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A Tall, Left-Handed Starting Pitcher to Watch in West Virginia

Oddy Nunez is getting comfortable as a starter this year. Photo Credit: Wilbur Miller
A Tall, Left-Handed Starting Pitcher to Watch in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV - Everything about Oddy Nunez stands out. His height, his delivery, his knack for getting ground balls. The 20-year-old left-handed pitcher with less than 100 innings pitched in professional ball has been thrown into the fire of the West Virginia starting rotation and has continued to rise above his teammates (both physically and developmentally).

A cursory glance at Nunez's numbers gives the wrong impression. His 3.68 ERA through eight starts belie his ability to deceive batters and induce grounders. As John Dreker has mentioned multiple times, Nunez has been doomed by shoddy defense in a number of his starts. In fact, 37 percent of the Power's errors in 2017 have come with Nunez on the mound. This has resulted in four unearned runs and a litany of jams for the young sin...

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