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Blake Swihart

23-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.185

HR

0

RBI

4

R

6

SB

0

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   

May 24, 2015  –  Blake Swihart News

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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 AAA PAW 18 74 68 7 23 3 3 0 0 11 1 1 6 12 0 0 0 .338 .392 .382 .774
2015 23 MAJ BOS 16 57 54 6 10 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 17 1 0 0 .185 .214 .241 .455
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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
May. 23 LAA 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .214 .241 .455
May. 22 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .192 .235 .427
May. 21 Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .188 .234 .422
May. 20 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .188 .234 .422
May. 19 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .182 .233 .415
May. 17 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .200 .256 .456
May. 16 @Sea 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .189 .250 .439
May. 15 @Sea Did not play.
May. 14 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .152 .188 .340
May. 13 @Oak Did not play.
May. 12 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .161 .200 .361
May. 11 @Oak 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .179 .222 .401
May. 10 @Tor Did not play.
May. 9 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .130 .136 .266
May. 8 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .167 .325
May. 6 TB 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .214 .414
May. 5 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282
May. 4 TB Did not play.
May. 3 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
May. 2 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
May. 1 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 29 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 28 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 27 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 26 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 23 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 22 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 21 @TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 22 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .304 .318 .622
Last 14 Days 36 4 8 2 0 0 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .243 .278 .521
Last 30 Days 54 6 10 3 0 0 4 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .214 .241 .455

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 16

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Blake Swihart Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015151010.133.200.333

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015395030.205.256.500

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015294020.172.207.433

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015252020.200.280.480
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 AAA PAW 74 68 8.1% 16.2% 0.50 82% .411 .044
2015 23 MAJ BOS 57 54 3.5% 29.8% 0.12 69% .270 .056
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2015 Stat Review for Blake Swihart    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.185 AVG
TERRIBLE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.270 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.241 SLG
TERRIBLE
.056 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.5% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
29.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.455 OPS
TERRIBLE
.214 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Swihart went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Angels. He's 6-for-22 (.273) over his last six games and is up to .185.

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Swihart is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Swihart went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

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Swihart is not in the lineup Friday against the Mariners.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Swihart was back in the lineup Monday night and went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Monday night's win over Oakland.

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Swihart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.

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Swihart doubled and drove in a run in Wednesday night's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Swihart was back in the lineup for Tuesday night's win over Tampa Bay. He went 0-for-3. This was Boston's first win with Swihart behind the plate.

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

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Manager John Farrell said Swihart is "going to get a lot of exposure" as Boston's starting catcher, the Boston Globe reports. The young catcher was called up Friday after Ryan Hanigan suffered a hand injury that will keep him out until July at the earliest.

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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.