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Travis d'Arnaud | Catcher | #7

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / PHI
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that catchers Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki could see playing time at other positions this spring.
The most logical fit is at first base, as Wilmer Flores is the only backup to Lucas Duda at this point. Plawecki has some experience at first base in the minors, but d'Arnaud's exposure there has been very limited. Still, given d'Arnaud's injury history, adding some versatility wouldn't be the worst idea. Feb 3 - 1:43 PM

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Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Tuesday that Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki could split time at catcher next season.

It's hard to imagine the club would consider a true split, but being proactive with d'Arnaud might not be the worst thing since he's had many injury issues in the past. Ricco added the Mets could eventually consider a position switch for either d'Arnaud or Plawecki, although it's not being discussed at this point.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 05:07:00 PM

The Mets don't plan to expose Travis d'Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki to a new position this offseason.

This comes on the heels of a report from Marc Carig of Newsday that there is some thought with the Mets that d'Arnaud should get some exposure to another position. This would presumably include first base or a corner outfield position. Nothing is considered imminent, but the Mets could reexamine the situation depending on what they do during the offseason.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Travis d’Arnaud clubbed two hits including a solo home run in the Mets' win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

He unleashed a 436-foot bomb in the sixth inning, hitting the apple in straightaway center field. D’Arnaud also singled in the second. He had never faced Jon Lester in his career before Saturday. The 26 year old is now hitting .217 this postseason with two homers and five RBI. He’ll face 20-game winner Jake Arrieta Sunday in Game 2.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:13:00 PM

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

The Mets are rolling out a "B" lineup the day after clinching the National League East. Kevin Plawecki will start behind the plate while d'Arnaud rests.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Travis d'Arnaud is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

D'Arnaud has been struggling a bit recently, so it's not a bad time to give him a breather. Kevin Plawecki will start behind the plate and catch Logan Verrett.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is not in the Mets starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Yankees.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for the young backstop being a day game after a night game. Kevin Plawecki will start behind the dish for the Mets and bat eighth against Michael Pineda and the Yankees.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Marlins.

D'Arnaud tied the game at 3-3 when he drilled a two-run home run to the opposite field in the sixth inning. The catcher has only racked up 214 plate appearances this season due to injuries, but he's had an outstanding year, batting .300/.369/.568 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Braves.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy are also taking the night off after the Mets' big three-game sweep of the Nationals. Kevin Plawecki is starting at catcher Thursday.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 03:41:00 PM

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

Sunday is a popular rest day for starting catchers and that's the case here. Kevin Plawecki is behind the dish in d'Arnaud's place.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four total RBI in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Marlins.

D'Arnaud opened the scoring with a three-run homer against Marlins starter Brad Hand in the first inning. He notched an RBI single just an inning later, then took it easy for the rest of the game. In his last four games, he's picked up eight hits. His season triple-slash now stands at a robust .295/.376/.560 with 10 homers and 35 RBI over 166 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:02:00 PM

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

He's just getting a breather. Anthony Recker is behind the dish in d'Arnaud's place.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 10:28:00 AM

Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and two walks in Friday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox.

One of d'Arnaud's two walks came with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. He's currently working on a six-game hitting streak which has helped to boost his overall batting line to .279/.355/.544 across 147 at-bats. In addition to those fine numbers, he's hit nine homers and driven in 30 runs.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 11:49:00 PM

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

It's just a day off. Anthony Recker is catching while d'Arnaud rests.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 03:49:00 PM

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

He's just getting a breather. Anthony Recker is behind the dish in d'Arnaud's place.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
5Roger Bernadina
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Bartolo Colon
7Rafael Montero
8Logan Verrett
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Erik Goeddel
7Jenrry Mejia
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Dario Alvarez
12Jim Henderson
13Jeff Walters
14Josh Smoker