Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on November 20, 2010 (OAK).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .228 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs in 128 games at Nashville (Triple-A), adding 20 doubles for a .412 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Nashville on September 12.
MLB Debut Date: 9/12/2016
|September 12, in a 16-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. He came into the game pinch-hitting for DH Stephen Vogt in the ninth inning with one out and two runners on, including fellow debutante Matt Olson who had just made HIS debut moments earlier (see below). Nunez grounded out to first base against reliever Alec Mills, advancing both runners, who would both go on to score. He remained in the lineup at DH but did not bat again.|
|Nunez, who signed for a $2.2 million bonus out of Venezuela in 2010, turned 22 on Opening Day this year and is one of the premier power prospects in the Oakland system (fittingly, sharing that honor with his co-debutante, Matt Olson). Despite his low batting average at Nashville this season, he is a solid hitter who brings a career .265 average into his big league debut and has shown consistent power throughout his one-level-at-a-time climb through the system. A two-time Futures Game participant (in 2014 and 2015), he comes off a 2015 season where he hit .278 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs in just 93 games at Midland (Double-A) after hitting .279 with 29 homers, 96 RBIs and 28 doubles at Stockton (High A) in 124 games in 2014. His call up came after his Nashville Sounds were eliminated in the Pacific Coast League semifinals, but he led off that series against Oklahoma City with a five-RBI game.|