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Tomas Nido gives the Mets solid depth at catcher

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Nido showed promising signs last season and will likely keep working on things in Binghamton.

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Tomas Nido, a native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, is currently the third or fourth catcher on the Mets’ depth chart—slotted behind Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud. Exactly where he is on the chart depends on Jose Lobaton, who is a non-roster invitee at spring training.

Nido spent most of last season with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The 23-year-old posted career-high minor league numbers with 102 games played, 8 home runs, and 60 RBIs. Unfortunately, he hit just .232/.287/.354 with a 74 wRC+ with Binghamton. While he was shaky at the plate, he did threw out 23 would-be base stealers in 713 innings behind the plate.

After the Rumble Ponies’ season finished, the Mets decided to call up Nido. In his brief stint with the Mets, he hit .300/.300/.400 with a 85 wRC+ in 10 plate appearances. ZiPS projects a .234/.270/.365 line with 9 home runs and 43 RBIs in 408 plate appearances for Nido this season, while Steamer projects a line of .235/.278/.353 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs in 31 plate appearances.