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Christian Vazquez

23-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

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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: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/21/1990   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Vazquez Contract Information:

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

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Vazquez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

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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 10 42 39 6 9 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 .231 .262 .333 .595

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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 42 39 4.8% 16.7% 0.29 82% .281 .102

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

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team would not hesitate to call up Vazquez if there was a need at the major-league level, WEEI.com reports.

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Vazquez went 2-for-3 and threw out two runners attempting to steal in Wednesday's exhibition game against St. Louis.

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Vazquez had two hits and two RBI in four at-bats Sunday for Double-A Portland. The catcher has eight hits in his previous 16 at-bats.

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Vazquez had his second four-hit game of the season at Double-A Portland on Friday night, WEEI.com reports.

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Vazquez had his first two hits of the season Wednesday, stroking a double and a three-run homer for Double-A Portland. He also gunned down 1-of-2 would-be base-stealers and has thrown out 5-of-8 on the season.

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Vazquez was optioned to Double-A Portland on Friday.

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Vazquez threw out another baserunner Friday night in Boston's game against Minnesota, Comcast SportsNet New England reports. The young backstop's throw was clocked at 1.82 seconds in the Red Sox''s dugout, while some scouts had it quicker.

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Vazquez threw out two baserunners in the eighth inning of Wednesday's spring game, the Boston Herald reports.

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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.