New Arrival: Jon Nunnally, of, Kansas City Royals

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Jon Nunnally, IC signed w/ black ballpoint

I watched Jon Nunnaly play a lot of baseball in person, since we was in Omaha back in 2001-2002. I really liked him, though it was clear at that point in his career that he was probably not going to see too many more major league at bats.

Originally drafted by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 1992 draft, he was snagged by the Royals in the 1995 Rule V and spent the season on the Kansas City roster. He would go .244/.357/.472 with 14 HR over 303 at bats. Not bad at all for a Rule V pick.

Unfortunately, that is the most time he would spend in the majors. He would struggle at the major league level in 1996 and spend most of the season at AAA. He would be traded to the Reds in 1997, and then to Boston in 1999. He would get cups of coffee at every stop, but he was the quintessential 4A player and never stuck on the big league roster.

In 2000 he would play foreign ball in Japan, and get 74 at bats with the Mets…but it was clear that his time as a viable major league player had past.

Nunnally stuck around in the game for 14 seasons, finally retiring in 2006. He might not have had a ton of success at the major league level, but being a consistently good player in AAA is still something to be proud of.

Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1992 20 CLE-min A- 69 246 5 43 12 3 32 55 .240 .325 .374 .699
1993 21 CLE-min A 125 438 15 56 17 11 63 108 .251 .345 .397 .742
1994 22 CLE-min A+ 132 483 22 74 23 10 64 125 .267 .354 .472 .826
1995 23 KCR AL 119 303 14 42 6 4 51 86 .244 .357 .472 .829 113
1996 24 KCR-min AAA 103 345 25 77 10 9 47 100 .281 .374 .583 .957
1996 24 KCR AL 35 90 5 17 0 0 13 25 .211 .308 .456 .763 91
1997 25 KCR-min AAA 68 230 15 33 8 3 39 67 .278 .387 .530 .917
1997 25 TOT MLB 78 230 14 39 7 3 31 58 .309 .394 .578 .972 149
1998 26 CIN-min AAA 79 290 11 53 7 4 47 71 .252 .354 .441 .795
1998 26 CIN NL 74 174 7 20 3 4 34 38 .207 .335 .379 .714 86
1999 27 BOS-min AAA 133 494 23 76 26 4 85 103 .267 .374 .468 .841
1999 27 BOS AL 10 14 0 1 0 0 0 6 .286 .286 .357 .643 61
2000 28 ORX Fgn 42 115 5 15 2 0 19 44 .165 .284 .357 .640
2000 28 NYM NL 48 74 2 6 3 1 17 26 .189 .337 .365 .702 81
2001 29 KCR-min AAA 97 316 18 53 11 3 54 109 .209 .329 .408 .737
2002 30 KCR-STL-min AAA 107 360 17 58 14 4 42 101 .242 .325 .442 .767
2003 31 STL-min AAA 134 428 25 53 19 11 98 126 .269 .408 .514 .922
2004 32 MIL-min AAA 79 241 9 34 4 4 39 54 .216 .323 .373 .696
2005 33 PIT-min AAA,FgW 79 209 7 29 6 1 27 55 .215 .308 .364 .672
2006 34 CMP AAA 17 67 3 12 0 2 13 15 .209 .338 .403 .740
6 Yrs 364 885 42 125 19 12 146 239 .246 .354 .469 .823 111
162 Game Avg. 162 394 19 56 8 5 65 106 .246 .354 .469 .823 111
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/13/2016.
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