San Francisco Giants 2016 Season Grades: Infielders and Catchers
Eduardo Nuñez came over in the Adalberto Mejia trade, and didn’t really do all that well to start. After adjusting to life in the National League, Nuńez came alive. It’s unfortunate that he went down with injury during the postseason stretch, however Gillaspie’s heroics filled in more than adequately.
Nuñez had a much lower batting average than he did in Minnesota. However, his OBP virtually stayed the same. He ended the season with a .288/.325/.432/.758 slashline. This slashline is in line with his projected development as a pro. We’ll see what he looks like next year at the plate. Hopefully we can see something a lot like what he did in Minnesota.
Defensively, Nuñez was a stud. Only two errors with the Giants at third base, he was on pace to do much better than Matt Duffy defensively. It’s safe to say Nuñez is guaranteed to be the third-baseman come opening day 2017. His season overall was quite good and for that, he get’s a B+