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Blake Swihart

23-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.271

HR

1

RBI

22

R

33

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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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   

August 23, 2015  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Rob Bradford of WEEI Sports Radio Network 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 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 61 222 207 33 56 16 14 1 1 22 1 2 13 53 1 0 1 .271 .317 .362 .679
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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
Aug. 26 @CWS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .271 .317 .362 .679
Aug. 25 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 24 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 23 KC Did not play.
Aug. 22 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .313 .366 .679
Aug. 21 KC 4 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .315 .368 .683
Aug. 20 KC Did not play.
Aug. 19 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 18 Cle 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .301 .345 .646
Aug. 17 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 16 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .293 .340 .633
Aug. 15 Sea 5 4 4 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .291 .347 .638
Aug. 14 Sea Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .275 .324 .599
Aug. 11 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .275 .326 .601
Aug. 9 @Det 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .281 .333 .614
Aug. 8 @Det 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .287 .341 .628
Aug. 7 @Det 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .277 .331 .608
Aug. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 5 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .273 .327 .600
Aug. 4 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .279 .335 .614
Aug. 2 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .280 .338 .618
Aug. 1 TB Did not play.
Jul. 31 TB 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .281 .340 .621
Jul. 30 CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .276 .329 .605
Jul. 29 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 28 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .270 .325 .595
Jul. 27 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 26 Det 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .277 .333 .610
Jul. 25 Det 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .280 .331 .611
Last 7 Days 10 4 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .583 .700 1.283
Last 14 Days 26 9 12 4 0 0 7 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 .462 .563 .615 1.178
Last 30 Days 68 15 23 6 1 0 11 5 16 0 0 1 0 1 .338 .392 .456 .848

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 60

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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
2015636160.238.333.627

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015142260161.289.380.702

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015101201140.297.426.774

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510412081.250.308.585
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 222 207 5.9% 23.9% 0.25 74% .359 .091
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2015 Stat Review for Blake Swihart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

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.271 AVG
AVERAGE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.359 BABIP
HIGH
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.362 SLG
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.091 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.25 BB/K
POOR
5.9% BB Rate
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23.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.679 OPS
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.317 OBP
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Blake Swihart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swihart had a big night, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in Boston's win over the Royals on Friday night.

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Swihart was one of six Boston players to record at least three hits in Saturday's 22-10 demolition of the Mariners, finishing the afternoon 4-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBI.

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Swihart will make the start at catcher for the fourth time in six games Sunday against the Tigers, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Swihart is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Rays.

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Swihart went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Friday night's win over Tampa Bay. That's two consecutive multi-hit games for Swihart, who is 7-for-26 with three extra-base hits and five runs scored since being activated off the disabled list after the All-Star break.

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Swihart went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in the second game of Monday's double-header.

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Swihart (foot) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Swihart (foot) will continue his rehabilitation assignment, catching another game for Double-A Portland on Saturday, and could be activated this coming week, the Providence Journal reports. "We feel like once he gets through (Saturday), if he's capable of coming back, thatís an option to us. No decision as of yet," said manager John Farrell.

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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.