Turns out Derek Jeter isn’t the only Yankees shortstop with an honor today. Eduardo Nunez, who was a late addition to the Yankees postseason roster this past year, was named to the Topps Triple-A All-Star team. This is the second straight year Nunez has made a minor league All-Star team after getting the nod while with Double-A Trenton in 2009.
Nunez, who is just 23, hit .289 with 25 doubles for SWB this year and had a .976 fielding percentage.
As has been discussed many a time on this blog (and elsewhere), what the Yankees do with Jeter in terms of his position over the next few years is murky. Despite his Gold Glove, there’s no denying that Nunez offers a range that Jeter can’t match and the Yankees, at some point, will have to decide what their plan for the future is. At the very least, they know that with Nunez in it the future is bright.
* That’s an AP shot of Nunez from this year.