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7 Travis d'Arnaud C
Height/Weight: 6-2/211 | Birthdate: 2/10/1989 | Birthplace: Long Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 62/47 | Average Draft Position: 147.05
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Mets C Travis d'Arnaud dealing with dizziness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said that catcher Travis d'Arnaud experienced dizziness Sunday, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

The issue is likely the result of dehydration, according to the manager. The catcher is 4 for 22 this spring after picking up one hit in two at-bats Sunday.


Mets C Travis d'Arnaud back in lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (finger) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday.

The catcher cut his finger Sunday but the injury did not require stitches, leaving him ready to return after one day of rest. d'Arnaud is just 1 for 11 in four spring appearances.


Mets' Travis d'Arnaud (finger) to return Tuesday vs. Braves


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is expecting to play Tuesday against the Braves, according to the New York Daily News. 

d'Arnaud suffered a cut on his left ring finger this past Sunday though it didn't require stitches. He went 1 for 2 in that 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. 


Mets' Travis d'Arnaud cuts finger, avoids stitches


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud cut his left ring finger Sunday but did not require stitches, Newsday reports.

The catcher picked up his first hit of the spring Sunday, going 1 for 2 at the plate before coming out of the game. The issue shouldn't cost him much, if any, time.


Mets catcher d'Arnaud not fully blaming bone spur in elbow


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was forced to have a bone spur in his throwing elbow surgically removed last September, but he's not allowing that to be an excuse for his struggles behind the plate last season.

"My arm feels looser. I have more range of motion in my elbow," d'Arnaud said Saturday, contrasting the end of last season with how he feels now. "I don't want to make excuses. I still should have made clean throws. You never know, though. It could have cut range of motion, so I couldn't extend all the way."

d'Arnuad finished near the bottom of the league in throw out attempts of would-be base stealers in 2014, tossing out just 19.4 percent.


Travis d'Arnaud: Comfort played a big role in second half


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud said being more comfortable at the plate helped him surge during the second half, according to the New York Post

The 25-year-old got off to a slow start last season, hitting just .180 in his first 39 games. After a brief demotion, d'Arnaud returned and hit .272 for the rest of the year. When asked what changed, d'Arnaud said he wasn't "scared to go up to the plate anymore. "I wanted to be up at the plate in certain situations, and I felt so much more relaxed and free at the plate."

D'Arnaud has been working out since December, and said his goal for 2015 is to stay healthy. "For me, it’s going to help me stay healthy and going into the season being the strongest I’ve ever been," d’Arnaud said.

D'Arnaud hit .242/.302/.416 over 385 at-bats last year.


Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) to rehab for 6-8 weeks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) The Mets announced catcher Travis d'Arnaud will rehab 6-8 weeks following surgery Tuesday to have a bone chip removed from his elbow, according to the New York Post.

Report: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud undergoes elbow surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud had successful surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, a source told the New York Daily News.

Travis d'Arnaud to have bone spur surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will have surgery to remove a bone spur after the season, according to Newsday.

d'Arnaud will not play in the weekend series, ending his year. Over 385 at-bats, d'Arnaud hit .242/.302/.416. 


Travis d'Arnaud dealing with elbow issue, GM says


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters that catcher Travis d'Arnaud is nursing a right elbow issue, according to Newsday. d'Arnaud was examined on Friday, and could be out for the final weekend of the season depending on the results of the test.

Travis d'Arnaud might be done for year


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) The Mets could lose catcher Travis d'Arnaud for the rest of the season with an undisclosed physical issue, per ESPN. Terry Collins confirmed that d'Arnaud is scheduled for an examination with team doctors Friday.

Collins added that he's unsure whether the catcher would be able to play at any point the rest of the way. If d'Arnaud is indeed sidelined, he finishes the year with a stat line of .242/.302/.416 and 48 runs scored in 385 at-bats.


Travis d'Arnaud absent from Game 1 lineup Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) An illness will prevent Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud from crouching behind the plate Thursday in Washington for the first game of a day-night doubleheader. He has been in the lineup just once since Saturday.

d'Arnaud is mired in a 7-for-36 mini-slump, but has a triple in back-to-back games.


Travis d'Arnaud to sit Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday.

d'Arnaud will miss the game due to "ailments." The team did not specify an injury. He's considered doubtful to play Thursday as well. d'Arnaud is hitting .242/.302/.416 over 385 at-bats.


Mets preparing to have too much of a good thing at catcher


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) The Mets might have an overcrowding problem behind the plate next season, given the progress Travis d'Arnaud and prospect Kevin Plawecki have shown this season.

"If their potential starts to converge at the major league level, and it warrants major league time, then we'll have to make a decision," manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Daily News Tuesday. "But in the meantime, we're happy to have both of them. But Kevin has made a lot of progress, and obviously Travis has done well the second half of this season."

Alderson does not think either player is likely to be used in a backup or reserve role. d'Arnaud is hitting .277/.321/.480 in 177 at-bats since the All-Star break, while Plawecki is hitting .309/.365/.460 in 101 minor-league games while reaching Triple-A. 


Travis d'Arnaud dealing with sore wrist


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was given a half day on Thursday because of a sore wrist, ESPN New York reports. D'Arnaud was pulled after four innings for Anthony Recker, who hit a home run in his place against the Nationals.

