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Blake Swihart

23-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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.333

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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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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   

May 2, 2015  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart went 1-for-3 in his big league debut Saturday, scoring a run and walking once with two strikeouts.

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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 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 2 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
May. 1 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 29 Tor Did not play.
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Apr. 20 Bal Did not play.
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Last 7 Days 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 14 Days 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 30 Days 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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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 4 3 25% 50% 0.50 33% 1.000 .000
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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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.333 AVG
ELITE
33% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
1.000 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
25.0% BB Rate
ELITE
50.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.833 OPS
GREAT
.500 OBP
ELITE

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

Swihart will bat ninth in his big league debut Saturday against the Yankees, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

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Swihart will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports.

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Swihart finished the month of April with a line of .338/.392/.382 in 74 plate appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket. The switch-hitting catcher has been best from the left side of the plate, hitting .390/.457/.430 against right-handers.

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Swihart had four hits, two doubles and two RBI in five at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. He's hit safely in all seven games played.

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Swihart drove in the winning run in the 13th inning for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. He is 2-for-11 with two RBI so far this year.

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Manager John Farrell said the team is waiting to hear the extent of Christian Vazquez's elbow injury before deciding if Swihart should remain with the major league club, the Boston Globe reports.

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Swihart is in the mix to remain in Boston should Christian Vazquez (elbow) not be ready to start the season, the Boston Herald reports.

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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.