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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez demoted

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:14:20 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez was sent to Class AAA Pawtucket on Monday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: This move comes as no surprise, as Sandy Leon's emergence at the plate and the return of Ryan Hanigan combined to squeeze Vazquez's at-bats. It's safe to drop Vazquez in some formats, although you may want to stash Vazquez in the deepest leagues in the event he is traded or an injury takes place.

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Red Sox | Brock Holt returns to lineup Sunday

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:36:22 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Brock Holt is back in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker Sunday, July 3, batting seventh. In addition, C Sandy Leon will start behind the plate and bat eighth, with INF Marco Hernandez playing third base and batting ninth. C Christian Vazquez and 3B Travis Shaw have the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Holt went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in his first game back from the disabled list Friday, July 1, after being sidelined with a concussion, so it is safe to resume using him in all fantasy formats. Leon is 14-for-31 (.452) with four doubles, a home run and six RBI through 31 at-bats this season, while Hernandez is 5-for-15 at the plate over the past week, making them worthy of consideration for daily fantasy lineups as inexpensive sources of offense.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez sits again

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:39:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Blake Snell Monday, June 27. C Sandy Leon will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Leon went hitless in his last game but is still hitting .480 since joining the team. Leon can be a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez on the bench

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:48:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Sunday, June 26. C Sandy Leon will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Leon is having terrific success at the plate this month with a .545 batting average and four RBI. He should be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez in danger?

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:45:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez could be in danger of losing his roster spot with C Ryan Hanigan (neck) nearing a return and C Sandy Leon swinging a bat well.

Fantasy Tip: The Red Sox have a glut at catcher when you also factor in Blake Swihart, although Swihart is getting more outfield work to make up for that. You may want to see which direction Boston goes at catcher before putting down a player for a daily or regular roster spot. Right now the situation is too fluid.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez not in the lineup

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:18:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Wednesday, June 22. C Sandy Leon will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Leon has gone 10-for-16 at the plate since being recalled earlier in the month. He is not the best fantasy option, but desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues could consider using him.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez catching Saturday

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:25:40 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez is back in the starting lineup versus Seattle Mariners SP Adrian Sampson Saturday, June 18, batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Vazquez is batting just .172 with four RBI in 58 at-bats over the last four weeks and is not a recommended option in any fantasy format.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez a work in progress

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:52:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez hasn't produced much offensively this year, but the Red Sox plan to be patient with their young catcher. His defensive skills aren't as good as his first year, either, as he's led Boston pitchers to a 4.30 ERA this year compared to 3.71 in 2014. He's barely been above average in creating strikes for his pitchers this year, too. Vazquez is also catching just 35% of base stealers compared to 52% in 2014. Manager John Farrell thinks Vazquez's arm strength will only improve after coming back from Tommy John surgery. Vazquez is hitting just .208 with a .248 on-base percentage and is often pinch hit for late in games. He also added a leg kick to his swing this year, something that assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez isn't too thrilled about. Vazquez's strikeout rate has gone up from 16% in 2014 to 23% this year and he's been too aggressive.

Fantasy Tip: Vazquez came to the majors known much more for his defensive prowess and strong arm than his bat. So basically anything offensively he could produce would be a bonus for the BoSox. It often takes young catchers considerable time to click with the stick, so be patient with Vazquez in dynasty and AL-only leagues. But don't expect him to ever be a juggernaut at the plate.

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Red Sox | Christian Vazquez out of the lineup

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:39:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson Saturday, June 11. C Sandy Leon will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Leon picked up a double in his only at-bat this season and will be receiving his first start Saturday. Leon is not a great offensive player and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart, Ryan Hanigan out

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:38:55 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Blake Swihart (ankle) and C Ryan Hanigan (neck) are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada Sunday, June 5. OF Chris Young will bat eighth and play left field, while C Christian Vazquez starts behind the plate and bats ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Young and Vazquez are likely to see regular playing time for the next few weeks, since Swihart and Hanigan have been placed on the disabled list. They're worthy of consideration as roster depth for fantasy teams in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

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