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Renato Nunez | Third Baseman | #56

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Athletics optioned 3B Renato Nunez to Triple-A Nashville.
The third base prospect didn't camp with virtually zero chance of earning a roster spot. Nunez will get his first taste of Triple-A ball to start 2016. Mar 13 - 3:41 PM

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Athletics 3B prospect Renato Nunez slugged three hits and reached base four times in Sunday's win for Double-A Midland.

When you're hot, you're hot. Nunez has pounded eight hits in his last 11 at-bats with two grand slams and 11 RBI over that stretch. His average, now at .279, is the highest it's been all season. The 21-year-old boasts a .541 slugging percentage in 170 second half at-bats. With nothing left to prove in Double-A, we'd expect Nunez to begin next season with Triple-A Round Rock.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Athletics 3B prospect Renato Nunez delivered five hits in Saturday's win for Double-A Midland.

His ninth-inning grand slam was the fifth of his career. The 21-year-old matched a career-high with six RBI. He's hit .359 with two homers and 11 RBI in nine games since coming back from a hamstring injury. Nunez is tied for third in the Texas League with 17 home runs and ranks fifth in slugging percentage (.470).
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Athletics 3B prospect Renato Nunez belted four hits Saturday in a win for Double-A Midland.

He's raised his batting average from .258 to .270 over the last three games. The 21-year-old has crushed 62 homers since the start of 2013 including 14 this season. Nunez has done a much better job in the second half, hitting .328 with a .527 slugging percentage. He only hit .228 in 184 first half at-bats.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Athletics optioned 3B Renato Nunez to Double-A Midland.

Nunez batted .279/.336/.517 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 124 games last season at High-A Stockton, but the 20-year-old third base prospect went 3-for-16 (.188) with eight strikeouts this spring in Cactus League play. He's a few years away from the major leagues.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of 3B Renato Nunez from High-A Stockton.

Nunez is now protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 20-year-old third baseman hit .279/.336/.517 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 124 games this past season in High-A ball. He could have a very bright future.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Athletics third base prospect Renato Nunez went 2-for-6 with a double and a home run for High-A Stockton on Saturday.

Nunez has a .285/.345/.558 line with 24 doubles, two triples, and 27 home runs in 2014. His K:BB remains an ugly 83:29 line, which underscores his aggressive approach. Nunez has developed nicely since the Athletics gave him a $2.2 million signing bonus back in 2010. He is likely to spend the rest of 2014 in Stockton, then open 2015 with Double-A Midland.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Athletics prospect 3B Renato Nunez went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI on Tuesday for High-A Stockton.

Nunez has been crushing the ball since the beginning of June, with a .328/.396/.683 batting line, 17 home runs, 12 doubles and 49 RBI in 47 games. On the season, the 20-year-old has posted a .905 OPS with 26 homers, 23 doubles and 75 RBI in 95 games at Stockton. Though his power profiles nicely at the hot corner, Nunez's swing-and-miss tendencies, highlighted by an 81-29 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season, could lead to struggles against more advanced pitching once he's promoted to Double-A.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Athletics prospect third baseman Renato Nunez went 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk for High-A Stockton on Monday, raising his season line to .287/.350/.562.

The 20-year old Nunez has been raking since the beginning of June, putting up a .340/.412/.712 line with 11 doubles, one triple, and 15 home runs. He profiles as a solid major league starter with some power and below-average defense, which may force him to first base in the future.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Athletics third base prospect Renato Nunez went 2-for-4 with two home runs for High-A Stockton on Monday.

Nunez has been on fire over the past three weeks, hitting .408/.489/.908 with five doubles and 11 home runs over 20 games. The 20-year old Venezuelan slugger could be in line for a promotion to Double-A Midland in the next few weeks.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 08:22:00 AM

Athletics third base prospect Renato Nunez with 2-for-5 with a home run and a walk for High-A Stockton on Friday, raising his season line to .287/.356/.545.

The 20-year old Venezuelan slugger has been white-hot since June 20, hitting .436/.516/.945 with four doubles and eight home runs in 14 games, picking up four walks and being hit by pitches five times while striking out only nine times. Nunez lacks all-star potential, but he is clearly too good for the California League and could see time in the Double-A Texas League before the season is over.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Athletics prospect 3B Renato Nunez had another big game Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs for High-A Stockton.

The 20-year-old has been on a tear this month, batting .368/.455/.736 with seven home runs, nine doubles and 18 RBI in 23 games. Six of his home runs have come in the past 10 games, pushing his total to 16 for the season, and he's batting a robust .462 during that span. On the year, Nunez is batting .282/.349/.533 with 38 extra-base hits, 44 RBI and a 65-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 71 games.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Athletics prospect third baseman Renato Nunez finished 4-for-4 with two home runs for High-A Stockton on Wednesday.

Nunez went 10-for-14 with four doubles, three homers, and a walk during a three-game series in Lancaster, raising his June line to .400/.488/.771. Nunez has hit well off righties (.278/.340/.510) and lefties (.303/.379/.579), and profiles as a solid major league regular.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Athletics third base prospect Renato Nunez went 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run for High-A Stockton, raising his season line to .272/.339/.498.

Nunez has been on fire in June, hitting .361/.458/.672 with eight doubles, one triple, and three home runs. He has also increased his walk rate (from 5.1 percent in 2013 to 7.2 percent in 2014), decreased his strikeout rate (from 25.0% to 20.2%), and increased his isolated power (from .165 to .226). He is also having a better overall season while experiencing a decrease in his BABIP, from .315 to .306. His poor defense will eventually force him to first base, but for now he is firmly planting his flag as one of the top hitting prospects in the Athletics system.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Athletics prospect 3B Renato Nunez was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Thursday for High-A Stockton.

Nunez, 20, is now riding a six-game hitting streak during which he's batting .364 with two home runs, eight runs scored and five RBI. The right-handed hitter posted a solid .725 OPS with 19 bombs last year (as a teenage) in his full-season debut at Low-A Beloit, but also a far-less-solid 136/29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 128 games. It's been a similar story this season for Nunez, who owns an .806 OPS with six home runs and a 30/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 27 games.
Fri, May 9, 2014 11:38:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
3Tyler Ladendorf
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Daniel Mengden
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Daniel Coulombe
10Jarrod Parker