Is the younger brother of Chase, who played seven seasons in the major leagues between Pittsburgh (2011-12, 2014), Philadelphia (2015), Atlanta (2016-17), Boston (2017), San Diego (2017) and San Francisco (2018)…He and his wife, Brittany, have two children: a daughter, Charlie Belle, and a son, Leo.
Awards: National League All-Star...The 34-year-old d’Arnaud finished his 10th Major League season, posting a slash line of .268/.319/.472 (106-for-396) in 107 games…He hit 18 home runs, recorded 60 RBI and scored 61 runs...Selected to his first career All-Star game at the age of 33...Went 0-for-1 with a hit-by-pitch as a reserve player...Set new career highs in hits (106), doubles (25), home runs (18) and runs (61)...On June 2 at Colorado set a new career high with six RBI...Finished the day 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs...Was the only Brave to drive in at least six in 2022, and the first to do so since Dansby Swanson had six RBI on Aug. 14, 2021, at Washington...Became the first Braves catcher with two home runs and six RBI in a game since Javy López did it on June 21, 2003, versus Baltimore...From May 30 through the rest of the regular season, owned the second-best OPS (.840) in MLB by a primary catcher (min. 200 PA)...Only Philadelphia’s J.T. Realmuto was better (.875).
Thirty-three-year-old Travis d’Arnaud finished his ninth major league season, posting a slash line of .220/.284/.388 (46-for-209) in 60 games…He hit seven home runs and drove in 26...Hampered by a left thumb sprain and was placed on the 60-day injured list May 2, subsequently missing 86 games...Was activated Aug. 11...Also missed time while on the paternity list from Aug. 21-24, as his son, Leo, was born Aug. 23... In his first six games after returning from the injured list, hit .292 (7-for-24) with four extra-base hits (two home runs), six RBI, four runs scored and five walks...The Braves went 6-0 in those games...Braves catchers combined to bat just .180 this season prior to d’Arnaud’s return from the injured list – the worst average in baseball...Logged an extra-base hit in three straight games from Sept. 4-7, the third time in his career he accomplished that...The other two occurrences were in 2020, and has never extended the streak to four games...In August, agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2024.
2021 Postseason...Was the starting backstop for each of Atlanta's games during the 2021 World Series championship push...He hit .236/.312/.364 with two home runs and three RBI...Had a hit in four-of-six World Series games against Houston, including multihit efforts in three of them...Had three extra-base hits in the series...Homered in back-to-back postseason games in World Series Games 3 and 4... Marked the second time in his career (2020) he'd done it in back-to-back playoff games...Only four other NL catchers have homered in back-to-back postseason games...Before d'Arnaud did it in '20, Atlanta's Javy López was the last National Leaguer to do it (2002)....Scored a run in four straight games from NLCS Game 6 to World Series Game 3...Only five catchers in baseball history have longer streaks in the playoffs, and only one was in the National League (Piazza, NYM, 2000, 5 G).
In his eighth major-league season, played in 44 games and hit a career-best .321/.386/.533 (53- for-165) with eight doubles, nine home runs, 34 RBI and 19 runs scored...Awards: Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger (C), Baseball America All-MLB First Team (C)...Led all primary catchers (min. 175 plate appearances) in batting average (.321), on-base percentage (.386), slugging percentage (.533), RBI (34) and wRC+ (145)...His nine home runs were third most...Batted .321 (53-for-165) in 184 plate appearances…Fell two plate appearances shy of being a “qualified” hitter…The only qualified Braves catcher in the franchise’s modern era (since 1900) to post a higher batting average was Ernie Lombardi, who hit .330 in 1942...Hit safely in 33 of his 39 starts...Had a career-best 57.8% hard-hit rate (batted balls with an exit velocity of 95+ mph), topped only by the Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. (62.2%)...d’Arnaud’s 93.4 average exit velocity was also a career high, and ranked sixth in the majors...All nine of his home runs came off righthanders...Posted a 1.026 OPS against righties, hitting .344/.414/.611 (45-for-131)...Had a .506 OPS against southpaws in 34 at-bats… Conversely, over the first seven years of his career, had a significantly better OPS vs. lefthanders (.781 vs. .696)...Homered, on average, once every 18.33 at-bats, far better than the 26.79 ratio he had in his first seven major-league seasons...He twice homered in consecutive games, first from September 4-5 and then from September 18-19…Had just one of these streaks in his career prior to this season (also two games, 6/6-8/19)...Batted .333/.420/.540 in 23 games in September… Had five home runs and 16 RBI. Reached base safely in his final 16 games, a career-long streak...Only the Dodgers’ Justin Turner ended the campaign with a longer on-base stretch...d’Arnaud had a .417 on-base percentage in that span, which dated to 9/9...On 7/31, playing in his first career game against the Mets, who he spent parts of his first seven seasons with, had a go-ahead, bases-clearing double in the eighth inning that capped a five-run frame and a six-run comeback...He had three hits and a single-game, career-high-tying five RBI in the contest…The Braves won, 11-10...Went 11-for-24 (.458) with three home runs and 11 RBI in six games against the Mets...Began the season on the COVID-related injured list…Made his Braves debut on 7/29 against Tampa Bay, Atlanta’s home opener.
