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nick dini, 2020 topps #U101, royals

Player: Dini, Nick

Card: 2020 Topps #U101

Position: C

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Nicholas Carl Dini (born July 27, 1993 in Monroe Township, NJ) is a catcher in the Kansas City Royals organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.

Nick played college baseball at Wagner University in Staten Island. As a senior, Dini was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and third team All-America by Louisville Slugger after batting .392 with 44 RBI and 26 extra-base hits. Nick was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 14th round of the 2015 MLB draft. He started 2018 with Northwest Arkansas and was named a reserve to the Texas League All-Star Game.

Dini was called up to the Major Leagues on August 7, 2019 and made his big league debut that same night as a Pinch Hitter for Meibrys Viloria and remained in the game as Catcher. The next day, August 8, 2019, he made his first big league start at catcher against the Detroit Tigers and collecting his first career hit, a single off Matt Hall, while going going 1–3 with a walk and a run scored.

On August 19, 2019 Dini hit his first major league home run off of Gabriel Ynoa at Camden Yards in a 5–4 win over the Orioles. Nick was designated for assignment on November 20, 2019 and invited as a non-roster player on the 2021 Royals spring training squad.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, MLB, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


Image courtesy of the So. Chicago Daily Herald


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See all Nick’s baseball cards at TCDB

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