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23 Blake Swihart C

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%3%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1923.22918286
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017BOS6511002300.429.200.200
2018BOS821922844318155761.285.328.229

Player Updates

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Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Will work as catcher in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox intend to have Swihart work primarily as a catcher in spring training, though he'll continue to take reps at other positions during the offseason, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

With Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon entering the 2018 season as the Red Sox's top two backstops, the Red Sox groomed the switch-hitting Swihart for a utility role in an attempt to maximize his opportunities. With the exception of Dustin Pedroia (knee), Boston generally enjoyed good health from most of its core contributors, resulting in Swihart making only 207 plate appearances. The lack of consistent playing time likely had a negative impact on Swihart's performance at the dish, with the 26-year-old managing a lowly .229/.285/.328 line (64 wRC+). That was still better offensive production than either Vazquez or Leon offered, so Swihart could get the chance to factor into the timeshare behind the plate more frequently if his defense is up to par. That has always been the main concern for Swihart, however, so if he fails to show improvement in that regard the spring, a long-awaited trade elsewhere could finally materialize.

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Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Heads back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Swihart had started each of the Red Sox's last three games, with his assignments coming at first base, in right field and behind the plate. The 26-year-old's versatility bodes well for his odds of finding steady at-bats during the final week of the regular season, but he'll likely retreat to the bench on a full-time basis once the playoffs get underway.

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Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Gets start in right field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart went 1-for-5 with a two-run double in Wednesday's 9-8 win over Atlanta.

Swihart was part of a six-run eighth inning that brought the Red Sox back from a 7-1 deficit. He got the start in right field as his opportunities at catcher will dry up with the return of Christian Vazquez. Manager Alex Cora will move him around, from catcher to first base to outfield to DH, but the cadence of his starting assignments will be reduced.

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Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Expects to return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart (hamstring) will have a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend and expects to be activated for Tuesday's game at Philadelphia, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

It appears that Swihart will only miss the 10-day minimum (with the Red Sox's off day Monday) after landing on the disabled list with right hamstring tightness Aug. 3. Sandy Leon should continue to see starts behind the plate until his return, although Dan Butler is starting Friday night.

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Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Will join teammates in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart (hamstring) will travel with the Red Sox to Baltimore for a weekend series and will take batting practice Friday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Swihart is close to returning and could be ready to go when Boston opens a two-game set in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs (Career)000000
vs RHP131363 .336 .412 .275
Last 7 Games
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9/26BAL5221100
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015BOS842884779531187742 .319 .392 .274
2016BOS196291605111701 .365 .355 .258
2017BOS6511002300 .429 .200 .200
2018BOS821922844318155761 .285 .328 .229
Total 1915478514085446154104 .314 .364 .256
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015BOSC83786125703934 .995
2016BOSOF131331301001.000
2016BOSC6662593001.000
2017BOSC4017161001.000
2018BOS1B1054944414 .980
2018BOS2B10211011.000
2018BOS3B31321011.000
2018BOSOF211120200001.000
2018BOSC28161551469011.000
Total  16613095188859411 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2015BOS17111302108
2016BOS032210000
2017BOS00100000
2018BOS1006300004
Total 274199121012
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018BOS3300000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 3300000100 .000 .000 .000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011R-Gcl Red Sox26000000--200 .000 .000 .000
2011AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats11000000--100 .000 .000 .000
2012AA-Mississippi Braves2100000011--001.000 --- ---
2012AAA-Gwinnett Braves50000000----00 --- --- ---
2012AFX-Greenville Drive923444490174753266862 .307 .395 .262
2013AA-Mississippi Braves182000000--200 .000 .000 .000
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves60000000----00 --- --- ---
2013AFA-Salem Red Sox10337645112297242416378 .366 .428 .298
2014AA-Portland Sea Dogs92347471042331255296571 .353 .487 .300
2014AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox1869618311921510 .282 .377 .261
2015AA-Portland Sea Dogs27131000--200 .429 .571 .429
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox20747233001161411 .363 .351 .311
2016AAA-Pawtucket2910313254018171721 .344 .311 .243
2017R-GCL Red Sox9306520028820 .342 .233 .167
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox53195223761423135410 .246 .292 .190
Total 47115541914178816272041433112713 .327 .398 .268
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/190
Birthdate:
4/3/1992
Age:
26
Hometown:
Bedford, TX
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
4