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Red Sox | Blake Swihart not in the lineup

Sun, 24 May 2015 09:18:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24. C Sandy Leon will be the starting catcher for the Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup in the next day or two. Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .152 this season and should be avoided on FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart out vs. Rangers

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:42:10 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 21. C Sandy Leon is starting behind the plate and batting ninth Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Swihart ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) in all fantasy formats Thursday. He is struggling at the highest level with just eight hits over 49 plate appearances through his first 13 games. At this point, his ownership should be reserved to cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues. Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has hit just .158 over his past 107 plate appearances, and FantasyScore players should view him as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart taking day off

Wed, 13 May 2015 09:56:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 13. C Sandy Leon is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray.

Fantasy Tip: Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just five hits in 27 at-bats this year and should be avoided for all daily lineups today.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart out of lineup

Sun, 10 May 2015 07:49:05 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is out of the starting lineup Sunday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays. C Sandy Leon will start behind the plate and bat ninth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be avoided on FantasyScore. Even at the minimum price, owners can do better.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart sitting against Tampa

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:15:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, May 4. C Sandy Leon is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart has started the last two games, so a rest makes sense. He has four strikeouts and a single hit over his first eight plate appearances. Still, he has plenty of upside in seasonal leagues, although, there will likely also be plenty of peaks and valleys. Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a career .191 hitter with limited upside, and FantasyScore players should aim higher.

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Red Sox | Manager discusses Blake Swihart

Sun, 03 May 2015 06:06:36 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart's playing time is not set in stone, according to manager John Farrell. "I don't have an exact split on it," Farrell said Saturday, May 2. "Blake is a darned good prospect. He's going to get a lot of exposure. But we'll ease him in and out and divide the time as we feel appropriate."

Fantasy Tip: Through 18 games with Triple-A Pawtucket this season, Swihart was hitting .338, and as long as he holds up with the Red Sox, he'll receive the majority of starts over Sandy Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap). Swihart is worth a flier in deep mixed leagues, and he should be owned in all AL-only formats. Entering a potent lineup should ease some of the typical rookie woes, too.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart gets 1st hit

Sat, 02 May 2015 16:08:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart got his first major league hit Saturday, May 2, against the New York Yankees. Swihart finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart has some offensive upside and will become worthy of FantasyScore consideration once he becomes available.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart starting Saturday

Sat, 02 May 2015 10:28:27 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have called up C Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket. He is in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 2, batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart, who hit .338 with 11 RBIs in 18 games with Pawtucket this season, is generally regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball. He is likely to receive the bulk of the playing time behind the plate while Ryan Hanigan (pinkie) is on the disabled list. If available, Swihart should be grabbed in all fantasy formats.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart starting vs. NYY

Sat, 02 May 2015 07:34:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 2, and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart is one of the top prospects in baseball, but it is not known how many starts he will receive while with the Red Sox. Owners may want to see how he does in a game or two before deciding to use him.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart needs more development

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:02:44 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart will stay in the minor leagues despite the season-ending injury to C Christian Vazquez (elbow). Boston is committed to having Swihart start at Triple-A Pawtucket, according to general manager Ben Cherington. Swihart played just 18 games at Pawtucket after being promoted from Double-A Portland last year. Cherington said the decision to have Swihart start in the minors had nothing to do with his service time.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart, who turns 23 tomorrow, could be up rather quickly if he performs well at Pawtucket in the early going. He's the Red Sox's top prospect and should be stashed in AL-only and keeper leagues. Keep a close eye on him in mixed leagues, as he'll be a popular waiver wire target if he's brought up to Beantown.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes