Teddy Cahill of MiLB.com 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