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  • Kevin Plawecki - Traded to Indians for RH Walker Lockett and IF Sam Haggerty

    Indians Acquire Kevin Plawecki


    by CONNOR BYRNE
    6 Jan 2019 at 1:49 PM CDT

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ID:	5342The Indians have acquired catcher Kevin Plawecki from the Mets for right-hander Walker Lockett and infielder Sam Haggerty, Cleveland announced.

    This is the second trade of the day for the Mets, who previously acquired infielder/outfielder J.D. Davis in a five-player swap with the Astros.Plawecki became expendable to the Mets when they signed Wilson Ramos in free agency last month, and Sunday’s trade leaves them with three catchers – Ramos, Travis d’Arnaud and Tomas Nido – on their 40-man roster.

    The Indians entered Sunday in need of reinforcements behind the plate, as they traded Yan Gomes to the Nationals in November. The subtraction of Gomes left the Indians with Roberto Perez and Eric Haase as the only catchers on their 40-man roster. Perez was a dreadful offensive player in 2018, though, while Haase has totaled a meager 17 major league plate appearances.

    A former top-1o0 prospect, the 27-year-old Plawecki debuted in 2016. He has been a respectable hitter since 2017, having batted .225/.330/.379 (97 wRC+) with 10 home runs in 395 PAs. But Plawecki hasn’t been as useful on the defensive end, as Baseball Prospectus ranked him near the bottom of the majors in 2018, when he threw out 23 percent of would-be base stealers (28 percent was the league-average mark).

    The 24-year-old Lockett had a short stint with the Indians, who acquired him in a November trade with the Padres. A fourth-round pick of the Padres in 2012, Lockett debuted in the majors last year, though the results weren’t pretty. Lockett pitched to a 9.60 ERA in 15 innings in San Diego, but he has been better at the Triple-A level, where he has put up a 4.60 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 over 206 2/3 frames. Haggerty, also 24, joined the Indians as a 24th-round pick in 2015. He has since hit .244/.349/.373 in 1,341 minor league PAs.

    Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  • #2
    Not much return, really.

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    • jeffmetsfan
      jeffmetsfan commented
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      What were you expecting, Brian?
      Plawecki is a solid backup catcher but hasn't proven that he could consistently produce on offense or defense.
      And it never seemed the Mets brass ever trusted him.

  • #3
    Originally posted by Brian Stark View Post
    Not much return, really.
    That was my thought as well.

    BVW has been publicly shopping Plawecki for a while. Sad to see this is the best offer he received.

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    • saxon
      saxon commented
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      you would think even d'Arnaud was worth that much

    • jeffmetsfan
      jeffmetsfan commented
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      dArnaud would've gotten less in return due to his injury history and the money he's getting paid this year in what is his final year before FA. Plawecki still has 3 years of arbitration before hitting FA

  • #4
    https://twitter.com/SNYtv/status/

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