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22 Kevin Plawecki C
Height/Weight: 6-2/224 | Birthdate: 2/26/1991 | Birthplace: Carmel, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 24/16 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Mets rest Kevin Plawecki, Eric Campbell on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Plawecki sits after four straight starts behind the plate. He's replaced by Anthony Recker, who gets his ninth start of the year. Recker will bat sixth. 

Third baseman Eric Campbell is also out of the lineup, after eight consecutive starts. He's replaced by Ruben Tejada, who will start at third for just the second time this year. He's hitting eighth. 


Mets C Kevin Plawecki making decisions difficult for manager


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) With Mets starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud getting closer to returning from the disabled list, the Mets' front office is going to have a decision to make about fellow young backstop Kevin Plawecki

Plawecki has been receiving the bulk of the playing time behind the plate since d'Arnaud was placed on the disabled list after suffering a broken finger on April 19. He's performed admirably in his first stint as a Major League catcher. He's batting just .217 with two homers so far, but his work on defense and with the Mets' pitching staff has gotten the attention of his skipper, according to the New York Post.

“He’s done great, he has played very well,” manager Terry Collins said before Wednesday night’s game. “He’s caught the ball very well, he’s blocked the ball very well, he’s actually thrown better. He threw out (speedy Marlins second baseman) Dee Gordon, and that’s a big assignment for anybody."

But with d'Arnaud nearing a rehab assignment, a decision is going to have to be made whether or not to send Plawecki back down to Triple-A when the time comes.

“That is going to be a tough call,” Collins said. “When Travis comes back, you are looking at two guys who both should be playing. That’s hard to do when both have to be out there.”


Mets' Anthony Recker in, Kevin Plawecki out at catcher Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker will get the start behind the plate on Tuesday against the Cardinals. With Kevin Plawecki catching all 14 innings on Monday, manager Terry Collins decided to rest the youngster in favor of Recker. 

Recker has struggled offensively in limited time, collecting five hits, including two home runs in 27 at-bats. Plawecki should return to the lineup on Wednesday.


Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki back in the lineup on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Cardinals after getting the day off on Sunday, the team announced.

Plawecki was replaced by John Monell on Sunday. He has only started two of the last five games for New York. Plawecki is hitting .226 in 62 at-bats this season. The Mets are currently the favorites (-130) against St. Louis.


Mets remain committed to Kevin Plawecki as primary catcher


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in the starting lineup for the third time in four games Sunday, but manager Terry Collins reiterated Sunday that the team remains committed to the rookie as the team's primary catcher while Travis d'Arnaud is on the disabled list, ESPN New York reports.

Johnny Monell was brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to serve as a lefty bat off the bench, but he's starting for the second time in three games Sunday. Plawecki, who homered Saturday, has hit .226/.269/.371 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 62 at-bats.


Mets C Kevin Plawecki goes yard on Saturday vs. Brewers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki launched his second home run of the season in Saturday's 14-1 pounding of the Brewers. The solo home run came in the seventh inning with the team already way ahead. 

Overall, Plawecki had a good night at the plate. He went 1 for 3 with the home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored. The big game was needed for the Mets' young backstop, as he came into Saturday's game with just one hit over his previous 12 at-bats.


Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson out of the lineup on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is out of the starting lineup on Monday with John Mayberry taking over in right field, the team announced.

Granderson has missed just three of the team's first 31 games for rest and started six in a row. Mayberry is hitting .120 in 25 at-bats this season. Michael Cuddyer is also back in the starting lineup after originally being reported as out for Monday.

Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki all return to the lineup after getting the day off on Sunday.

The Mets are currently the underdogs (+150) against the Cubs.


Mets' Dilson Herrera, Kevin Plawecki out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets rookies Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki are out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Herrera has made seven straight starts at second base since joining the lineup but will get a breather Sunday, with Ruben Tejada taking his place. Plawecki has made five straight starts behind the plate, but Anthony Recker will catch Sunday.

The Mets are road favorites (-150) in Philadelphia.


Curtis Granderson, Kevin Plawecki, Wilmer Flores out of Mets' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Mets gave several regulars a rest on Saturday. 

Right fielder Curtis Granderson, catcher Kevin Plawecki and shortstop Wilmer Flores are all out of the starting lineup. 