Was Atlanta’s starting catcher for all 12 of its postseason games…Hit .286/.380/.476 (12-for42) with two home runs, 10 RBI and four runs scored...His 10 RBI were the most by a Braves catcher in a single postseason…Only Marcell Ozuna (11) had more on the team...His seven walks were tied for second on the team with Ronald Acuña Jr. (Freeman, 8), while his 12 hits and two home runs were both one off the team lead...Seven of his RBI came in the Division Series vs. Miami, the most in history by a catcher in a single Division Series…It also matched the most RBI by any Braves player in a single Division Series…OF Brian Jordan also had seven in the 1999 NLDS against Houston...Went 6-for-10 (.600) in the three-game series with three walks and a 2.092 OPS...Went 3-for-3 with a double, home run, two walks and four RBI in Game 1…Is the only catcher in baseball history to reach base five times and drive in four in a postseason game...His home run in that game was a go-ahead, three-run shot in the seventh inning, breaking a 4-4 tie…It was the first such homer by a Braves player in the seventh inning or later of a playoff game since Eric Hinske in Game 3 of the 2010 Division Series vs. San Francisco…Hinske hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of an eventual 11-inning win...Homered in Game 2 of the series…Is one of just 15 catchers in history to homer in consecutive postseason games, and the third to do so for Atlanta, joining Javy López (2002) and Eddie Pérez (1999).
Split the season between New York (NL), Los Angeles (NL) and Tampa Bay, hitting .251/.312/.433 (88-for-351) in 103 games… Matched his single-season career high hitting 16 home runs (also: 2017), while driving in 69 runs and scoring 52 runs, totals that were each singleseason career bests...Began the year on the Mets' injured list recovering from "Tommy John" surgery that ended his 2018 season…Reinstated from the IL on 4/07…Went 2-for-23 (.087) after his activation… Was designated for assignment on 4/28...Signed a major league contract with the Dodgers on 5/5…Got one at-bat with Los Angeles (grounding out as a pinch hitter) before being traded to Tampa Bay on 5/10...With Tampa Bay, hit all 16 of his home runs for the season, setting a new franchise record for catchers…John Flaherty (14 in 1999) and Wilson Ramos (14 in 2018) previously held the mark...Also drove in 67 runs with the Rays, the most among major league catchers from the time of his Tampa debut through the end of the season…Only Austin Meadows had more RBI on the team in that time...Hit three home runs on July 15 at Yankee Stadium, the last of which was a go-ahead, three-run homer with two outs in ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman…Also hit solo home runs in the first and third innings...Became the first player in franchise history to hit three home runs in a road game…Evan Longoria (twice; 9/18/08 and 10/3/12), Jonny Gomes (7/30/05) and B.J. Upton (9/9/12) had previously done so at home...Batting from the No. 1 spot in the lineup, became the first catcher in major league history to homer three times in a game out of the leadoff spot...His three home runs drove in all five of Tampa Bay's runs, marking the first time in franchise history a player recorded five or more RBI to account for all the team's offense in a winning effort...Tied a single-game franchise record by totaling 12 bases, and tied his personal single-game career best by driving in five runs...Also drew two walks in the game…Is the first Rays player to reach base safely five times as part of a three-homer game...Nine days earlier, on July 6, also against New York (AL), hit a walk-off home run off RH Chad Green, his second career walk-off hit…His previous such hit was on September 15, 2013, a single off Miami's Ryan Webb...In 20 games in July, batted .342/.425/.711 (26- for-76)…Had eight home runs and 25 RBI, both franchise records for a catcher in a calendar month...Regardless of position, his eight home runs tied the franchise record, joining Carlos Peña (2007), Aubrey Huff (2004, 2005) and Gerald Williams (2000), while his 25 RBI tied for second most in a month, behind Williams (27 in 2000)...With runners in scoring position, hit .348/.389/.641 (32-for-92) with Tampa Bay; all three totals led the team from the time of his debut (5/11)…Had six doubles, seven home runs and 54 RBI in those situations...Had the three longest hitting streaks of his career with the Rays…Had two separate nine-game hitting streaks (6/29-7/15 and 7/26-8/06) and an eight-game streak (9/13-24)...Was Tampa Bay's starting catcher in all six of their postseason games…Hit .105/.217/.105 (2-for-19) with two RBI and one run scored...Had one RBI in each of the Rays' two wins in the Division Series against Houston.
