How Old Is Thomas Szapucki?
Thomas Szapucki was born on June 12, 1996. He is 25 years old.
Thomas Mathew Szapucki is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the New York Mets.
In Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Szapucki went to William T. Dwyer High School. In the fifth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, he was selected by the New York Mets.
He chose the Mets over the University of Florida, which he had committed to.
The Gulf Coast Mets were Szapucki’s first professional team that season. He began the 2016 season with the Kingsport Mets before being promoted to the Brooklyn Cyclones halfway through the year.
Szapucki went 4-3 with a 1.38 ERA in 52 innings pitched for two teams in 2016.
He pitched 29 innings for the Columbia Fireflies in 2017, posting a 1-2 record, 2.79 ERA, and 1.17 WHIP before having Tommy John surgery in July, terminating his season.
Szapucki was the fifth-best prospect in New York entering the 2018 season, according to MLB.com. Due to Tommy John, he was forced to miss the entire year of 2018.
In 2019, he was promoted to the St. Lucie Mets in July and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in August after returning to play with Columbia.
He went 1-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 21 games (18 starts) with the three organizations, striking out 72 batters in 61+23 innings.
Following the 2019 season, Szapucki was signed to the Mets’ 40–man roster. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the minor league season was canceled in 2020, and he did not play in any minor league games.