John Mayberry makes his third start of the year in right, batting leadoff. Ruben Tejada makes his fourth start at short, batting seventh. Luke Recker will catch and bat eighth. 


Mets catcher, 2012 first-round pick Kevin Plaweck hits first career HR


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Mets catcher and recent call up Kevin Plawecki delivered his first career major league home run on Saturday against the Yankees .

Plawecki, the Mets 2012 first-round draft pick, was called up mid-week following the fractured-finger injury to regular catcher Travis d'Arnaud.

Plawecki became the first player to hit his first MLB homer in a Subway Series game.

"It was a special day in many ways," Plawecki said.


Kevin Plawecki goes 2 for 4 in Mets' debut


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki made his career debut in Tuesday's win over Atlanta. 

Plawecki singled in his second career at bat and finished the day 2 for 4. Plawecki also scored twice in the 7-1 win. 

''Just happy to have the first one out of the way,'' he said. ''Just happy it came out the way it did.''


Catcher Kevin Plawecki ready to start for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Catcher Kevin Plawecki joined the Mets sooner than expected, but the 2012 first-round draft pick is ready to contribute.

Travis d'Arnaud went on the disabled list with a fractured finger, and the call went out to Plawecki.

"Given Travis' injury, it's not an ideal situation, not the way I really expected to come up," Plawecki said, per NJ.com. "But I'm here, I'm happy to be here, and I'm happy to be part of this team."

Manager Terry Collins told Plawecki not to put too much pressure on himself for his debut.

"I talked to him earlier, and I told him the one thing is there's a lot on his plate today, and the main thing is just to be himself," Collins said. "Just go out there and have some fun. We'll help him get through certain situations .. because there's an awful lot to learn in your first day."


Mets prospect Kevin Plawecki bats seventh in MLB debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) The Mets wasted little time getting catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki into the starting lineup following his promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. Plawecki started and hit seventh on Tuesday against Braves right-hander Trevor Cahill.

"He came up here to play. He will do the majority of the catching," manager Terry Collins said.

Plawecki posted a .292/.368/.435/.803 slash line in four seasons in the minors (296 games). He also had 26 home runs, 72 doubles and 177 RBI.

Plawecki is considered the 63rd-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America.


Plawecki promoted, d'Arnaud to DL among Mets moves Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) As expected, the Mets promoted catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki and reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. 

The Mets also added catcher Travis d'Arnaud (finger) and reliever Jerry Blevins (arm) to the 15-day disabled list, while moving Zack Wheeler (elbow) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.


Plawecki, Robles to be recalled; Wheeler moving to 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) The Mets will promote catcher Kevin Plawecki and reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, the team announced Monday. The team will also transfer Zack Wheeler (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.

Plawecki and Robles are being called up due to injuries to Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins. D'Arnaud is expected to miss at least a month due to a metacarpal fracture of the little finger of his right hand. Blevins has a distal radius fracture of the left arm and will miss more than six weeks.

Plawecki is considered the 63rd-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America. He is batting .216 (8 for 37) with one triple, two doubles and six RBI in nine games for Triple-A Las Vegas. 

Robles is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five relief outings for Las Vegas. He has 10 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.


Mets expected to call up C Kevin Plawecki


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Mets are expected to promote Triple-A catcher Kevin Plawecki after Travis d'Arnaud suffered a fractured hand Sunday, the New York Daily News reports.

"Can he handle it here?" manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's win, his team's eighth straight. "We’ll likely find out."

Plawecki was pulled from his minor-league game early Sunday, all but confirming that he'll be on his way up to New York to serve as the team's No. 1 catcher while d'Arnaud is sidelined. Plawecki is just 8 for 35 this season but hit .309/.365/.460 with 11 home runs and 64 RBI in 376 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A last season.


Mets' Travis d'Arnaud hit by pitch, fractures hand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was removed from Sunday's game against the Marlins after being hit by a pitch. He was then diagnosed with a fractured right hand after being examined, WOR 710 AM reports.

d'Arnaud was struck on the hand, and after being checked out by the trainer, he came out of the game. The catcher went 2 for 3 with an RBI before being replaced. He has hit .317/.356/.537 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 41 at-bats.

d'Arnaud was replaced by Anthony Recker after suffering the injury. Recker could be in for extended playing time while d'Arnaud is on the shelf, or the team could promote Kevin Plawecki to serve as the team's regular catcher and keep Recker in a reserve role.


