d'Arnaud got the start in the three-hole and delivered, smacking an RBI double as part of a two-hit game. The backstop has been on a tear in September, batting .378 (17-for-45) with six doubles, one home run and eight RBIs. After an ice-cold start to the season, d'Arnaud is clearly a must-start in all formats.
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against the Nationals on Friday.
d’Arnaud is finally looking like the catcher the Mets envisioned when they received him in the R.A. Dickey trade back in December 2012. The 25-year-old has been one of the best catchers in baseball since a tune-up with Triple-A back in June, slashing .283/.325/.496 with 10 homers and 31 RBIs. Behind the plate, however, d’Arnaud has struggled, allowing a league-high 12 passed balls this year.
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored against the Reds on Saturday.
d’Arnaud has become a very productive hitter since he was promoted after a brief stint in Triple-A earlier this season. In 57 games since, the 25-year-old has slugged .507 on the strength of 10 homers, 15 doubles and one triple. In five September contests, the young backstop is hitting .550 (11-for-20). He should be owned in the majority of fantasy formats at this point.