Renato Rafael Nuñez was originally signed by Julio Franco and Juan Carlos Villaneuva.
Spent the entire regular season at Triple-A Nashville and was named to the Pacific Coast League Postseason All-Star Team after hitting .249 with a career-high 32 home runs and 78 RBI in 126 games…was recalled by the A's Sept. 5 and went 3-for-15 (.200) with a home run and three RBI in eight games…struck out eight times in 16 plate appearances…made three starts, including two at designated hitter and one in left field…overall, appeared in three games in left field and one at third base, his first Major League appearances on defense…went 1-for-9 (.111) with the bases empty, 2-for-6 (.333) with runners on base…all three of his hits came in the seventh inning or later…was 1-for-3 (.333) as a pinch hitter…went 0-for-5 over his first four games, 3-for-10 (.300) over his final four…hit his first ML home run Sept. 29 at Texas, a three-run home run off Martin Perez in the seventh inning…appeared in 13 games with Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .174 with two home runs and seven RBI.
NASHVILLE: His 32 home runs with the Sounds tied for second in all of the minor leagues, tied for fifth in Nashville history and tied for ninth most in Oakland history by a minor leaguer…has 55 career home runs with the Sounds, which is fourth in club history…added 27 doubles and two triples for a .518 slugging percentage…in addition to home runs, he also had career highs in extra base hits (61) walks (47) and strikeouts (141)…tied for second in the PCL in home runs, ranked fourth in extra base hits and tied for fifth in strikeouts…led the A's farm system in home runs, extra base hits and slugging, ranked second in total bases (245), third in RBI (78), sixth in runs scored (74), tied for sixth in doubles and tied for eighth in walks…hit .283 (26-for-92) against left-handed pitching, .241 (92-for-381) against right-handers…had a .282 batting average with 20 home runs and 49 RBI in 66 games on the road, .209 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI in 60 games at home…batted .290 with the bases empty, .202 with runners on…hit .190 with runners in scoring position…appeared in 48 games in left field, 44 at third base, 30 at designated hitter, five at first base and two at second base…committed eight errors as a third baseman (.916 fielding percentage) and one each in left field, first base and second base…saw his most playing time with 91 games batting clean-up…hit .147 over his first eight games and was batting .206 over his first 15 contests through April 21…then went 11-for-31 (.355) with five home runs and six RBI over a nine-game stretch from April 23 to May 3 to boost his average to .255…homered in three straight games from May 1-3…it was the first of three times he homered in three consecutive contests (May 18-20 and Aug. 4-6)…batted .197 over a 20-game stretch from May 4-28…that included a season-high six game hitting streak from May 7-14 (7-for-24, .292)…finished May with nine home runs and 18 RBI in 25 games and then had eight home runs and 20 RBI in 28 games in June…was 14-for-34 (.412) with six multiple hit games over a nine-game stretch from June 2-10 to boost his average to a season-high .264…then hit .192 over a 21-game span from June 11 to July 3…went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI July 6 at Colorado Springs…it was his lone two-homer game of the season and the five RBI were a season-high…matched his season-high in hits…was named Most Valuable Player of the Triple-A All-Star Game at Tacoma on July 12 after hitting a three-run home run in a 6-4 PCL win over the International League All-Stars…matched his season-high with a six-game hitting streak from Aug. 3-8…went 10-for-22 (.455) with nine runs scored, three doubles, three home runs, six RBI and six walks during the streak.
Spent the entire season at Nashville before making his Major League debut with Oakland during a mid-September call-up…batted .228 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in a career-high tying 128 games in his Triple-A debut with the Sounds and .133 with one RBI in nine games with the A's…went 2-for-12 (.167) against left-handed pitchers with the A's, 0-for-3 against righties…made four starts at designated hitter and did not play defense as all nine of his appearances were either at DH or as a pinch hitter…went 0-for-4 with his lone RBI in the pinch…was recalled from Nashville Sept. 12 and made his debut that day at Kansas City when he grounded out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning…at the age of 22 years, 161 days, he became the youngest non-pitcher to play for the A's since Aaron Cunningham on Sept. 27, 2008 (22 years, 156 days)…recorded his first ML hit Sept. 16 at Texas, a sixth-inning single against Cole Hamels…drove in his first run Sept. 18 at Texas on a fielders choice in the sixth inning.
Made his Double-A debut at Midland and spent the entire season with the RockHounds, batting .278 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 93 games…tied for second in the Texas League in home runs, ranked third in slugging (.480) and tied for 10th in extra base hits (41) despite two stints on the disabled list that caused him to miss more than five weeks…ranked third in the A's farm system in home runs, fourth in slugging, tied for eighth in RBI and 10th in batting…batted .340 (33-for-97) against left-handed pitching compared to .257 (73-for-284) against right-handers…had a .228 batting average during the first half, .325 in the second half…hit 13 of his 18 home runs on the road…batted .323 with eight of his 18 home runs when leading off an inning…appeared in 49 games at third base and 16 at first base…committed 11 errors as a third baseman (.909 fielding percentage) and three as a first baseman (.978 fielding percentage)…hit .304 as a third baseman compared to .203 as a first baseman…also batted .280 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 28 games at designated hitter…hit in every spot in the order from fourth through seventh and saw his most action with 67 games batting clean-up…was rated as the A's fourth best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Was named to the California League Postseason All-Star team after batting .279 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 124 games for Single-A Stockton…the home runs tied for fourth in the Cal League and tied for 13th in all of minor league baseball…the RBI also tied for fourth in the CL and tied for 15th in the minors…also ranked fourth in the CL in total bases (263), sixth in extra base hits (60), tied for seventh in hit by pitches (13), ninth in hits (142) and 10th in slugging (.517)…ranked second in the A's farm system in home runs, RBI, extra base hits and total bases, third in slugging, fourth in hits, sixth in runs (75) and tied for sixth in doubles (28)…hit .320 (40-for-125) against left-handed pitching compared to .266 (102- for-384) against right-handers…was batting .255 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 60 games before the All-Star Break…then hit .301 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI in 64 games after the break…the 67 RBI were second most in the minors from June 19 through the end of the season to Dennis Raben of Inland Empire (70)…had a .311 batting average when leading off an inning…went 3-for-14 (.214) with the bases loaded but all three hits were grand slams…appeared exclusively at third base on defense… committed 15 errors in 88 games and 218 total chances for a .931 fielding percentage…also batted .319 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 36 games as the designated hitter…singled in his only pinch hitting appearance… batted clean up 84 times…also hit fifth 20 times, third 16 times, sixth three times and eighth once…was named the A's fifth best prospect by Baseball America following the season…batted .281 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 28 games for Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League.
