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Eduardo Nunez

28-Year-Old Shortstop – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.338

HR

5

RBI

20

R

21

SB

9

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Nunez ended a three-year decline to have a solid year at the plate in limited playing time as a utility player. While he rarely walks, Nunez makes good contact with few strikeouts and added more powe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 193   DOB: 6/15/1987   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eduardo Nunez Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.475 million deal with the Twins in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

May 29, 2016  –  Eduardo Nunez News

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Nunez went 4-for-5 with a home run, his fifth of the season, in Saturday's game against the Mariners.

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Eduardo Nunez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 19 A A 14 42 40 3 8 3 2 1 0 3 1 0 2 14 0 0 0 .200 .238 .300 .538
2006 19 A A 37 155 147 17 27 12 5 3 4 26 6 1 8 28 0 0 0 .184 .223 .340 .563
2007 20 A CHA 91 353 328 36 78 13 10 2 1 28 20 8 25 42 0 0 0 .238 .293 .290 .583
2007 20 A TAM 30 130 123 16 35 6 5 0 1 13 9 0 7 18 0 0 0 .285 .336 .350 .686
2008 21 A TAM 94 401 373 45 101 27 18 3 6 42 14 10 19 48 5 4 0 .271 .305 .383 .688
2009 22 AA TRE 122 523 492 70 158 36 26 1 9 55 19 7 22 62 4 4 1 .321 .349 .433 .782
2009 22 AAA SCR 25 75 70 11 15 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 4 7 1 0 0 .214 .257 .243 .500
2010 23 AAA SCR 118 506 464 55 134 32 25 3 4 50 23 5 32 60 3 2 5 .289 .340 .381 .721
2010 23 MAJ NYY 30 53 50 12 14 2 1 0 1 7 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 .280 .321 .360 .681
2011 24 MAJ NYY 112 338 309 38 82 25 18 2 5 30 22 6 22 37 6 1 0 .265 .313 .385 .698
2012 25 R GUL 4 10 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700
2012 25 A+ TAM 2 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
2012 25 AAA SCR 38 172 163 18 37 6 4 0 2 16 16 3 7 28 0 2 0 .227 .256 .288 .544
2012 25 MAJ NYY 38 100 89 14 26 6 4 1 1 11 11 2 6 12 0 4 1 .292 .330 .393 .723
2013 26 A+ TAM 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .600 .333 .933
2013 26 A CHA 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
2013 26 AA TRE 2 9 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .819
2013 26 MAJ NYY 90 336 304 38 79 24 17 4 3 28 10 3 20 51 4 5 3 .260 .307 .372 .679
2014 27 AA NEW 4 13 10 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .400 .538 .600 1.138
2014 27 AAA ROC 11 41 39 7 11 2 1 0 1 6 1 0 1 8 0 1 0 .282 .293 .385 .678
2014 27 MAJ MIN 72 213 204 26 51 15 7 4 4 24 9 3 5 31 3 0 1 .250 .271 .382 .653
2015 28 MAJ MIN 72 204 188 23 53 19 14 1 4 20 8 4 12 29 2 1 1 .282 .327 .431 .758
2016 29 MAJ MIN 40 161 151 21 51 15 9 1 5 20 9 3 5 28 0 2 3 .338 .366 .510 .876
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3-Year Averages     78 250 232 29 61 18 12 3 3 24 9 3 12 37 3 2 1 .263 .300 .379 .679
Career  (View All)     454 1,405 1,295 172 356 106 70 13 23 140 74 21 73 190 15 13 9 .275 .315 .402 .717

