Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart #23

  • C
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 1"/200
  • Age: 24


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Blake Swihart Stats

.258 0 4 0 .756

Blake Swihart MLB Career Stats

.273 5 35 4 .716

Blake Swihart Bio

  • Full Name: Blake Aubry Swihart
  • Pronunciation: SWY-hart
  • Born: 4/3/1992 in Bedford, TX
  • Draft: 2011, Boston Red Sox, 1st rd. (26th overall)
  • High School: V. Sue Cleveland, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Debut: May 2, 2015
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2016 Stats 31 4 8 0 4 0 .258 .368 .756
MLB Career Stats 319 51 87 5 35 4 .273 .325 .716

Blake Swihart 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 22 3 6 0 3 2 3 0 .273 .333 .455
Last 15 Games 32 4 8 0 4 6 6 0 .250 .359 .375
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Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
5/21 vs CLE 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/22 vs CLE 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
5/25 vs COL 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 0
Last 3 Games
5/21 vs CLE
5/22 vs CLE
5/25 vs COL
2016 Games by Position: C (6) LF (4)

Blake Swihart Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Red Sox AL 38 16 85.44 192.82 69.39 6.14 32.00
MLB Avg - - - - 88.46 210.63 69.27 11.36 34.90


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Blake Swihart Stats

*Since 2006

Blake Swihart Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Blake Swihart Statcast Events


Blake Swihart 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
41 146 17 38 38 8 1 2 17 12 0 31 2 1 .260 .319 .370 .689
51 177 21 46 50 8 3 2 21 18 0 37 2 2 .260 .328 .373 .701
Rest of Season

Blake Swihart News

Blake Swihart Fantasy News

May 25, 2016 at 11:08 PM ET

Swihart hits pair of triples, plates two

Red Sox outfielder Blake Swihart went 2-for-4 with two triples, two RBIs and a run scored vs. the Rockies on Wednesday.

May 20, 2016 at 1:49 PM ET

Red Sox place two players on disabled list

The Red Sox made a series of roster moves prior to Friday night's home game against the Indians that included righty reliever Carson Smith (elbow soreness) being placed on the 15-day disabled list and left fielder/catcher Blake Swihart getting recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.


Blake Swihart Awards

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Pawtucket INT Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Boston AL
2014 Boston AL

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Portland EAS

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Salem CAR

Blake Swihart Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 20, 2016 Boston Red Sox recalled Blake Swihart from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 15, 2016 Boston Red Sox optioned C Blake Swihart to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 20, 2015 Blake Swihart roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.
July 16, 2015 Boston Red Sox sent C Blake Swihart on a rehab assignment to Portland Sea Dogs.
July 10, 2015 Boston Red Sox sent C Blake Swihart on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 3, 2015 Boston Red Sox placed C Blake Swihart on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 1, 2015. Sprained left foot.
May 2, 2015 Boston Red Sox recalled C Blake Swihart from Pawtucket Red Sox.
March 20, 2015 Boston Red Sox optioned C Blake Swihart to Pawtucket Red Sox.
November 20, 2014 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Blake Swihart from Portland Sea Dogs.
September 13, 2014 C Blake Swihart assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 4, 2014 C Blake Swihart assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
April 1, 2014 C Blake Swihart assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
February 10, 2014 Boston Red Sox invited non-roster C Blake Swihart to spring training.
April 2, 2013 C Blake Swihart assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
March 16, 2013 C Blake Swihart assigned to Boston Red Sox.
August 15, 2012 Blake Swihart roster status changed by Greenville Drive.
August 1, 2012 Greenville Drive placed C Blake Swihart on the 7-day disabled list. Strained hip flexor.
April 5, 2012 C Blake Swihart assigned to Greenville Drive from GCL Red Sox.
August 26, 2011 Blake Swihart assigned to GCL Red Sox from Boston Red Sox.
August 15, 2011 Boston Red Sox signed C Blake Swihart.

Blake Aubry Swihart Bio Info

Blake Aubry Swihart...Last name is pronounced "SWY-hart." Signed by Matt Mahoney (Red Sox). Rated the No. 1 catcher available in the 2011 June Draft by Baseball America...Became the highest-drafted player out of New Mexico since Shane Andrews in 1990. Hit .602 (56-for-93) with 17 2B, 5 3B, 5 HR, 41 RBI, and 58 runs in 28 games as a senior at V. Sue Cleveland (NM) High School in 2011...Named to the Class 5A North All-Star squad by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Played for USA Baseball's 18U National Team in 2010 and led the team with a .448 AVG. Selected as a Louisville Slugger All-American and participated in the AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic in 2010.


