| Birthdate: 2/10/1989
| Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
| Bats/Throws: R/R
| Team: New York
| College: No College
| MLB Experience: Rookie
| Owned/Started%: 32/1 | Average Draft Position: 243.46
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is scheduled to fly to New York to have his broken right foot examined Thursday, the Daily News reports. The team is hoping d'Arnaud will be cleared to ditch his walking boot and start a rehab assignment after his checkup.
He entered the season as the No. 23 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America, but fractured a bone in his right foot back in April.
Travis d'Arnaud to be re-examined May 17
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will have his broken foot re-examined May 17.
He could begin a rehab assignment shortly after that date based on how well his exam goes. The initial diagnosis had d'Arnaud out until June, which still seems like the most likely scenario.
No surgery good news for Travis d'Arnaud
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Mets prospect Travis d'Arnaud will not require surgery on a broken bone in his foot, but he is still expected to miss up to eight weeks while recovering. The team's top return in the R.A. Dickey trade this offseason appears to have avoided a worst-case scenario, after fracturing the first metatarsal in his left foot after being hit by a foul ball.
"Anytime they say it's six-to-eight weeks, it could be sooner," manager Terry Collins told the New York Post. "It could be four; but even if it is, he’s not going to play for another two or three weeks, so I just said eight."
d'Arnaud entered the season as the No. 23 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America, and he was putting up a .901 on-base plus slugging percentage at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Travis d'Arnaud out eight weeks
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013)Travis d'Arnaud will miss eight weeks with a broken foot but will avoid surgery, manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.
The Mets set a soft 4-8 week timetable before getting an opinion from their team doctor. Unfortunately for d'Arnaud, he'll be at the long end of that timetable. The top prospect was hitting .250/.427/.492 with five doubles and a home run in 12 games for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Report: Travis d'Arnaud out 4-8 weeks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mets catcher prospect Travis d'Arnaud will probably be out 4-8 weeks before he can resume baseball activities, a source told the New York Post. But the team doctors want to evaluate d'Arnaud before setting a timetable.
d'Arnaud has a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal in his left foot and has been placed in a walking boot. d'Arnaud suffered the injury after taking a foul ball off his left foot Wednesday for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Travis d'Arnaud in walking boot
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mets catcher prospect Travis d'Arnaud, who left Wednesday's game for Triple-A Las Vegas, has a bruised left foot, according to ESPN. He has a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal and has been placed in a walking boot.
d'Arnaud suffered the injury after taking a foul ball off his left foot. He's returned to New York to be examined.
Mets would find room for Travis d'Arnaud
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Wednesday he would find room in the lineup for John Buck and Travis d'Arnaud, when d'Arnaud is promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas, according to the New York Daily News.
Collins said Buck could play at first base, but nothing is imminent because d'Arnaud is not ready.
“I talked to (Triple-A manager) Wally Backman, the other day and asked how d’Arnaud was doing and he said he has to play a little more every day,” Collins said.
ESPN reported Thursday morning d'Arnaud was removed from Wednesday's game for Las Vegas with an apparent injury, but nothing has been reported from the team.
d'Arnaud is batting .250 (9 for 36) with one home run, five doubles and eight RBI in 12 games.
Travis d'Arnaud not untouchable in trade
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) If Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton becomes available in a trade, the Mets would have interest, according to the New York Daily News. The paper reports the Mets continue to monitor Stanton's situation, and realize a deal would likely have to include prospects Zack Wheeler and Travis d'Arnaud.
Even though the Mets just acquired d'Arnaud in the offseason, one Mets' official said that wouldn't keep the team from moving the top catcher prospect.
"You can figure the catching out later," the official said. "You have John Buck now, and hey, Brian McCann is going to be a free agent."
John Buck's hot start bad news for prospect?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) I know it's very early in the season and could be a little early to plant this seed, but it's probably an interesting enough topic: If John Buck is still one of the Mets' top hitters by the end of May, does his presence keep New York from promoting uber prospect Travis d'Arnaud?
Now, history tells us it's unlikely Buck keeps up his current offensive pace because he's never been this good of a hitter for an entire season. While Buck has good pop for a catcher, he's also been very streaky. But let's say Buck defies the odds and is somehow on a good run a few months into the season and the Mets are still winning. What will or should the Mets do?
I only bring this up because d'Arnaud is one of the most owned minor leaguers (43 percent) and at the outset of the season everyone knew Buck was just keeping the catcher spot warm until d'Arnaud was ready. But it wouldn't surprise me if d'Arnaud's arrival is delayed if down the road the Mets are still winning and Buck is a large part of their success. You also have to consider his defensive presence. If the Mets' pitching staff is thriving because of Buck's abilities behind the plate, then it could be another reason Buck blocks d'Arnaud's path to the minors.
Travis d'Arnaud starts strong
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Through three games in the minors, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is off to a good start.
