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25 Kevin Plawecki C

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
2%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
661.2881461
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CLE601581335317123101.287.342.222
2020BOS928210061500.400.429.357

Player Updates

September 17, 2020 11:16 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.

Plawecki got the Red Sox on the board in the top of the sixth inning, driving in two on a single to left field. The backup catcher has been making the most of his opportunities of late, coming through with a base knock in four of his last five contests. He's driven in six runs over that stretch.

September 11, 2020 04:52 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Rejoins lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki (hand) is batting fifth as the designated hitter Friday at Tampa Bay, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The 29-year-old had X-rays on his right hand come back negative after being hit by a pitch last weekend, and he'll return to action against the Rays. Plawecki has a .354/.404/.500 slash line with one homer, four doubles and 11 RBI in 52 plate appearances this season.

September 6, 2020 07:00 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: X-rays negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki (hand) underwent an X-ray that came back negative, and he'll be evaluated again Monday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Plawecki left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right hand, but he appears to have avoided a major injury. More clarity on his status could come once he's evaluated further Monday.

September 6, 2020 05:20 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Exits game after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki exited Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch near his right hand, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Plawecki stayed in the game to run the bases after suffering the injury, but he was replaced behind the plate by Christian Vazquez in the following inning. The exact nature and severity of the injury are unclear. The 29-year-old will get at least one day to recover since the Red Sox have a day off Monday.

August 18, 2020 04:28 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Fills in for Vazquez
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki entered Monday's game after Christian Vazquez was removed with a heel injury. He went 0-for-1 in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees.

Boston manager Ron Roenicke said Vazquez's right heel has been bothering him, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports, and the team didn't want the injury flaring up to the point where he would miss significant time. It's uncertain if Vazquez will be ready to catch Tuesday, so Plawecki could draw the start against the Phillies. The backup catcher is batting .375 (9-for-24) with two doubles and six RBI over eight games.

August 14, 2020 03:00 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

Plawecki was one the few bright spots for the Red Sox on Thursday, with the majority of his production coming on a two-RBI double in the first inning. He also added an RBI knock in the final frame. Plawecki has worked as Christian Vazquez's backup behind the dish, but is hitting .474/.524/.579 across 21 plate appearances this season.

July 28, 2020 11:44 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Three hits in Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Mets.

Getting the start behind the plate against his former club, Plawecki took full advantage of the opportunity. Christian Vazquez is locked in as Boston's starting catcher, but Plawecki seems well ahead of Jonathan Lucroy on the depth chart and could see a couple starts a week this season as Vazquez's primary backup.

July 26, 2020 03:36 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Starts Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's 7-2 loss to Baltimore.

Boston manager Ron Roenicke plans to rest starters early in the season, per Ian Browne of MLB.com, so Plawecki replaced Christian Vazquez on Saturday. That could mean Plawecki is the top backup, ahead of Jonathan Lucroy, who appeared as a fill-in for Vazquez in the season-opening blowout win over the Orioles on Friday. Expect Plawecki and Lucroy to get their chances over the first few weeks of the season in a battle for the backup role before roster cut-downs.

July 3, 2020 05:12 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Added competition to pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki and Jonathan Lucroy are competing to back up Christian Vazquez, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Lucroy was initially left off the player pool while the Red Sox re-worked the language in his contract, which had an opt-out clause at the end of March. With the new language in place, Boston added him to the player pool, where Plawecki and Lucroy will resume the battle behind Vazquez. Both catchers had strong springs, and manager Ron Roenicke was believed to be trending toward keeping both on the roster.

March 30, 2020 10:48 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Roster rule changes help chances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox may keep both Plawecki and Jonathan Lucroy if MLB expands rosters from 26 to 29 players for the first month of an abbreviated season, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke had wavered on the notion of keeping three catchers before the coronavirus pandemic forced MLB to halt baseball. He first said he couldn't envision a scenario where the Red Sox retained three catchers, then said he was open to the idea. If MLB adopts the roster expansion as expected, Boston will have the luxury of carrying two backup catchers over the first month of the season, giving Roenicke time to evaluate which is the best fit to back up Christian Vazquez.

March 12, 2020 07:04 AM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Holds own in job battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki went 1-for-2 with a double in Wednesday's spring game against the Rays.

Plawecki is 9-for-19 (.474) with a double and two RBI over 10 games. That line holds up well as the 29-year-old backstop competes with the 33-year-old Jonathan Lucroy for the backup catcher position. Both players have done enough to win the job, so the decision-making process will play itself out over the final two weeks. Plawecki comes at a cheaper price tag, but the Red Sox have financial flexibility after trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, and interim manager Ron Roenicke has history with Lucroy from their days with the Brewers.

