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Blake Swihart

22-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

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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 o...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 175   DOB: 4/3/1992   BORN: Bedford, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

August 9, 2014  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart, 22, slugged a home run in his third game Friday since being promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.

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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 17 68 66 6 17 5 3 1 1 8 1 0 2 14 0 0 0 .258 .279 .379 .658

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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 68 66 2.9% 20.6% 0.14 79% .314 .121

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

Swihart extended his career-high in home runs to 11 Monday with a solo shot for Double-A Portland.

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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said there are no plans to promote Swihart from Double-A following Boston's callup of catcher Christian Vazquez from Triple-Pawtucket, WEEI.com reports.

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Swihart was named a Double-A Eastern League all-star Monday, according to milb.com.

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Swihart has tossed out 24 of 44 runners attempting to steal, the Boston Globe reports. That's a dramatic increase from two years ago, when runners were successful 59 times in 86 attempts.

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Swihart hit his eighth home run of the season Monday and is batting .294/.330/.495 for Double-A Portland.

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Swihart, 22, is hitting .293/.329/.470 with five home runs, 24 RBI and three steals through 42 games for Double-A Portland.

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Swihart went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Double-A Portland on Friday. He's currently riding a modest five-game hitting streak in which he's 5-for-21 with two extra-base hits and four RBI.

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Swihart had four hits, two doubles, a homer, two RBI and three runs scored for Double-A Portland on Saturday.

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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.