The Mets’ backstop stayed healthy for the most part save for a three-week stretch on the disabled list and had a solid end to an up and down season
Travis d’Arnaud was able to stay healthy for the most part in 2017 as evidenced by his 112 games played (the most in a season in his career). d’Arnaud did spend nearly three weeks on the disabled list due to a bruised wrist, but that was the extent of his unavailability.
The bulk of Mets fans seem to have soured on d’Arnaud and even management is starting to look at other options. In 2017, d’Arnaud did set career highs in home runs and RBI, but there are some minuses that we’ll get into in a moment.
What does the future hold for d’Arnaud? Will the Mets be inclined to go into next season with the same setup behind the plate as they finished within 2017? And how much will Kevin Plawecki’s solid finish to the season cut into d’Arnaud’s potential playing time next year? All these points will be touched on.
First, let’s have a look at how Travis did this season.