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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last year, but by the end of season...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki Named MLB’s Sixth Best Catching Prospect

Jonathan Mayo of ranked the Mets’ Kevin Plawecki as the sixth best catching prospect in baseball, with Blake Swihart of the Red Sox taking the top spot. “The Purdue University product has been on a fast track ever since the Mets took him with the 35th overall pick of the 2012 Draft. Plawecki has excelled at two levels in each of the last two years, playing in the 2014...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Top Prospect Kevin Plawecki Be Dealt At Trade Deadline?

Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki could become a valuable chip for the Mets at the trade deadline, writes Anthony DiComo of, especially if Travis d’Arnaud thrives this season. One primary suitor could be the Arizona Diamondbacks whose GM Dave Stewart continues to seek a catcher according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Stewart has thus far balked at the high...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Should Kevin Plawecki Be Traded?

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Tourjee The Mets #1 position player prospect in MLB’s rankings, catcher Kevin Plawecki, continues to be mentioned as a possible trade chip. But should he be made available, even if the trade returns a high-end SS or prospect? It would be safe to say that most GMs prefer to trade from positions where they have the most depth. In the Mets’ case, that would...
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December 18, 2014  |  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

Kevin Plawecki is ready to replace Anthony Recker

First off, kudos to Anthony Recker on a three-run blast that essentially won the game for the Mets on Monday. Now onto why he needs to go. It is a generally accepted idea that managers don’t expect great things from their backup catchers. What they need is someone who can handle the defense and who knows the pitching staff. Offensive production is usually just icing on the cake...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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