Arturo Jose Nieto
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 215 lb.
- High School Unidad Educativa Luis Armando Reveron
Arturo Nieto has played in the minors and has been on the Venezuelan national team.
He was signed by Seattle Mariners scouts Emilio Carrasquel and Illich Salazar.  He hit .231/.307/.286 for the 2011 VSL Mariners and threw out 43% of those who tried to steal. The next year with the same team, it was 50% but his offense fell to .140/.275/.233. He still moved up to the DSL Mariners for 2013 and picked up the pace at the plate (.299/.428/.340) while gunning down an impressive 55%. He came stateside in 2014, seeing little action for the AZL Mariners (.179/.343/.179 in 12 G) and High Desert Mavericks (0for 13, BB, HBP).
With the '15 Everett AquaSox, he posted a .288/.363/.331 batting line. He got to full-season ball with the 2016 Clinton Lumber Kings, producing at a .228/.276/.287 rate and throwing out 38%. He made his Venezuelan Winter League debut with the Tigres de Aragua, going 1 for 2. For 2017, he appeared for the Modesto Nuts and hit .237/.310/.346 with a 36% caught stealing rate. His time in the M's chain over, he moved to the independent leagues, hitting .257/.356/.3567 for the 2019 Southern Illinois Miners. That winter, he batted .250/.333/.321 for the Navegantes del Magallanes. In 2020-2021, he was 4 for 30 with a double, four walks and five runs for Magallanes.
With Southern Illinois in 2021 (most indies shut down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), he hit .226/.299/.301 and threw out 38%. He also took time to be with Venezuela in the 2021 Americas Olympic Qualifier but did not get into a game as Robinson Chirinos did the catching.