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Eduardo Nunez
Birthdate: 6/15/1987 (29 y, 9 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/155     Position: 3B/SS
Contract: $4.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Nunez (shoulder) may serve as the Giants' designated hitter over the weekend and is unsure when he'll be ready to return to his post in the infield, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I think we're good for Opening Day," Nunez added Thursday. (3/23/2017)
Injury: Shoulder, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: If you get points for consistency, the 29 year old Nunez is winning - he managed to carbon copy his 2015 on-base plus slugging percentage (.758 OPS) and batting average on balls in play (.314 BABIP) in more than twice the plate appearances in 2016 (595), a rather impressive accomplishment for a player with a career walk percentage barely above 5%. Oddly enough, duplicating these stats came with a drastically different input, as Nunez broke out last year with 16 home runs and 40 stolen bases (previous highs of 5 home runs and 22 stolen bases both set in 2011 with the Yankees) in 141 games. Most of that damage came in a Twins uniform (.296/.325/.439) in the first half (he hit just .244/.297/.357 in the second half of the season), though don’t just assume his late July trade to the Giants will regress him too heavily in 2017 since he hit .307/.373/.493 at home in AT&T Park over 83 plate appearances. If you’re betting on Nunez as an important part of your 2017 roster, bet more on the speed than power, as his per game rate of stolen bases was identical in both the first and second half of the season while is power faded down the stretch (12 of 16 home runs in the first half). Even if the power does regress a little this season (his home run per fly ball rate has actually steadily increased for three straight seasons), Nunez looks like a solid buy at the shortstop position (will qualify at 3B in most leagues, too) because his strong contact rate (91%) and rising hard hit rate (28%) give him enough of a floor to hit that .758 OPS once again. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: There’s enough in Nunez’s profile to suggest a third consecutive season of above average shortstop production, so this does in fact look like real development growth. That said, his new park will naturally suppress some power, so draft Nunez more for his speed than his home run totals in 2017. He’ll have eligibility at both SS and 3B, and is a good bet to be productive off the bench or a starting middle infield option in deep leagues.

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SeasonHomeGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Home1124246510071000000230.250
2011Home4614716239315122612130140022131.265
2012Home2156601411201106308010070.250
2013Home5016518444301022221912134241041.267
2014Home39109112312232416142017001341.284
2015Home3398107281960312136012012122.286
2016Home69273295785513283928170383214212.286
TotalHome269872944240173407201329353112358712547.275

SeasonHomeBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Home0.0 %0.0 %0.00.250.250.292.542.042.2501-1.6.23937
2011Home8.0 %8.6 %0.93.265.325.354.679.088.28217-1.4.30584
2012Home5.0 %13.3 %0.38.250.283.339.623.089.2715-2.0.27363
2013Home6.5 %18.5 %0.35.267.317.388.705.121.31619-1.0.30789
2014Home1.8 %15.2 %0.12.284.297.459.756.174.307141.7.330108
2015Home5.6 %11.2 %0.50.286.324.439.763.153.298131.4.329105
2016Home5.8 %12.9 %0.45.286.332.436.768.150.306383.1.331106
TotalHome5.6 %13.0 %0.43.275.318.406.724.131.2991070.2.31595

SeasonHomeGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2010Home1.884.2 %62.5 %33.3 %12.5 %0.0 %6.7 %0.0 %33.3 %37.5 %29.2 %25.0 %54.2 %20.8 %661848
2011Home1.3321.1 %45.1 %33.8 %22.2 %4.4 %6.7 %0.0 %43.7 %37.0 %19.3 %33.3 %43.7 %23.0 %616212404
2012Home1.1012.5 %45.8 %41.7 %30.0 %5.0 %31.8 %100.0 %40.8 %38.8 %20.4 %20.4 %57.1 %22.5 %23278154
2013Home1.3621.5 %45.2 %33.3 %20.0 %4.4 %11.5 %0.0 %43.4 %30.2 %26.5 %22.1 %51.5 %26.5 %680242438
2014Home2.2012.1 %60.4 %27.5 %12.0 %16.0 %10.9 %50.0 %41.9 %30.1 %28.0 %24.7 %52.7 %22.6 %382118264
2015Home2.2715.3 %58.8 %25.9 %13.6 %13.6 %10.0 %33.3 %42.1 %31.8 %26.1 %21.6 %54.6 %23.9 %377121256
2016Home1.7019.2 %50.9 %29.9 %4.3 %11.4 %10.1 %25.0 %36.3 %32.5 %31.2 %21.1 %50.6 %28.3 %1054340714
TotalHome1.6317.7 %50.9 %31.3 %14.9 %8.5 %11.0 %30.8 %40.4 %33.1 %26.5 %24.0 %50.8 %25.2 %340711292278