Made four starts behind the plate before suffering a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...Was placed on the 10-Day Disabled List on April 11 and transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on April 13...Missed the rest of the season...Underwent Tommy John surgery on April 17 to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow...Mets Medical Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Made his fifth career Opening Day roster...Batted .200 (3-15) with a homer and three RBI in four games.
Was on the 10-Day Disabled List from May 5-May 24 with a bruised right wrist...Set career-highs in home runs (16), RBI (57) and games played (112)...His 16 home runs were tied for sixth-most among NL catchers while his 54 RBI as a catcher were also sixth-most in the NL...The last Mets catcher with 16 or more home runs in a season was Mike Piazza, who had 19 in 2005...Made his fourth career Opening Day roster...Nine of his 16 home runs this season either gave the Mets a lead or tied the game...Hit .302 (26-86) with eight doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI vs. lefthanded pitching...Batted .293 (29-99) with eight doubles, six home runs, 20 RBI and 13 runs scored over his final 32 games of the season dating to August 17...Surpassed his RBI total from 2016 (15) by the end of April (16 in 2017)...According to Elias, since 1920, when RBI became an official statistic, he was the first player to exceed his RBI total from the previous year by April 30 of the next season (min. 275 plate appearances)...In 20 games in September, he batted .297 (19-64) with five doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI and a .343 OBP...His six home runs were tied for eighth-most in the NL during September while his 19 RBI were tied for 11th-most...The six home runs and 19 RBI in September were both his highest totals for any month in his career...Had a career-high four hits and four RBI on April 13 at Miami... Hit a go-ahead, solo homer in the 16th inning to give the Mets the lead (and eventual win)...His 16th-inning home run was the latest home run hit by a Mets player in terms of innings since May 23, 2006, when Carlos Beltrán hit one in the 16th inning vs. Philadelphia, and latest ever for a catcher who had caught the entire game...Research courtesy of Elias...Became the third player since 1920 (when runs batted in became an official statistic) to collect at least four hits and four RBI, including a game-winning home run in the 16th inning or later, in one game...George Brett did so against the Orioles on May 28, 1979 and Adrián González did so vs. the Reds on May 25, 2008...Research courtesy of Elias...Was the first Mets catcher to collect at least four hits and four RBI in a game since Mike Piazza recorded five hits (four as a catcher before moving to first base later in the game) and four RBI on April 7, 2004 at Atlanta...Went 2-3 with his first career multi-homer game and a career-high five RBI on April 28 at Washington...The last Mets catcher to drive in five or more runs in a game was Paul Lo Duca, who drove in seven runs on September 4, 2007 in the Mets 11-7 win at Cincinnati...Turned in his second career multi-homer game on September 22 vs. Washington...Made his first professional start at third base on August 16 vs. the Yankees...Also played second base during the game...Is the fourth player in Mets history to appear in games at third base, second base and catcher in the same season... The other three are Jeff McKnight (1993), Tucker Ashford (1983) and Alex Trevino (1979-1981)...Threw out 11-of-88 potential basestealers (17 percent).
Made his third career Opening Day roster...Was on the 15-Day Disabled List from April 26-June 21 with a right rotator cuff strain after leaving the game on April 25 vs. Cincinnati...In his 73 games behind the plate, Mets pitchers had a 4.27 ERA (292 earned runs/615.2 innings)...Batted .264 (51-193) with seven doubles and four home runs off righthanded pitching...Hit .190 (11-58) with no extra-base hits off lefthanded pitching...Hit .282 (20-71) with two home runs, four RBI and 12 runs scored in 19 games during August...Matched his career and season-high of three hits on August 15 at Arizona...Was his second three-hit game of August, fourth of the season and the 12th of his career.
