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."