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Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

I wanted to update this post in which I argued that the Mets should not trade either of their two young catchers for the reasons I outlined below. The question came up last night at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort, the site of the GM Meetings. Assistant GM John Ricco was asked if the team was considering dealing one of Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki “Catching is a position...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Travis d’Arnaud’s breakout leave Kevin Plawecki?

Travis d’Arnaud has just over 200 at bats this season for the Mets and has put up an OPS (on base percentage + slugging percentage) of 911. To put that into perspective Buster Posey’s OPS is around 880 although he has stayed healthy and on the field far longer than d’Arnaud. Simply put d’Arnaud has arrived and appears to be on the fast track to stardom. If he can master...
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki and the impending return of Travis d’Arnaud

Just about everything went right Saturday night. The new-look Mets lineup saw replacements Michael Conforto and Kirk Nieuwenhuis get four-hit games, import Kelly Johnson get two – including a homer – and struggling slugger Lucas Duda crack two long balls. The only thing we could have hoped for and didn’t get was a breakout for Kevin Plawecki. Instead, the backstop was...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki is finally emerging on the New York stage

Over 292 games during his minor league career, Kevin Plawecki has a .803 OPS with 26 home runs and 72 doubles. Detractors might point out that he played in Las Vegas, one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the Pacific Coast League. While he spent a total of 52 games in Vegas to end last season and begin this one, he only hit four of his total home runs in Sin City. Overall his...
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki provides Mets with options

Entering the 2014 season, the Mets knew they had a solid catcher in Travis d’Arnaud, and they also knew they had a solid prospect in Kevin Plawecki. rated Plawecki as the eighth best prospect in the Mets’ farm system in their preseason rankings, and now he is second because of a solid season. With the Mets trying to acquire a big name player this offseason via trade...
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Plawecki Could Be Heading to Las Vegas Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN, has been told by sources that catching prospect Kevin Plawecki may be promoted to Triple-A very soon.  With Travis d’Arnaud set to return, Plawecki, if promoted, should see a majority of time behind the plate for the 51′s not matter which catcher is coming back. Plawecki has been tremendous in Binghamton this season, hitting at an average of .329 with six...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Fire: Here Comes Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki had the best game of his Double-A career on Tuesday when he doubled, homered and drove in five runs in his first two at bats. The game would be suspended in the second inning due to rain and was completed on Wednesday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled game. The catching prospect finished the first game, 2 for 4, with two runs scored, a home run, five RBI...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

Last week, FanGraphs had a small blurb about Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki in a post about underrated minor leaguers. “Mets’ 2012 supplemental first rounder Kevin Plawecki has shown that his tremendous hand-eye coordination carried from Purdue to the pro ranks. He only hit eight balls over the fence this year, but eventually some of his doubles—he ranked second among...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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