Travis d'Arnaud

The recently released once-highly touted prospect, Travis d’Arnaud, pens a classy farewell message to New York Mets fans.

Robby Sabo

Bitter disappointment usually leads to colossal frustration, meaning Travis d’Arnaud should be sitting atop the most frustrating baseball mountain on Earth.

Amazingly, it didn’t stop the failed New York Mets prospect from going out in style, as classy as possible.

After his release from the team he helped win the 2015 NL pennant, d’Arnaud penned a heartfelt message to fans.

“It’s been an amazing journey to be a Met. All the highs and the lows have made me into the person I am today. Thank you for welcoming a California kid into your city and treating me like family. I hope nothing but the best for the organization, staff, fans, and most importantly my teammates. Thank you for everything. I will forever be grateful.”

D’Arnaud, 30, played seven injury-riddled seasons in New York. As the crowned jewel of the R.A. Dickey deal that also included Noah Syndergaard, TDA’s top-prospect status excited the fan base. Unfortunately, he could only muster 407 career games as a Met.

In 1,360 at-bats, d’Arnaud finishes his Mets career with 47 home runs, 164 runs batted in and a .242 batting average.

On Friday, he was officially designated for assignment and quickly released shortly thereafter.

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