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Eduardo Nunez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 29 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .338 .366 .510 .876
May. 28 @Sea 5 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .363 .510 .873
May. 27 @Sea 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .349 .479 .828
May. 25 KC 5 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .347 .482 .829
May. 24 KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .338 .447 .785
May. 23 KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .343 .457 .800
May. 22 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .356 .475 .831
May. 21 Tor 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .367 .492 .859
May. 20 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .325 .363 .456 .819
May. 19 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .367 .464 .831
May. 18 @Det 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .340 .379 .481 .860
May. 17 @Det Did not play.
May. 16 @Det 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .375 .471 .846
May. 15 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .374 .474 .848
May. 14 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .340 .379 .489 .868
May. 13 @Cle 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .356 .398 .511 .909
May. 11 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .398 .482 .880
May. 10 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .370 .416 .506 .922
May. 9 Bal Did not play.
May. 8 @CWS 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .372 .412 .513 .925
May. 7 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .365 .407 .500 .907
May. 6 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .371 .416 .514 .930
May. 4 @Hou 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .379 .425 .515 .940
May. 3 @Hou Did not play.
May. 2 @Hou 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .371 .420 .484 .904
May. 1 Det Did not play.
Apr. 30 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .373 .415 .441 .856
Apr. 29 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .382 .426 .455 .881
Apr. 27 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .392 .439 .471 .910
Apr. 26 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 33 5 12 1 0 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 1 .364 .364 .576 .940
Last 14 Days 57 7 19 3 0 3 7 1 10 3 1 0 1 2 .333 .339 .544 .883
Last 30 Days 104 12 32 7 0 5 12 3 20 5 1 0 1 6 .308 .324 .519 .843

Eduardo Nunez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 5 16 19 1
2015 1 16 27 3 3 14
2014 2 20 20 18 16 2 6
2013 2 14 75 1
2012 1 9 16 4 3 1 4
2011 16 40 50 4 1 3 8
2010 1 15 11 4

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Eduardo Nunez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016213130.286.524.828
20156253101.210.403.649
2014999182.232.354.586

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016130184179.346.508.885
2015126181107.317.444.809
2014105173167.267.410.716

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20167410274.270.432.749
201598123132.286.439.763
2014109164144.284.459.756

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201677113135.403.584.999
20159011176.278.422.752
201495100105.211.295.537
Eduardo Nunez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 42 40 4.8% 33.3% 0.14 65% .308 .100
2006 19 A A 155 147 5.2% 18.1% 0.29 81% .200 .156
2007 20 A CHA 353 328 7.1% 11.9% 0.60 87% .270 .052
2007 20 A TAM 130 123 5.4% 13.8% 0.39 85% .327 .065
2008 21 A TAM 401 373 4.7% 12% 0.40 87% .298 .112
2009 22 AA TRE 523 492 4.2% 11.9% 0.35 87% .354 .112
2009 22 AAA SCR 75 70 5.3% 9.3% 0.57 90% .238 .029
2010 23 AAA SCR 506 464 6.3% 11.9% 0.53 87% .325 .092
2010 23 MAJ NYY 53 50 5.7% 3.8% 1.50 96% .277 .080
2011 24 MAJ NYY 338 309 6.5% 10.9% 0.59 88% .288 .120
2012 25 R GUL 10 10 0% 0% 0.00 100% .111 .300
2012 25 A+ TAM 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .333 .000
2012 25 AAA SCR 172 163 4.1% 16.3% 0.25 83% .263 .061
2012 25 MAJ NYY 100 89 6% 12% 0.50 87% .329 .101
2013 26 A+ TAM 5 3 40% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2013 26 A CHA 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .400 .000
2013 26 AA TRE 9 8 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .500 .000
2013 26 MAJ NYY 336 304 6% 15.2% 0.39 83% .304 .112
2014 27 AA NEW 13 10 23.1% 15.4% 1.50 80% .500 .200
2014 27 AAA ROC 41 39 2.4% 19.5% 0.13 79% .333 .103
2014 27 MAJ MIN 213 204 2.3% 14.6% 0.16 85% .278 .132
2015 28 MAJ MIN 204 188 5.9% 14.2% 0.41 85% .316 .149
2016 29 MAJ MIN 161 151 3.1% 17.4% 0.18 81% .390 .172
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3-Year Averages     250 232 4.8% 14.8% 0.32 84% .302 .116
Career     1,405 1,295 5.2% 13.5% 0.38 85% .308 .127

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2016 Stat Review for Eduardo Nunez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.338 AVG
ELITE
81% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.390 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.510 SLG
ELITE
.172 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
17.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.876 OPS
ELITE
.366 OBP
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Eduardo Nunez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nunez is in the lineup and leading off for Monday's game against the Royals.

