|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Morton (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||113||25||0|| .272|| .265|| .221|
|Last 10 Games|
|Christian Vazquez, David Ross to continue to split time behind the plate |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/18/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB.com on Friday that the team will continue to have Christian Vazquez and David Ross split time behind the plate moving forward. Ross will likely start the first games of a series, so that the rookie Vazquez can learn how to approach new opponents.
|Rookie Christian Vasquez off to fast start |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/14/14) Red Sox rookie catcher Christian Vasquez went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 11-0 win over the Astros. Vasquez is 5 for 11 with five RBI and three runs scored in three games since being called up a few days ago.
|Red Sox lay out catching rotation |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/12/14) The Red Sox have a plan for rookie catcher Christian Vazquez, who should see plenty of time in the second half of the season, reports ESPN.com.
Manager John Farrell told reporters Vazquez will catch three out of every five games, matching up with Rubby De La Rosa, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, while veteran David Ross takes Jake Peavy and Jon Lester.
|Christian Vazquez drives in three in second game |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/12/14) Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez made a big impact in his second major-league game Friday, an 8-3 win over the Astros.
Vazquez went hitless in his major-league debut Wednesday, but made up for it Friday. He was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two doubles. He drove in runs with each of those doubles, finishing the game with three driven in during the win.
Vazquez is now 3 for 7 in his first two major-league games.
|Christian Vazquez merely an AL-only option |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(7/9/14) The Red Sox have been giving Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa some looks in the rotation, and now they have decided to inject some youth on the other end of the battery. They promoted catcher Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, and he will ostensibly get the bulk of the playing time in the aftermath of A.J. Pierzynski getting designated for assignment.
It's Vazquez's defensive skills that likely earned him the promotion, but he does show some promise with the bat. He has demonstrated an ability to make contact and draw walks, though those skills hadn't translated all that well to Triple-A Pawtucket. Vazquez will be hard pressed to replicate his .279 batting average from Pawtucket in the majors, and with little power or speed, he will need to at least come close to have value even in deeper Fantasy formats.
If you need a replacement for, say, Joe Mauer or Pierzynski in an AL-only league, Vazquez will probably be your best waiver option, just on the promise of frequent playing time alone. In mixed league formats, though, you can almost certainly find several more promising options. Owners in dynasty leagues should keep in mind Vazquez's long-term potential as an on-base threat, even if he struggles in his initial exposure to major league pitching.
Prospects Report: Names you might have missed
We tackle a lot of the high-end minor-leaguers in this space every week, but there's more out there. Our Scott White points out some under-the-radar players in his latest Prospects Report.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/17/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|9/18/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|9/19/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|9/20/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|9/21/14||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|9/23/14||TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|9/24/14||TB||7:10 pm||Alex Cobb|