The Book on Travis d'Arnaud
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Travis d'Arnaud / C, NYM
Lakewood, CA, USA
9 | 2/26/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (12/8/2013): #10
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #6
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #8
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #13
Baseball America 2013: #23
Baseball Prospectus: #15
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Travis D'Arnaud is one of the very top catching prospects in baseball today. Not to be confused with infielder Chase, Travis is an offensively gifted catcher who's ready for major league ball, at least from an offensive perspective: he slashed .333/.380/.595 last year at AAA Las Vegas, ticking off 16 homers in 67 games. A major prize in the sell-high trade of RA Dickey in December 2012, d'Arnaud also has above-average speed for a catcher to go along with a great eye for the strike zone. While his game-calling and defense aren't quite ready for prime time (yet), he'll be pushed along quickly. He should be hitting high in any Mets batting order in 2013, and for years to come.
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News and Notes
12/17/2012 by KDaddy
Travis d'Arnaud has been traded, along with Noah Syndergaard and others, to the NY Mets for ace RA Dickey. D'Arnaud is the top catching prospect in baseball today.
3/2/2012 by KDaddy
According to CBS Sports, the Jays have reaffirmed their commitment to sophomore catcher JP Arencibia as their opening day starter, though with Travis d'Arnaud destined for AA or perhaps even AAA Las Vegas, his hold on the job can't be very firm. Two offensively-adept young catchers must be a nice problem to have.