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Kevin Plawecki C Mets

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .235 5 23 25 0 .247 0.6
Birth Date2-26-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 28 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 BRO A- 61 252 .282 .244 .317 .342 .264 .250 91 5.8 6.9 0.9 -0.4 -0.1 14.7 1.5 14.7 1.5
2013 SAV A 65 282 .355 .248 .323 .369 .268 .336 88 28 7.9 2 0.6 -3.7 35.2 3.7 35.2 3.7
2013 SLU A+ 60 239 .295 .248 .318 .356 .252 .319 96 9.3 7.0 1.5 0.5 -1.9 14.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2014 BIN AA 58 249 .307 .260 .325 .390 .261 .344 103 12 6.8 3.6 -0.1 0.8 22.6 2.4 22.6 2.4
2014 LVG AAA 43 170 .264 .282 .346 .444 .272 .299 104 0.8 5.1 2.7 0.5 -0.3 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 BRO A- 252 26 54 8 0 7 27 25 24 0 0 .250 .345 .384 .134 .282 14.7 -0.4 1.5
2013 SAV A 282 35 77 24 1 6 43 23 32 1 0 .314 .390 .494 .180 .355 35.2 0.6 3.7
2013 SLU A+ 239 25 60 14 0 2 37 19 21 0 0 .294 .391 .392 .098 .295 14.1 0.5 1.5
2014 LVG AAA 170 25 43 6 0 5 21 14 21 0 0 .283 .345 .421 .138 .264 6.3 0.5 0.7
2014 BIN AA 249 33 73 18 0 6 43 16 27 0 0 .326 .378 .487 .161 .307 22.6 -0.1 2.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

