Travis d'Arnaud, Catcher, New York Mets, #18
Date of Birth: 2/10/1989
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Current Salary: $1,875,000
Travis d'Arnaud, catcher for the New York Mets, was first drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007. He played in the Phillies' minor league system from 2007 to 2010 before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He then played in the Blue Jays' minor league system for two more years. His batting average in the minors was .286.
In December, 2012, d'Arnaud was traded to the Mets. He played in just 31 games with the Mets in 2013, batting .202 with 20 hits. He finished the 2014 season with 93 hits, 22 doubles, 13 home runs, 41 RBIs, 64 strikeouts to 32 walks, and a .242 batting average in 108 games. Defensively, as a catcher, he made 38 assists, 829 putouts, and 9 errors in 105 games. He caught players trying to steal 19.4% of the time.
d'Arnaud spent much of the 2015 season on the DL, first with a broken hand and then with an elbow injury. He finished the season with 64 hits, 14 doubles, 41 RBIs, and a .268 batting average in 67 games. As a catcher in 64 games, he made 25 assists, 556 putouts, and 3 errors. He caught players trying to steal 32.6% of the time and he had a .995 fielding percentage. In postseason play, he had 10 hits, including a double and 3 home runs, and 7 RBIs in 55 at-bats in 14 games.
d'Arnaud again suffered from injuries in 2016, and he spent half of the season on the DL. He finished the season with 62 hits and a .247 batting average in 75 games. Defensively, as the Mets' catcher in 73 games, he made 36 assists, 608 putouts, and 1 error. He had a .998 fielding percentage and he caught players trying to steal 21.8% of the time. He didn't play in the Wild Card game.
Career batting statistics for d'Arnaud through 2016 include:
- 281 games played
- 239 hits
- 46 doubles
- 102 RBIs
- 184 strikeouts to 86 walks
- .245 batting average
Career fielding statistics for d'Arnaud as a catcher through 2016 include:
- 272 games played
- 109 assists
- 2,207 putouts
- 13 errors
- .230 caught stealing percentage
- .994 fielding percentage