On the heels of an impressive rookie campaign, Daniel Lingua returns to the RailCats for his second professional season. Though he signed with less than a week to go before the 2021 regular season, Lingua needed little time to acclimate himself with the American Association. He played a team-leading 89 games and batted .281 with three home runs, 42 runs batted in, 16 doubles, five triples, 37 runs, 45 walks, and 13 stolen bases. In addition to his offensive prowess, Lingua proved to be a valuable defensive asset as well, as he lined up at every position except pitcher or catcher and committed only three errors.
Lingua spent the 2020 season away from baseball due to the COVID-19 pandemic after graduating from Prairie View A&M University in 2019 where he dominated his competition during his junior and senior seasons. Over those two years, he hit a combined .380 and registered two home runs, 71 RBI, 18 doubles, seven triples, 79 walks, and 51 stolen bases. As a senior, he led the Southwestern Athletic Conference in batting average and steals while placing second in hits and on-base percentage.