Nicholas Fortes was born on November 11, 1996, he is an American professional baseball catcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
Fortes attended DeLand High School in DeLand, Florida. Undrafted out of high school, he attended the University of Mississippi to played college baseball for the Rebels. In his junior season at Ole Miss, he hit .319/.435/.519/.954 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI.
He was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 4th round of the 2018 MLB draft. He began his professional career in 2018 by splitting the season between the GCL Marlins, the Batavia Muckdogs, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers, hitting a combined .226/.346/.258/.604 with 11 RBI.
He spent the 2019 season with the Jupiter Hammerheads, hitting .217/.293/.308/.601 with 3 home runs and 29 RBI. He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He split the 2021 minor league season between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, hitting a combined .245/.332/.367/.698 with 7 home runs and 44 RBI.
On September 17, 2021, Fortes’ contract was selected to the active roster. He made his MLB debut the next day and finished the season with 4 home runs and 7 RBI in 14 games.
Nick Fortes signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $700,000. In 2022, Fortes will earn a base salary of $700,000, while carrying a total salary of $700,000. Fortes’s adjusted salary with the Miami Marlins is $503,826