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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Forgotten Mets: Kevin Kaczmarski

Kevin Kaczmarski was drafted by the New York Mets in the 9th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

The Illinois native made an immediate impact in rookie ball, batting a .355 with 34 RBIs in 64 games. 2016 would see Kaczmarski in both Low and High-A ball, he would post 116 hits in 414 at-bats with a .773 OPS.

2017 would see the Mets’ prospect continue his move-up, being assigned to New York’s Double-AA team. Kaczmarski would see a slight dip in batting average and OPS, but still kept the numbers above .270 and .700, while swiping 15 bases and accounting for 52 RBIs.

Kaczmarski would start 2018 in Triple-AAA, and eventually got the call-up to the Majors, making his debut on June 24th, against the Dodgers.

The Mets would balance the outfielder between the leagues throughout 2018. Overall, Kevin Kaczmarski appeared in 4 games and went 0-for-4 with a walk. The lefty hitter made his last appearance on July 9th, against the Phillies. He would hit .299 in AAA with a .743 OPS in 69 games during the 2018 season.

That was all she wrote for Kevin Kaczmarski in the Majors, as New York had him start 2019 in AA and he would find himself out of the league entirely post-2019 season.

Kevin Kaczmarski is the true definition of ‘limited opportunities,’ but he did get farther than many others, being able to sport a Mets uniform for four Major League games and get at-bats at the highest level of baseball.

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