campaign, alongside a number of other Washington top prospects.
Atuna has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.