MLB.com: Travis d’Arnaud is Top Catching Prospect in Baseball

Travis d'ArnaudFor the second straight year, MLB.com has named Travis d’Arnaud the top catching prospect in baseball.

Jon Mayo wrote

If it hadn’t been for injuries, d’Arnaud would be off this list. Despite missing time with a knee injury in 2012 and a broken foot in ’13, he made his Major League debut in August. Traded twice for Cy Young Award winners, he is ready for a full-time gig in the big leagues. The 24-year-old has the chance to be an outstanding offensive player with the ability to hit for average and power. He’s not a slouch behind the plate, either, with more than enough catch-and-throw skills to be an everyday player. All d’Arnaud needs is health, because he has the skill set to be one of the best all-around catchers in the National League.

Kevin Plawecki just missed the list, falling in the “Next Up” category, alongside Oakland prospect Max Stassi.

His comment, excerpted. He has a:

knack for hitting for average and getting on base… If he displays a little more power and continues to prove to people that he can stay behind the plate despite his big frame, he could be a big league regular someday.

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