Monday, June 23, 2014
Mets News: Mets Promoting Prospect Catcher Plawecki
According to ESPN, Mets Prospect catcher Kevin Plawecki is due to be promoted to Triple-A Vegas very shortly...
Plawecki, 23, is hitting .329 with six homers and 43 RBIs in 222 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton. He also has a .376 on-base percentage.
Plawecki was the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, out of Purdue. The Mets received that extra pick as compensation for losing Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins.
This will cause some new problems at the catcher position in all levels because Plawecki will have the priority for playing time once he is promoted to Las Vegas. So assuming Anthony Recker is optioned to Triple-A once Travis d'Arnaud is promoted, Recker would go from a major leaguer to a backup in the Pacific Coast League. If it's Taylor Teagarden the Mets drop, that is one more reason for Teagarden to opt out rather than report to Vegas.
Juan Centeno, a 40-man roster member, will be penalized, too. If Plawecki and Recker are in Triple-A, Centeno could be pushed down a level. If it's Teagarden who is dropped from the major league team and is claimed off waivers or opts out, Centeno still recedes to the backup with Las Vegas.