Clemente Nunez Beltre
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 181 lb.
- Born February 10, 1975 in Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, Dominican Republic
Sporting an 88 mile-per-hour fastball when he was first signed, Nunez debuted with the GCL Marlins, going 5-5 with a 2.78 ERA. At age 18, Clemente had a 4-3, 3.98 line with the Elmira Pioneers. In 1994, he made it to high A ball and had a good 6-5, 3.10 record for the Brevard County Manatees. 1995 would be his best year - he was 12-6 with a 2.48 ERA for Brevard County and walked only 22 in 123 1/3 IP. He had the lowest ERA in the Marlins minor league system, finished fourth in the Florida State League in ERA and threw a no-hitter on May 28, 1995 against the West Palm Beach Expos.
Nunez got as far as AA and went 2-7 with a 5.47 ERA, giving up 119 hits in 97 innings of work with the 1996 Portland Sea Dogs. Being let go by Florida, he joined the Tyler Wildcatters and had a 2-3, 8.16 record for them, allowing 74 hits in 43 innings as he had faded away. Overall, Nunez was 31-29 in the minor leagues.
Sources include 1993-1998 Baseball Almanacs