Found May 23, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Teddy Cahill of had an article this afternoon on catching prospect and 2012 first rounder Kevin Plawecki. As those of you who read here know, Plawecki has been raking in Single-A Savannah and may be close to a promotion to FSL and quite possible even to Double-A Binghamton given how advanced and polished he is. The former Purdue Boilermaker is hitting .356 with five home runs and a .597 slugging percentage in 41 games. He leads the South Atlantic League in batting average and on-base percentage. Paul DePodesta has taken note and said the following recently: “Going into this year, we were optimistic about what we might get from him,” DePodesta said. “Wouldn’t have predicted he’d do what he’s done. But there was reason for optimism.” DePodesta said Plawecki has also earned praise for his defense this season. “He’s a natural leader behind the plate,” DePodesta said. “He’s getting high marks for calling very good games, which you don’t hear a lot of in A ball — even from

d’Arnaud or Plawecki?

At the beginning of spring training, the question of whether Travis d’Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki was the catching prospect the Mets should hold onto was no question. Travis d’Arnaud was the clear catcher of the future for the New York Mets. However, the play of Kevin Plawecki and the injury history of Travis d’Arnaud has raised an issue for the organization: Which catcher is...
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