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Tomás E. Nido Vicéns (born April 12, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2017.

Tomás Nido
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Nido with the Mets in 2018
New York Mets – No. 3
Catcher
Born: (1994-04-12) April 12, 1994 (age 24)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 2017, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.181
Home runs1
Runs batted in12
Teams

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Early lifeEdit

Nido was born to two sport lineages that have represented Puerto Rico internationally.[1] His mother being multi-sport athlete Liana Vicens who competed as a swimmer in the 1968 Summer Olympics (at the age of 11), while his father Tomás Nido Sr. won a tennis medal at the 1982 Central American and Caribbean Games.[1] He is also the grandson of former member of the Puerto Rico national basketball team, Enrique Vicéns.[1] The "Best Player in the World" of the 1959 FIBA World Championship Juan "Pachín" Vicéns is his great uncle.[1] His uncles Michael Vicens and Miguel Nido were also professional athletes (in basketball and tennis respectively).[1] Another, Coquito Vicens, was an amateur tennis player.[1]

Nido was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He grew up in Oviedo, Florida.[2]

CareerEdit

Nido attended Orangewood Christian School in Maitland, Florida. He committed to attend Florida State University to play college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles. The New York Mets selected him in the eighth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Rather than attend Florida State, Nido signed with the Mets, receiving a $250,000 signing bonus[3] He made his professional debut with the Kingsport Mets of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. Nido played 2013 and 2014 with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League and 2015 with the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League.[4] In 2016, he played for the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, and won the league's batting title with a .320 average.[5] The Mets added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[6]

In 2017, Nido began the season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Class AA Eastern League. The Mets promoted Nido to the major leagues on September 12, 2017.[7] He appeared in the All-Star Futures Game.[8] He made his major league debut on September 13 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field and recorded his first hit the following day off of Félix Peña of the Cubs.[9] After the regular season, he played for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.[10]

MLB.com ranked Nido as New York's 11th ranked prospect going into the 2018 season.[11] He began the 2018 season with Binghamton.[12] When Travis d'Arnaud tore his ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow on April 11, the Mets promoted Nido to the major leagues.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Raymond Pérez (March 17, 2018). "De casta le viene al galgo" (in Spanish). El Nuevo Día. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mets call up Tomas Nido | 7 things to know about the top catching prospect". NJ.com. September 12, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "FSL notes: Nido's unexpected success - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Farm Report: Tomas Nido off to hot start with St. Lucie". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Tomás Nido monta su show en las menores". September 10, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mets add shortstop Amed Rosario, four others to 40-man roster". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Mets recall C Tomas Nido from Double-A Binghamton". Associated Press. September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mets minor league roundup: Amed Rosario, Tomas Nido named to Futures Game rosters". NJ.com. June 30, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Roscher, Liz (September 15, 2017). "Mets' newest call-up experiences the highs and lows of baseball in one inning". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Miller, Doug (January 20, 2016). "Mets' Tomas Nido finding himself at the plate | New York Mets". Mlb.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gimenez leads new Mets Top 30 Prospects list". MLB.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Burneal, Larry (April 11, 2018). "Tomas Nido called up to the New York Mets". WBNG-TV. wbng.com. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "New York Mets place catcher Travis d'Arnaud on disabled list with UCL tear". Espn.com. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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