D'Arnaud is hitting .246 with 13 homers and 38 RBI over 354 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Travis d'Arnaud drives in four in blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud continued his hot-hitting ways Friday, as he led the team to a 14-5 win over the Reds.

d'Arnaud put together his third multi-hit effort in the last four games, as he reached base four times by going 3 for 4 with a walk. He drove in four runs in the game as well, with a first-inning RBI single and then a three-run home run in the fourth, while scoring twice in the blowout.

d'Arnaud is 9 for 16 in four September games, to raise his season line to .243/.306/.412 in 337 at-bats.


Mets discussing Travis d'Arnaud position change


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) The Mets have had preliminary conversations with catcher Travis d'Arnaud about possibly changing positions to keep him healthy, the New York Daily News reports Friday.

"We've talked about it,” manager Terry Collins said. "We’ve brought it up. Obviously, with what he's started to do offensively, we've got to see if these concussions are leading to anything. Is he changing his position (defensively), where he is positioning himself behind the hitter, to get less foul tips?"

d'Arnaud has had four reported concussions in his career, an issue that is only exacerbated by playing behind the plate. Despite that, Collins does not think it is likely to happen at this point.

d'Arnaud has made himself an indispensable part of the club's long-term plans with his play this season. Since returning from his latest concussion in June, he is hitting .265/.308/.486 over his last 50 games. 


Mets considering moving Travis d'Arnaud to the outfield


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The Mets have considered moving catcher Travis d'Arnaud to the outfield, according to the New York Daily News

Manager Terry Collins confirmed that the team has discussed moving d'Arnaud."We’ve talked about it," Collins said. "We’ve brought it up. Obviously, with what he’s started to do offensively, we’ve got to see if these concussions are leading to anything." By moving d'Arnaud to the outfield, the team is hoping to keep his bat in the lineup while making sure he stays healthy. a'Arnaud has already suffered four concussions in his career. 


Travis d'Arnaud leaves the yard vs. Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left the yard Sunday afternoon against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

D'Arnaud launched a solo home run off Kevin Correia in the second inning. He finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. He owns a .228/.292/.396 slash line with 12 homers and 32 RBI over 303 at-bats.

Travis d'Arnaud smacks 11th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud served as the designated hitter Tuesday and went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the A's Tuesday.

d'Arnaud broke a scoreless tie with his shot in the top of the fourth inning, but the A's were able to pick up four runs in the bottom half of the inning and hold the lead over the remainder of the game. He has hit .227/.293/.395 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 286 at-bats.


Travis d'Arnaud smacks 10th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Nationals Wednesday.

d'Arnaud brought his team to within one run with his leadoff home run in the ninth inning, but the Mets weren't able to finish the comeback. The catcher has collected three home runs in his last five games. He owns a .230/.295/.398 line with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 269 at-bats.


Travis d'Arnaud has arrived as a No. 1 catcher


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/13/2014) In CBSSports.com leagues, there are currently 15 catchers who have a higher ownership rate than Travis d'Arnaud's 57 percent. Outside of very deep leagues, D'Arnaud is not serving very many owners as a No. 1 catcher. Based on what he has done over the past seven weeks, that needs to change.

Since coming back from a minor league rehab stint on June 24, d'Arnaud has been the fourth-ranked catcher in standard Rotisserie leagues and fifth in Head-to-Head points leagues. After struggling to hit for power duirng his initial callup late last season and again early this season, d'Arnaud is finally collecting extra-base hits, just like he did in the upper minors.

There should be little doubt that d'Arnaud has taken his game up a notch. All six home runs he has hit since returning to the Mets have been categorized by the ESPN Hit Tracker as having "plenty" of distance (one actually fell into the "No Doubt" category). He also has a .270 batting average with 10 doubles over this recent stretch, but with a .287 BABIP, d'Arnaud doesn't appear to be benefitting from good luck on balls in play.

Perhaps most encouraging, the average distance of d'Arnaud's flyballs has increased dramatically since his return. According to BaseballHeatMaps.com, in d'Arnaud's first 39 games this year, he averaged 264 feet in flyball distance, but over his 37 games since, that mark has jumped to 287 feet.

As I noted in a recent blog post, d'Arnaud's surge in productivity hasn't done much for his Fantasy popularity in recent weeks, while other catchers with more limited upside, like Caleb Joseph and J.P. Arencibia have been getting picked up in droves. Not only is d'Arnaud a better mixed league pickup than either of these two backstops, but he is likely to be more productive going forward than Brian McCann or Kurt Suzuki, both of whom are far more widely owned.

If you're disappointed with the production of your catcher in a one-catcher league, it's time to give d'Arnaud a try. Chances are good that he will be there for the taking on your league's waiver wire.


Travis d'Arnaud set to sit Monday against Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud has slugged two home runs in his last three games, but he will be hard-pressed to make it three of four. He is out of the lineup for the Monday afternoon game in Philadelphia. Anthony Recker will crouch behind the plate instead.

d'Arnaud has six hits with six runs scored in the last five games after starting August in a slump.


Travis d'Arnaud slugs eighth home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Phillies Friday.

d'Arnaud began August hitless in 10 at-bats over a four-game span, but he's 4 for 11 with a double and a home run in his last three outings. He has hit .225/.289/.375 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 253 at-bats.


Travis d'Arnaud turns into a slugging machine Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud hit the ball all over the yard Monday against the Phillies. 

The catcher got in on the action during his first at-bat. He doubled on the first pitch he saw from A.J. Burnett. d'Arnaud would come in to score during the inning. In the fifth, d'Arnaud struck again, taking an 81 mph knuckle curve from Burnett out to left for a three-run shot. He doubled again later in the game. d'Arnaud finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and three RBI.