Travis d'Arnaud Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1989 (33)
Travis d'Arnaud Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Travis d'Arnaud News
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud is on the bench for a Wednesday matchup with the San Francisco Giants and left-handed starting pitcher Carlos Rodon. The 33-year-old is enjoying a quality season at the plate for both Atlanta and fantasy managers, batting .269 with a .322 on-base percentage and 17 home runs in 369 plate appearances. He'll head to the bench with William Contreras starting behind the plate and batting fifth. Contreras has logged 304 plate appearances for Atlanta in 2022, hitting .268 with a .342 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases.
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said that catcher Travis d'Arnaud (leg) will be back in the team's starting lineup on Monday against New York Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco after being sidelined for a week with a leg injury. d'Arnaud will avoid the injured list, which is great news for his fantasy managers. The 33-year-old backstop was an All-Star this year for the first time in his career, and he's hitting .257/.308/.441 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored in 72 games in 2022. He's played in just nine games since the All-Star break and has gone 7-for-31 (.226) with no home runs, two RBI and four runs scored in that span. Fantasy managers should be able to return d'Arnaud to their starting lineups for this week.
X-rays on Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud's right leg came back negative, and he's considered day-to-day. d'Arnaud was injured in the second game of the team's doubleheader on Saturday against the New York Mets, but he appears to have dodged a bullet and shouldn't miss too much time. Still, there's a good chance he won't be in Sunday's lineup against right-hander Jacob deGrom. The 33-year-old backstop is slashing .257/.308/.441 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored in 292 plate appearances and 72 games for the Braves this year. If d'Arnaud doesn't play on Sunday, William Contreras will likely be behind the plate to begin the game.
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.