Christian Vázquez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/21/1990 (33)
Christian Vázquez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Christian Vázquez News
Minnesota Twins catcher Christian Vazquez is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the wild-card series on Wednesday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Instead, Ryan Jeffers will catch right-hander Sonny Gray and bat eighth against Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios. Jeffers has started the first two games of the postseason behind the plate for the Twins and he went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in the Game 1 victory, which snapped an 18-game playoff losing streak for the Twins, dating back to 2004. Jeffers will be looking to turn things around against Berrios, as he's gone 0-for-5 against him in his career to this point with four strikeouts.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Jose Miranda and catcher Christian Vazquez are getting the day off on Wednesday versus the visiting Kansas City Royals. Donovan Solano is starting at the hot corner and batting sixth, while Ryan Jeffers will do the catching and hit in the nine-hole against Royals right-hander Alec Marsh. Miranda recently returned from the minors with Royce Lewis (oblique) going on the injured list, but he's gone hitless in seven at-bats in three games. The 25-year-old has disappointed so far in 38 games for the Twins this year, hitting .209 (29-for-139) with three homers and 13 RBI. Vazquez also has done very little offensively in his first year in Minnesota, hitting .217 (38-for-175) with one homer and 17 RBI in 57 games.
Minnesota Twins catcher Christian Vazquez is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. He'll take a seat after going hitless with two walks over his last two games. The 32-year-old has underachieved this year at the plate, but has a good track record, so maybe he'll return it around. On Friday, Ryan Jeffers will draw the start behind the plate and bat seventh versus right-hander Dean Kremer.
The emergence of Boston Red Sox catcherChristian Vazquezin 2019 has helped add some depth to a position that offers very little in fantasy. Vazquez didn't have any fantasy relevance until two years ago, when (at 28 years old) he hit 23 homers in 138 games with a solid .276/.320/.477 slash line. Any concerns that 2019 was a fluke year were muted after a very similar statistical year in the shortened 2020 season when Vazquez hit seven homers in 47 games (equal to 19 in a 162-game season) with a .283/.344/.457 slash line. Vazquez also chipped in with four steals in each of the last two seasons and now has 19 career stolen bases in the last four seasons (364 games), so he offers a nice bonus of stolen bases at a position that historically provides very little. Vazquez was a regular fixture in the fifth and sixth spots of the Red Sox's lineup last year, adding solid run and RBI numbers (88 runs and 95 RBI combined in the last two seasons) to his stat line. Only two other catchers have had more plate appearances than Vazquez in the last two seasons, so he also offers accumulation along with good production. There's little upside to be had from Vazquez, but he's displayed a nice floor, and with an ADP around 156 (seventh among catchers), he's an ideal option at a very thin position.