The Book on Blake Swihart
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Blake Swihart / C, BOS
Rio Rancho, NM, USA
54 | 8/1/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (10/25/2014): #17
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #61
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #73
Baseball Prospectus: #73
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A switch-hitting catcher of the type the Red Sox have kept on trying to develop for the last decade, Cleveland native Blake Swihart has the tools necessary to succeed in the big leagues, assuming his game-calling head can develop as expected. Already blessed with solid contact ability from either side of the plate, (.448/.492/.845 for Team USA two years ago, .298/.366/.428 at high-A Salem in 2013) he's also showing a strong and accurate throwing arm already. If he has to move away from the plate, he could be a competent third baseman, since he doesn't really have the legs for the outfield, but if that happened he would drop a great deal in value, since there are many other young third basemen with similar offensive pop.
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