Made his second Opening Day roster...Tied his career-high with 41 RBI in just 67 games…Also had 41 RBI in 108 games in 2014... Was the first Mets catcher to have double-digit home runs in back-to-back seasons since Mike Piazza in 2002-03... Went on the 15-Day Disabled List from April 21-June 10 (metacarpal fracture of the little finger of his right hand) and again from June 21-July 30 (left elbow strain)....Seven of his 12 home runs either gave the Mets a lead or tied the game...Had 20 multi-hit games in 67 games...Hit .333 (15-45) against lefthanded pitching... Threw out 14 of 43 (.326) would-be basestealers... Had a seven-game hitting streak from April 18-June 16, matching his career-high....Suffered injury to the little finger of his right hand on April 19 vs. Miami after being hit by a pitch...Returned to major league action on June 10 and hit .267 (8-30) before a collision with Atlanta's A.J. Pierzynski on June 20 where he left the game with a sprained left elbow....Drove in a run in a career-best six consecutive games from August 21-28 (11 RBI total)...Also scored a run in a career-high six consecutive games from August 19-27 (seven runs total).... Had an 11-game on-base streak from August 15-29...Batted .279 (12-43) with five doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI during the streak...Had a season-high four RBI on September 5 at Miami...Tied his career-high for RBI, previously done on September 5, 2014 at Cincinnati....Made five major league rehabilitation starts with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and batted .300 (6-20)...Also made two rehabilitation starts with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and hit .125 (1-8).
Had three home runs and seven RBI in 14 postseason games...His three home runs are the second-most by a Mets catcher in a single postseason (Mike Piazza hit four homers in 2000)....Had a fourth-inning sacrifice fly to tie Game 5 of the NLDS at Los Angeles...Hit the first postseason home run in Citi Field history in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles (hit the Home Run Apple)…Went 3-5 with three RBI and three runs scored…His three RBI matched the most RBI by a Mets catcher in a postseason game…Gary Carter did it twice (both in 1986) while Mike Piazza did it once (1999).
Named to the Topps' Rookie All-Star team...Made his first Opening Day roster, while also spending time with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Went to the 7-Day Disabled List with a concussion on May 15, retroactive to May 14...Transferred to the 15-Day Disabled List on May 28 and reinstated on May 29...Also did not play after September 23 because of a bone chip in his right elbow...Underwent surgery on September 30 at the Hospital for Special Surgery to remove the chip...Optioned to Las Vegas on June 7...Recalled on June 24 after hitting .436 (24-55) with six home runs and 16 RBI in 15 games for the 51s...Set career-high totals in every offensive category...Finished second among NL rookies with 22 doubles and 38 extra-base hits...His 13 home runs set the franchise rookie-record for home runs by a catcher and were the most by a Mets rookie since 2010 (Ike Davis, 19)...Led NL rookies in home runs, and tied for fourth among all rookies...Became the third Met to lead NL rookies in home runs (Darryl Strawberry, 26 in 1983 and Ron Swoboda, 19 in 1965)...Had two career-long hitting streaks of seven games: June 24-July 1 (9-27, .333) and September 1-September 9 (13-28, .464)...Finished with a career-best three hits five times...First set the mark on June 27 at Pittsburgh...Had a career-best four RBI on September 5 at Cincinnati...Finished third among NL rookies with 41 RBI...Hit .180 (23-128) with three home runs and nine RBI in 39 games before being optioned to Las Vegas...Hit .272 (70-257) with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 69 games after returning...Stole his first career base on April 25 vs. Miami.Hit a three-run home run on June 24 vs. Oakland's Scott Kazmir in his first game after being recalled from Las Vegas...It was his first Citi Field home run since August 25, 2013...Hit .313 (20-64) with 10 extra-base hits in September...His seven doubles were one off the league lead...Threw out 14 of 72 (19%) potential base stealers...Runners were successful on 11 straight attempts and 27 of 31 to end the season...Tied for the major league lead with 12 passed balls (Yasmani Grandal and Wilin Rosario)...Had three triples, tied for the most in the majors by a catcher with Oakland's John Jaso...The three are also the second-highest single season total in team history by a catcher...Jerry Grote leads with five triples in 1975...Made three major league rehabilitation starts with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
Made his major league debut after opening the season in the minor leagues...Appeared in 32 games in the minors, playing for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and the GCL Mets (R) of the Gulf Coast League...Hit a combined .286 (30-105) with three home runs and 20 RBI. Suffered a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal of the left foot on April 17 that landed him on the minor league Disabled List the next day...Returned July 31. Recalled from Las Vegas on August 17...Went 0-2 with two walks in his MLB debut that night at San Diego. Walked five times in his first three games...That was the most in Mets history for a player's first three games and the most since Rich Becker walked five times in 1993. Collected his first hit in his first game at Citi Field on August 20 vs. Atlanta...Doubled in the eighth inning against Luis Ayala...Hit his only major league home run, August 25 vs. Detroit (Porcello). Delivered his first game-ending RBI on September 15 vs. Miami...Singled home Lucas Duda in the 12th inning to give the Mets a 1-0 win and become the first rookie in franchise history to record a walk-off RBI in a 1-0 victory...Became the first Mets starting catcher to get a walk-off hit in the 12th inning or later since Gary Carter did so in Game 5 of the 1986 NLCS against Houston. Hit .333 (10-30) over his last 10 games, dating to September 14...Also walked five times during the season-closing stretch...Had a .429 on-base percentage. Hit .304 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 19 games for the 51s...Also appeared in seven games with Binghamton (.222, 1 home run, three RBI) and six with the GCL Mets (.318, 0, 5). Threw out five of 24 base runners (21 percent) with the Mets.
