Monday, December 22, 2014

Christian Vazquez Tearing It Up In Winter Ball

(USAToday Sports)
Christian Vazquez—the likely starting catcher for the 2015 Red Sox—has been doing some serious offensive damage in the Puerto Rican Winter League. So far, the backstop is hitting .294—with a .371 OBP. The 24-year old is known for his defensive skills (particularly his 'gun' of an arm), so if he starts to hit consistently, it's offensive gravy. Boston signed Andover native Ryan Hanigan to complement Vazquez this year—and Blake Swihart is sitting in waiting at AAA Pawtucket. So, the Red Sox catching future continues to be very bright.