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Adrian Nieto | Catcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Adrian Nieto went 3-for-3 and drove in both White Sox runs Sunday against the Astros.
Nieto hasn't played as much as expected with Tyler Flowers off to a nice start, but he's done well in his limited opportunities, going 11-for-34. We wouldn't expect him to keep it up if his role expands. May 18 - 6:28 PM

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Adrian Nieto has been told he'll make the White Sox' Opening Day roster.

The news comes courtesy of Nieto's agent, Joshua Kusnick. Nieto, who will be making the jump from High-A, has batted just .250/.318/.350 over 13 games this spring but has impressed the White Sox with his defense. He'll back up Tyler Flowers, with Josh Phegley likely heading to Triple-A.
Mar 24 - 7:40 PM

White Sox prospect C Adrian Nieto was 2-for-2 with two RBI and walk on Sunday against the Rangers.

The White Sox selected Nieto from the Nationals in December's Rule 5 draft, so he'll have to stick on the team's 25-man roster to avoid being returned to the Nationals. Prior to Sunday's game, the 24-year-old switch-hitter had gone 1-for-10 and received minimal playing time. However, the organization is likely to give him more looks moving forward with a need to start trimming its potential Opening Day roster. In 2013, Nieto batted .285/.373/.449 with 68 runs, 11 home runs and 53 RBI in 110 games at High-A Potomac. Keep in mind he'll be making the rare jump from High-A to the major leagues should he break camp with the White Sox.
Mar 17 - 1:18 PM

White Sox selected C Adrian Nieto from the Nationals in the 2013 Rule 5 draft.

Say hello to your new backup catcher, Chicago. The 24-year-old Cuban hit .285 with 68 runs, 53 RBI and 11 homers across 110 games for High Class-A Potomac in 2013. That would seem to suggest that he isn't close to the majors -- "Talked to scouts who saw him in [the] Carolina League, thought of him as [an] iffy MLBer," tweeted Baseball America's JJ Cooper -- but Nieto opened eyes in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .271 with six RBI in 13 games. His addition is bad news for Tyler Flowers.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Jordan Danks
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Matt Lindstrom
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Ronald Belisario
7Maikel Cleto
8Nate Jones