Christian Vazquez Boston Red Sox  |  Catcher

     
 












Vazquez Video

Age: 23
Born: August 21, 1990
Bayamon, PR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
ETA: Late 2014

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Links
2012 Prospect Preview
Vazquez' arm, bat helps Salem in comeback (7.18.12)
2013 Prospect Preview

Scouting Report: Plus defensive catcher with a strong, wide frame and solid agility behind the plate. Quick release, plus-to-better arm. Consistently timed quicker than 1.9 seconds on throws to second base. Struggled in the past blocking balls in the dirt, but has made strong strides improving with controlling his body to front offerings. Firm when receiving pitches. Quick feet. Smooth footwork when firing out of crouch. Learning to lead behind the plate. Average bat speed. Has worked to quicken swing load. Extends on offerings middle-to-away well. Gets tied up by higher velocity fastballs on inner third. Must increase hitting zones to make consistent contact in higher levels. Tends to be fooled by sharp breaking balls. Fringe-average-to-average power potential. Capable of driving balls into the gap hard.

Links (cont.)

Vazquez’s new focus at the plate starting... (5.15.13)
Scouting Scratch: Portland notebook (7.31.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
The Write-Up: Garin Cecchini and Christian Vazquez (4.17.14)
The Write-Up: Notes from McCoy (6.25.14)

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2008 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 21 58 7 11 1 0 0 5 12 6 17 0 0 0.190 0.266 0.207 0.473
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 10 36 5 10 5 0 0 7 15 4 7 0 0 0.278 0.366 0.417 0.783
  2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 21 65 4 8 2 0 2 9 16 11 16 0 0 0.123 0.250 0.246 0.496
  2010 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 79 270 34 71 11 0 3 32 91 23 62 3 1 0.263 0.328 0.337 0.665
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 105 392 71 111 27 3 18 84 198 43 84 1 1 0.283 0.358 0.505 0.863
  2011 Mayaguez PRWL Wint Bos 20 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 21 81 293 42 78 17 0 7 41 116 40 70 2 2 0.266 0.360 0.396 0.756
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 21 20 73 11 15 4 0 0 5 19 8 9 0 0 0.205 0.280 0.260 0.541
  2012 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 21 10 35 4 9 3 0 1 3 15 8 9 0 1 0.257 0.395 0.429 0.824
  2012 Manati PRWL Wint Bos 21 9 24 5 7 2 1 1 3 14 3 7 0 0 0.292 0.393 0.583 0.976
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 22 96 342 48 99 19 1 5 48 135 47 44 7 5 0.289 0.376 0.395 0.771
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.250 0.000 0.250
  2013 Santurce PRWL Wint Bos 22 33 102 4 21 8 0 0 9 29 16 17 0 1 0.206 0.319 0.284 0.604
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23     stats                            
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 23      stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2008 by Edgar Perez
Signing Bonus: $80,000
MiLB Debut: June 25, 2008 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2012
MLB Debut:
July 9, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 2 (2013)
Contract (2014): $500,000
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2010 Fall Instructional League Red Sox Top Catcher
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (June 20-26, 2011)
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (August 29 - September 5, 2011)
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (July 2011)
2011 Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Year
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (June 2012)
2012 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (April 2013)
2013 Eastern League All-Star
2014 International League All-Star
2014 Futures Game All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 20-26, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 29 - September 5, 2011)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - C

 

  

 
 

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