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

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 524 59 132 27 1 11 58 39 87 0 0 .285 .358 .422 .293 28.4 C 0, 1B 1 3.1
80o 499 53 118 24 1 10 52 35 86 0 0 .268 .338 .396 .277 19.3 C 0, 1B 1 2.1
70o 480 49 109 22 1 9 49 33 84 0 0 .255 .324 .378 .265 13.2 C 0, 1B 1 1.5
60o 465 46 102 21 1 9 46 30 83 0 0 .245 .312 .362 .255 8.3 C 0, 1B 1 0.9
50o 450 43 95 19 1 8 43 28 82 0 0 .235 .300 .347 .246 4.0 C 0, 1B 1 0.5
40o 435 40 89 18 1 8 40 26 81 0 0 .225 .289 .333 .237 -0.1 C 0, 1B 1 0.0
30o 420 37 82 17 1 7 37 24 79 0 0 .215 .277 .317 .227 -4.1 C 0, 1B 1 -0.4
20o 401 34 73 15 0 6 34 22 77 0 0 .203 .262 .299 .215 -8.4 C 0, 1B 1 -0.9
10o 376 30 64 13 0 6 30 19 74 0 0 .187 .243 .275 .199 -13.8 C 0, 1B 1 -1.5
Weighted Mean4584599201944298300.240.306.355.2516.3C 0, 1B 10.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 19% 2% 11% 32%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250285211062516430.231.302.355.2440.54.6-0.70.114.9-9.70.1
20162552058108230115234980.232.302.352.2420.43.1-1.30.014.9-10.60.2
201726611681292511259421051.236.310.351.2480.75.9-1.5-0.214.9-7.40.2
201827622731372811465441060.247.320.376.2581.311.9-1.5-0.314.9-1.20.3
201928640731322801465451120.234.308.360.2480.65.5-1.7-0.514.9-7.20.3
202029612721302711565461100.239.316.373.2541.09.2-1.6-0.714.9-3.40.2
202130618711262611463441140.230.305.357.2460.54.1-1.6-0.914.9-8.40.3
202231617701292511362421150.235.309.356.2460.54.2-1.6-1.014.9-8.10.3
202332630701312611362421160.232.304.351.2430.21.8-1.7-1.214.9-10.20.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
9.910.213.220.723.714.386.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Charles Cutler 2010 .000 DNP
2 91 Jason Castro 2010 .217
3 89 David Freitas 2012 .000 DNP
4 88 Curtis Casali 2012 .000 DNP
5 88 Josh Thole 2010 .264
6 86 Carlos Santana 2009 .000 DNP
7 86 Hank Conger 2011 .241
8 86 Ramon Cabrera 2013 .000 DNP
9 85 Shawn Zarraga 2012 .000 DNP
10 85 Lou Marson 2009 .235
11 85 Josh Donaldson 2009 .000 DNP
12 85 Bryan Anderson 2010 .252
13 85 Rob Brantly 2013 .191
14 84 Ryan Ortiz 2011 .000 DNP
15 84 Miguel Montero 2007 .242
16 84 Jonathan Lucroy 2009 .000 DNP
17 84 James Skelton 2009 .000 DNP
18 83 Alejandro Segovia 2013 .000 DNP
19 83 Orlando Mercado 2008 .000 DNP
20 83 Colin Walsh 2013 .000 DNP
21 83 Jett Bandy 2013 .000 DNP
22 83 Buster Posey 2010 .312
23 82 Yonder Alonso 2010 .167
24 82 Austin Romine 2012 .000 DNP
25 82 David Cooper 2010 .000 DNP
26 82 Michael McKenry 2008 .000 DNP
27 82 Jake Smolinski 2012 .000 DNP
28 82 Austin Gallagher 2012 .000 DNP
29 82 Billy Nowlin 2010 .000 DNP
30 82 Tim Kennelly 2010 .000 DNP
31 82 Darin Holcomb 2009 .000 DNP
32 81 Eric Campbell 2010 .000 DNP
33 81 Mitch Moreland 2009 .000 DNP
34 81 Shawn Payne 2013 .000 DNP
35 81 Steve Clevenger 2009 .000 DNP
36 81 Tyler Collins 2013 .000 DNP
37 81 Francisco Cervelli 2009 .237
38 81 Francisco Pena 2013 .000 DNP
39 81 James Loney 2007 .306
40 81 Eric Duncan 2008 .000 DNP
41 81 Jason Hagerty 2011 .000 DNP
42 80 Beau Taylor 2013 .000 DNP
43 80 Taylor Green 2010 .000 DNP
44 80 Adrian Cardenas 2011 .000 DNP
45 80 Tony Delmonico 2010 .000 DNP
46 80 Juan Centeno 2013 .228
47 80 Mike Carp 2009 .317
48 80 Brad Emaus 2009 .000 DNP
49 80 Matt Kennelly 2012 .000 DNP
50 80 Alex Hassan 2011 .000 DNP
51 79 Eric Sogard 2009 .000 DNP
52 79 Yasmani Grandal 2012 .318
53 79 Erik Komatsu 2011 .000 DNP
54 79 Steve Lombardozzi 2012 .248
55 79 Jason Taylor 2011 .000 DNP
56 79 Cameron Seitzer 2013 .000 DNP
57 79 Moises Sierra 2012 .222
58 79 Johnny Giavotella 2011 .226
59 79 Dustin Ackley 2011 .296
60 79 Kyle Seager 2011 .263
61 79 Craig Cooper 2008 .000 DNP
62 79 L.J. Hoes 2013 .257
63 79 Andy Wilkins 2012 .000 DNP
64 79 Daniel Descalso 2010 .284
65 79 Adam Abraham 2010 .000 DNP
66 79 Shane Peterson 2011 .000 DNP
67 78 Petey Paramore 2010 .000 DNP
68 78 O'Koyea Dickson 2013 .000 DNP
69 78 Jeff Clement 2007 .441
70 78 Matt Dominguez 2013 .249
71 78 Daniel Paolini 2013 .000 DNP
72 78 Alex Avila 2010 .224
73 78 Stephen Parker 2011 .000 DNP
74 78 Chris Parmelee 2011 .354
75 78 Chase d'Arnaud 2010 .000 DNP
76 78 Gary Brown 2012 .000 DNP
77 78 Bryan Holaday 2011 .000 DNP
78 78 Angel Salome 2009 .000 DNP
79 78 Luis Valbuena 2009 .248
80 78 Caleb Gindl 2012 .000 DNP
81 78 Tim Federowicz 2011 .209
82 78 Austin Barnes 2013 .000 DNP
83 78 Stephen Head 2007 .000 DNP
84 78 Kentrail Davis 2011 .000 DNP
85 78 Brad Miller 2013 .279
86 78 Adam Eaton 2012 .292
87 78 Jake Jefferies 2011 .000 DNP
88 78 Bo Greenwell 2012 .000 DNP
89 78 Conor Gillaspie 2011 .298
90 78 Ryan Sweeney 2008 .270
91 78 Michael Blanke 2012 .000 DNP
92 77 Zelous Wheeler 2010 .000 DNP
93 77 Taylor Motter 2013 .000 DNP
94 77 Francisco Arcia 2013 .000 DNP
95 77 Juan Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
96 77 Chris Pettit 2008 .000 DNP
97 77 Tyler Bortnick 2011 .000 DNP
98 77 Greg Garcia 2013 .000 DNP
99 77 Matthew Szczur 2013 .000 DNP
100 77 Chris McGuiness 2011 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Kevin Plawecki was a 2012 sandwich pick from Purdue with fantastic contact skills, only a modest likelihood to add power, and a defensive package that, outside of a mediocre arm, will easily permit him to stay at catcher.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Backing Off Backstop ProspectsBen Carsley2014-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 27thJeff Moore2014-08-28
BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures GameNick J. Faleris2014-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersIan Lefkowitz2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersJared Weiss2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersBen Murphy2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the U.S. TeamRon Shah2014-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 3Jeff Moore2014-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 27Jeff Moore2014-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: PECOTA + Catchers 4everAndrew Koo2014-05-01
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL EastTodd Gold2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL EastPatrick Ebert2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL EastDavid Rawnsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-18
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 CatchersBret Sayre2014-01-17
TTO Scoresheet Podcast: CatchersIan Lefkowitz2014-01-17
TTO Scoresheet Podcast: CatchersJared Weiss2014-01-17
TTO Scoresheet Podcast: CatchersBen Murphy2014-01-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 26Zach Mortimer2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 20Zach Mortimer2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5Zach Mortimer2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 1Zach Mortimer2013-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-26Zach Mortimer2013-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 12-14Zach Mortimer2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 10Zach Mortimer2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 3Bradley Ankrom2012-09-04


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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