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. 


Kevin Plawecki expected to be promoted to Triple-A 'very soon'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) A team source told the New York Daily News that a promotion for Mets catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas will happen "very soon." A move could coincide with the Mets' anticipated recall of catcher Travis d'Arnaud from Las Vegas this week.

Plawecki, a 2012 first-round pick, is batting .329 with a .376 on-base percentage, .491 slugging percentage and .867 OPS in 57 games for Binghamton. He has six home runs, 18 doubles, 43 RBI, 32 runs, 14 walks and 27 strikeouts as well.


Report: Mets continue to monitor shortstop market


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's shaky play this spring has renewed concerns for management he will not be able to handle the starting shortstop job. Therefore, the Mets are continuing to monitor the shortstop market, according to the New York Daily News.

A team source said Tuesday the Mets continue to scout Mariners infielder Nick Franklin, as they decide whether or not Franklin can play shortstop well enough to justify his offensive potential and giving up a starting pitcher prospect for him.

Also, a source for another team told the Daily News the Mets are also monitoring the Diamondbacks' shortstop competition, and "could jump in" to make a trade for Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings before spring training ends. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said recently he would consider trading one of his young shortstops, ideally for a top catching prospect, which would likely be Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki.

There is also free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but there is no indication from Drew's agent, Scott Boras, that his client would be willing to sign a bargain-type contract.


Mets make several roster moves Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Mets made several roster moves Monday, which included optioning Erik Goeddel, Steven Matz, Josh Edgin and Wilfredo Tovar to the minors. Logan Verrett, Adam Kolarek, Chasen Bradford, Dustin Lawley, Brandon Nimmo, Cory Vaughn, Danny Muno and Kevin Plawecki were also reassigned to minor-league camp.

Mets manager doesn't see Kevin Plawecki changing positions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins said he's eager to see catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki in action this spring, according to ESPN.

"I'd like to see him catch, because just watching him in BP, he has a clue," Collins said. "He squares it up pretty good. And it's loud. So I'm real impressed with what I've seen at the plate. I'd like to see him catch and throw a little bit. You know, this guy came from a major college program. Player of the Year in the Big Ten, that's a pretty big statement."

Plawecki was a standout offensive player in his first full pro season in 2013, batting .305 with a .390 on-base percentage, .448 slugging percentage, .838 OPS, eight home runs, 38 doubles and 80 RBI in 125 games between two levels of Class A.

Collins sees Plawecki long term as a catcher and not shifting to another defensive position.

"I think he's going to be a catcher, and I think he's going to be a good offensive catcher," Collins said. "If you can produce your own catchers, those are big."


Hitting 'a bonus' for Kevin Plawecki


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2013) After batting .314 in 65 games for low Class A Savannah, Mets catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki is off to a stellar start for high Class A St. Lucie, batting .365 in 21 games.

"I got off to a hot start, and I've been able to carry it on from there," Plawecki told MLB.com.

The 2012 first-round pick has one home run, six doubles and 18 RBI with St. Lucie. For the season, he is batting .326 with a .492 slugging percentage, .891 OPS, one triple, seven home runs, 30 doubles and 61 RBI in 86 games.

Plawecki has improved his status after entering the season ranked as the Mets' 17th-best prospect by MLB.com.

"I work hard on my catching," Plawecki said. "Being a good receiver and establishing a relationship with your pitchers are important. For a catcher, hitting is a bonus."


Kevin Plawecki promoted to high Class A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Mets catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki was promoted from low Class A Savannah to high Class A St. Lucie Thursday, according to ESPN. Plawecki hit .314 with a .494 slugging percentage, .884 OPS, six home runs, 24 doubles and 43 RBI in 65 games for Savannah.

However, Plawecki's numbers gradually declined after a torrid April. He hit .391 with four homers, 12 doubles and 20 RBI in 23 April games. He then hit .300 with two homers, 10 doubles and 19 RBI in 29 May games. Finally, he hit .208 with no homers, two doubles and four RBI in 13 June games.