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Prospects On Deck: Catcher Tomas Nido – Mets
- Updated: June 22, 2016
The New York Mets are known for drafting talented players and one pick that is making a positive impact in the organization, is Tomas Nido, who was drafted by New York in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur draft out of Orangewood Christian School in Maitland , Florida.
Nido, who was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, started his professional career the summer of 2012 with the Kingsport Mets (Rookie) and in 38 games, he batted .242, with two home runs and 15 RBI’s.
From 2013-2014, he spent both seasons with the Brooklyn Cyclones batting a combined .231, with 12 doubles, two home runs, and 33 RBI’s in 91 games.
In 2015, Nido was moved to the Mets former Class-A Full season squad the Savannah Sand Gnats where he became an all star and finished the season batting .259, with 14 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 40 RBI’s in 86 games.
That season he was part of the last Gnats team to play in Savannah as they finished 13 games up in first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division with an 84-53 record. They did not win the championship, but overall had a great last season in Savannah.
On June 18, 2016 he participated in the Florida State League All Star game, also taking his cuts during the Interstate Batteries Home Run Derby.
“It was a pleasure playing with these guys. All of them are top of the line prospects so it’s cool to get a chance to battle it out in an All-Star game,” Nido tells Legends on Deck’s Senior Editor Steven Cardona after the game.
So far in 2016, the Puerto Rican native is on pace to have the best season in his minor league career as he is batting .295, with 14 doubles, two home runs, 20 RBI’s in 46 games.
Nido has gotten better as the seasons have past and it shows with how confident he is behind the dish. He is another rising star in the Mets system surging at the right time.
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