Dominic Manuel Nuñez … resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. in the offseason ... Son of Manuel and Keri … has two older siblings, sister, Katie, and brother, Nick ... Was rated the 63rd-best overall player in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by Baseball America ... Played high school baseball for Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. … committed to play at UCLA before being drafted as an infielder by the Rockies.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Hartford, his first stint at that level ... Attended his second Major League Spring Training ... Drew a career-high-tying 53 walks ... Played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and batted .091 (4-for-44) with two doubles, one RBI, one walk and 12 strikeouts.
Attended his first Major League Spring Training prior to spending the entire season with High-A Modesto ... Played a career-high 105 games for the Nuts ... Hit .263 with (25-for-95) in 25 August games … had two doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBI … had nine of his 10 home runs and 33 RBI in the second half of the season.
Hit .282 (105-for-373) and set career highs in runs (61), doubles (23), home runs (13) and RBI (53) as Low-A Asheville's primary catcher ... Led the club with 13 home runs, tied for the lead with 53 walks and was third with 53 RBI ... Hit .216 (36-for-167) with no home runs and 13 RBI in the first half, .335 (69-for-206) with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in the second half.
Used solely as a catcher in his second season with Rookie Level Grand Junction ... Started 37 games behind the plate, his first experience as a catcher … threw out 20 of 55 (36.4%) attempted base stealers ... Drew 21 walks compared to 28 strikeouts in 198 plate appearances.
Saw time at second base, shortstop and third base for Grand Junction in his first season ... Tied for the team lead with 11 stolen bases ... Finished the season by going a combined 6-for-9 with three doubles and three RBI in his last two games.