The Brewers anticipated getting a very talented hitting catcher but also someone who struggled defensively when they acquired Narvaez via trade from Seattle last winter.
Milwaukee, on the other hand, received the exact opposite, at least for that season, as we all saw as the abbreviated 2020 season unfolded.
Prior to 2020, Narvaez had a career batting average of .276 with a .772 OPS and an OPS+ of 111 in his prior four years of experience.
During that time, he would hit 34 home runs, with 22 of them coming in 2019.
While he was noted for his bat and offensive ability, Narvaez was also known for framing pitches poorly. That is until he arrived in Milwaukee.
Narvaez had a surprising defensive turnaround last season, ranking in the 100th percentile in framing per Baseball Savant after never ranking higher than the 29th percentile in his prior three seasons.
He also improved from -18 to +2 in defensive runs saved.
Narvaez, meanwhile, struggled offensively as much as he did behind the plate. His season batting average was.176, with a .562 OPS and an OPS+ of 53.
Narvaez wasn’t the only batter who struggled in 2020, but given the type of bat we expected to see in Milwaukee, it was a disappointing start to his Brewers career at least offensively.
Omar Narváez Contract
The Milwaukee Brewers signed Omar Narvaez to a one-year, $5 million contract that includes a $5 million guarantee.
Omar Narváez Salary
Omar Narváez makes an annual average salary of $5,000,000.
Omar Narváez Net Worth
Omar Narváez has a net worth of $1 million to $5 million.