Travis d'Arnaud Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1989 (35)
Travis d'Arnaud Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Travis d'Arnaud News
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud will get the nod at catcher for Game 3 of the NLDS. d'Arnaud started Game 2 after fellow backstop Sean Murphy started Game 1. The veteran will again bat sixth in the lineup for Atlanta Wednesday night. Murphy might be the more high-profile name, but d'Arnaud gets his fair share of calling games for the Braves, catching 63 this season.
The Atlanta Braves signed catcher Travis d'Arnaud to a one-year, $8 million deal for the 2024 season, and it includes an $8 million club option for the 2025 season with no buyout. Now that young backstop Sean Murphy is in Atlanta, d'Arnaud, 34, hasn't been playing as much in 2023. However, he's still been plenty productive with the bat by hitting .265 (36-for-136) with eight home runs, five doubles, 23 RBI and 19 runs scored in 151 trips to the plate over 38 games. The veteran backstop can still be useful in two-catcher leagues, even though the playing time has taken a bit of a hit this year. d'Arnaud was a first-time All-Star in 2022, when he hit .268/.319/.472 with a career-high 18 long balls and 60 RBI in 107 games.
Atlanta Braves catcher/designated hitter Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 8-1 beatdown of the Colorado Rockies. It was the 34-year-old's first multi-HR effort of the year. d'Arnaud is now slashing a respectable .281/.340/.461 with four homers and 14 RBI this season, but he has scarcely played since returning from the injured list on May 10. However, d'Arnaud holds a decent mix of standalone and contingency value. The former Silver Slugger tends to find himself in Atlanta's heart of the order when he does get the nod, making him a plug-and-play fantasy option in those cases. d'Arnaud would also become an immediate waiver wire add in the event that Marcell Ozuna or Sean Murphy go down.
Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud remains a quality catching option for fantasy managers heading into the 2023 season. The veteran turned in a strong season for the National League East franchise in 2022, hitting .268 with a .319 on-base percentage and 18 home runs in 426 plate appearances. The home runs marked a career-high for the catcher, who unsurprisingly also turned in a strong barrel rate compared to his past metrics. For reference, d'Arnaud's barrel rate finished at 8.5%, the highest it's been in a full season in the last seven years. The veteran split time with fellow catcher William Contreras behind the plate during the 2022 campaign for the National League East club. And while Contreras is now in Milwaukee with the Brewers, the 33-year-old still won't be playing in a full-time role thanks to the arrival of Sean Murphy. Still, the lack of fantasy depth league-wide behind the plate positions d'Arnaud as a quality option for fantasy managers heading into drafts this spring.