• Full name Adrian Nieto
  • Born 11/12/1989 in Havana, Cuba
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School American Heritage
  • Debut 04/02/2014
  • Drafted in the 5th round (151st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2008 (signed for $376,000).
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    A Cuban refugee, Nieto came to America as an 8-year-old and started catching not long after. A teammate of Hosmer since he was 11, the two have made pitchers' lives miserable for years. An Aflac All-American in the fall, Nieto is thought to be the best switch-hitting catching prospect in the country. Nieto is blessed with an above-average arm and has good instincts behind the plate. There are concerns with his receiving and blocking skills and whether or not he will be able to stay behind the plate is still to be determined. Regardless of position, he will be an offensive player. With power to all fields from both sides of the plate, Nieto has a good feel for hitting. At times, his approach at the plate needs refinement as he can be fooled or caught chasing. At 6 feet and 200 pounds, Nieto is more athletic than he looks and he runs and moves well for a catcher. Nieto plays the game with an ego and a swagger that should carry him to the big leagues. He is signed to play baseball at South Florida in the fall.

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