After a great spring, batting .389, Blake Swihart made his much anticipated debut for your Boston Red Sox this past weekend against the New York Yankees. Blake went 1 for 7 in his first two games up in the big leagues. His lone hit was a single in his first game.
Before being called up, Swihart was hitting .338 in 18 total games for Pawtucket this season. He totaled 23 hits including 3 extra base hits.
The 23-year old, Swihart is said to be the future of the Red Sox and as a huge fan I am excited to see the Future now. Rated the number 1 catching prospect in 2011, Blake batted .602 in his senior year of high school. Blake is Boston’s number rated prospect.
The call-up was very urgent as Boston’s starting catcher Ryan Hanigan sustained an injury this past week. Being placed on the 60-day DL, Hanigan was hit by a ball while catching a pitch and fractured his right hand. Ryan is expected to be out until at least the All-Star break.
Unless the Sox, make a move for another catcher, Blake seems to be here for a long time. Hopefully, we transitions well to the big leagues as he has with every league he has performed in.