Catcher: Travis d’Arnaud vs A.J. Ellis/Yasmani Grandal

When he was playing, d’Arnaud came into his own in his second full season in the majors. d’Arnaud has improved on his defense behind the plate with his play calling and throwing. And he has also become a more serious hitter at the plate, flashing some power as well.

Grandal has slumped towards the end of the year, with only 3 hits in his last 51 at bats. So Ellis will probably get more playing time. But Ellis is a better hitter vs lefties and the Mets will bring mostly righty starters.

Edge: Mets


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