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Christian Vazquez

26-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

AVG

.227

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 Bostonís 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: 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.

October 6, 2016  –  Christian Vazquez News

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Manager John Farrell said Vazquez could start Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Indians, with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal 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 42 171 152 19 41 11 9 0 2 16 2 0 15 31 0 1 3 .270 .345 .368 .713
2016 25 MAJ BOS 57 184 172 21 39 11 9 1 1 12 0 0 10 39 0 0 2 .227 .277 .308 .585
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3-Year Averages     56 191 173 18 40 10 9 0 1 16 0 0 14 36 1 2 1 .231 .289 .301 .590
Career  (View All)     112 385 347 36 81 21 18 1 2 32 0 0 29 72 3 4 2 .233 .293 .308 .602

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Christian Vazquez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 Tor Did not play.
Oct. 1 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .277 .308 .585
Sep. 30 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 28 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 27 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 25 @TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .276 .308 .584
Sep. 24 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 23 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .277 .303 .580
Sep. 22 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 18 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .277 .303 .580
Sep. 17 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 16 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 15 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 14 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 13 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 12 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .278 .305 .583
Sep. 11 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .278 .305 .583
Sep. 7 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 6 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 5 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 31 TB Did not play.
Last 7 Games 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .715
Last 14 Games 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Last 30 Games 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625

Christian Vazquez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 56
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
2016355020.286.429.804
2014375040.189.243.539

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016137161100.212.277.527
2014138101160.254.326.638

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169914160.212.293.550
20147051100.286.371.745

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016737060.247.329.633
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 171 152 8.8% 18.1% 0.48 80% .328 .098
2016 25 MAJ BOS 184 172 5.4% 21.2% 0.26 77% .288 .081
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3-Year Averages     191 173 7.3% 18.8% 0.39 79% .287 .070
Career     385 347 7.5% 18.7% 0.40 79% .289 .075

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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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.227 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.308 SLG
TERRIBLE
.081 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.26 BB/K
POOR
5.4% BB Rate
WEAK
21.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.585 OPS
TERRIBLE
.277 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Vazquez is a candidate to be the backup catcher, ahead of Ryan Hanigan and Bryan Holaday, for the Red Sox in their postseason series against the Indians, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

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Vazquez will be called up to Boston prior to Sunday's series finale against the Athletics, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez may not return to Boston when rosters expand next month, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Vazquez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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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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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.