MM's Top 25- #25 C Kevin Plawecki

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Mack's Mets #25 organizational prospect is......

#25 C Kevin Plawecki
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 205 lb
Acquired: 2012 draft, 1st round supplemental, 35th pick, Purdue University

2012: (SS-A) .250/.345/.384, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 25 BB, 24 K, 5 Passed Balls, 4 Errors, 47 % RTO

Plawecki quickly showed why the Mets valued him high enough to be their 2nd pick in the draft. He showed excellent patience as he walked more than he strucked out. He also showed decent power with 7 HR in 252 Plate Appearances and a strong arm throwing out just under half of attempted base stealers (14 of 30). He still needs to translate his swing into some more gap to gap power and improve on his 8 doubles. Reports also say that he stills needs more work defensively behind the plate as shown by his 5 Passed Balls and 4 Errors.

Anticipated Assignment: (A) Savannah starting C.


Michi L. said...

I really like Plawecki. I think he has the chance to become a every - day Catcher (maybe like Russel Martin). But for me it´s very cofusing what reports say about his arm. Some say it´s at most average others say it´s strong. So what is truth??

Anonymous said...

Roughly above average Michi...being able to throw almost 50% of runners out in a league where most pitchers are still learning to hold runners better is pretty good.

Mack Ade said...

IMO - I don't see why he went so high.

Charles said...

I agree Mack. They sold it as he was the second best college catcher behind Zunio and had a great eye.

I didn't get a few of their first few picks. Reynolds, Pawlecki, and Kaupe were all head scratchers to me. The best pick, to me, from the first 5 rounds??? Teddy S..., and we know what happened with that.

Mack Ade said...

Everybody is going to have to grow their game on high school prospects before draft day comes.

This is how the future will be.

A bunch of 18 year old players with inflated High School stats that will take at least three years to determine if they were worth taking

Anonymous said...

The reason he went so high is because he fits Sandy Alderson's team profile.

Advanced Eye at the plate.

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