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Christian Vazquez

24-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

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.221

HR

0

RBI

13

R

8

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Vazquez's prospect status is on the rise, largely due to his defensive abilities, and particularly his ability to control the opposing running game. He threw out 46 percent of would-be base-stealers a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/21/1990   BORN: Bayamon, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Vazquez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with Boston in March 2014.

August 27, 2014  –  Christian Vazquez News

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Vazquez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Christian Vazquez 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
2010 19 A GRE 79 299 270 34 70 14 11 0 3 32 3 1 23 62 0 2 4 .259 .324 .333 .657
2011 20 A GRE 105 444 392 71 111 48 27 3 18 84 1 1 43 84 0 4 5 .283 .358 .505 .863
2012 21 A SAL 81 342 293 43 78 24 17 0 7 41 2 2 40 70 3 2 4 .266 .360 .396 .756
2012 21 AA POR 20 82 73 11 15 4 4 0 0 5 0 0 8 9 0 1 0 .205 .280 .260 .540
2013 22 AA POR 96 399 342 48 99 25 19 1 5 48 7 5 47 44 3 4 3 .289 .376 .395 .771
2013 22 AAA PAW 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2014 23 AAA PAW 66 270 244 35 68 20 17 0 3 20 0 1 21 52 2 2 1 .279 .336 .385 .721
2014 23 MAJ BOS 35 131 113 8 25 5 5 0 0 13 0 0 12 19 3 3 0 .221 .289 .265 .554
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Christian Vazquez 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
Sep. 1 @TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .289 .265 .554
Aug. 31 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .282 .264 .546
Aug. 30 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 29 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .283 .264 .547
Aug. 27 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .287 .275 .562
Aug. 25 @Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .288 .276 .564
Aug. 24 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .280 .274 .554
Aug. 23 Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .286 .577
Aug. 22 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .286 .577
Aug. 21 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .303 .299 .602
Aug. 20 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 19 LAA 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .313 .310 .623
Aug. 18 LAA 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .301 .305 .606
Aug. 17 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 16 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .292 .295 .587
Aug. 15 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .291 .303 .594
Aug. 14 Hou 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236 .293 .306 .599
Aug. 13 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .282 .290 .572
Aug. 10 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 9 @LAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .293 .303 .596
Aug. 8 @LAA 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .324 .339 .663
Aug. 7 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .328 .327 .655
Aug. 6 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .333 .333 .666
Aug. 5 @StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .339 .354 .693
Aug. 3 NYY 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .346 .370 .716
Aug. 2 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .292 .341 .633
Aug. 1 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .295 .350 .645
Jul. 30 Tor 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .295 .350 .645
Last 7 Days 18 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .333 .222 .555
Last 14 Days 35 3 7 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .268 .200 .468
Last 30 Days 76 5 16 2 0 0 6 10 15 0 0 0 2 2 .211 .295 .237 .532

Christian Vazquez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 35

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Christian Vazquez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014254030.160.200.513

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148840100.239.284.565

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014451030.222.244.552

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20146870100.221.279.556
Christian Vazquez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 A GRE 299 270 7.7% 20.7% 0.37 77% .327 .074
2011 20 A GRE 444 392 9.7% 18.9% 0.51 79% .321 .222
2012 21 A SAL 342 293 11.7% 20.5% 0.57 76% .329 .130
2012 21 AA POR 82 73 9.8% 11% 0.89 88% .234 .055
2013 22 AA POR 399 342 11.8% 11% 1.07 87% .321 .106
2013 22 AAA PAW 4 3 25% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2014 23 AAA PAW 270 244 7.8% 19.3% 0.40 79% .344 .106
2014 23 MAJ BOS 131 113 9.2% 14.5% 0.63 83% .266 .044
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2014 Stat Review for Christian Vazquez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.221 AVG
TERRIBLE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.266 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.265 SLG
TERRIBLE
.044 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.63 BB/K
GOOD
9.2% BB Rate
GOOD
14.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.554 OPS
TERRIBLE
.289 OBP
POOR

Boston Red Sox Roster

Christian Vazquez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vazquez isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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Vazquez went 2-for-4 and threw out two runners attempting to steal in Monday night's loss to the Angels. He's thrown out 6-of-14 runners since being called up.

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Vazquez caught all of Saturday night's 19-inning loss to the Angels. He will get Sunday off.

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Vazquez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday night's loss to the Cardinals. The rookie catcher is 7-for-18 (.389) with runners in scoring position.

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Vazquez will start Sunday with Allen Webster scheduled to start for Boston, the Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup Friday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Vazquez was not in the starting lineup Friday because manager John Farrell wanted David Ross to implement the pitching game plan for the first game of the series against Kansas City, the Providence Journal reports. "I like the fact that David has got the ability to take the first game of a series, take our game plan, implement it, and can also mentor Christian in that way as it works inside of a given series," Farrell said.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Vazquez, a ninth-round selection in 2008 at the age of 17, has worked his way up to the Double-A level largely on his glove. He was able to hit enough in the lower levels to get by while his improvements defensively and as a leader has garnered attention in the organization. He was added to Boston's 40-man roster in the offseason. He has the ability to control an opponent's running game. There's a sense that his glove alone will carry him to the major leagues. The bat, on the other hand, may be problematic. He'll return to Double-A Portland where he'll work on the more advanced aspects of catching: working with pitchers, game calling and varying pitch sequences.

2012

Vazquez spent his second straight season in the Low-A South Atlantic League for Greenville, becoming the Drive's primary backstop in 2011. The defensive side of the game made impressive strides, though some improvement in mechanics are still needed. Vazquez is a work in progress as a hitter, but improved mechanics gave him greater bat speed and he generated more power than we expected. His swing will be challenged more as he advances levels in the organization. He'll likely land at High-A Salem where he'll see less mistakes, so a power drop is expected. Continued work on quickening his swing and maintaining good contact rates will be a key for hitting success in 2012.

2011

Vazquez, a ninth-round draft pick in 2008, shows some agility behind the plate but still needs work in other defensive aspects (quicker release, blocking balls). He's got the attitude to improve. He's not very advanced with the bat, but has some power potential and could evolve into an adequate hitter. He'll likely be placed at Low-A Greenville.