His season was cut short by injury...Suffered a tear to the posterior cruciate ligament of his left knee...Did not play after
June 25...No surgery was required...Was ranked the sixth-best prospect in the majors by MLB.com...Named to the Futures Game to represent Team USA...Did not play due to injury...Hit .367 (40-109) in 25 games in May...For the month he had 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 23 RBI...In 21 games in June, he compiled a .341 (29-85) batting mark with four home runs and 18 RBI...Fashioned a .344 (74-215) average vs. righthanded pitching with 13 home runs and 44 RBI...For the year, he had one, four-hit game, on June 12 vs. Tucson, 17 games with two hits and 10 games with three hits...Had two home runs vs. Memphis on May 18 and May 24 vs. Nashville...Knocked in a season-high four runs at St. Lake City on May 27...With men in scoring position, he hit .305 (29-95)...In addition with runners on, he batted .324, with runners on and two outs, he hit .339 with runners and scoring position
and two outs, he had a .310 mark...Batted .444 (4-9) with the bases loaded...Put together a 14-game hitting streak from April 19-May 4 (21-60, .350)...Also had two, 11-game streaks from May 14-
May 27 (20-43, .465) and from June 2-June 14 (20-45, .444).
Spent all of 2011 with New Hampshire of the Eastern League (AA)... SERVING NOTICE: Collected several honours over the course of the season, most notably winning an Eastern League MVP award for his proficiency offensively and defensively... Was named to both the Mid-Season and Post-Season Eastern Leaague All-Star teams, while also earning the R. Howard Webster Award as the Fisher Cats MVP... VERY DEFENSIVE: Was voted as the best defensive catcher by Eastern League Managers in Baseball America's "Best Tools" edition... Threw out 27% of potential base stealers... MR. CLUTCH: Was most successful with runners in scoring position, batting .349 with eight home runs and 65 RBI... With the bases loaded batted .462 (6-11) with two grand slams and 15 RBI... When in the lineup as a catcher batted .320, while hitting .259 serving as the
DH... Batted over .300 vs. both righties (.302) and lefties (.336)... MINOR SETBACK: Sufferred a torn thumb ligament on his left thumb while playing for Team USA in the IBAF Baseball World Cup in Panama and underwent surgery in mid-October... ON THE LIST: Ranked as the #2 prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America... Was ranked as the 25th overall prospect by Major League Baseball heading into 2012.
Spent the season with Dunedin of the Florida State League (A) in his first season in the Blue Jays organization... OUT OF THE GATE: Earned Player of the Week honours, ending Apr. 18... Batted .328 woth five doubles and three home runs in April... BACK WOES: Did not play between Apr. 25-May 18, spending time on the disabled list with a
herniated disk in his back... Returned to the lineup on May 19... ALL-STAR: Was selected to Mid-Season and Post-Season
Florida State League teams... Hit lefties for a .353 average with a .924 OPS... With runners in scoring position batted .373
(22-59)... On May 28 hit a grand slam in a 5-0 win.
Spent the season with Lakewood (A) in the South Atlantic League, his first full season in professional baseball... Posted 52 extra-base hits in 126 games... His 38 doubles were T-1st in the South Atlantic League, while his 71 home runs ranked 9th... Batted .299 (67/224) with 25 doubles from July thru end of season... Recorded a 15-game hitting
streak from July 8-24, batting .379 (25/66) and adding 12 doubles.
Began the season with Williamsport (Short Season-A) in the New York Penn League... Appeared in 48 games, batting .309 with 18 extra-base hits and 18 walks... Was promoted to Lakewood (A) in the South Atlantic League on Aug. 15 and spent the balance of the season with the BlueClaws... In 16 games at Lakewood, he added seven extra-base hits
to go with a .297 average... Combined he posted a .305 average with 18 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 30 RBI.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Phillies, appearing in 41 games, adding four home runs in 141 at-bats... Began his career with a six-game hitting streak, batting .444 (8/18)... Had nine-multi-hit games and recorded a two-home run contest on Aug. 15.