Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Next up in our projection series is a look at catchers. The Mets figure to open the year with John Buck as their starting catcher but few, if any, believe he’ll be the everyday catcher by September. While every projection is based in part by how much playing time you believe the individual will amass, it seems even more pertinent with Buck. So, today’s projection will actually be two players – Buck and Travis d’Arnaud. Last year, d’Arnaud was having a tremendous season for the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate before coming down with a season-ending knee injury. Unquestionably, he is the catcher of the future. The big question is if the future starts in April, September or someplace in between. Here’s what we think will happen with the catchers for the Mets this year, starting with Buck: table.tableizer-table { width: 50%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px;
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