Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

February 21 Travis d’Arnaud told reporters that regardless of what rule goes into effect regarding blocking the plate, Mets personnel have instructed him today that he is to stand in fair territory and give base runners the whole plate. The rule, which is not official yet, is to allow runners a lane to part of the […]

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Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Land Four On Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball today, and unsurprisingly, the list included a few notable future Mets. The four who made the cut were Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud, Rafael Montero, and Dominic Smith. Here is what John Manuel, the editor of the publication, had to say about each […]

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2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

Welcome to my annual player projection series. In this series, I will try to take a swing at estimating how each Met will do in the upcoming season. As the results of last year’s projections will tell you, I won’t be too accurate. So much happens over the course of a baseball season that without […]

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Why Not Daniel Murphy as the Leadoff Man?

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Why Not Daniel Murphy as the Leadoff Man?

One of the debates in Mets-land in recent weeks has been who Terry Collins should start in centerfield: Juan Lagares or Eric Young Jr. The argument for Lagares is his tremendous outfield defense, youth, and demonstrated offensive potential. The argument for Young is his speed and ability to play the lead-off position, plus a history […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 2 Travis d’Arnaud, C

2. Travis d’Arnaud, C Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Travis d’Arnaud was the centerpiece in the deal that moved R.A. Dickey to Toronto last offseason and he became the best position prospect the Mets had right way. To give you an idea of his ceiling, let me first mention that he […]

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Mets COO Jeff Wilpon Sees Wild Card In 2014, Believes In Sandy

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon Sees Wild Card In 2014, Believes In Sandy

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon spoke with Mike Lupica of ESPN New York 98.7 FM and told him that he expects the club to be in the mix for a Wild Card this year. “My expectation is that we improve on last year. In our last 100 games we played at .500 and if we can […]

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D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says Travis d’Arnaud has quite an impressive resume. He was a first-round pick by the Phillies, and he’s twice been used as a trading chip for a Cy Young winner. He has all the glowing scouting reports and made all the blue-chip prospect lists. However, it’s time for him to go […]

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Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

David Schoenfield of ESPN placed the Mets at No. 24 in his preseason MLB Power Rankings. His overall outlook of the Mets is rather bleak to put it mildly. How they can get to 90 wins: Score 73 more runs, allow 72 fewer. Of course, allowing 72 fewer runs will be much more difficult without […]

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Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

Completing his 2014 Top Prospects features, Keith Law of ESPN released his Mets Top 10 Ranking as follows (Top 100 in parenthesis): 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP (24) 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C (36) 3. Dominic Smith, 1B (37) 4. Rafael Montero, RHP (60) 5. Brandon Nimmo, OF (92) 6. Kevin Plawecki, C 7. Dilson Herrera, 2B […]

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Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

Only two days after naming the Mets as the 6th best Minor League system, ESPN’s Keith Law unveils his 2014 Top 100 Prospects and lo and behold – five Mets… What separates this Top 100 from others we’ve seen so far, is the Nimmo sighting. At the same time, there’s no mention of Wilmer Flores. […]

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