Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|2015 SEASON STATS: Hit .268 with 12 HRs and 63 RBIs in 109 games at Round Rock (Triple-A).|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Round Rock April 10 when catcher Robinson Chirinos went on the 60-day DL with a broken right forearm.
MLB Debut Date: 4/11/2016
|April 11, in a 7-3 win over the Mariners. The starting catcher, he batted ninth and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. After striking out in his first at-bat and popping out in his second, he got his first hit in the seventh inning, a line-drive double to center, and he followed that in the eighth with a single to center, with both hits coming off Mike Montgomery.|
|Undrafted out of high school in Phoenix, AZ, the converted first baseman attended Scottsdale Community College (whose team is called the Fighting Artichokes — we can’t make this stuff up, folks!) before transferring to Division I Mizzou and working his way into the higher echelons of the draft. Noted as much for his plus makeup as his legit bat, Nicholas had hit a combined .275 in six seasons coming into 2016 and had doubled once in eight at-bats at Round Rock before his promotion. He hit .274 with 10 HRs and 58 RBIs at Round Rock in 2014 after enjoying his best pro season thus far in 2013 at Frisco (Double-A) when he hit .289 with 21 HRs and 91 RBIs in 136 games.|