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Blake Swihart

24-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

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.278

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0

RBI

1

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2

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Swihart arrived to the major leagues about six months ahead of schedule and was given a more active role than originally plotted for the switch-hitting catcher. Injuries to Christian Vazquez and Ryan ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/3/1992   BORN: Bedford, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

April 29, 2016  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart started in left field for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. It was the catcher's first exposure to the outfield.

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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 AA POR 2 7 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 .571 1.000
2015 23 AAA PAW 20 80 74 7 23 3 3 0 0 11 1 1 6 14 0 0 0 .311 .363 .351 .714
2015 23 MAJ BOS 84 309 288 47 79 23 17 1 5 31 4 2 18 77 2 0 1 .274 .319 .392 .711
2016 24 AAA PAW 16 72 64 8 15 3 3 0 0 5 1 0 7 10 0 1 0 .234 .306 .281 .587
2016 24 MAJ BOS 6 23 18 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 .278 .391 .278 .669
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3-Year Averages     84 309 288 47 79 23 17 1 5 31 4 2 18 77 2 0 1 .274 .319 .392 .712
Career  (View All)     90 332 306 49 84 23 17 1 5 32 4 3 22 80 2 1 1 .275 .324 .386 .710

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Blake Swihart Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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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. 5 @CWS Did not play.
May. 4 @CWS Did not play.
May. 3 @CWS Did not play.
May. 1 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 30 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 29 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 28 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 27 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 26 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 21 TB Did not play.
Apr. 20 TB Did not play.
Apr. 19 TB Did not play.
Apr. 18 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 17 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 16 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 15 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 13 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 12 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .391 .278 .669
Apr. 11 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .421 .286 .707
Apr. 10 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 .200 .600
Apr. 9 @Tor 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .417 .143 .560
Apr. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .375 .000 .375
Apr. 5 @Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Apr. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 18 2 5 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 .278 .391 .278 .669

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 6
2015 83

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Blake Swihart: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 17

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Blake Swihart Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016200001.0001.0002.000
2015817162.222.296.596

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016162010.188.188.488
2015207404252.295.430.757

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201681000.375.375.750
2015133262171.286.421.766

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016101010.200.200.600
2015155213143.265.368.664
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 AA POR 7 7 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .600 .142
2015 23 AAA PAW 80 74 7.5% 17.5% 0.43 81% .383 .040
2015 23 MAJ BOS 309 288 5.8% 24.9% 0.23 73% .359 .118
2016 24 AAA PAW 72 64 9.7% 13.9% 0.70 84% .278 .047
2016 24 MAJ BOS 23 18 17.4% 13% 1.33 83% .333 .000
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3-Year Averages     309 288 5.8% 24.9% 0.23 73% .359 .118
Career     332 306 6.6% 24.1% 0.28 74% .357 .111

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2016 Stat Review for Blake Swihart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.278 AVG
GOOD
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.333 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.278 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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1.33 BB/K
ELITE
17.4% BB Rate
ELITE
13.0% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.669 OPS
POOR
.391 OBP
ELITE

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

Swihart began his exposure to left field last week and spent an hour out there with Boston's minor league outfield coach Billy McMillon on Friday, the Pawtucket Times reports.

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Swihart started at catcher and hit third Sunday in his first start since being demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. He had one hit, a double, in five at-bats.

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Swihart will get some work in left field during his stint at Triple-A Pawtucket, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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The Red Sox optioned Swihart to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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Swihart appears to be facing either a demotion to Triple-A or a dip in playing time with Christian Vazquez (elbow) getting activated for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Swihart "continues to be a work in progress," according to Boston catching instructor Dana LeVangie, the Providence Journal reports.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 development as a backstop, including throwing out 47 percent of would-be basestealers while consistently recording 1.8-to-1.9 second pop times on throws to second base. After a few years of working on the defensive side of the job, Swihiart is now showing much more with his hit tool. He never went more than two starts without a hit and increased his power, hitting 12 homers and slugging a career-high .487 for the Sea Dogs. He also had a stretch at Triple-A Pawtucket where there was some noticeable drop-off, but nothing that was too concerning. With Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts having graduated to Boston, Swihart becomes Boston's top position prospect. He'll open the season at Pawtucket, with an anticipated 2016 arrival to the major leagues.

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.