23-year-old Double-A Mets C Kevin Plawecki is hitting .286 with a .359 OBP and .343 slugging percentage.
This past winter, MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo said Plawecki is on the verge of cracking the top 10 minor-league catchers in baseball (MLB.com, Jan. 17).
Plawecki has a knack for hitting for average and getting on base, explained Mayo, adding, “If he displays a little more power and continues to prove to people that he can stay behind the plate despite his big frame, he could be a big league regular someday.”
In the following Q&A, MetsBlog’s Robert Brender talks with Plawecki about his experience in major league camp in 2014 and his development behind the plate…
Robert Brender: You spent the majority of Spring Training in big league camp this year. How was the experience and what did you take from it?
Kevin Plawecki: It was a great opportunity and a great honor to be invited to big league Spring Training. It was my first one. Just being in the same locker room as David Wight and Curtis Granderson and everybody in that locker room who have been in the big leagues before, it was good being around them and getting to know them. From a baseball standpoint, learning from the other catchers, the other four guys in camp who have all been in the big leagues at one point or another. It was just great to get to know them and pick their brains when I could and just take it all in. It was a lot of fun >> Read more of Plawecki’s Q&A at Mets Minor League Blog.