Jhon Nunez Salem Red Sox  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: December 5, 1994
Santiago, DR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (December 2012)

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Physical Description: Small, thin frame. Type of athlete you donít usually see at catcher. Needs to add strength. Still developing lower half. Doesnít have the frame to support significant weight gain and will always be small for a catcher.

Hit: Switch-hitter with fringy bat speed. Starts with an open stance and utilizes a toe tap timing device. Swing is longer from the left side. Doesnít get cheated; long swing. Will almost fall over at times on swing. Rudimentary pitch recognition skills. Makes a fair amount of contact, especially early in the count due to aggressive approach.

Power: No over-the-fence power. Gap power at best. Not a part of his game.

Arm: Plus arm strength. Confident in arm, quick release. Accurate. Has shown the ability to back-pick runners if they stray too far off the bag.

Field: Very athletic for a catcher. Moves well behind the plate; gets down quickly to block balls in the dirt. Has shown good receiving skills. Can lose fundamentals at times, especially with runners on base. Potential to be a average-to-better defender.

Run: Solid-average speed. Will steal a base if defense doesnít pay attention to him. Able to turn doubles into triples on balls in the gap.

Career Notes: Was suspended 25 games in June 2016 under minor league drug program for use or possession of a syringe at a team facility, in team-provided housing, or while traveling with a club. Played sparingly in brief stint with Greenville in early 2016 before returning to extended spring training to repeat Lowell. Participated in 2015 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Has some intriguing tools for a catcher with unique athleticism for the position, plus arm strength and decent contact skills. Raw tools to develop into an organizational catcher, but is behind developmental curve and will have to show improvement to get out of A-ball.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2013 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 60 200 32 48 6 3 0 16 60 26 23 16 8 0.240 0.333 0.300 0.633
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 16 41 6 12 4 0 0 4 16 6 8 0 1 0.293 0.375 0.390 0.765
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 35 108 14 22 3 3 0 11 31 14 24 5 0 0.204 0.299 0.287 0.586
  2016 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 2 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0.400 0.400 0.600 1.000
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 12 35 6 10 2 1 0 6 14 3 5 2 0 0.286 0.359 0.400 0.759
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 4 19 1 6 2 0 0 1 8 1 2 0 1 0.316 0.350 0.421 0.771
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: December 3, 2012 by Eddie Romero, Jr. & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1, 2013 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Base Stealer of the Month (June 2013)
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