Oct 14th, 2009

Jhonny Nunez

By FutureSox Staff

Position: RH RP
Born: 11/26/85
Ht: 6′3″ Wt: 185
Acquired: Received from New York Yankees in Nick Swisher trade on Nov. 13, 2008
Career Stats
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FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #25 – 2009 Midseason
  • #12 – 2009 Postseason

Accolades

  • 2006 Gulf Coast League Post-Season All-Star
  • 2009 Southern League All-Star Game

Scouting report
Nunez’ trade to the White Sox was the third trade he had been involved in. Jeff Marquez got the publicity in the Nick Swisher trade with the Yankees, but Nunez has a better arm. His fastball sits in the 92-94 range and he has a slider that isn’t consistent, but can be dominant. In 2009, Nunez was death on righties in AA and AAA, but his lack of a solid offspeed pitch has allowed lefties to pound him. He has the stuff to make the White Sox bullpen in 2010, but his use will be limited until he can show an ability to get lefties out at least occasionally. He will likely enter spring training on the roster bubble, fighting for one of the last bullpen spots.

Major League Outlook: Average middle reliever
ETA: MLB ready

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