2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Renato Nunez
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Baltimore Orioles' 1B/DH Renato Nunez to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Finding later round wrinkles and fallback options strengthens savvy drafters. Renato Núñez launched 31 home runs in 2019 with 72 runs and 90 RBI for the Orioles. He improved his slash line to .250/.319/.419 trading power for better contact. Nunez still hit 11 home runs over his last 67 contests. Of more interest to fantasy owners, Nunez owns eligibility at first base, logging 24 games at the position last season. With the first base lacking late round options, Nunez represents hope if missing out on early targets.
Nunez recorded a 7.3 walk percentage with a 23.9 strikeout percentage and a .216 isolated power. He reduced his swinging strike percentage from 14.3 percent in 2018 to 12.7 last year, upped his contact rate by just under three percent with gains in Z-Contact (in the strike zone) by almost four percent.
According to Statcast, Nunez generated 402 batted ball events with 43 barrels (10.7 percent), an 89.9 MPH average exit velocity and 20-degree launch angle. He raised...