Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
2 weeks ago

D'Arnaud hit his second home run of the spring Monday, and the Mets are thrilled with his performance so far in camp, The New York Daily News reports. "It's really good to see because he's worked so hard to fix his swing,'' manager Terry Collins said. "And he hasn't had to throw a lot, but he threw very, very well the other day. So hopefully he's on the right track."

EDGE Analysis

He's hitting a robust .450 (9-for-20) through seven Grapefruit League games, and d'Arnaud's simplified swing is drawing rave reviews. "I'm able to see the ball longer and not have to cheat to get to certain pitches,'' d'Arnaud said Monday. "I've shortened the swing up so it's more direct and I don't have to over-commit too soon." The 28-year-old's track record of getting hurt on a regular basis makes him difficult to trust on a fantasy roster, but in deep leagues he's looking more and more like an intriguing sleeper for 2017.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
3 weeks ago

D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo home run off Marlins closer A.J. Ramos in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

His offseason work to simplify and improve his swing has paid quick dividends to begin the spring, and d'Arnaud is now hitting .500 (4-for-8) through the Mets' first few Grapefruit League games. He remains little more than a lottery ticket in shallower fantasy formats, but the 28-year-old catcher still has time to get his career back on track if he can just stay off the DL.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
4 weeks ago

D'Arnaud went 2-for-2 in Friday's Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After retooling his swing in the offseason, this was exactly the kind of start the Mets were looking for out of d'Arnaud this spring. He's locked in as the starting catcher to begin 2017, but will need to stay healthy and continue hitting to keep Rene Rivera and Kevin Plawecki from cutting into his playing time.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
1 month ago

Mets manager Terry Collins told d'Arnaud that the team wants him to play about 100 games this season, The NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

That doesn't seem like a particularly high target, but d'Arnaud's career high in games played is 108, set in 2014, due to his inability to stay healthy. If he does regain the form he showed a couple of years ago he could be a sleeper, but the 28-year-old carries too much risk to be anything more than an endgame option at catcher in most fantasy formats.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
2 months ago

D'Arnaud has spent the offseason completely retooling his swing, as well as working on his throwing mechanics behind the plate, The NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old catcher is coming off the worst offensive season of his career, and while d'Arnaud's inability to stay healthy certainly played a big role in his .630 OPS, the length of his swing was also an issue. Eliminating his habit of wrapping the bat around his head while in his stance, and taking a more direct path to the ball, could help him recapture the promise he showed in 2015 when he hit 12 home runs with an .825 OPS in 67 games. The Mets still have Kevin Plawecki and Rene Rivera on hand to provide competition, but d'Arnaud will get at least one more chance to establish himself as the team's catcher of both the present and the future.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
2 months ago

D'Arnaud agreed to a one-year, $1.875 million deal with the Mets on Friday, avoiding arbitration, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is on track to enter the year as the Mets' No. 1 catcher, but on the heels of posting a 74 wRC+ with just four home runs and a .247 average in 276 plate appearances, his draft day price will be as low as ever. While a bounce back of sorts should be expected, d'Arnaud no longer looks like a high-upside option at the position.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
5 months ago

The Mets plan "to at least keep their eye open for external options for their top catcher role," which could possibly move d'Arnaud out of the role, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Injury issues continued to haunt d'Arnaud in 2016, with elbow and shoulder problems forcing him to miss most of the first half. It's hard to blame the Mets for being open to finding a more durable option, but it could be difficult to find a catcher on the market that can match d'Arnaud's upside and his price.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
6 months ago

D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

EDGE Analysis

D'Aranud has spent plenty time on the bench of late, and that will again be the case Monday, as he is held out in favor of Rene Rivera for the fourth time in six games.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
6 months ago

D'Arnaud, who is out of the lineup Wednesday, appears to have been passed on the depth chart by Rene Rivera.

EDGE Analysis

Rivera has started three of the last four games, and appears to be the go-to option behind the dish for the Mets down the stretch. D'Arnaud, who entered the year as a consensus top-10 catcher for fantasy purposes, has had a brutal season at the plate, slashing .253/.309/.332 with four home runs in 250 plate appearances. Typically he has carried the label of "good when healthy," but he failed to live up to that billing this season. It could simply be chalked up to an off year in a small sample size. The Mets will likely head into spring training next year with d'Arnaud as the unquestioned starter at catcher, so he'll make for a cheap bounce-back option in drafts next season.

Travis d'Arnaud
C NYM
6 months ago

D'Arnaud is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite going 2-for-4 in Monday's series opener, d'Arnaud will head back to the bench for another day off. Rene Rivera will slot in for him behind the plate.