21-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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-...
Swihart was named Boston's Minor League Defensive Player of the Year, the Providence Journal reports.
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Boston Red Sox Roster
MajorsBadenhop, Burke (P)
AAABarnes, Matt (P)
AABachanov, Jon (P)
AButtrey, Ty (P)
RookieAlmonte, Jose (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.