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Eduardo Nunez

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

AVG

.252

HR

6

RBI

24

R

36

SB

4

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Nobody expected Nunez to repeat his brilliant 2016 season and indeed he did not as injuries limited him to 114 games, but the per-game production was pretty similar. He hit over .300 with both San Fra...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 6/15/1987   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By NYY In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eduardo Nunez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.48 million contract with the Twins in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration. Traded to the Giants in July of 2016.

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Nunez started at third base and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

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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 TAM 30 130 123 16 35 6 5 0 1 13 9 0 7 18 0 0 0 .285 .336 .350 .686
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
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 CHA 2 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
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 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 91 396 371 49 110 28 15 1 12 47 27 6 15 58 2 5 3 .296 .325 .439 .764
2016 29 MAJ SF 50 199 182 24 49 16 9 3 4 20 13 4 14 30 0 1 2 .269 .327 .418 .745
2016  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIN/SF 141 595 553 73 159 44 24 4 16 67 40 10 29 88 2 6 5 .288 .325 .432 .758
2017 30 A+ SAN 2 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2017 30 AA RIC 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2017 30 MAJ BOS 38 173 165 23 53 20 12 0 8 27 6 2 6 25 0 0 2 .321 .353 .539 .892
2017 30 MAJ SF 76 318 302 37 93 25 21 0 4 31 18 5 12 29 1 2 1 .308 .334 .417 .751
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ BOS/SF 114 491 467 60 146 45 33 0 12 58 24 7 18 54 1 2 3 .313 .341 .460 .801
2018 31 MAJ BOS 82 330 314 36 79 21 15 0 6 24 4 2 11 52 1 2 2 .252 .280 .357 .637
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3-Year Averages     109 428 402 52 119 34 23 1 10 48 24 7 19 57 1 3 3 .296 .330 .433 .763
Career  (View All)     751 2,660 2,478 320 689 201 133 16 52 269 133 37 126 356 19 21 16 .278 .315 .408 .722

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 20 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .280 .357 .637
Jul. 15 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .283 .361 .644
Jul. 14 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .287 .366 .653
Jul. 13 Tor 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .287 .368 .655
Jul. 12 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .288 .370 .658
Jul. 11 Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .289 .372 .661
Jul. 10 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 9 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .286 .370 .656
Jul. 8 @KC 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .289 .374 .663
Jul. 7 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 6 @KC 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .287 .374 .661
Jul. 4 @Was 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .289 .373 .662
Jul. 3 @Was 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .286 .371 .657
Jul. 2 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 30 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .283 .354 .637
Jun. 29 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .287 .360 .647
Jun. 28 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAA 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .287 .362 .649
Jun. 26 LAA 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .284 .350 .634
Jun. 24 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .284 .350 .634
Jun. 23 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .283 .351 .634
Jun. 22 Sea 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .280 .351 .631
Jun. 21 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .277 .348 .625
Jun. 17 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 16 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .277 .350 .627
Jun. 15 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .277 .350 .627
Jun. 14 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .274 .354 .628
Last 7 Games 25 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 14 Games 46 5 12 2 0 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .261 .370 .631
Last 30 Games 81 9 20 2 0 2 8 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .282 .346 .628

Eduardo Nunez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 64 13 6
2017 26 53 16 20 19 2 4
2016 6 81 55 5
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2

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Eduardo Nunez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018899131.213.292.555
201713191124.290.427.751
2016136237179.265.456.750

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018225275213.267.382.669
201733651114620.321.473.821
20164175095031.295.424.760

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018147184121.252.367.648
20172402753415.317.438.778
20162733982821.286.436.768

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018167182123.251.347.626
2017227337249.308.485.826
20162803483919.289.429.747
Eduardo Nunez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Mike Fiers DET 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.000 1.600

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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 TAM 130 123 5.4% 13.8% 0.39 85% .327 .065
2007 20 A CHA 353 328 7.1% 11.9% 0.60 87% .270 .052
2008 21 A TAM 401 373 4.7% 12% 0.40 87% .294 .112
2009 22 AA TRE 523 492 4.2% 11.9% 0.35 87% .351 .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% .323 .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% .287 .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% .259 .061
2012 25 MAJ NYY 100 89 6% 12% 0.50 87% .313 .101
2013 26 A CHA 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .400 .000
2013 26 A+ TAM 5 3 40% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .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% .298 .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% .323 .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% .314 .149
2016 29 MAJ MIN 396 371 3.8% 14.6% 0.26 84% .320 .143
2016 29 MAJ SF 199 182 7% 15.1% 0.47 84% .302 .149
2016  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ MIN/SF 595 553 4.9% 14.8% 0.33 84% .314 .144
2017 30 A+ SAN 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .333 .000
2017 30 AA RIC 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2017 30 MAJ BOS 173 165 3.5% 14.5% 0.24 85% .341 .218
2017 30 MAJ SF 318 302 3.8% 9.1% 0.41 90% .328 .109
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ BOS/SF 491 467 3.7% 11% 0.33 88% .333 .147
2018 31 MAJ BOS 330 314 3.3% 15.8% 0.21 83% .283 .105
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3-Year Averages     428 402 4.4% 13.3% 0.33 86% .322 .137
Career     2,660 2,478 4.7% 13.4% 0.35 86% .305 .130

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Eduardo Nunez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2017 213.7 -4 - -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 548.3 -12 34 -8 0 -2 -2 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 447.7 0 17 -1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 102 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2017 123 -5 - -4 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 152.7 -4 - -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 11 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Eduardo Nunez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
15.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.637 OPS
TERRIBLE
.280 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.252 AVG
WEAK
.283 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.357 SLG
TERRIBLE
.105 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Eduardo Nunez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nunez is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Nunez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run during Tuesday's 11-4 win at Washington.

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Nunez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

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Nunez is not in the lineup against the Angels on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Nunez made his first start since Tuesday, serving as the designated hitter Saturday and going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a 7-2 loss to the Mariners.

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Manager Alex Cora said Nunez "was a little banged up" toward the end of Boston's recently completed road trip, Nick Friar of the New Bedford Standard Times reports.

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Nunez is out of the lineup for the third straight game Friday against the Mariners, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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Nunez is not in Thursday's lineup against Minnesota, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Nunez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Nunez had a true breakout campaign in 2016, setting career highs in home runs (16), RBI (67) and stolen bases (40) while slashing a combined .288/.325/.432 with the Twins and the Giants. After never topping 338 plate appearances in his six-year career, Minnesota unearthed an All-Star infielder and dealt him to the west coast in exchange for pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia. Nunez proved that his first half wasn't a fluke, continuing his success (albeit with slightly less pop) after joining a contender midseason. A hamstring injury in late September derailed his season and rendered the third baseman useless during the Giants' postseason run. The injury isn't serious in nature, and he should be good to go by the time spring training rolls around. With the Giants' 2016 Opening Day third baseman, Matt Duffy, being dealt to Tampa Bay, the Giants are positioned to lean on Nunez as their starter at the hot corner in 2017. Though some of the plate numbers may dip a bit, his ability to steal bags remains real, and potentially elite.

2016

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 power last season. He also adds some speed on the basepaths for fantasy purposes. His glove grades as an asset at both shortstop and third base. However, it's not clear how much longer he'll be needed in Minnesota with several infield prospects on the cusp of reaching the majors.

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.