The Miami Marlins second round pick from the 2019 MLB Draft out of Collins Hill High School (GA), shortstop Nasim Nunez spent the entirety of the 2021 season in Low-A with the Jupiter Hammerheads. The Marlins No. 13 overall prospect, Nunez could be set for a breakout season in 2022, one that likely begins in High-A Beloit.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: SS Nasim Nunez
Beginning the 2021 campaign with Low-A Jupiter, Nunez would struggle to begin the month of May with the Hammerheads, but would finish the month by collecting a hit in four of his last six games, three of which were multi-hit.
Ending May on a strong note, Nunez would go-on to appear in a total of 10 games from June 1-11 where the 21-year-old excelled offensively slashing .341/.438/.366. After that impressive stretch in June, Nunez would go-on to appear in 21 games during the month of July where he posted a combined .689 OPS.
Nunez would appear in his final game with the Hammerheads on July 28, and would spend time on the IL across the remainder of the 2021 season.
The switch-hitting shortstop would appear in a total of 52 games with Low-A Jupiter during the 2021 season where Nunez slashed a combined .243/.366/.265 for the year. Adding 10 RBI’s and an impressive 33 stolen bases for the season, Nunez struck out a total of 46 times, as well as drawing an impressive 35 walks.
With almost all of his time defensively coming at shortstop, Nunez posted a .960 fielding percentage with seven errors for the year, a number that decreased by a little over half compared to a similar sample-size in 2019.
In a comparable sample-size to his debut season back in 2019 (51 games), Nunez did hit for a higher average in 2021, as well as a similar number of walks and strikeouts. The Miami Marlins No. 13 prospect, Nunez will likely begin the 2022 season with High-A Beloit.