Yankees Farm System Update: Eduardo Nunez

Jason KimCorrespondent IApril 8, 2010

CLEARWATER, FL - MARCH 4: Eduardo Nunez #94 of the New York Yankees slides into third base against the Philadelphia PhilliesMarch 4, 2010 at the Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Little is known of this 6'0 155 pound 22 year old from the Dominican Republic.

His name was overshadowed by other prospect names such as Zach McAllister and Jesus Montero.

He is Eduardo Nunez. He signed with the Yankees in 2004, as a non-drafted free agent. Coming up through the farm systems, 2010 will be the year when he is in Triple A., one step close to the big leagues.

Last year, he played for the Trenton Thunder (AA Team of NYY), as he led the entire farm system in hits with 160, batting .322, and being named a Topps All-Star. Nunez can run too, stealing 19 bags last season with Trenton. He is very durable to go along with his abilities.

So, what can we expect from this kid who has some pop, speed, and contact skills?

We can expect a great season at Triple A as Nunez has been improving every single year.

The bad news is that he is a SS, and pretty much the entire infield is solid at the big league level.

Is he a heir to Derek Jeter's position? Maybe, as Cashman got a great deal, back in 2004.