Where Is Dom Nuñez From?
Dominic Manuel Nez is an American professional baseball catcher who currently plays for the Colorado Rockies in Major League Baseball.
Nez was born on January 17, 1995, in Elk Grove, a city in Sacramento County, California, located just south of the state capital of Sacramento. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California, was Nez’s high school before he was selected by the Rockies in the sixth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
He had a verbal commitment to play collegiate baseball at UCLA, but he ultimately decided to sign with the Rockies rather than attend college.
In 2013, Nez was signed by the Colorado Rockies, and after making his amateur debut with the Grand Junction Rockies, he was promoted to a major league club.
In 55 games played in 2013, he had a batting average of.200, with three home runs and 23 RBIs to his credit. During the years 2014 and 2017, he also played for the Asheville Tourists, the Modesto Nuts, and the Hartford Yard Goats.
During the 2018 season, he was a member of both the Hartford and Modesto teams. He started the 2019 season with the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Rockies manager Bud Black chose Nez’s contract on August 13th, 2019, and he went to the big leagues. A home run by Yoan López in the ninth inning gave him his first major league hit that night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He was on the Rockies’ Opening Day roster for 2021 even though he didn’t play a single game in the team’s truncated 2020 season.
As the Rockies’ back-up catcher, he batted just.189 with 10 home runs and 33 RBIs over the course of the regular season.