The Trois-Rivières Aigles have reached an agreement with pitcher Vlad Nunez. The 23-year-old American, a former prospect for the Chicago White Sox organization, will battle for an important role in the bullpen.
Nunez is a product of the Stetson University Hatters of the Atlantic Sun conference. In 67 innings of work in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, he recorded 73 strikeouts, allowed 36 walks and preserved 14 wins. His 13 saves in 2019 tied him for the A-Sun lead.
Nunez signed as a non-drafted free agent with the White Sox following his senior season at Stetson. He saw action in 15 games for the AZL White Sox, recording 35 strikeouts in 29 innings.
“Vlad has a very strong arm. We are talking about a fastball between 90 and 93 miles an hour in addition to a full repertoire of pitches. He has worked very hard over the past few months with major major baseball prospects in Miami. He will be a key element in the bullpen during close games,” said Aigles’ manager Matthew Rusch.
Nunez graduated in 2019 in Communication and Media Studies. He is the son of Vladimir Nunez, a former major baseball pitcher with the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves.