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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date2-26-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.92015
1.02016
0.22017
0.82018
0.22019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2015 NYN 24 73 258 51 9 0 3 17 60 4 0 0 .219 .280 .296 79 -5.4 -1.6 13.5 1.9
2016 NYN 25 48 151 26 6 0 1 17 33 2 0 0 .197 .298 .265 69 -5.2 0.3 7.4 1.0
2017 NYN 26 37 118 26 5 0 3 14 17 3 1 0 .260 .364 .400 101 0.5 -0.3 -3.3 0.2
2018 NYN 27 79 277 50 13 2 7 28 65 9 0 1 .210 .315 .370 92 -1.6 -1.2 -2.1 0.8
2019 CLE 28 47 138 26 8 0 2 10 26 3 0 1 .210 .283 .323 78 -3.3 -1.3 6.8 0.9
Career28494217941216862012112.216.304.32984-15.0-4.022.24.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 BRO A- NYP 61 252 .244 .317 .342 .250 90 5.9 6.9 0.9 117 0 -0.2 -0.1 4.1 1.2
2013 SAV A SAL 65 282 .248 .323 .369 .336 84 30.7 7.9 2 179 0 4.7 -3.7 15.0 2.7
2013 SLU A+ FSL 60 239 .248 .318 .356 .319 96 9 7.0 1.5 141 0 0.2 -1.9 5.3 1.2
2014 BIN AA EAS 58 249 .260 .325 .390 .344 105 11 6.8 3.6 147 0 6.0 0.8 9.0 2.8
2014 LVG AAA PCL 43 170 .282 .346 .444 .299 101 1.4 5.1 2.7 93 0 6.3 -0.3 -2.2 1.2
2015 NYN MLB NL 73 258 .253 .313 .402 .277 86 -4.3 7.0 4.2 79 10 13.5 -1.6 -5.4 1.9
2015 LVG AAA PCL 22 90 .266 .334 .415 .250 106 -5.8 2.5 1.2 56 0 -0.4 -1.7 -5.5 -0.4
2016 NYN MLB NL 48 151 .250 .317 .409 .255 88 -4.5 4.3 2.5 69 11 7.4 0.3 -5.2 1.0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 55 207 .267 .334 .412 .297 112 5.3 5.8 2 115 0 4.4 -1.9 0.2 1.1
2017 NYN MLB NL 37 118 .252 .327 .418 .284 93 3.6 3.4 1.8 101 10 -3.3 -0.3 0.5 0.2
2017 LVG AAA PCL 64 275 .280 .342 .443 .350 107 11.2 8.1 4.9 125 0 10.7 -1.4 9.6 3.1
2018 NYN MLB NL 79 277 .245 .317 .407 .257 90 0.6 7.8 4.4 92 10 -2.1 -1.2 -1.6 0.8
2018 LVG AAA PCL 4 15 .258 .310 .426 .222 117 -0.1 0.4 0.1 103 0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
2019 CLE MLB AL 47 138 .259 .326 .438 .247 99 -6.4 4.2 2.5 78 12 6.8 -1.3 -3.3 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 BRO A- NYP 252 216 26 54 8 0 7 83 27 25 24 0 0 .250 .345 .384 .134 3 0
2013 SAV A SAL 282 245 35 77 24 1 6 121 43 23 32 1 0 .314 .390 .494 .180 4 0
2013 SLU A+ FSL 239 204 25 60 14 0 2 80 37 19 21 0 0 .294 .391 .392 .098 1 1
2014 LVG AAA PCL 170 152 25 43 6 0 5 64 21 14 21 0 0 .283 .345 .421 .138 1
2014 BIN AA EAS 249 224 33 73 18 0 6 109 43 16 27 0 0 .326 .378 .487 .161 4
2015 NYN MLB NL 258 233 18 51 9 0 3 69 21 17 60 0 0 .219 .280 .296 .077 3 1
2015 LVG AAA PCL 90 85 7 19 5 1 1 29 9 3 12 0 0 .224 .267 .341 .118 0 0
2016 NYN MLB NL 151 132 6 26 6 0 1 35 11 17 33 0 0 .197 .298 .265 .068 0 0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 207 190 27 57 11 0 8 92 40 13 19 0 1 .300 .348 .484 .184 2 0
2017 LVG AAA PCL 275 247 37 81 17 1 9 127 45 16 38 0 0 .328 .375 .514 .186 6 0
2017 NYN MLB NL 118 100 11 26 5 0 3 40 13 14 17 1 0 .260 .364 .400 .140 1 0
2018 NYN MLB NL 277 238 33 50 13 2 7 88 30 28 65 0 1 .210 .315 .370 .160 1 1
2018 LVG AAA PCL 15 13 2 3 0 0 1 6 3 2 3 0 0 .231 .333 .462 .231 0 0
2019 CLE MLB AL 138 124 11 26 8 0 2 40 12 10 26 0 1 .210 .283 .323 .113 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 937 0.5400 0.4514 0.7683 0.6028 0.2738 0.8951 0.4407 0.2317 -0.0050
2016 555 0.4829 0.4775 0.7925 0.6530 0.3136 0.8971 0.5889 0.2075 0.0000
2017 478 0.4477 0.4707 0.7822 0.6682 0.3106 0.8881 0.5976 0.2178 0.0000
2018 1061 0.4826 0.4477 0.7621 0.6367 0.2714 0.8681 0.5302 0.2379 0.0000
2019 507 0.5069 0.4576 0.8103 0.6848 0.2240 0.8636 0.6429 0.1897 0.0000
Career35380.49660.45790.77810.64140.27720.88190.54100.2219-0.0013

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-18 2014-07-28 Minors 10 0 - General Medical Vertigo -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CLE $1,137,500
2018 NYN $557,471
2017 NYN $
2016 NYN $511,360
2015 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,068,831
2019Current$1,137,500
3 yrPvs + Cur$2,206,331
3 yrTotal$2,206,331

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 167 dLagardere Group1 year/$1.1375M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1375M (2019. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 1/6/19. Re-signed by Cleveland 1/9/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$557,471 (2018). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/17.
  • 1 year/$511,360 (2016). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by NY Mets 4/21/15.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2012 (1s-35) (Purdue). $1.4M signing bonus ($1.4674M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 109 14 28 6 1 3 14 11 20 0 0 .295 .376 .474 123 8.1 C 0 0.9
80o 87 10 21 4 0 3 11 8 16 0 0 .276 .356 .447 114 5.4 C 0 0.6
70o 71 8 16 3 0 2 8 6 14 0 0 .254 .329 .397 108 3.7 C 0 0.4
60o 58 7 14 3 0 2 7 5 11 0 0 .275 .351 .451 103 2.6 C 0 0.3
50o 45 5 9 2 0 1 5 4 9 0 0 .225 .311 .350 98 1.7 C 0 0.2
40o 32 3 7 1 0 1 4 3 6 0 0 .241 .333 .379 93 1.0 C 0 0.1
30o 19 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .235 .278 .294 88 0.4 C 0 0.0
20o 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 82 0.0 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean51610201641000.222.300.3331002.1C 00.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)I can't believe I'm saying this, but is it time to talk about Kevin Plawecki? 133 wRC+ in the second half. It's not impossible to think he's finally put it all together, right? Catchers are weird...
(RJ from nj)
So while I will confess to not watching all that much late season Mets baseball as I get generally less masochistic in my 30s, Plawecki's swing does look a little shorter and the bat a little quicker. More like the guy I saw in the minors. September stats lie of course, but if he is even a 4 hitter now, he'll have a ten-year career based on the other stuff he does well. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Seth Lugo be on a top 100 if he didn't lose his prospect eligibility? Further, Does Lugo, Kevin Plawecki and Gabriel Ynoa give TB enough value for Alex Colome?
(Erik from LA)
Probably off it because of age and health. That hypothetical trade sounds quite fair for Colome, but I also suspect the Mets may just drop Lugo into that role themselves. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Most likely another team signing me?
(Angel Cuan from 27/M/Panama)
Funnily enough, I was clearing out a backlog of notebooks and getting them digitized, and a 2014 Angel Cuan look popped up. I think I got Tyler Pill and Alex Panteliodis in that series too, and my 10th through 12th looks at Kevin Plawecki or something. Cuan got way more out of his stuff and body than he should have, and now that I think about it, he isn't the worst comp for Harol Gonzalez (other than the handedness, and Harol's raw stuff is better). Double-A is tough for these profiles. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin Plawecki keeps getting high grades on sites. Do you still see him as a starting C somewhere even though he hasn't really hit this year?
(Cleon from Queens)
Yeah. You have to remember, the bar for catchers is super low in some places. Plawecki hasn't hit this season, but he has in the past and the prevailing expectation remains that he will heading forward. Plus he's a quality receiver with an average arm and good staff-handling abilities. That's enough to pass as a starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Was Kevin Plawecki close to making the list? What is his ceiling?
(jsull11 from LIC, NY)
He was, actually. Legit role 5 catcher with good glove and stick (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Kevin Plawecki, Blake Swihart, Jorge Alfaro, and Kyle Schwarber offensively? Also, Who on that list should be starting by this time next season? Cheers
(Jim from Kansas)
In terms of ceiling, I think Alfaro has the highest overall offensive ceiling of that group, followed by Schwarber, Swihart and Plawecki. That said, Alfaro also comes with arguably the greatest risk in his offensive profile, so that has to be taken into account as well. I'm a pretty big believer in Alfaro, so I tend to think even if he doesn't reach his ceiling, he is still going to be an impactful offensive player.

I'm not sure any of these four guys are good bets to be starting in the Major Leagues by this time next year. Swihart and Plawecki would be the most likely bets, but I wouldn't put money on either one at this point in time. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name an prospect from the Futures game that was not in the spotlight who could end up being an All Star?
(Kyle from DC)
I was watching the game on my phone in an airport (isn't technology wonderful?) so I'm not super aware of who was getting all of the spotlight, but I like Kevin Plawecki, and J.P. Crawford as guys who didn't seem to be getting a ton of attention. If you haven't noticed, I like guys with good strikeout to walk ratios. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you say is Kevin Plawecki's upside? Does he have the potential to be better than what scouts thought (well, and still think) d'Arnaud can be?
(raymond from queens)
Most scouts are pretty surprised at the extent of d'Arnaud's struggles in the majors, both in their severity and duration, so who knows what his upside is at this point. Plawecki's is certainly comparable, however, and it's a nice luxury that the Mets have another strong catching prospect waiting in the wings in case their first one doesn't pan out. I haven't seen Plawecki in person because I didn't see St. Lucie last year, but if you've read my work you know I'm a sucker for prospects with a good K:BB ratio. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin Plawecki - does he have a shot at the majors this year? and how do you project his impact at the big league level? Thanks!
(Matt from Whippleville, NY)
I like Plawecki OK. He's an offense first catcher but I don't think he reaches the majors this year and I like D'Arnaud a lot, so I'm not sure what he is in the long term. He's more of a time-share catcher to me in the majors, unless he answers some of the questions on his defense. I'd say 2015 is a better bet for his arrival. (Craig Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2012 asx .000 0.0 1373 -.001 0.2 38 -.012 -.006 0.4 0.6 -0.2
2013 afa .000 0.0 1743 -.001 0.8 37 .014 -.005 -0.2 1.0 0.2
2013 afx .000 0.0 1834 -.007 3.9 48 .003 -.023 0.3 4.6 4.7
2014 aax .008 4.9 2283 -.001 0.6 44 .005 -.007 0.1 4.6 6.0
2014 aaa .018 7.1 1582 .000 0.2 26 .081 .000 -1.4 5.4 6.3
2015 mlb .025 13.3 2478 -.001 0.6 39 .018 -.001 -0.3 13.6 13.5
2015 aaa .000 0.0 953 .000 0.0 18 .004 -.001 0.0 0.2 -0.4
2016 mlb .021 7.1 1558 -.003 0.9 34 .011 -.002 -0.2 7.6 7.4
2016 aaa .006 2.7 0 .000 0.0 28 .003 .000 0.0 2.4 4.4
2017 mlb -.012 -3.2 1252 -.002 0.7 26 .031 .001 -0.6 -3.3 -3.3
2017 aaa .011 8.7 2800 -.001 0.8 46 .016 -.001 -0.4 8.6 10.7
2018 aaa -.001 0.0 95 -.001 0.0 1 -.011 .000 0.0 0.0 0.1
2018 mlb -.007 -4.6 2795 -.003 2.0 57 .000 -.001 0.0 -2.7 -2.1
2019 mlb .017 5.4 1441 -.004 1.7 16 -.001 .000 0.0 7.1 6.8

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