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Blake Swihart

23-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.241

HR

1

RBI

11

R

16

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Swihart began the 2014 season, his second full season as a catcher, at Double-A Portland after being named the organization's Defensive Player of the Year at High-A Salem in 2013. He continued his dev...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Foot     EST. RETURN:  7/17/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 4/3/1992
BORN: Bedford, TX   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

July 3, 2015  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart, who has been battling a left foot sprain, was placed on the 15-day DL Friday, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

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Blake Swihart Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 19 R GUL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 20 A GRE 92 378 344 44 90 28 17 4 7 53 6 2 26 68 0 8 0 .262 .307 .395 .702
2013 21 A SAL 103 422 376 45 112 38 29 7 2 42 7 8 41 63 1 3 1 .298 .366 .428 .794
2014 22 AA POR 92 380 347 47 104 38 23 3 12 55 7 1 29 65 0 3 1 .300 .353 .487 .840
2014 22 AAA PAW 18 71 69 6 18 5 3 1 1 9 1 0 2 15 0 0 0 .261 .282 .377 .659
2015 23 AAA PAW 18 74 68 7 23 3 3 0 0 11 1 1 6 12 0 0 0 .338 .392 .382 .774
2015 23 MAJ BOS 40 141 133 16 32 9 8 0 1 11 1 2 7 36 1 0 0 .241 .279 .323 .602
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Blake Swihart Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 4 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 3 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .279 .323 .602
Jun. 29 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 28 @TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .287 .333 .620
Jun. 27 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 26 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .248 .288 .328 .616
Jun. 25 Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .289 .331 .620
Jun. 24 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 23 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 21 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 20 @KC 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .282 .325 .607
Jun. 19 @KC 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .226 .270 .304 .574
Jun. 18 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .263 .288 .551
Jun. 16 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .263 .296 .559
Jun. 15 Atl Did not play.
Jun. 14 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .264 .298 .562
Jun. 13 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .255 .297 .552
Jun. 12 Tor 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .257 .300 .557
Jun. 11 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .240 .292 .532
Jun. 10 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .240 .293 .533
Jun. 9 @Bal 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .237 .300 .537
Jun. 7 Oak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .236 .291 .527
Jun. 6 Oak 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .236 .291 .527
Jun. 5 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .235 .280 .515
Jun. 4 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .247 .295 .542
Jun. 3 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .247 .257 .504
Last 7 Days 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375
Last 14 Days 18 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .777
Last 30 Days 62 7 16 5 0 1 4 4 15 0 2 0 0 0 .258 .303 .387 .690

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 40

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Blake Swihart: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 15

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Blake Swihart Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015393140.205.333.595

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20159413071.255.319.605

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015609140.217.300.566

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015737071.260.342.632
Blake Swihart Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 19 R GUL 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2012 20 A GRE 378 344 6.9% 18% 0.38 80% .309 .133
2013 21 A SAL 422 376 9.7% 14.9% 0.65 83% .354 .130
2014 22 AA POR 380 347 7.6% 17.1% 0.45 81% .341 .187
2014 22 AAA PAW 71 69 2.8% 21.1% 0.13 78% .321 .116
2015 23 AAA PAW 74 68 8.1% 16.2% 0.50 82% .411 .044
2015 23 MAJ BOS 141 133 5% 25.5% 0.19 73% .323 .082
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2015 Stat Review for Blake Swihart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.241 AVG
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73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.323 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.323 SLG
TERRIBLE
.082 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.0% BB Rate
POOR
25.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.602 OPS
TERRIBLE
.279 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Blake Swihart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swihart is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Saturday against Tampa Bay.

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Swihart allowed a wild pitch to get past him that led to the tying run scoring in Boston's eventual win Friday night, the Providence Journal reports. "That's been an ongoing development need for him," manager John Farrell said. "It continues to be. There's always a routine he goes through prior to a game, and that is a blocking drill. While we've got a full plate in front of him, that's still an area that's on the come for him."

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Swihart (ankle) returned to the lineup Thursday and had two hits in Boston's loss to Baltimore. He had not played since suffering a sprained ankle last Saturday.

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Swihart is back in the lineup Thursday, batting eighth as Boston's catcher.

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Swihart (ankle) is scheduled to return to the lineup and catch Thursday, the Boston Globe reports. He had suffered a sprained ankle over the weekend, which kept him out for the last three games.

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Swihart (ankle) will be able to play Wednesday, CSN New England reports. The catcher, who suffered a sprained left ankle Saturday, passed all tests Tuesday, hitting in the batting cage and going through running drills.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Swihart, who will turn 22 before next season, served as a full-time catcher in 2013 and made great strides defensively. He was named Boston's Minor League Defensive Player of the Year after throwing out 42 percent of would-be base-stealers. More importantly, the 175-pounder held up over the grind of catching a full season. Learning the game as a catcher has taken away from Swihart's development as a hitter, but he did alright in that department last year, slashing .298/.366/.428 while increasing his walk total and maintaining a similar number of strikeouts. Along with Christian Vazquez, Swihart represents the catching future in Boston. If Vazquez emerges as the top backstop, Swihart is athletic enough to switch positions (he played third base in high school). It's likely he will open the season at Double-A Portland.

2013

Swihart, drafted out of high school where he played both third base and catcher, spent last season as a full-time receiver. It's a positive sign that the Red Sox placed him at a full-season team, Low-A Greenville, fresh out of high school. He's relatively new to catching and, at this stage of his career, is a bit on the thin side for the position. His development defensively may take away from his production as a hitter, but the switch-hitter projects as a plus hitter for average with modest power. Swihart slashed just .262/.307/.395 with seven homers for the Drive in 2012. Swihart's considered an excellent athlete, who could change positions down the line, but for now he's focused on improving as a backstop. He's likely to be placed High-A Salem to start 2013.

2012

Swihart, a first-round draft pick in 2011, is an athletic switch-hitter who played both third base and catcher during his senior year in high school. The Red Sox will use him solely as a catcher as he enters his first full season in the organization, though he could move off the position as he matures. Swihart projects as a plus hitter for average, but needs to work on his approach and pitch recognition. And there's some power potential, but he's still on the lean side.