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Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double and three-run homer in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

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Nunez will continue to get regular starts even when Eduardo Escobar returns from the DL, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Nunez has played well in my mind," said manager Paul Molitor. "He deserves a chance to get a fair amount of playing time."

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Nunez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Nunez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Indians.

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Nunez batted leadoff, started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

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Nunez smashed a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Astros, his first of the year.

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Nunez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Nunez is batting seventh and playing third base for Friday's game against the Tigers. Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Nunez is batting seventh and starting at shortstop in Wednesday's game against the Indians.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

The Twins traded for Nunez from the Yankees to help stabilize the infield, but the emergence of Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar left him with a small bench role. Minnesota may be better off going with a younger player in the role, as Nunez had a career-worst .654 OPS and was a below-average fielder at shortstop and third base. He offers some speed if he gets enough playing time, but his steady decline at the plate the past few years make winning any sizable role unlikely. He'll compete for a utility job again this spring with the Twins.

2014

Nunez has likely missed his window of opportunity to make an impact with the Yankees. While the speed that seemed so promising a few years ago is still there, he's never been able to get it together in the field, and he was held back by injury as well. The Yankees stated that they don't see Nunez as a potential successor to Derek Jeter, and he may only find work as a utility man if he can improve work with the glove. Although, it's possible that the departure of Robinson Cano will lead the Yankees to see if he can be a viable option as part of a platoon at the position depending on their success in finding an everyday option.

2013

Nunez's strengths and weaknesses as a player are obvious. He has proven that he is a more than competent major league hitter, putting up a .272 average with a .701 OPS over about a full season's worth of at-bats. He's very dangerous on the basepaths, stealing 38 bases over that same span. Where Nunez fails is in the field. His arm is strong, but erratic, and the Yankees have gone as far as to experiment with him in the outfield in an attempt to find a position where he can be reliable. Nunez's bat could help the Yankees right now, and his speed makes him worth picking up if he does find a regular role, but he could benefit from more work in the minors to see if he can handle an infield position well enough to start there for the big club.

2012

Nunez produced for fantasy owners while filling in for Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, putting up 22 steals and 30 RBI in just 309 at-bats. While Nunez has a great arm, he needs a lot of work on his defense, as he made 21 errors in 2011.  Nunez has a solid bat and plus speed, and at just 24 years old is likely the heir apparent to Jeter if he isn't used as a trade chip. Nunez's speed and his status as a backup to two aging veterans make him an interesting endgame play in fantasy drafts, and if he's dealt somewhere where he'll play every day. Snap him up and enjoy the steals. 

2011

Nunez got his feet wet in 30 major league games last season, hitting .280/.321/.360 in 53 plate appearances. He doesn't have a lot of power, but his fielding and plate discipline improved nearly every year in the minors, and the Yankees have enough confidence in him to use him as a backup to Derek Jeter who can step in whenever the veteran needs a day off.

2010

Nunez was once touted as one of the Yankees’ better young talents, but a couple of weak minor league seasons dropped him from most prospect lists. Last year witnessed something of a Nunez resurgence, as he hit .322/.349/.433 with nine homers and 19 steals at Double-A Trenton. He’s young enough (22) that the productive year could be a sign that he’s finally starting to put things together, but he also benefited from an abnormally high .352 BABIP that likely skewed his final numbers. Don’t be surprised if he reverts back to mediocrity when given a chance to produce at Triple-A this season.

2006

Nunez is a Dominican infielder, well-regarded by scouts due to his athleticism and offensive potential. His defense is questionable and he may end up in the outfield eventually, but his bat could be very good if it develops as expected.