23 Arturo Nieto
23 Arturo Nieto
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Hometown: Maracay, Venezuela
Position: C

Born: 12/09/1992

Bats/Throws: R/R

2019 Status: Experienced-2

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2019

- Served as a bullpen catcher in the major leagues with the San Diego Padres in 2018

- Played seven years in the Seattle Mariners organization, batting .257 with 12 doubles, five homers and 27 RBIs in 78 games at A-Advanced Modesto in 2017, helping the Nuts win the California League championship

- Was teammates with fellow Miners signee Gianfranco Wawoe with the Nuts in 2017

- Outstanding defensive catcher who boasts a .988 fielding percentage and a 46% caught stealing rate for his career

- Signed with the Mariners at the age of 18 from Venezuela