Posted by Christopher Soto at 1:04 PM
MLB.com has begun released there annual 2015 prospect rankings. After reviewing the Top right handed prospects and left handed pitching prospects, MLB Pipeline has moved on to the top catching prospects. Among them is 23 year old Kevin Plawecki, who seems stuck behind fellow young backstop Travis d'Arnaud, but could force his way onto the team sometime this year.
"Throughout his climb up the Mets' ladder, Plawecki has shown a penchant for making consistent contact. He rarely strikes out and has hit for average at every stop, with a career .295 average entering the 2015 season. He has a contact-over-power approach, but he does have enough strength to clear some fences. Plawecki hit 11 homers in 2014 and that sounds about right in terms of what's fair to expect in the future. Drafted as an offensive-minded backstop, Plawecki has been solid behind the plate, with good hands and enough agility to block balls well. His arm is average, and he's never going to be the kind of catcher who completely shuts down a running game."