The NorCal prep product has a traditional catcher's frame, compact and sturdy, with more than enough athleticism and lateral quickness to grow into a solid defender in time. Nunez's years as a middle infielder have no doubt helped him to transition behind the dish, particular in the catch-and-throw department where he displays a quick and clean transfer and impressive accuracy. Offensively, the young backstop stood out in the Pioneer League for his ability to get to pitches across the hit zone, utilizing a compact and efficient swing to spray line drives across the field. Nunez should graduate to full-season ball in 2015 where he'll look to continue to build on the momentum gained this year.
Nunez has a chance to contribute both offensively and defensively, and he surged at the plate in the second half of 2015, batting .335/.444/.607 with all 13 of his homers. He controls the strike zone well, focuses on using the center of the field and has pull power. One club official compared Nunez's sweet left-handed swing to that of Carlos Gonzalez.
For someone who shifted behind the plate full-time just two years ago, Nunez is an advanced defender. He has soft hands, moves well and already stands out with his receiving and blocking ability. Nunez also has solid arm strength, but he needs to improve the accuracy of his throws.