Affiliate: GCL Cardinals
League: Gulf Coast League
Born: 03/09/2001 (Age: 22)
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent, 7/3/2018 (STL)
Nunez was on the radar of international scouts early, starring for Cuba’s youth teams before being old enough to sign. The Cardinals inked him for 300K this past July, and he went on to post video game numbers in his pro debut. As a 17-year-old, Nunez slashed .415/.497/.774 with 13 home runs and nearly as many walks as strikeouts in the DSL. His power potential and signs of plate discipline are encouraging, making Nunez the rare FV 50+ prospect that has yet to play in a game stateside. At 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, he’s already thick throughout and likely moves to 1B at some point. This is a very interesting lottery ticket, albeit one with some warts and all the pressure on the bat.