Dom Nunez

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Dom Nunez
Colorado Rockies – No. 58
Catcher
Born: (1995-01-17) January 17, 1995 (age 24)
Elk Grove, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 2019, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.179
Home runs2
Runs batted in4
Teams

Dominic Manuel Nunez (January 17, 1995) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Nunez was drafted by the Rockies in the sixth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft out of Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California.[1] He committed to play college baseball at UCLA, but chose to sign with the Rockies instead of attending college.[2]

After signing with the Rockies, he was assigned to the Grand Junction Rockies to begin his professional career; he spent the whole season there, posting a .200 batting average with three home runs and 23 RBIs in 55 games. He returned to Grand Junction in 2014 and greatly improved, slashing .313/.384/.517 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs in 46 games. In 2015, he played for the Asheville Tourists where he batted .282 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in 104 games. Nunez spent 2016 with the Modesto Nuts where he batted .241 with ten home runs and 51 RBIs in 105 games, and 2017 with the Hartford Yard Goats where he posted a .202 batting average with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs in 95 games.[3] In 2018, he returned to Hartford, batting .222 with nine home runs and 42 RBIs in 92 games.[4] He began 2019 with the Albuquerque Isotopes.

On August 13, 2019, the Rockies selected Nunez's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[5] He made his debut that night versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, and hit a home run off Yoan López for his first MLB hit.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rockies get prep catcher Nunez in sixth round". MLB.com. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.perfectgame.org/Players/Playerprofile.aspx?ID=272136
  3. ^ "Dom Nunez Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/04/catcher-dom-nunez-rockies-prospect-to-watch/
  5. ^ Patrick Saunders (August 13, 2019). "Rockies designate Chris Iannetta for assignment, call up 24-year-old catching prospect Dom Nunez". The Denver Post. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dom Nuñez Hits Home Run In Major League Debut, Only 7th Rockies Player To Do So". CBS Denver. August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

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