New York Mets prospect Thomas Nido has transformed his game, coming alive in 2016. The 22-year-old catcher from Florida is starting to show some of the raw power that initially turned heads back in 2012.
He’s come a long way since then, recording 7 home runs and 23 doubles last season, a vast improvement from the mere 4 home runs he collected from 2012-2014. His stat sheet has inflated in almost every statistical category, walking away with a .320 batting average, which led the Florida State league. He nearly cut his strikeout rate in half and posted the highest on base percentage of his career.
And not to mention, he also showcased his above-average arm strength. Nido threw out 42 percent of the base runners who tried to steal against him, finishing the 2016 season with a promising future.
His defense has always been solid, allowing him to move up the ranks and improve other aspects of his game. Depending on how well he does at Double-A Binghamton, Nido could make his big major league debut next year.