STOCKTON: Began the season with back-to-back multiple hit games (5-for-9, .556) but then went 16-for-81 (.198) over his next 19 games from April 5 to May 1…reached base safely via hit or walk in 22 consecutive games from May 1 to 24…batted .258 with a .333 on-base percentage during the streak…the streak included a season-best 15-game hitting streak from May 2 to 18 (19-for-64, .297)… was named CL Batter of the Week for the week of June 23-29 after going 14-for-31 (.452) with nine runs scored, four doubles, five home runs and nine RBI in six games…went 4-for-5 with three doubles June 23 at Lancaster and was a perfect 4-for-4 with a walk two days later against the JetHawks…had nine home runs and 22 RBI over a 14-game stretch from June 23 to July 7…connected for all three of his two-homer games over that span: June 25 at Lancaster, June 29 at Bakersfield and July 7 at San Jose…finished the month of June with a .368 batting average…then hit .301 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 26 games in July…tied for third in the minors in home runs in July and tied for fourth in RBI… belted for his first grand slam of the season July 7 at San Jose and drove in a season-high six runs…hit his second slam three days later at Modesto…played for the World Team in the Futures Game July 13 at Minnesota and went 1-for-2 as the starting third baseman…hit his third grand slam of the season Aug. 2 at San Jose and ended the day with five RBI…hit his 29th and final home run of the season Aug. 10 against Modesto…finished the season with a 19-game, 85-at bat homerless streak…had just nine RBI over that span while hitting .250 (21-for-84)…went 1-for-9 (.111) with a RBI in two postseason games for the Ports.
Batted .258 with 19 home runs and 85 RBI in 128 games with Single-A Beloit in his first full professional season…tied for fifth in the Midwest League in home runs and RBI, tied for sixth in strikeouts (136) and ranked eighth in total bases (215)…tied for sixth in the A's farm system in RBI, ranked seventh in home runs and total bases and eighth in hits (131)…led the Snappers in at bats (508) and ranked second in hits, total bases and strikeouts…hit .258 against left-handed pitching, .258 against right-handers…had a .278 batting average with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 64 games before the All- Star Break…then hit .238 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 64 games after the break…batted .288 at home compared to .226 on the road…hit 10 of his 19 home runs with runners on base…appeared exclusively at third base on defense where he led Midwest League third baseman with 39 errors…batted clean-up a team-leading 101 times…also hit third 11 times, sixth 10 times and fifth six times…had his first of two 12-game hitting streaks from April 9 to 28…went 18-for-47 (.383) with five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI during the streak…hit .310 overall in April…had season highs in runs (4), hits (3) and doubles (2) May 12 against Cedar Rapids…hit safely in 11 consecutive games from May 25 to June 3 (18-for-44, .409)…belted a grand slam and drove in a season-high four runs in the second game of a doubleheader June 9 at Burlington…matched his season-high with a 12-game hitting streak from June 14 to 29 (17-for-51, .333)…was named to the Midwest League Midseason All-Star Game and started at third base for the West squad…went 2-for-3…hit safely in 10 straight games from July 17 to 27 (13- for-43, .302), his fourth hitting streak of 10 or more games in 2013…hit two home runs and matched his season-high with four RBI July 24 against Kane County…went 3-for-17 (.177) with a home run and three RBI in five postseason games for the Snappers…was rated as the A's No. 5 prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Was named to the Arizona League Postseason All-Star team in his first season in the United States after batting .325 with four home runs and 42 RBI in 42 games with the A's affiliate in the rookie league…tied for second in the league in RBI, ranked third in doubles (18), fifth in slugging (.50), tied for fifth in extra base hits (25), eighth in batting and 10th in on-base percentage (.403)…also tied for the league lead in grounded into double plays (7)…hit .333 against left-handed pitching compared to .323 with all four of his home runs against right-handers…batted .367 with runners in scoring position and .364 at home…appeared exclusively at third base on defense (30 games)…went 9-for-14 (.643) with six doubles, a triple, home run, six RBI over a three-game stretch from July 12-15…had three three-hit games including two three-double games over that stretch…had five RBI and was a double short of the cycle July 13 against the Diamondbacks…hit three of his four home runs over a five-game stretch from July 13 to 18…went 4-for-9 (.444) with two home runs and six RBI in two postseason games.
Made his professional debut with the A's affiliate in the Dominican Summer League and batted .268 with five home runs and 28 RBI in 53 games…led the team in home runs and tied for the teamlead in RBI…hit .291 against right-handed pitching compared to .167 against left-handers…batted .309 on the road…appeared exclusively at third base on defense where he committed 30 errors in 53 games (.851 fielding percentage)…led DSL third basemen in errors…went 5-for-5 and scored four runs June 30 against the Brewers.