Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blake Swihart

Among other picks in last night's draft, the Red Sox came away with Blake Swihart. He is generally regarded as the best available catcher in this year's draft. He is a switch-hitter who hit 0.529 during his junior year of high school. He also claims to be able to to throw 95 mph and dunk a basketball. Some interviews with the kid are available here and here. It's too soon to be making any predictions, but it's good to see the Red Sox getting a catcher into the system.

1 comment:

  1. Agree 100%! one of the odd things about baseball is how tough it is to develop good catchers! Also, personal connection: Swihart is from Rio Rancho, NM, the town I worked in for a year.