Plaia drafted in 15th round to pad Mets' backstop depth

Plaia drafted in 15th round to pad Mets' backstop depth

Plaia drafted in 15th round to pad Mets' backstop depth

The Mets added Colton Plaia, a cather from Loyola Marymount University, in the 15th round.

Plaia has a robust build and excellent overall strength, and projects to be a Major League backup catcher. He's nearly physically mature with his solid legs and is a durable receiver.

Plaia has a tough presence, and his plus-arm is his best tool, though he only throws out runners with varying consistency.

At the plate, he has home run power, but he struggles with offspeed adjustments at the plate.

In his senior season at Loyola Marymount, Plaia hit .311 with three home runs and 25 RBIs. He also had a .440 slugging percentage.

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.