Future Watch: Tomas Nido Rookie Baseball Cards, Mets – Tomas Nido was selected by the New York Mets in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. Since then he’s been on a six-year odyssey through the Mets minor league system and this year was the year for him. He found a home in Binghamton, the Mets AA affiliate.
With the Rumble Ponies, he had eight home runs, 60 RBI with 19 doubles and 41 runs scored in 102 games. He was a big reason Binghamton marched into the playoffs. They did lose in the first round but that kind of experience could fuel the 23-year-old heading into the 2018 season.
Nido was drafted out of Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Florida. Catchers do take a bit longer than most prospects so he is putting it all together at the right time. With Binghamton, he threw out 45% of the base runners.
Late in September he got a chance to play in his first major league games. In two games for the Mets he went 3-6 with a double and three runs batted in. That was a nice cup of coffee for him.
Collectors can get his very first card in 2017 Bowman Chrome Baseball. It’s a Chrome Prospects Autographed card.
According to his MLB.com Draft Profile:
When Nido was drafted, he was known mostly for his raw power. He would often sell out for power, trying to pull everything with an all-or-nothing swing from the right side of the plate. He’s improved his overall approach, cutting down his strikeouts considerably while trying to use all fields more consistently. Strongly built, Nido’s work behind the plate has also improved in 2016, a year after he was charged with 14 errors. He’s throwing out baserunners at a higher rate while working to improve his receiving and game-calling skills. ETA 2018.
Here’s a look at one of his at-bats:
This catcher has a lot of talent. Now he’s looking for his big break.
Future Watch: Tomas Nido Rookie Baseball Cards, Mets
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