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Adrian Nieto | Catcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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White Sox optioned C Adrian Nieto to Triple-A Charlotte.
The White Sox kept Nieto on their active roster all of last season after taking him from the Nationals in the Rule 5 Draft, so they are now able to send him down to the minors. Tyler Flowers and Geovany Soto are likely to split catching duties with the big club. Mar 18 - 12:16 PM

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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.
Sun, May 18, 2014 06:28:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 07:40:00 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.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:18:00 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
2Geovany Soto
3George Kottaras
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
2Carlos Sanchez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
3Andy LaRoche
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Engel Beltre
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Hector Noesi
6Scott Carroll
7Brad Penny
8Carlos Rodon
9Tyler Danish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Javy Guerra
6Dan Jennings
7Jesse Crain
8Jairo Asencio
9Maikel Cleto
10Eric Surkamp
11Kyle Drabek
12Joe Savery
13Matt Albers
14Nate Jones