Oakland Athletics third base prospect Renato Nunez hit three home runs and accounted for five of the six runs batted in for the Mesa Solar Sox on Monday in Mesa's 10-6 loss to the Scottsdale Saguaros in Arizona Fall League action. In Double-A, Nunez hit 18 home runs for the Midland RockHounds in 91 games this year. Nunez's three-run home run in the third inning was Mesa's only hit in 12 at bats with runners in scoring position. The third baseman is the No. 6 prospect in mlb.com's Oakland A's list.
Joining Nunez in the hit parade Monday was A's middle infield prospect Chad Pinder (mlb.com No. 7), who hit two doubles and drew a walk with two runs scored. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (No. 21) also had two hits today and played in center field.
Here are how Oakland's position player prospects have been doing in the Arizona Fall League so far:
And the pitchers:
Aaron Kurcz is No. 29 on the mlb.com list, Sean Manaea is No. 3, and Brendan McCurry is No. 30.