Patrick Alan Mazeika is a Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Mets in the United States (MLB).
Mazeika was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and attended Stetson University for college baseball.
He played collegiate summer baseball for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) in 2013, then the Chatham Anglers of the CCBL in 2014.
Mazeika was selected as the 239th pick in the eighth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets.
In 2015, he joined the Mets system as a member of the Kingsport Mets, and in 2016, he was promoted to the Columbia Fireflies.
Mazeika then split time with the St. Lucie Mets and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for the 2017 season.
He’d spend the following two seasons in Binghamton before a twenty-five-game stint with the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League in 2019.
On August 25, 2020, Mazeika got called up to the majors for the first time.
On August 26, he was demoted to the alternate training site.
On August 28, Mazeika was called up for a second time but was relegated again on August 29.
After Brandon Nimmo was placed on the disabled list on May 5, 2021, Mazeika was brought up to the majors.
As a pinch hitter for Miguel Castro, Mazeika made his Major League Baseball debut on that day, but he was retired by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt after a groundout.
Mazeika came through in the bottom of the 10th inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 7, 2021, in only his second at-bat in the major leagues.
He hit into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded, scoring Pete Alonso, who was on third base. It was the first time he had a walk-off hit and his first hit in the major leagues.
The New York Mets came from behind to win 5–4, their best comeback of the season.
Then, on May 11, in his fourth Major League plate appearance against the Baltimore Orioles, Mazeika was once again the hero.
How Tall Is Patrick Mazeika?
Patrick Mazeika Stands at a height of 1.9 m