January 2, 2020 05:12 PM
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Signs with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki agreed to a contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Plawecki struggled at the plate in 2019 by hitting .222/.287/.342 with only three home runs and 17 RBI over 60 games with Cleveland, but he'll get a chance to play for his third team in as many seasons. The deal is worth $900,000 over one year, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Plawecki will likely serve as a backup behind Christian Vazquez to begin the 2020 season.

December 2, 2019 09:00 PM
Kevin Plawecki: Cut loose by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki was non-tendered by the Indians on Monday, Tribeinsider reports.

Plawecki struggled at the dish in 2019, hitting just .222 with three homers and 17 RBI over 60 games. If he does resurface in the major leagues during the 2020 campaign, it'll likely be in a backup role.

August 26, 2019 03:08 PM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Drives in three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on Sunday in the Indians' 9-8 loss to the Royals in 10 innings.

Plawecki put the Indians on the board with a two-run shot off Royals starter Eric Skoglund in the third inning, then tied the game in the seventh with an RBI single. The backstop was making just his second start in seven games and isn't expected to see his playing time dramatically increase moving forward with Roberto Perez locked in as Cleveland's top catcher.

August 4, 2019 01:04 PM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Moves back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.

Plawecki was behind the plate in Saturday's 7-2 win, finishing 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored while also reaching base when he was hit by a pitch. The backstop was making just his fifth start of the second half and continues to serve as the clear No. 2 catcher behind Roberto Perez, who checks back into the starting nine for Sunday's series finale.

July 4, 2019 12:00 PM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Starting in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki will start at catcher and bat seventh Thursday against the Royals.

He'll be spelling top backstop Roberto Perez, who is receiving a maintenance day after three consecutive turns behind the dish. Perez's quality defense and surprising emergence as a power source this season should keep him locked into a heavy volume of starts every week, leaving minimal opportunities available for Plawecki.

June 9, 2019 12:20 PM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Benched after two straight starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

Plawecki surprisingly drew starts behind the plate in the first two games of the series, going hitless Friday before hitting a solo home run and driving in another on a sacrifice fly in Saturday's 8-4 win. Despite that quality showing, Plawecki still maintains a lackluster .171/.263/.343 slash line for the season and looks like the clear No. 2 backstop behind Roberto Perez, who rejoins the lineup Sunday.

June 2, 2019 01:36 PM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Back to bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

Since top backstop Roberto Perez returned last weekend after a brief absence due to a concussion, Plawecki has settled into the clear No. 2 role behind the plate. After starting in Saturday's 5-2 win, Plawecki will head to the bench for the fifth time in seven games.

May 22, 2019 11:56 AM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Filling in for Perez
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against the Athletics.

He'll be filling in for top backstop Roberto Perez, who exited Tuesday's loss with a concussion. The Indians have indicated that Perez's head injury is only a mild one that won't force him to the 7-day injured list, but Plawecki could draw another handful of starts behind the dish while the team waits for Perez to gain full clearance.

May 5, 2019 11:40 AM
Indians' Kevin Plawecki: Gets second start of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Plawecki will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Mariners, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Plawecki was previously behind the plate in Friday's series opener, going hitless in three at-bats in the Tribe's 2-1 win. Despite picking up his second start in three days, Plawecki still looks to be locked in as the No. 2 catcher behind Roberto Perez, whose defense prowess provides greater value to the Indians than Plawecki's on-base skills.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Ross (Career)300000
vs RHP105242 .305 .352 .229
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/2ATL4000000
9/4TOR4220000
9/6TOR3121300
9/11@TB4000000
9/12@TB4010100
9/17@MIA4010200
9/18NYY6000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020BOS196661911421110.288.329.3940.723
2019CLE601581335317123101.222.287.3420.629
2018NYM792383350730286501.210.315.3700.685
2017NYM371001126313141710.260.364.4000.764
2016NYM48132626111173300.197.298.2650.563
2015NYM732331851321176000.219.280.2960.576
Total31692787207181069021722.223.306.3370.642
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020BOS19402600203
2019CLE601005410304
2018NYM7913288119212
2017NYM37504010322
2016NYM48603500221
2015NYM73906931444
Total31647231262231026
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012ASX-Brooklyn Cyclones61216265480727252400.250.345.384
2013AFA-St. Lucie Mets602042560140237192100.294.391.392
2013AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats652453577241643233210.314.390.494
2014AA-Binghamton Mets582243373180643162700.326.378.487
2014AAA-Las Vegas 51s43152254360521142100.283.345.421
2015AAA-Las Vegas 51s2285719511931200.224.267.341
2016AAA-Las Vegas551902757110840131901.300.348.484
2017AAA-Las Vegas 51s642473781171945163800.328.374.514
2018AAA-Las Vegas 51s4132300132300.231.333.462
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
2/26/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Carmel, IN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Purdue
MLB Experience:
6