 Hit .274 (79-for-288) in 84 games for the Red Sox, best among AL catchers (min. 250 PA)...In debut ML season, led the team with 83 games and 78 starts behind the plate. His 84 games were the most by a Red Sox in his 1st ML season since Shea Hillenbrand in 2001 (139 games)...His 78 starts at catcher were the most for a 1st-year major leaguer since BAL's Matt Wieters in 2009 (84) and the 3rd-most for a 1st-year Red Sox behind Roy Partee (86 in 1943) and Gary Allenson (82 in 1978). His .274 AVG was the best by a rookie Red Sox catcher with at least 250 PA since Carlton Fisk hit .293 in 1972. Led AL catchers with a .306 AVG (60-for-196) from 6/11 through the end of the season (min. 125 PA) after going 19-for-92 (.207) in his first 28 games. Threw out 13 of 54 potential base stealers (24%). Batted .293 (61-for-208) with 19 of his 23 XBH and 4 of his 5 homers vs. RHP. Recalled from Triple-A on 5/2 after 18 games with Pawtucket...Made ML debut as BOS' starting catcher that day vs. NYY...Recorded 1st ML hit in the 5th inning, a single off Nathan Eovaldi. At 23 years and 29 days old on 5/2, became the youngest Red Sox starting catcher since Rich Gedman at 22 years old in 1982. Hit 1st major league HR on 6/4 vs. MIN, a solo shot with 2 out in the 3rd inning off Tommy Milone. Placed on the 15-day DL on 7/3 (retro to 7/1) with a sprained left foot...Played 4 games on rehab between Triple-A Pawtucket (2 G) and Double-A Portland (2 G)...Was activated on 7/20. Recorded a career-high 4 hits on 8/15 vs. SEA (4-for-5, 4 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB) and 8/21 vs. KC (4-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI)...Elias says the only other rookie catcher with multiple 4-hit games for BOS in a season was Johnny Peacock in 1938. On 8/28 at NYM, led off the 10th inning with an inside-the-park HR off Carlos Torres...Became the 1st BOS catcher with an inside-the-parker since Duane Josephson on 9/3/71, and the 1st Red Sox to hit one in extra innings (regardless of defensive position) since Joe Foy on 7/17/66 (10th inning)...According to Elias, was the 1st ML catcher with an ITPHR in extras since Bob Brenly on 8/29/84 (11th inning). Had 3 HR in his last 6 games of the season...Notched his 1st career multi-HR game and drove in a career-high 5 runs on 9/29 at NYY...At 23 years old, was the youngest Red Sox catcher with a multi-HR game since Mike Ryan on 5/2/65...According to Elias, was just the 3rd Red Sox rookie with multiple HR in a road game against the Yankees, joining Fred Lynn (4/16/75 at Shea Stadium) and Jason Varitek (9/15/98 at Yankee Stadium). Hit .311 (23-for-74) with 3 2B and 11 RBI in 20 games for Pawtucket to begin the year.


Named the catcher on Baseball America's All-Star First Team and BA's Minor League Catcher of the Year...Spent most of the year with Double-A Portland and was named the Sea Dogs' MVP, as well as a mid-season Eastern League All-Star...Then won the Governors' Cup with Triple-A Pawtucket...Between the 2 clubs, combined to rank 6th among full-season Red Sox minor leaguers in AVG (.293) and was 5th in the system with career highs in both HR (13) and RBI (64)...Was primary catcher for a Sea Dogs team that posted the best season ERA in the EL (3.41)...Threw out 45.6 percent of attempted base stealers during the regular season, including an EL-best 47.5 percent (28 of 59) while with the Sea Dogs...Did not allow a passed ball all season...Hit .295 (77-for-261), 5 HR, 30 RBI against right-handed pitching and .290 (45-for-155), 8 HR, 34 RBI against lefties...Was the East Division's starting catcher in the EL All-Star Game on 7/16 in Altoona, in which he picked off a runner at 1B...Hit .320 in April, .303 in June, and .326 in July...Ranked 8th in the EL with a .324 AVG (46-for-142) over his last 40 Double-A games from 6/14-8/3...At time of 8/4 promotion to Triple-A, was leading the Sea Dogs in hits (104), 2B (23), and total bases (169)...In 5 playoff games for the Governors' Cup-champion PawSox, batted .333 (6-for-18) with 3 BB...Following the season, named the Red Sox' No. 1 prospect by Baseball America and the No. 1 catching prospect in the EL (No. 8 overall)...Tabbed by BA as the best catcher in the Red Sox system for a 4th straight year, as well as the best athlete among Boston minor leaguers.


Named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year and rated by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the Carolina League...Led Carolina League catchers in caught stealing percentage (41.5, 44 of 106), games (101), chances (841),putouts (743), and assists (88)...Ranked 3rd among Red Sox full-season batters and 5th among CL qualifiers with a .298 AVG…Placed 11th in the Carolina League in OBP (.366)...Tied for 3rd in the CL and tied for 2nd among Red Sox farmhands with 7 triples...Switch-hitter batted .367 (29-for-79) vs. RHP and .279 (83-for-297) vs. RHP...Hit .324 (22-for-68) with 12 walks and a .420 OBP in May, reaching safely in 18 of 21 games..Started behind the plate for the Carolina League in the California/Carolina League All-Star Game on 6/18 in San Jose, CA…Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and nabbed only attempted base stealer...Tabbed Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of Month for July (2 errors in 21 games)...Hit safely in 25 of his last 28 regular season games beginning on 7/24…Led the Carolina League with a .377 AVG (43-for-114) in that time...Caught all 5 postseason games en route to Salem's Mills Cup title...Following the season, named the No. 1 catching prospect and the No. 5 prospect overall in the Red Sox system by Baseball America…Also rated the No. 1 catching prospect in the Carolina League and the CL's No. 5 prospect overall by BA.


Caught 27 of 86 (31.3%) opposing base stealers...Went 28-for-78 (.359) when leading off an inning...Hit safely in 18 of 20 games from 5/10-6/7 at .342 (26-for-76) with 9 extra-base hits and 16 RBI...Batted .322 (19-for-59) in June...Knocked in a season-high 5 runs on 6/2 vs. Charleston...Missed time on the DL from 8/1-8/14 with a right hip strain...Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as Boston's No. 1 catching prospect and No. 6 prospect overall…Selected as the No. 17 prospect overall in the South Atlantic League by the same publication.


Ranked by Baseball America as Boston's No. 1 catching prospect and No. 3 prospect overall following the season.