Top 10 Opposing Players for 2011 - No. 9: Travis d'Arnaud
Bio: d'Arnaud, a former Phillies farmhand, is a catcher who was acquired by Toronto in the Roy Halladay trade. His brother, Chase, is a middle infielder in the Pirates' system, and was the MVP of the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game.
2010: Dealing with an injured back for part of the year, d'Arnaud put together a .259/.315/.726 line with six homers and 38 RBIs and High-A Dunedin in 2010. He caught 30 percent of opposing basestealers, and permitted just two passed balls in 58 games.
What People Are Saying:
"Tons of doubles, some of which will likely turn into home runs, good defense, good receiving skills overall, and would have likely been the Phillies starting catcher in 3 years. The Blue Jays apparently really wanted him in the 2007 draft, but the Phillies picked him one spot ahead of Toronto. Looks like they got their man now." -- Phuture Phillies, 2009