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- Checking in with Leo Nunez: His bloated strand rate and lagging K rate offer caution, but the righty is making positive steps elsewhere. Catcher John Buck, Nunez's former Kansas City Royals teammate, stresses to the Florida Marlins' closer to keep the ball down, especially because his fastball and changeup are often on the same plane.
Nunez, perfect in five save opps, is still working on his slider, but the offering has produced positive results and with more progress could jack up his dominance. The work he's doing with his former teammate bodes well for him keeping the stopper job for the foreseeable future.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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