Nicolaus Tanner Mears is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nick Mears attended Rocklin High School and played college baseball at Sacramento City College before making his MLB debut in 2020. In 2018, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nick Mears spent the most of his first full professional season with the High-A Bradenton Marauders before reaching the Double-A Altoona Curve.
Nick Mears tossed 46.2 innings across three levels in 2019, striking out 69 batters while walking only 18, while keeping a 3.28 ERA despite pitching exclusively out of the bullpen.
Mears was promoted to the majors for the first time on August 8, 2020, and made his major league debut that night against the Detroit Tigers, pitching one inning and conceding one run.
That season, Mears appeared four times with the Pirates, pitching five innings and allowing three runs.
Mears started the 2021 season in the Alternate Training Site before joining the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in May.
Nick Mears was originally called up to the Pirates on May 26, but he didn’t play until his fourth stint with the major league club, which began on July 20.
How Much Does Nick Mears?
Nick Mears makes an average base salary of $715,000.