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Christian Vazquez

25-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

AVG

.226

HR

1

RBI

12

R

21

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Vazquez was preparing last spring to be Boston’s starting catcher in 2015 when an elbow injury eventually led to Tommy John surgery, forcing him to miss the entire season. The history of catchers who ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    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.

July 4, 2016  –  Christian Vazquez News

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Vazquez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald 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 55 201 175 15 42 10 9 0 1 20 0 0 19 33 3 4 0 .240 .308 .309 .617
2016 25 AAA PAW 16 66 55 4 13 3 2 0 1 6 1 0 8 13 0 1 2 .236 .348 .327 .675
2016 25 MAJ BOS 51 176 164 21 37 10 8 1 1 12 0 0 10 37 0 0 2 .226 .278 .305 .583
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3-Year Averages     55 201 175 15 42 10 9 0 1 20 0 0 19 33 3 4 0 .240 .308 .309 .617
Career  (View All)     106 377 339 36 79 20 17 1 2 32 0 0 29 70 3 4 2 .233 .294 .307 .601

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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
Jul. 23 Min Did not play.
Jul. 22 Min Did not play.
Jul. 21 Min Did not play.
Jul. 20 SF Did not play.
Jul. 19 SF Did not play.
Jul. 17 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 16 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 10 TB Did not play.
Jul. 9 TB Did not play.
Jul. 8 TB Did not play.
Jul. 6 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 5 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 4 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 3 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 2 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .278 .305 .583
Jul. 1 LAA 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .224 .273 .304 .577
Jun. 29 @TB 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .262 .297 .559
Jun. 28 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .259 .295 .554
Jun. 27 @TB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .265 .303 .568
Jun. 26 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 25 @Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .261 .298 .559
Jun. 24 @Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .215 .255 .302 .557
Jun. 23 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .253 .306 .559
Jun. 22 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 21 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 20 CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .257 .310 .567
Jun. 19 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .250 .305 .555
Jun. 18 Sea 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .257 .314 .571
Jun. 17 Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 30 1 9 1 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 2 0 0 .300 .400 .333 .733
Christian Vazquez Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 Columbus 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 22 Columbus 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jul. 20 Toledo 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 19 Toledo 4 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500 2.250
Jul. 17 Charlotte 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Jul. 15 Charlotte 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jul. 14 Charlotte 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 10 Durham 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 9 Durham 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jul. 7 Durham 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Jul. 6 Charlotte 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 19 2 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .238 .421 .659
Last 14 Days 30 3 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .188 .300 .488
Last 30 Days 42 4 7 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 .167 .217 .262 .479

Christian Vazquez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 50
2014 54 1

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Christian Vazquez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016305020.267.400.771
2014375040.189.243.539

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016134161100.216.284.539
2014138101160.254.326.638

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169514160.211.295.552
20147051100.286.371.745

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016697060.246.319.626
2014105100100.210.267.528
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 201 175 9.5% 16.4% 0.58 81% .291 .069
2016 25 AAA PAW 66 55 12.1% 19.7% 0.62 76% .293 .091
2016 25 MAJ BOS 176 164 5.7% 21% 0.27 77% .286 .079
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3-Year Averages     201 175 9.5% 16.4% 0.58 81% .291 .069
Career     377 339 7.7% 18.6% 0.41 79% .288 .074

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2016 Stat Review for Christian Vazquez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.226 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.305 SLG
TERRIBLE
.079 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.27 BB/K
POOR
5.7% BB Rate
WEAK
21.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.583 OPS
TERRIBLE
.278 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Vazquez is out of the lineup Monday against the Rangers, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Vazquez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 6-2 win over Seattle.

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Vazquez was not in the lineup Friday for a second straight game and used the downtime to work more aggressively with Boston's hitting coaches, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. "We felt he needed to address some things from a timing standpoint at the plate," manager John Farrell said. "He's been scuffling."

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Vazquez is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game with Minnesota, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Vazquez began last season as the starting catcher for Triple-A Pawtucket and finished the season as the starting catcher for Boston. He's about a half year ahead of schedule, but the A.J. Pierzynski signing backfired on the Red Sox and Vazquez was promoted in July. He hit .240/.308/.309 in 201 plate appearances. The question remains whether or not he'll hit consistently enough in the majors, though his defense will keep him employed in MLB for as long as he wants. The same thing was said about Yadier Molina -- a frequent Vazquez comparison. If there are enough quality bats in the lineup, the Red Sox can live with a .230 hitter at the bottom of the order. Vazquez did a credible job hitting with men on base or in scoring position, and showed a knack for moving runners along, so there are some encouraging signs. Projected to open the season as the Red Sox's starting catcher, Vazquez tore his UCL during spring training and will miss the entire season following Tommy John surgery.

2014

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 and his pop-up time when throwing to second base is gaining notoriety. Though he can be a streaky hitter, Vazquez has improved offensively over the years, and he had a career-best OBP and reduced his strikeouts from 79 to 44 in 2013. Vazquez's defense has him headed for the major leagues. If he maintains/develops his improved plate approach and continues to make consistent contact, he figures to be a full-time starter. Look for him to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket and possibly get a crack at the big leagues later in the season.

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.