Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart #23

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  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 1"/205
  • Age: 23

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Blake Swihart Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.274 5 31 4 .712

Blake Swihart MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.274 5 31 4 .712

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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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2015 Stats 288 47 79 5 31 4 .274 .319 .712
MLB Career Stats 288 47 79 5 31 4 .274 .319 .712

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)
2015 Red Sox AL 309 186 87.52 204.41 -2.05 9.15 28.72
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38
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2015
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October 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Swihart fares well in debut season

Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart finished the 2015 regular season with a .274 average, five home runs, 31 RBIs, 47 runs scored and four stolen bases.

September 29, 2015 at 10:29 PM ET

Swihart goes deep twice, collects five RBIs

Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs on Tuesday vs. the Yankees.

Awards

Blake Swihart Awards

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Pawtucket INT

MiLB.com 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
July 20, 2015 Boston Red Sox activated C Blake Swihart from the 15-day disabled list.
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

Last name pronounced "SWY-hart"...Rated the No.1 catcher 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 doubles, 5 triples, 5 homers, 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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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