New York Mets prospects

Kevin Plawecki promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas

By Danny Abriano

The same day Travis d’Arnaud returned to the majors, fellow catcher Kevin Plawecki was promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Plawecki, the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, was hitting .326/.378/.487 with six home runs, 44 RBI, and 33 runs scored for Binghamton.

Plawecki will get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate for Las Vegas.


It’s taken some time, but the Mets’ hitting prospects are starting to catch up to their pitching prospects.

With Plawecki now in Triple-A, and Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo in Double-A, the Mets are getting close to seeing their next wave of offensive prospects break in to the bigs.

Plawecki’s path to the Mets may be a bit tricky, considering Travis d’Arnaud is on the 25-man roster and is viewed as the future of the club behind the plate.

For now, Plawecki will get acclimated in Las Vegas.

However, if d’Arnaud contributes at the level the Mets feel he’s capable of, it’s likely that Plawecki’s future will be with another team.

Plawecki only profiles as a plus prospect if he’s behind the plate, meaning a shift to a different position will probably not be happening – at least not if the Mets hope to maximize his value.

Feb 26, 2014; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets Kevin Plawecki poses during media day at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports