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Christian Vazquez

27-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

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.193

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0

RBI

5

R

9

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sandy Leon was the widely-drafted Red Sox catcher last season, but Vazquez ended up being significantly more valuable in both real life and fantasy. Granted his fantasy value was tied closely to a .29...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 198   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 three-year extension with the Red Sox in March of 2018, which includes a club option in 2022.

May 22, 2018  –  Christian Vazquez News

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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
2017 26 MAJ BOS 99 345 324 43 94 25 18 2 5 32 7 2 17 64 0 1 3 .290 .330 .404 .734
2018 27 MAJ BOS 34 127 119 9 23 5 5 0 0 5 0 1 4 18 1 0 3 .193 .238 .235 .473
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3-Year Averages     78 263 248 32 66 17 13 1 3 22 3 1 13 51 0 0 2 .266 .308 .363 .671
Career  (View All)     245 857 790 88 198 51 41 3 7 69 7 3 50 154 4 5 8 .251 .300 .337 .637

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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
May. 22 @TB Did not play.
May. 20 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .238 .235 .473
May. 19 Bal Did not play.
May. 18 Bal 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .238 .235 .473
May. 17 Bal Did not play.
May. 16 Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .227 .214 .441
May. 15 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .224 .211 .435
May. 14 Oak Did not play.
May. 13 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .230 .217 .447
May. 12 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .186 .239 .225 .464
May. 11 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .238 .224 .462
May. 10 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .240 .227 .467
May. 9 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .250 .237 .487
May. 8 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .253 .239 .492
May. 6 @Tex Did not play.
May. 5 @Tex 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .253 .239 .492
May. 4 @Tex Did not play.
May. 3 @Tex 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .253 .247 .500
May. 2 KC Did not play.
May. 1 KC 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .185 .241 .235 .476
Apr. 30 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .247 .240 .487
Apr. 29 TB Did not play.
Apr. 28 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .247 .239 .486
Apr. 27 TB 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .260 .254 .514
Apr. 26 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .257 .234 .491
Apr. 25 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .273 .250 .523
Apr. 24 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .274 .263 .537
Apr. 22 @Oak 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .262 .263 .525
Apr. 21 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .263 .245 .508
Last 7 Games 13 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .693
Last 14 Games 31 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 .194 .194 .226 .420
Last 30 Games 70 4 12 3 0 0 2 2 11 0 1 1 0 2 .171 .205 .214 .419

Christian Vazquez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 34
2017 95 2 2
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
2018283020.214.286.527
20175410262.278.444.748
2016355020.286.429.804

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018916030.187.220.457
2017270333265.293.396.732
2016137161100.212.277.527

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018545020.204.259.477
2017155284204.348.510.905
20169914160.212.293.550

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018654030.185.215.469
2017169151123.237.308.577
2016737060.247.329.633
Christian Vazquez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chris Archer TB 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .176 .176 .176 .353

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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% .324 .074
2011 20 A GRE 444 392 9.7% 18.9% 0.51 79% .316 .222
2012 21 A SAL 342 293 11.7% 20.5% 0.57 76% .326 .130
2012 21 AA POR 82 73 9.8% 11% 0.89 88% .231 .055
2013 22 AA POR 399 342 11.8% 11% 1.07 87% .316 .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% .340 .106
2014 23 MAJ BOS 201 175 9.5% 16.4% 0.58 81% .283 .069
2016 25 AAA PAW 171 152 8.8% 18.1% 0.48 80% .325 .098
2016 25 MAJ BOS 184 172 5.4% 21.2% 0.26 77% .288 .081
2017 26 MAJ BOS 345 324 4.9% 18.6% 0.27 80% .348 .114
2018 27 MAJ BOS 127 119 3.1% 14.2% 0.22 85% .228 .042
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3-Year Averages     263 248 4.9% 19.4% 0.25 79% .325 .097
Career     857 790 5.8% 18% 0.32 81% .301 .086

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Christian Vazquez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2016 438.7 5 - 0 0 -1 0 0 1 0 -1 6
2017 771 12 6 0 0 -1 0 0 3 0 -5 15
2018 198.3 -1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
3B 2017 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Christian Vazquez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.2% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.473 OPS
TERRIBLE
.238 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.193 AVG
TERRIBLE
.228 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.235 SLG
TERRIBLE
.042 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Vazquez is not in the lineup Saturday against Baltimore, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup Monday against Oakland, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup against Toronto on Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Vazquez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Vazquez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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

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Vazquez has a three-game hitting streak after going 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in Thursday's 11-5 loss to the Rangers.

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Vazquez is not in the lineup against Kansas City on Wednesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Coming off of Tommy John surgery, Vazquez started the 2016 season in Triple-A Pawtucket, playing just five games before earning a callup. The 26-year-old was named the starter after being called up, starting 49 games behind the plate before losing his starting catcher role to Sandy Leon after he couldn't seem to find his form at the plate. Vazquez struggled mightily, slashing .226/.278/.305 in 51 games before being sent back down to Triple-A. Despite his continuing offensive struggles, he proved he is still an elite backstop, gaining 1.53 extra strikes per game, which was fourth best in the majors in 2016. Although he wasn't used, his defense earned him a callup before the playoffs, showing how much his glove is valued. Vazquez is currently locked in as a backup, but all it will take for the righty to become a starter is for his bat to produce numbers closer to the league average.

2016

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 have undergone this procedure is a short one. Most notably is Baltimoreís Matt Wieters, who had the surgery in June 2014 and returned roughly one year later. He played 75 games, catching 55 of them. Other catchers that have undergone the procedure say they donít feel theyíre fully back until year two. Vazquez was expected to get some ramp up time in winter ball, but his team folded and heís not getting the expected at-bats leading up to spring training. Itís all a big question mark for Vazquez. Heís probably not going to be ready to go full-time when the season starts, so the Red Sox may have him spend some time at Triple-A Pawtucket, while the combination of Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan open the season in Boston.

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.