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 has posted a .241/.353/.345 slash line with one homer and four RBI through 29 Grapefruit League at-bats. The 32-year-old is coming off of one of the best seasons of his career, as he recorded a monstrous .919 OPS across 44 games in 2020. d'Arnaud will bat fifth in the loaded Braves lineup, so he figures to be a reliable source of counting stats for fantasy managers. He is a definite top-10 fantasy option at the catcher position in 2021.
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two walks during Friday's 15-2 win over the New York Mets. The 31-year-old is slashing .371/.458/.581 through 62 at-bats in Sept. to go along with four homers, 12 RBI, and eight runs scored. d'Arnaud has quietly become one of the most productive catchers in baseball over the past two years, offering legitimate offensive upside at the position. He is locked into the middle of the Braves' lineup and will continue to produce when given the opportunity.
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored during Sunday's 8-4 win over the Washington Nationals. He got his team on the board with an RBI double in the first inning before grounding into an RBI fielder's choice in the ninth. The 31-year-old is enjoying another productive campaign at the plate, slashing .320/.372/.536 with seven homers and 28 RBI. He remains one of the best fantasy options at the catching position for the rest of the season.
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.