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Blake Swihart

23-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.274

HR

5

RBI

31

R

47

SB

4

2016 RotoWire 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: 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   

October 4, 2015  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart, who exited early from Sunday's game, had X-rays on his finger that came back negative, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal 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 84 309 288 47 79 23 17 1 5 31 4 2 18 77 2 0 1 .274 .319 .392 .711
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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

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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
Oct. 4 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .319 .392 .711
Oct. 3 @Cle Did not play.
Oct. 2 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .320 .394 .714
Oct. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 30 @NYY 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .320 .394 .714
Sep. 29 @NYY 4 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .319 .394 .713
Sep. 28 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .316 .371 .687
Sep. 27 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .317 .373 .690
Sep. 26 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .317 .362 .679
Sep. 25 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 24 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .314 .362 .676
Sep. 23 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .316 .364 .680
Sep. 22 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .317 .368 .685
Sep. 21 TB Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .321 .374 .695
Sep. 18 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .322 .375 .697
Sep. 16 @Bal 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .322 .376 .698
Sep. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .324 .376 .700
Sep. 13 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 @TB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .329 .382 .711
Sep. 11 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 9 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .332 .386 .718
Sep. 7 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .337 .392 .729
Sep. 6 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 5 Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .337 .393 .730
Sep. 4 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 2 NYY 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .284 .335 .387 .722
Last 7 Days 17 4 6 0 0 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .353 .706 1.059
Last 14 Days 31 6 8 0 0 3 6 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .548 .851
Last 30 Days 66 11 17 3 0 3 8 4 18 1 0 0 0 1 .258 .300 .439 .739

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2015817162.222.296.596

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015207404252.295.430.757

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015133262171.286.421.766

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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
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3-Year Averages     309 288 5.8% 24.9% 0.23 73% .359 .118

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

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.274 AVG
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73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.359 BABIP
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Power

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.392 SLG
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.118 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.23 BB/K
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5.8% BB Rate
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24.9% K Rate
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.711 OPS
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.319 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Blake Swihart

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

Swihart hit a pair of home runs and drove in five Tuesday against the Yankees.

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Swihart is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

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

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Swihart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Swihart went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Phillies. He's reached base safely in 13 consecutive games, and his batting average is up to a season-high .288.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Friday, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

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Swihart went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and his fourth stolen base of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

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Swihart was a late add to Saturday's lineup, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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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.