Kevin Plawecki, Catcher, New York Mets, #22
Date of Birth: 2/26/1991
Birthplace: Carmel, Indiana
College: Purdue University
Kevin Plawecki, catcher for the New York Mets, was a top player at Purdue University. In 2012, he was named the Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Mets that year.
Plawecki played in the Mets' minor league system from 2012 through 2014. During that time, he had 307 hits, 70 doubles, 171 RBIs, and 125 strikeouts to 97 walks in 290 games. Defensively, as a catcher, he made 126 assists, 1,840 putouts, and 16 errors.
Plawecki joined the Mets for 73 games in 2015. He batted .219 with 51 hits. He hit his first major league home run on April 25th. Defensively, as a catcher, he made 36 assists, 558 putouts, and 1 error in 70 games. He caught players trying to steal 25.6% of the time and he had a .998 fielding percentage.
Plawecki split his time in 2016 between the minors and the Mets. In 48 games with the Mets, he batted just .197.