Professional baseball player Michael Papierski is the catcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He was born on February 26, 1996, and is now 26 years old. Papierski is from Palos Heights, Illinois, in the United States.
Michael Papierski, who had a better-than-average 10.3 percent walk rate and 16.4 percent strikeout rate, was claimed by the Reds off of the Giants’ waivers.
He was retrieved off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds from San Francisco on June 25, 2022. On June 29, 2022, he pitched against the Chicago Cubs in his first major league at-bat.
The Houston Astros selected Papierski in the ninth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He joined the San Francisco Giants in May 2022, where he made his Major League Baseball debut.
Growing up in Lemont, Illinois, Papierski attended Lemont High School where he completed his high school education. The Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the 16th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, but he opted to enroll at LSU instead of signing with them.
Papierski chose to play baseball for his three seasons at LSU. For the majority of Kade Scivicque’s rookie season, he filled in at catcher. In 2015, he played summer baseball for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The Astros acquired Papierski from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Mauricio Dubón on May 14, 2022. On May 21, 2022, Papierski was added to the Giants’ major league roster. He made his debut against the San Diego Padres later that day in a 2-1 loss.
As of 2022, Papierski is receiving a base salary of $700,000 annually and has a net worth of $2 million.