Is Kevin Plawecki the Mets catcher of the future?

Posted: June 7, 2014 in Future Mets, News, Opinion, Spring Training
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By Steven Inmanima

Obviously Travis d’Arnaud has badly struggled this season and things don’t seem to be heading in the right direction for the 25-year old catcher. Since coming off the disabled list d’Arnaud is hitting just .115 (3-28 AB) with no extra base hits in eight games. D’Arnaud is hitting just .180 this season with three homers in 128 at bats.  “I got to be better than this,” d’Arnaud told reporters after the game. “This is unacceptable to me.”

Meanwhile down on the farm former Met first round pick Kevin Plawecki has been raking for Double-A Binghamton. The 23-year old prospect is hitting .326 with a .364 OBP, six homers and 37 RBI’s in 172 at bats. Expect him to get promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas within the next month. If he continues to hit there, then perhaps he is in line for a September call up.

The Mets biggest weakness in 2014 has been their inability to hit. With more than a third of the season already in the books, it is fair to place some of that blame on d’Arnaud. As the #1 catching prospect in baseball the past few years, it was fair to expect great things from the rookie backstop. However not all prospects work out and d’Arnaud must get it going soon before he gets bypassed.

If d’Arnaud struggles all year and Plawecki keeps hitting than perhaps the two go to Spring Training next season and compete for the starting catcher spot.

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Comments
  1. Lowell says:

    Notre équipe est formée de membres comme vous qui ont perdu du poids et maintenu leur perte de poids en suivant
    notre plan éprouvé.

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