I only had a limited defensive look at Nido from behind the plate, as he caught only one game and DH’d in the other three of this series, going 5-for-13 overall. Nido ‘s bat is upright with a wrap, and he likes the ball middle-in and leaks on his front side, and he has exploitable holes on the outer half of the plate. Nido has a long swing with some bar out action, but is still able to make consistent contact. He rarely walks (just six in 104 plate appearances to-date, compared to a 4% rate in a full season at High A in 2016) and doesn’t strike often (13% this year, in-line with an 11% rate in 2016) and possesses a well-below-average on-base percentage of .269 this year to go with a .224 batting average. Has some strength and leverage to his swing and shows plus raw power but it has not translated into useable game power at any level he’s played as a pro. He is more of a gap-to-gap singles and doubles hitter, and the hit tool, all-in, is below average.
His average arm strength was only viewed in infield work during the series so I have no in-game assessment. He has a quiet glove and receiving actions behind the plate, and he appears to frame well and call a good game. His hands, footwork, and agility would all grade out as average. While he could have some value as a Role 30 Emergency call-up in the big leagues, he doesn’t have the tools on defense to play beyond spot duty, nor is their enough offensive value as a designated hitter to sustain a more regular spot on a 25-man roster.