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Mets send top prospect Travis d’Arnaud to Triple-A

Mar 25, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

Travis d'Arnaud AP

Travis d’Arnaud, the stud catching prospect the Mets acquired from the Blue Jays as part of the R.A. Dickey trade, has been assigned to Triple-A after an impressive spring in big league camp.

d’Arnaud is considered the best catching prospect in baseball and hit .333 with 16 homers and a .975 OPS in 67 games at Triple-A last season, so he figures to destroy Pacific Coast League pitching again and perhaps force his way into the Mets’ plans.

For now John Buck is the Mets’s starter behind the plate, but he won’t present much of a roadblock for d’Arnaud once they decide he’s ready (and/or his service time has been sufficiently delayed).

  1. proudlycanadian - Mar 25, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    1) He did not play much last season due to injury. 2) The delay in service time argument is more compelling than the lack of play last season argument.

  2. jaysjunkie - Mar 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Interesting…I thought d’Arnaud was expected to be on the major league club to start the season.

    Lol @ “John Buck…won’t present much of a roadblock for d’Arnaud once they decide he’s ready”. Now there’s an understatement!

  3. dwdive - Mar 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I didn’t know 24 year olds are still considered “prospects”.

    • crisisofinfinitephils - Mar 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      Hey he’s got two years on The Natural, Darin Ruf!

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