Apr 12, 2019

Mets Back Up Catcher: Tomas Nido (2017-2019)

Tomas E. Nido Vicens was born April 12th, 1994 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He was born into aa very athletic family. His mother Liana Vicens, competed at age 11, in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, as a swimmer. His father Tomas Sr. won a tennis medal in the 1982 Central American & Caribbean Games. His grandfather was a Puerto Rican National basketball Player & his great Uncle, Juan Vincens, was once dubbed "The Best Player In the World" in the 1959 FIBA Championships.

Nido grew up in Seminole County Florida & was to play baseball for the Florida State Seminoles. Instead the New York Mets selected him as an 8th round pick in 2012 & he we went to A ball with the Kingsport Mets. He then spent two seasons with the Brooklyn Cyclones (2013-2014) before climbing the minor league ladder.

 In 2016 he won a batting title with the St,. Lucie Mets. The next year he as at AA Binghamton & played in the Futures Game. That year he got a big league September call up. 

Nido made his MLB debut on September 13th, 2017 as a 9th inning defensive replacement in a 17-5 Mets loss to the Chicago Cubs. He would make two more late inning appearances, collecting his first two hits in those game. He closed out the season starting two games behind the plate.

In 2018 he saw lots more action, due to the ulnar collateral injury to Travis d'Arnaud and the Mets other catching issues. Nido got into 34 games throughout the season, batting .167 (14-84) with three RBIs. He threw out 5 of 20 base stealers (20%) making four errors for a .983 fielding %. 

Nido was invited to Spring Training 2019 (going 0-7 in his first four games) & is expected to start the year at AAA Syracuse.

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