Thursday, January 22, 2015

Swihart Rated #1 Catching Prospect In Baseball

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation Photo)
If you needed any more ammunition for opposing a trade involving Blake Swihart, you now have it.'s 2015 Prospect Watch has designated the backstop as the number one catching prospect in all of baseball. Perhaps the most exciting quote to come out of the analysis is this, "His toolset resembles that of a young Buster Posey." OK, we can deal with that. As the Red Sox continue to value versatility, they have to like this comment as well, "Swihart has much more athleticism than the typical backstop and could profile well at multiple positions." Want to hear something about offensive potential? OK, here you go, "He could develop into a .280 hitter with 15 homers per season." All in all, it's going to be very difficult to part with Swihart—even for a Cole Hamels or a Stephen Strasburg or a Jordan Zimmerman.