Jhon Nunez Portland Sea Dogs Catcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: December 5, 1994
Birthplace: Villa Gonzalez, DR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(Dec. 2012)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: John
First Pro Contract: December 3, 2012 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Eddie Romero & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $32,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
   
Pro Debut: June 1, 2013 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @jhon_nunez0517

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Small, thin frame. Type of athlete you don’t usually see at catcher. Needs to add strength. Still developing lower half. Doesn’t 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. Doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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. Profiles as upper minors depth with opportunity to develop into an up-and-down emergency catcher.


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Scouting Scratch (10.21.15)

 
   
     
    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 55 182 23 52 9 1 3 32 72 9 34 4 5 0.286 0.332 0.396 0.728
  2017 Este LIDOM Wint Bos 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 13 42 3 12 2 0 0 7 14 6 10 4 0 0.286 0.360 0.333 0.693
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 23 70 232 28 56 7 3 2 21 75 21 46 4 3 0.241 0.315 0.323 0.639
  2018 Este LIDOM Wint Bos 23 20 44 3 10 3 0 0 2 13 1 9 1 1 0.227 0.277 0.295 0.572
   
     
    2019 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Portland East AA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Red Sox ML Base Stealer of the Month (June 2013)
2019 Eastern League All-Star
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 31 - August 6, 2017)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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