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Blake Swihart

#19 | C
Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks
Blake Swihart
Name: Blake Aubry Swihart
Born: Apr 3, 1992 in Rio Rancho, N.M. USA
High School: Cleveland HS, Rio Rancho, N.M.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
201990.167.227.3114
Career637.243.302.35612
Drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 (signed for $2,500,000)
Swihart spent most of last summer with Team USA, and he led the team by batting .448/.492/.845 with six doubles and five home runs. The natural righthander picked up switch-hitting during his sophomore year of high school and started catching seriously just last summer. This spring he has split time between third base and behind the plate. Swihart is a good athlete who is an above-average hitter with average power potential. He hadn't put up gaudy numbers against inferior competition this spring, but he is clearly focused on the future: Swihart works on both of his swings by switching back and forth between hitting lefthanded and righthanded, regardless of the pitcher he's facing. Swihart's athleticism shows up behind the plate. He receives well and shows good footwork. He has a strong arm and has shortened his arm stroke this spring. He obviously would have more value at catcher, but his athleticism and potent bat may tempt a team to move him to another position. Swihart is 6 feet and 175 pounds and baby-faced, so some scouts think he'll get taller and stronger as he matures. He is committed to Texas, and would be eligible for the draft again as a sophomore if he goes to college.
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