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Blake Swihart

26-Year-Old Catcher – Boston Red Sox

2018 Stats

AVG

.207

HR

0

RBI

4

R

10

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A severe ankle injury suffered in 2016 was still an issue for Swihart in 2017, as he played in just 71 games during the regular season with the bulk of those coming at Triple-A Pawtucket. He struggled...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 4/3/1992   BORN: Bedford, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Blake Swihart Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $518,500 contract with the Red Sox in March of 2016.

July 13, 2018  –  Blake Swihart News

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Swihart entered Thursday game when Steve Pearce (lower leg) left after getting hit by a pitch in the third inning. He went 1-for-3 in Boston's 6-4 win over Toronto.

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Blake Swihart 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
2011 19 R GUL 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 20 A GRE 92 378 344 44 90 28 17 4 7 53 6 2 26 68 0 8 0 .262 .307 .395 .702
2013 21 A SAL 103 422 376 45 112 38 29 7 2 42 7 8 41 63 1 3 1 .298 .366 .428 .794
2014 22 AA POR 92 380 347 47 104 38 23 3 12 55 7 1 29 65 0 3 1 .300 .353 .487 .840
2014 22 AAA PAW 18 71 69 6 18 5 3 1 1 9 1 0 2 15 0 0 0 .261 .282 .377 .659
2015 23 AA POR 2 7 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 .571 1.000
2015 23 AAA PAW 20 80 74 7 23 3 3 0 0 11 1 1 6 14 0 0 0 .311 .363 .351 .714
2015 23 MAJ BOS 84 309 288 47 79 23 17 1 5 31 4 2 18 77 2 0 1 .274 .319 .392 .711
2016 24 AAA PAW 29 122 103 13 25 5 4 0 1 8 2 1 17 17 0 2 0 .243 .344 .311 .655
2016 24 MAJ BOS 19 74 62 9 16 3 0 3 0 5 0 1 11 17 0 1 0 .258 .365 .355 .720
2017 25 R GUL 9 38 30 6 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 8 8 0 0 0 .167 .342 .233 .575
2017 25 AAA PAW 53 212 195 22 37 11 6 1 4 23 1 0 13 54 1 1 2 .190 .246 .292 .538
2017 25 MAJ BOS 6 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
2018 26 MAJ BOS 44 99 92 10 19 4 4 0 0 4 2 1 7 26 0 0 0 .207 .263 .250 .513
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3-Year Averages     36 128 118 19 32 7 5 1 1 12 1 1 10 32 0 0 0 .271 .328 .356 .684
Career  (View All)     153 489 447 67 115 30 21 4 5 40 6 4 38 123 2 1 1 .257 .316 .356 .672

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Blake Swihart 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
Jul. 20 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 15 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 14 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .263 .250 .513
Jul. 13 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 12 Tor 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .263 .250 .513
Jul. 11 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 10 Tex 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .261 .235 .496
Jul. 9 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 8 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 7 @KC 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .250 .210 .460
Jul. 6 @KC 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .241 .200 .441
Jul. 4 @Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .233 .190 .423
Jul. 3 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .224 .190 .414
Jul. 2 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 1 @NYY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .226 .192 .418
Jun. 30 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .217 .182 .399
Jun. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 28 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 26 LAA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .220 .184 .404
Jun. 24 Sea Did not play.
Jun. 23 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .149 .213 .176 .389
Jun. 22 Sea 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 .215 .178 .393
Jun. 21 @Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .216 .176 .392
Jun. 20 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 .219 .179 .398
Jun. 16 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .222 .182 .404
Jun. 15 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .156 .229 .188 .417
Jun. 14 @Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Games 11 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .545 .909
Last 14 Games 14 4 6 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .467 .571 1.038
Last 30 Games 28 6 9 2 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 .321 .345 .393 .738

Blake Swihart: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 6 7 1 1 12 6 6 12
2017 4 1
2016 6 13 13
2015 83

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Blake Swihart: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 43 3

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Blake Swihart Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018332020.182.212.462
201651000.800.8001.657

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018598022.220.271.541
201751000.200.200.629
2016578050.211.316.629

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018547020.241.315.596
201710000.000.000.500
2016294040.276.414.796

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018383022.158.158.396
201741000.250.250.650
2016335010.242.303.653
Blake Swihart vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Blake Swihart Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 19 R GUL 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2012 20 A GRE 378 344 6.9% 18% 0.38 80% .300 .133
2013 21 A SAL 422 376 9.7% 14.9% 0.65 83% .350 .130
2014 22 AA POR 380 347 7.6% 17.1% 0.45 81% .337 .187
2014 22 AAA PAW 71 69 2.8% 21.1% 0.13 78% .321 .116
2015 23 AA POR 7 7 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .600 .142
2015 23 AAA PAW 80 74 7.5% 17.5% 0.43 81% .383 .040
2015 23 MAJ BOS 309 288 5.8% 24.9% 0.23 73% .359 .118
2016 24 AAA PAW 122 103 13.9% 13.9% 1.00 83% .276 .068
2016 24 MAJ BOS 74 62 14.9% 23% 0.65 73% .348 .097
2017 25 R GUL 38 30 21.1% 21.1% 1.00 73% .227 .066
2017 25 AAA PAW 212 195 6.1% 25.5% 0.24 72% .239 .102
2017 25 MAJ BOS 7 5 28.6% 42.9% 0.67 40% .500 .000
2018 26 MAJ BOS 99 92 7.1% 26.3% 0.27 72% .288 .043
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3-Year Averages     128 118 7.8% 25% 0.31 73% .365 .085
Career     489 447 7.8% 25.2% 0.31 72% .344 .099

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Blake Swihart 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 2017 12 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 23 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1B 2018 35 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2018 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2018 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2018 32 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 41 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Blake Swihart    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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0.27 BB/K
POOR
7.1% BB Rate
WEAK
26.3% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.513 OPS
TERRIBLE
.263 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.207 AVG
TERRIBLE
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.250 SLG
TERRIBLE
.043 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Blake Swihart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swihart started at catcher and went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Rangers.

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Manager Alex Cora said that Swihart will see time behind the plate after Christian Vazquez suffered a fractured pinky finger Saturday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Manager Alex Cora said rookie Jalen Beeks' poor outing Thursday was largely due to the pitch mix called by Swihart, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Swihart started at catcher and went 1-for-3 with a run scored in a Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Tigers.

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Swihart will start in right field and bat eighth Sunday against the Astros, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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Swihart made his first start of the season at first base and went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

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Swihart was the starting designated hitter and went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Braves.

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Swihart has been told to start working out at first base, and he could start some games behind the plate as well, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Swihart started the season behind the plate for the Red Sox, but only lasted six games before he was optioned back down to Triple-A to work on his defense. During a 29-game stint in Pawtucket, Swihart didn't necessarily excel, accumulating just a .655 OPS, though he did post a .344 OBP and expanded his versatility by making starts in left field. The 24-year-old was recalled after Brock Holt was placed on the disabled list, starting all 13 games he played in left field. The switch-hitter slashed .258/.365/.355 in 19 games and 79 plate appearances throughout 2016, bringing his major league totals to .271/.321/.386 in 383 plate appearances. His season ended early after he underwent successful surgery on his left ankle in August, although it shouldn't effect his spring training status. At this point, based on the Red Sox's depth at catcher and left field, it is unlikely that Swihart will be anything more than a part-time player regardless of his position.

2016

Swihart arrived to the major leagues about six months ahead of schedule and was given a more active role than originally plotted for the switch-hitting catcher. Injuries to Christian Vazquez and Ryan Hanigan prompted the Red Sox to call up Swihart, who had just 38 games of experience at Triple-A Pawtucket. He was not a finished product in the minors and his defensive flaws were exposed in the majors. Predictably, he had a tough time at the plate when he first arrived. Swihart was learning new pitchers and trying to be a competent hitter that's a lot to throw at a 23-year-old backstop. The hitting came along Swihart hit .303/.353/.452 in the second half but there's still some development needed in terms of game-calling and blocking pitches. Vazquez is not certain to be ready by Opening Day, so Swihart will likely remain on Boston's roster and part of the catching mix to start the season.

2015

Swihart began the 2014 season, his second full season as a catcher, at Double-A Portland after being named the organization's Defensive Player of the Year at High-A Salem in 2013. He continued his development as a backstop, including throwing out 47 percent of would-be basestealers while consistently recording 1.8-to-1.9 second pop times on throws to second base. After a few years of working on the defensive side of the job, Swihiart is now showing much more with his hit tool. He never went more than two starts without a hit and increased his power, hitting 12 homers and slugging a career-high .487 for the Sea Dogs. He also had a stretch at Triple-A Pawtucket where there was some noticeable drop-off, but nothing that was too concerning. With Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts having graduated to Boston, Swihart becomes Boston's top position prospect. He'll open the season at Pawtucket, with an anticipated 2016 arrival to the major leagues.

2014

Swihart, who will turn 22 before next season, served as a full-time catcher in 2013 and made great strides defensively. He was named Boston's Minor League Defensive Player of the Year after throwing out 42 percent of would-be base-stealers. More importantly, the 175-pounder held up over the grind of catching a full season. Learning the game as a catcher has taken away from Swihart's development as a hitter, but he did alright in that department last year, slashing .298/.366/.428 while increasing his walk total and maintaining a similar number of strikeouts. Along with Christian Vazquez, Swihart represents the catching future in Boston. If Vazquez emerges as the top backstop, Swihart is athletic enough to switch positions (he played third base in high school). It's likely he will open the season at Double-A Portland.

2013

Swihart, drafted out of high school where he played both third base and catcher, spent last season as a full-time receiver. It's a positive sign that the Red Sox placed him at a full-season team, Low-A Greenville, fresh out of high school. He's relatively new to catching and, at this stage of his career, is a bit on the thin side for the position. His development defensively may take away from his production as a hitter, but the switch-hitter projects as a plus hitter for average with modest power. Swihart slashed just .262/.307/.395 with seven homers for the Drive in 2012. Swihart's considered an excellent athlete, who could change positions down the line, but for now he's focused on improving as a backstop. He's likely to be placed High-A Salem to start 2013.

2012

Swihart, a first-round draft pick in 2011, is an athletic switch-hitter who played both third base and catcher during his senior year in high school. The Red Sox will use him solely as a catcher as he enters his first full season in the organization, though he could move off the position as he matures. Swihart projects as a plus hitter for average, but needs to work on his approach and pitch recognition. And there's some power potential, but he's still on the lean side.