Who has had the best season by far of any of the Philadelphia Phillies prospects acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays in the Roy Halladay trade? Nope it’s not Kyle Drabek or now Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace. The best player to come from the deal is Travis D’Arnaud who was recently named the MVP of the Eastern League as a member of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The 22 year old catcher who arguably underachieved in the Phillies organization has a breakout 2011 batting .311 with 33 Doubles, 1 Triple, 21 Home Runs and 78 RBI’s and has put himself in position to challenge for a roster spot in Toronto. Our friend Dave Gershman who is a must follow on twitter @Dave_Gershman, recently caught up with D’Arnaud who talks about his breakout season, learning from former big league catcher Sal Fasano who is now his manager, and being highly respected among the Blue Jays top pitching prospects for the job he does behind the plate. It’s a great read.
Travis d’Arnaud a Double-A hit — ESPN.com