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Red Sox | Blake Swihart sitting against Tampa

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:15:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, May 4. C Sandy Leon is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart has started the last two games, so a rest makes sense. He has four strikeouts and a single hit over his first eight plate appearances. Still, he has plenty of upside in seasonal leagues, although, there will likely also be plenty of peaks and valleys. Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a career .191 hitter with limited upside, and FantasyScore players should aim higher.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Red Sox | Manager discusses Blake Swihart

Sun, 03 May 2015 06:06:36 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart's playing time is not set in stone, according to manager John Farrell. "I don't have an exact split on it," Farrell said Saturday, May 2. "Blake is a darned good prospect. He's going to get a lot of exposure. But we'll ease him in and out and divide the time as we feel appropriate."

Fantasy Tip: Through 18 games with Triple-A Pawtucket this season, Swihart was hitting .338, and as long as he holds up with the Red Sox, he'll receive the majority of starts over Sandy Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap). Swihart is worth a flier in deep mixed leagues, and he should be owned in all AL-only formats. Entering a potent lineup should ease some of the typical rookie woes, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Blake Swihart gets 1st hit

Sat, 02 May 2015 16:08:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart got his first major league hit Saturday, May 2, against the New York Yankees. Swihart finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart has some offensive upside and will become worthy of FantasyScore consideration once he becomes available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ian Browne

Red Sox | Blake Swihart starting Saturday

Sat, 02 May 2015 10:28:27 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have called up C Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket. He is in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 2, batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart, who hit .338 with 11 RBIs in 18 games with Pawtucket this season, is generally regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball. He is likely to receive the bulk of the playing time behind the plate while Ryan Hanigan (pinkie) is on the disabled list. If available, Swihart should be grabbed in all fantasy formats.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart starting vs. NYY

Sat, 02 May 2015 07:34:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 2, and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart is one of the top prospects in baseball, but it is not known how many starts he will receive while with the Red Sox. Owners may want to see how he does in a game or two before deciding to use him.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart needs more development

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:02:44 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart will stay in the minor leagues despite the season-ending injury to C Christian Vazquez (elbow). Boston is committed to having Swihart start at Triple-A Pawtucket, according to general manager Ben Cherington. Swihart played just 18 games at Pawtucket after being promoted from Double-A Portland last year. Cherington said the decision to have Swihart start in the minors had nothing to do with his service time.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart, who turns 23 tomorrow, could be up rather quickly if he performs well at Pawtucket in the early going. He's the Red Sox's top prospect and should be stashed in AL-only and keeper leagues. Keep a close eye on him in mixed leagues, as he'll be a popular waiver wire target if he's brought up to Beantown.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Blake Swihart staying in minors

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:04:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart will begin the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Swihart ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) in FantasyScore contests until he is recalled. With just Ryan Hanigan ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Sandy Leon ahead of Swihart on the depth chart, it is possible Boston will be a little more hasty bringing their top prospect to the majors. Swihart is a stash candidate in AL-only formats, and he would warrant a speculative add in deep mixed leagues with news of a promotion.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Christian Vazquez has sprained elbow

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:58:36 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) is on the 60-day disabled list due to a right elbow sprain. He will visit with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow after undergoing an MRI exam last Friday. C Ryan Hanigan will become the starting catcher to start the season, and C Sandy Leon will serve as the backup. The trade for Leon likely means Boston would rather have C Blake Swihart have more seasoning in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: A combination of Hanigan and Leon hold very little fantasy value in all formats, and the Red Sox catching situation should be avoided wherever possible. Swihart, the team's top prospect, is worth stashing in AL-only and keeper leagues, though, should he come up at some point in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Christian Vazquez has MRI

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:41:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) underwent an MRI exam on his right elbow Thursday, March 26, and top catching prospect Blake Swihart could be in the mix on opening day is Vazquez is sidelined, according to manager John Farrell. Swihart was already sent to minor league camp, but he still may be in consideration for the opening day roster. However, Boston views Vazquez's MRI exam as more of a precautionary measure.

Fantasy Tip: Vazquez and Swihart are both young catchers with plenty of potential, but Swihart is the team's top minor league prospect, and he's much more attractive to owners in keeper leagues. Vazquez is an option as your second backstop in two-catcher leagues, because he's expected to see the most playing time in 2015. However, Swihart may be worth a speculative add in AL-only leagues if he opens the season as Boston's starting catcher.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Michael Silverman

Red Sox | Blake Swihart sent down

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:08 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart was optioned to minor league camp Friday, March 20.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart is one of the team's top prospects and he could debut sometime in the second half.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham