Omar Narvaez: Mets Back Up Catcher (2023 - 2024)

Omar David Narvaez was born February 10th, 1992, in Maracay, Venezuela. The five foot-eleven catcher's nickname in "Narvy'.

He was originally signed a contract at age 16 with the Tampa Rays. He played in the Rays organization from 2009-2013 at the low levels thru A-ball. He was then drafted away (Rule V) by the Chicago White Sox.

MLB Career: Narvaez debuted with the White Sox on July 17th, hitting a double off the Angels Jared Weaver in his first at bat. He stayed with the club the rest of the season batting .267 hitting his first career HR on September 30th in a 7-3 win over the Twins.

In 2019 Narvaez had his finest year as the Mariners main catcher. He batted .278 with career highs in hits (119) HRs (22) & RBIs (55).

On April 18th he hit a three run HR & drove in four runs in an exciting 11-10 win over the Angels in Anaheim. In July had collected two four hit games, including a July 7th multi-HR game where he drove in four runs.

Walk Offs: On May 13th, Narvaez had his first walk off hit, a single off the A's Joakim Soria in the bottom of the 10th inning. On September 14th he hit a walk off HR off the White Sox, Alex Colome, the player he was traded for from Chicago. 

That December he was traded to the Brewers in exchange for Adam Hill. In the 2020 Covid shortened season he hit just .176. In the NLWC series he played in two games going 0-1.

The following season Narvaez was the first place Brewers main catcher, playing in 123 games with 11 HRs & 49 RBIs while hitting .266. While batting in a catcher's role his .276 average was third best among catchers in the majors. On July 3rd, he had a five hit game becoming just the third catcher in Brewer history to accomplish the feat. 

Catching A No Hitter: On September 11th, he was behind the plate calling Corbin Burns & Josh Hader's combined no hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Indians at Cleveland. It was just the second no hitter in Brewer history as he joined Bill Schroeder who caught Juan Nieves no hitter in 1987.

Behind the plate he threw out 22% of would-be base stealers. He was one of four Brewers to represent the team in that years' All-Star Game.

2021 ALL Star Game: Narvaez entered the Mid-Summer Classic at Coors Field, Colorado in the 6th inning, getting two bats, collecting a single off Liam Hendriks in the 9th inning of the 5-2 AL win.

2021 Post Season: In the NLDS loss to Atlanta he batted .375 with an RBI single off Charlie Morton in the final third game loss.

In 2022 he missed time on the IL in August & shared time with Victor Caratini behind the plate. He batted just .206 with 4 HRs & 23 RBIs. At the end of the season he was granted free agency & signed with the New York Mets.

Mets Career: Narvaez started the season as the Mets main catcher, as Francisco Alvarez had been optioned to AAA Syracuse. In his first Mets game on Opening Day, Omar singled in his first Mets at bat & later drew a walk in the 5i-3 win over the Marlins.

On April 1st, he collected two RBI's with a single & a sac fly in the Mets 6-2 win in South Florida. 

After just five games into the season he was batting .286 but then suffered a calf injury that put him on the IL for two months. When he returned, the Mets designated Tomas Nido for assignment & he assumed the role of Wilson Alvarez's back up.

On July 20th, Narvy hit his first HR of the year, coming in a 6-2 loss to the Cubs. He didn't hit his next & final HR of the season until his final game on September 30th, coming in a 4-3 win at Philadelphia. On the year he put together four multi-hit games as a Met.

In his final seven games of the year Narvaez batted .333 with seven hits, a HR & 7 RBIs.

In 49 games Omar batted .211 with two HRs five doubles & seven RBIs. Defensively he threw out 12% of would-be base stealers. He made five errors with a .987 field% turning three double plays& 15 assists.

Career Stats: In his eight-year career, Narvaez has 497 hits with 81 doubles 2 triples 53 HRs & 198 RBIs. He struck out 423 times with 237 walks, a .339 on base % & .719 OPS. 

Behind the plate he has thrown out 20% of would-be base stealers, turned 17 double plays with 229 assists. He made 40 errors in 4722 chances posting a .992 fielding %.

Family: Omar & his wife Yisa were married in 2016. Together they have two children.


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