Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = The New York Mets, which recruited many players in the offseason, also started to ‘protect the rabbits’.
Reporter Robert Murray of ‘Fanside’ said on the 19th (Korean time), “According to sources, the Mets have signed catcher Thomas Nido to a two-year, $3.7 million contract. The deal includes the remainder of Nido’s arbitration period and will receive $1.6 million for this season and $2.1 million for the 2024 season.”
The Puerto Rican native began his professional career in 2012 after being drafted by the Mets. After that, he stepped on the big league stage in 2017, and played only for one team until last season. 온라인바카라
Nido doesn’t show good batting performance with a career batting average of 0.220, 13 homers, 73 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.580, but he is a great help in defense.
He has a career Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) of 19, and his framing quotient is even better. He ranked 8th in the overall framing rankings in the major leagues for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. In this category, he was ahead of his main catcher, James McCann (21st).
The Mets had another defensive catcher, Omar Navaez, this offseason, and traded McCann, who had been a regular catcher, to the Baltimore Orioles.
This season, Navaez and Nido, who are good at defense, will likely wear the Mets catcher’s mask. Francisco Alvarez, the best prospect in the team and the best catcher in the major leagues, is expected to be called up and play an active part if one of the two players leaves the minor leagues after starting from the minor leagues.