Travis d'Arnaud Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1989 (32)
Travis d'Arnaud Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Travis d'Arnaud News
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud is not in Monday's starting lineup to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to MLB.com. The backstop is slashing .218/.283/.397 with seven home runs in 49 games this season. He's been a bit better since coming back from the injured list on August 11, slugging .446 with a .217 average in 26 games. William Contreras will take over behind the plate and bat eighth. His rookie season hasn't gone as planned, as he's put up a .653 OPS across 47 games. He should be left on the waiver wire in favor of a better catcher.
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud looked like he was going to be the hero during Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants. He blasted a three-run go-ahead home run in the ninth inning off righty Tyler Rogers. It was his lone hit of the game, but obviously an important one. He finished the day 1-for-4 and the Braves ended up dropping the game 6-5. Nonetheless, d'Arnaud will take a .228/.290/.413 slash line with seven homers and 25 RBI into his next contest. He isn't a great fantasy option right now and probably shouldn't be trusted on a daily basis.
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud will not be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies. He went 0-for-5 during Wednesday's contest, so the Braves will give him the day off. Despite that performance, d'Arnaud has been fairly reliable at the plate since returning in August. William Contreras will start at catcher and hit eighth versus righty German Marquez on Thursday. DFS players can avoid this matchup since this isn't a favorable situation for Contreras.
After his tenure as a Met was cut short, it was good to see d'Arnaud bounce back for the remainder of the 2019 season and land himself a nice contract with the Braves. The Braves definitely weren't expecting the type of hitter they ended up getting from him in 2020, but they aren't complaining. Everything just went right at the plate for d'Arnaud last season. After a career that was pretty much average at the plate, d'Arnaud out of nowhere posted a 145 wRC+, with the Statcast stats to back it up. He was fourth overall in average exit velocity, second in hard-hit rate, and had a top-30 xwOBA. He was fantastic, but here is where we pump the brakes a bit. It was just 184 plate appearances in 44 games and should no way be considered the expectation for him going forward. However, expectations are raised due to a performance like that. d'Arnaud is a hitter that hits a lot of line-drives and his barrel rate has trended up each year since 2016 (excluding an injury-lost 2018). These are things that would suggest he can still be one of the better offensive catchers in the game. He should get everyday playing time in the middle of the order for the Braves, and continue to be well regarded among the league's catchers. He's currently being drafted as the six catcher off the board, and that should be a good spot to place him.