2015 8th-round pick Pat Mazeika finally made his MLB debut for the Mets on May 5, 2021. Mazeika is known for his large, 6’3” 210-pound catcher build — coming from Springfield, Massachusetts who went to college at Stetson. In Mazeika’s 1546 MiLB at-bats, the 27 year-old hit .278 with 40 home runs and a .795 OPS.
Mazeika has only played in six MLB games and has recorded a home run in his seven times at bat. The catcher is also the first player in a hundred years to record multiple walk-off RBIs without a hit and is the first player ever to do it in his first four games.
Mazeika’s first MLB walk-off was recorded against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the bases loaded and one out, he hit a dribbler in-between the pitcher and first that no one could make a play on in time. Four days later, against the Baltimore Orioles, Mazeika hit a ground ball to Trey Mancini at first. Mancini was playing in, but the ball was only hit at an exit velocity of 64.9 mph. Mancini threw it home, but it wasn’t in time.
Mazeika’s career might just be getting started, but he is already making history. He might have only one hit, but multiple walk-offs to start a career is a great way to start!