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Eduardo Nunez
Birthdate: 6/15/1987 (29 y, 9 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/155     Position: 3B/SS
Contract: $4.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Nunez had a cortisone shot in his sore shoulder Wednesday and will be out for a few days, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. (3/22/2017)
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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Seasonas 3BGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010as 3B10363811910177201000230.306
2011as 3B34114122292061215156013011261.254
2012as 3B917237511033301120030.412
2013as 3B145456169502106205000010.296
2014as 3B185860181242085106001033.310
2015as 3B13373912910255103100010.324
2016as 3B792943199571113104441183413322247.323
Totalas 3B1776106571881352971792823337056464111.308

Seasonas 3BBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010as 3B5.3 %2.6 %2.00.306.342.417.759.111.29450.5.337106
2011as 3B4.9 %10.7 %0.46.254.289.377.666.123.27011-2.3.29278
2012as 3B13.0 %4.3 %3.00.412.478.5881.067.176.38952.3.437179
2013as 3B3.6 %8.9 %0.40.296.321.500.821.204.29881.8.356124
2014as 3B1.7 %10.0 %0.17.310.322.448.770.138.34681.2.335114
2015as 3B2.6 %7.7 %0.33.324.359.514.872.189.31362.0.377140
2016as 3B5.6 %12.9 %0.44.323.365.483.848.160.3464911.0.360128
Totalas 3B5.0 %10.7 %0.47.308.346.462.808.154.3239216.5.347118

Seasonas 3BGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2010as 3B3.008.6 %68.6 %22.9 %12.5 %12.5 %4.2 %0.0 %28.6 %31.4 %40.0 %20.0 %51.4 %28.6 %1244183
2011as 3B1.6119.8 %49.5 %30.7 %32.3 %6.5 %4.0 %50.0 %41.8 %36.9 %21.4 %25.2 %48.5 %26.2 %409130279
2012as 3B0.6323.5 %29.4 %47.1 %25.0 %0.0 %40.0 %100.0 %33.3 %44.4 %22.2 %22.2 %38.9 %38.9 %803644
2013as 3B0.8524.5 %34.7 %40.8 %25.0 %10.0 %5.9 %0.0 %36.7 %40.8 %22.5 %18.4 %57.1 %24.5 %19049141
2014as 3B1.4717.6 %49.0 %33.3 %29.4 %0.0 %12.0 %50.0 %39.6 %28.3 %32.1 %30.2 %49.1 %20.8 %20961148
2015as 3B3.6715.2 %66.7 %18.2 %16.7 %33.3 %4.5 %100.0 %44.1 %17.7 %38.2 %14.7 %61.8 %23.5 %1384494
2016as 3B1.5216.5 %50.4 %33.1 %10.7 %11.9 %12.5 %0.0 %38.5 %35.4 %26.1 %19.5 %54.1 %26.5 %1118352766
Totalas 3B1.5617.6 %50.2 %32.2 %19.0 %9.8 %9.6 %40.0 %38.6 %34.4 %27.0 %21.3 %52.6 %26.1 %22687131555