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Blake Swihart

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

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.258

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0

RBI

5

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9

SB

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Swihart started the season behind the plate for the Red Sox, but only lasted six games before he was optioned back down to Triple-A to work on his defense. During a 29-game stint in Pawtucket, Swihart...

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

March 26, 2017  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart, who is expected to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, could still snag a roster spot, according to manager John Farrell, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports. "We haven't made a final decision as of yet," Farrell said. "We're targeting the early part of this coming week to make that call. [Swihart's] had a strong camp."

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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 29 122 103 13 25 5 4 0 1 8 2 1 17 17 0 2 0 .243 .344 .311 .655
2016 24 MAJ BOS 19 74 62 9 16 3 0 3 0 5 0 1 11 17 0 1 0 .258 .365 .355 .720
2017 Spring Training 25   BOS 14 44 40 5 13 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 4 10 0 0 0 .325 .386 .400 .786
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3-Year Averages     51 190 175 28 47 12 8 2 2 18 2 1 14 47 1 0 0 .269 .323 .371 .694
Career  (View All)     103 383 350 56 95 26 17 4 5 36 4 3 29 94 2 1 1 .271 .328 .386 .714

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
Oct. 2 Tor Did not play.
Oct. 1 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 30 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 28 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 27 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 25 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 24 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 23 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 18 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 17 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 16 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 15 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 14 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 13 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 12 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 6 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 5 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 31 TB Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 6 13 13
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
201651000.800.8001.657
2015817162.222.296.596

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016578050.211.316.629
2015207404252.295.430.757

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016294040.276.414.796
2015133262171.286.421.766

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016335010.242.303.653
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 122 103 13.9% 13.9% 1.00 83% .282 .068
2016 24 MAJ BOS 74 62 14.9% 23% 0.65 73% .356 .097
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3-Year Averages     190 175 7.4% 24.7% 0.30 73% .357 .102
Career     383 350 7.6% 24.5% 0.31 73% .359 .115

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Blake Swihart Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 688 0 0 0 0 324 0 288 0
2016 C 52 0 0 0 0 18 0 17 0
2016 LF 113.7 2 29 1 2 61 0 27 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -2 0 0 0 -7 0 -7 -16
2016 C 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
2016 LF 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Blake Swihart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.65 BB/K
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14.9% BB Rate
ELITE
23.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.720 OPS
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.365 OBP
GREAT
Contact

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.258 AVG
WEAK
.356 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.355 SLG
TERRIBLE
.097 ISO
TERRIBLE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Blake Swihart

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

Swihart is hitting .318 (7-for-22) over nine spring games.

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Swihart caught three innings during Thursday's exhibition game against Northeastern University and reported no issues with throws back to the pitcher, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. This was Swihart's first game action in over eight months.

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Swihart's return throws to pitchers were much better Sunday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports.

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Swihart appeared to have issues throwing the ball back to the pitcher during bullpen sessions Friday, CSN New England reports.

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Swihart has minor league options left, which could work against him because his main competitors at catcher, Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez, are out of options, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Swihart, who underwent ankle surgery in August, was medically cleared three weeks ago and has been working out, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Swihart (ankle) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Thursday.

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2016

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 Hanigan prompted the Red Sox to call up Swihart, who had just 38 games of experience at Triple-A Pawtucket. He was not a finished product in the minors and his defensive flaws were exposed in the majors. Predictably, he had a tough time at the plate when he first arrived. Swihart was learning new pitchers and trying to be a competent hitter that's a lot to throw at a 23-year-old backstop. The hitting came along Swihart hit .303/.353/.452 in the second half but there's still some development needed in terms of game-calling and blocking pitches. Vazquez is not certain to be ready by Opening Day, so Swihart will likely remain on Boston's roster and part of the catching mix to start the season.

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.