D'Arnaud has already hit two doubles, and walked six times in those games. The 24-year-old was thought to be close to major-league ready this spring, but the team sent him to the minors to begin the season. He isn't expected to stay in Triple-A for long. The team will likely keep d'Arnaud in the minors until he accrues enough service time to push back his free agency. That should take about a month.
Mets start clock on Travis d'Arnaud
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Mets top prospect Travis d'Arnaud was optioned to the team's minor-league camp on Sunday after an encouraging showing in Grapefruit League play. The highly touted catcher produced an impressive .355/.432/.484 slash line in 15 exhibition games, but New York can delay his first year of arbitration eligibility by a year if he's promoted later in the season, likely in mid-June.
"He played very well," general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com. "He met all of our expectations, which I think for the organization and Mets fans were fairly high. He did a very nice job."
Still happy to stash Travis d'Arnaud
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/21/2013) Jon Heyman's estimation that the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud will spend only 1-3 months in the minors is kind of along the lines of what I've been thinking as I've drafted him as my second catcher in Rotisserie leagues and perhaps even my No. 1 in NL-only formats. Obviously, I'm hoping it's closer to the shorter end of that time frame, and sizing up the Mets' catcher situation, with John Buck at the top of the depth chart, I suspect it will be.
I mean, it's not like d'Arnaud isn't ready. The Blue Jays were planning to call him up before he tore a knee ligament last June.
Of course, Super 2 considerations could factor in to the decision, but given my newfound confidence in Tyler Flowers and Jason Castro as fallback options, stashing d'Arnaud is still worth the risk to me.
Travis d'Arnaud not long for the minors
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud is expected to begin the season in Triple-A but will only be down there for one to three months, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
He was acquired in the R.A. Dickey trade and is expected to be the team’s catcher of the future. In 303 Triple-A plate appearances last season, d’Arnaud, 24, hit .333/.380/.595.
The Mets will likely open the season with John Buck behind the plate. d’Arnaud should be a popular waiver wire pickup once he's promoted to the majors.
Time to start stashing Travis d'Arnaud on bench
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Mets have been impressed with catcher prospect Travis d'Arnaud this spring and expect to promote him sometime later this summer.
I anticipate d'Arnaud might come up at the same time as pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, who is also ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets seem keen on making sure those two develop rapport since they are expected to be integral part of the battery for years to come.
If you are in a deeper seasonal format, whether it be mixed or NL-only, I would stash d'Arnaud on your bench, if you have ample reserve spots. d'Arnaud can be an impact bat at a usually thin position, so he certainly is worth the gamble in deeper formats on Draft Day.
He slugged .542 in 114 games at Double-A in 2011 and slugged .595 in 67 games at Triple-A last season before hurting his knee. If those numbers translate well to the major-league level, then d'Arnaud could be a Fantasy staple for years to come.
Heyman: Travis d'Arnaud to be called up in 2013
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Mets catcher prospect Travis d'Arnaud, who was acquired from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey trade this offseason, has impressed the Mets' front office this spring.
He is slated to begin the year at Triple-A Las Vegas, but he's expected to be promoted to the majors sometime this season.
d'Arnaud, who is considered a top 100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 6) and Baseball America (No. 23), is batting .308 (8 for 26) with two RBI, three doubles and five runs in 12 spring games.
No concern for Travis d'Arnaud
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Mets catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud was 1 for 2 with a double and a run scored in a 4-2 loss to Miami in Grapefruit League play Saturday. d'Arnaud, considered the sixth-best prospect in the minors by MLB.com, continued to have no problems after being removed from a game earlier this month when he was hit by a pitch just below his right elbow.
In fact, he sat just one day after the early exit on March 8, which was considered a precaution, before returning to the lineup. d'Arnaud, projected to open the regular season with Triple-A Las Vegas, is hitting .308 with three walks this spring.
Mets play it safe with d'Arnaud
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) Mets catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud left in the fifth inning of Friday's Grapefruit League contest against Detroit after being hit with a pitch just below his right elbow, ESPN.com reports. d'Arnaud, considered one of the top 10 prospects in the minors by several publications, said he was removed as a precaution. "It got enough meat to where I'll be fine -- just let it heal, relax for today," he said. "Fortunately it wasn't a couple of inches higher or lower."
d'Arnaud could make Mets roster
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told WFAN on Thursday that for catcher Travis d'Arnaud to make the 25-man roster out of spring training, he would have to win the catcher's job. I just dont want to rule anything out, Alderson said, in a transcript provided by the Daily News. But at the same time, I dont want to create false expectations for our fans or put pressure on Travis."
d'Arnaud's path cleared via trade
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/17/2012) Given their collection of young catchers, the Blue Jays were hesitant to promote top prospect Travis d'Arnaud to the majors for the start of 2013. Now, it's not their decision to make. The Blue Jays have traded d'Arnaud, along with Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wulimer Becerra to the Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. The deal had been in the works all weekend but was contingent on the Blue Jays agreeing to an extension with Dickey, which happened Monday.