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Travis d'Arnaud not historically bad ... yet

Travis d'Arnaud walks back the dugout after striking

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Although Noah Syndergaard displays great promise, catcher Travis d'Arnaud was the key piece for the Mets in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto after the 2012 season.

Baseball America ranked d'Arnaud the No. 36 prospect in the game before the 2011 season, the No. 17 prospect before the 2012 season and the No. 23 prospect before the 2013 season.

In other words, the experts believed...

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Travis d'Arnaud is batting too low in lineup for Mets

Mets designated hitter Travis d'Arnaud #15 during a

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Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud was ranked as one of the top-100 prospects in baseball for four consecutive seasons by Baseball America. He’s been in the top-50 each of the past three seasons and top-25 each of the last two. Prior to this season, BA ranked him the No. 23 overall prospect, the Minor League Baseball Analyst had him No. 9 and MLB.com placed him No. 6.

All of this is a long way of...

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Travis d'Arnaud still searching for first big-league hit

Mets' Travis d'Arnaud flies out to center field

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After three games, Travis d'Arnaud is still looking for his first major-league hit. Here's a breakdown of his 12 at-bats. Walks 5 Flyouts 3 Groundouts 2* Strikeouts 2 *1 double play   ...

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