"Good first impression of just the way his hands work, the way he handles himself," said Orton of Nieto. "I like the look in his eye when he's talking with the pitchers and working with the staff. There's some ability there for sure.
"You don't see many catchers go from [Class] A ball to the big leagues. It's a big jump for that position, more than any other position."
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