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Travis d'Arnaud | Catcher | #18

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / PHI
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Travis d'Arnaud took Edinson Volquez deep Monday for his second homer of the spring.
D'Arnaud got plenty of hype last spring, but that's all gone now following his debacle of a season. He's forever a poor bet to stay healthy, but he should hit a lot better this year, making him a decent fantasy catcher when he's not on the DL. Mar 6 - 4:59 PM

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Travis d'Arnaud hit his first spring homer Tuesday against the Marlins.

It came off A.J. Ramos. D'Arnaud is off to a 4-for-8 start in what could be a make-or-break 2017. He's usually a very slow starter in March, too; he entered 2017 with a .206 average in 214 career spring at-bats and he hadn't homered in Grapefruit League action since 2014.
Feb 28 - 4:32 PM

Travis d'Arnaud told David Lennon of Newsday that he's been working on fixing his swing.

Specifically, d'Arnaud has been working to eliminate wrapping the bat behind his head, which makes it a longer swing. He ended up batting just .247 with four homers and a .629 OPS over 75 games last season. "Yeah, I’m trying to," said d'Arnaud, who turns 28 this month. "I don’t know if it comes back, but I’m not starting there anymore." D'Arnaud has also been looking at tons of video with new catching instructor Glenn Sherlock to improve his defense behind the plate. He threw out just 22 percent of attempted basestealers last season. Injuries have been a familiar storyline with d'Arnaud in his career -- he missed a large chunk of last season due to a rotator cuff tear -- but it would be quite a boost for the Mets if he has a turnaround with the bat and makes even a small improvement with his throwing.
Source: Newsday
Feb 1 - 8:57 AM

Mets and C Travis d'Arnaud avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $1.875 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the first time. D'Arnaud batted a disappointing .247/.307/.323 with four homers in 2016 but is in line to see the bulk of playing time at catcher again for the Mets in 2017.
Jan 13 - 11:02 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets plan to "at least keep their eye open" for external options for their primary catcher job.

In other words, they aren't completely sold on d'Arnaud as the starting catcher after a disappointing season in which he batted just .247/.307/.323 with four homers over 75 games and missed more time due to injury. It's not a huge surprise, as d'Arnaud lost playing time down the stretch and the Mets were looking into Jonathan Lucroy before the August 1 trade deadline. Matt Wieters, Nick Hundley, and Jason Castro are among the notable alternatives in free agency this winter. Wilson Ramos (knee) will also be available, though he appears likely to get a late start on the 2017 season. If they Mets ultimately decide to hold tight, d'Arnaud, Rene Rivera, and Kevin Plawecki will be the options behind the plate in 2017.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is out of the Mets' lineup again on Wednesday against the Nationals.

D'Arnaud seems to have lost his starting job, as Rene Rivera has done the catching for the Mets in three of their last four games. D'Arnaud, 27, is batting just .253/.309/.332 in 250 plate appearances this season while fighting through shoulder troubles.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

While it was a two-hit night for d’Arnaud, he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since August 26. In fact, the 27-year-old has managed just 10 extra-base hits (four homers and six doubles) through 66 games this season. He hasn’t driven in a single run against a left-handed pitcher.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is not in the Mets starting lineup on Sunday.

Just a routine day of rest for the Mets starting backstop. Rene Rivera will work behind the plate on Sunday and bat eighth against Reynaldo Lopez and the Nationals.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Travis d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday’s loss to the Padres.

Finally, some signs of life from d’Arnaud. This was his first three-hit game since July 4. The 27-year-old backstop has missed more time this season due to injury and hasn’t produced when healthy, putting up a disappointing .241/.282/.343 batting line with four homers over 47 games. He’ll try to finish strong.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud hit his third home run of the season in a win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

D'Arnaud hit the solo blast in the fifth inning off Masahiro Tanaka. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 27-year-old has battled injury and ineffectiveness this season -- part of the reason the Mets were reportedly willing to deal him to the Brewers for Jonathan Lucroy ahead of the deadline -- hitting .245/.292/.343 through 41 games.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets offered Travis d'Arnaud straight up in a trade for Jonathan Lucroy and were refuted by the Brewers.

The Mets are reportedly still interested in acquiring Lucroy, but it's going to take more than just d'Arnaud to get a deal done. With several other clubs in the mix to acquire Lucroy, the Brewers can afford to sit back and demand a King's ransom for the hard-hitting backstop.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 09:13:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day off. Rene Rivera is behind the dish.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 03:24:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud's bat stayed hot in Monday's comeback win over the Marlins, as he went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and RBI single.

D'Arnaud got the Mets' comeback going with a solo shot in the fourth inning and was part of a two-run sixth with an RBI infield single. He also added an additional single on the day. The catcher had just five hits in his first 23 at-bats after returning from the disabled list but is now 8-for-13 over his last four contests.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Travis d’Arnaud knocked in three runs Friday against the Braves.

D’Arnaud knocked in a run with a ground out in the second inning before delivering a two-run single in the fourth. It was his first hit since coming off the disabled list earlier this week. The 27-year-old owns an ugly .175/.254/.228 batting line through 16 games this season, but he’s capable of much better if healthy. He could find himself closer to the middle of the lineup if he turns it around, so he should be picked up in most mixed leagues where he was dropped.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 11:03:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is getting the day off Wednesday.

He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Tuesday in his first game since April. Rene Rivera is starting at catcher and batting eighth Wednesday versus Royals lefty Danny Duffy.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 10:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
12Tom Gorzelanny
13Jenrry Mejia