Name: Amado Nunez
Height/Weight: 6’2”, 175
The White Sox kicked off the July 2 signing period with the reported capture of Dominican SS Amado Nunez for $900k. Nunez is a well-rounded prospect who could wind up with average or better tools across the board. He’s noted for his ability to hit to all fields with projectable gap power and he has a smooth, balanced swing. His speed is average to above average. Both Baseball America and MLB.com ranked Nunez as the 26th best prospect in this years 7/2 class.
On defense, the scouting reports give mixed opinions on Nunez’ ability to remain at SS long-term, with some indicating that a move to 3B may be necessary down the line as he starts to fill out and lose some range. His arm is average but should be fine on the left side of the infield, and he’s credited for having soft hands. 2B could be a possibility if he loses the range for SS due to his good hands and footwork, but scouting reports only mention SS or 3B.
All scouting reports rave about Nunez’ makeup and baseball intellect, calling him a smart player with natural leadership abilities. Nunez doesn’t posses any loud, stand-out tools at this point, but his baseball smarts could help his solid tools to play up. Nunez has a good, projectable frame, and MLB.com even compared him to a teenage Alex Rodriguez.