Kevin Plawecki

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Kevin Plawecki
New York Mets
Catcher
Born: (1991-02-26) February 26, 1991 (age 23)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kevin Jeffrey Plawecki (born February 26, 1991) is an American professional baseball player. A catcher, Plawecki plays in minor league baseball in the New York Mets organization.

Career[edit]

Plawecki attended Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana, where he played for the school's baseball team.[1] He was named an All-State Class 4A honorable mention at catcher in his senior year.[2]

Plawecki enrolled at Purdue University, and played college baseball for the Purdue Boilermakers baseball team.[3] He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament and 2012 Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Year.[4] He was a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award in 2011 and one of its three finalists in 2012.[5][6]

The New York Mets selected Plawecki in the first round, with the 35th overall selection, in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[5]

In 2013, he plays for the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League.[7][8] He was promoted to the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, and to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League for the Eastern League playoffs.[9] The Mets invited Plawecki to spring training in 2014,[10][11][12][13] and he will start the 2014 season with Binghamton.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catcher is steady as a rock". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. May 3, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "High schools". The Journal Gazette. July 2, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Plawecki will head to Purdue". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. November 15, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Big Ten Conference Baseball Record Book". BigTen.org. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Mets pick patient catcher Kevin Plawecki at 35th overall in Draft | mets.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ March 8, 2012 2:18 pm (March 8, 2012). "Plawecki selected for Johnny Bench Award watch list - Purdue Exponent: Baseball". Purdue Exponent. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dominitz, Nathan. "NATHAN DOMINITZ: Plawecki's education continues with Gnats". savannahnow.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lee, David. "Catcher Kevin Plawecki lifts Sand Gnats over GreenJackets | The Augusta Chronicle". Chronicle.augusta.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/76926/plawecki-reynolds-promoted-to-b-mets
  10. ^ http://nypost.com/2014/02/13/plawecki-nimmo-lead-mets-young-bats-into-camp/
  11. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140317&content_id=68794604&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb
  12. ^ http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/kevin-plawecki-gives-mets-organization-depth-at-catcher-1.7182282
  13. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/sports/baseball/a-luxury-for-the-mets-two-promising-catchers-in-darnaud-and-plawecki.html?_r=0
  14. ^ http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/CB/20140402/SPORTS/304020069/Heavy-Hitters-Dustin-Lawley-Kevin-Plawecki-will-counted-lead-Binghamton-Mets-offense

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