Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christian Vazquez Aiming For Number One Backstop Job

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According to's Ian Browne, Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is shooting for the #1 backstop gig in 2018. After sharing catching duties last season with Sandy Leon, Vazquez wants to ramp up his games caught from 85 to over 100. Everyone knows his elite defensive skills—but, last year, he really emerged as a solid offensive weapon. He hit .290 and knocked in 32 runs on the season. The final skill-set he wants to improve is game-calling, "I'm always trying to get better at that. You never stop learning. Every game you learn from the pitchers and the pitching coach. That never stops." With his canon arm and solid hitting, he should be an integral part of the 2018 squad.