Christian Vázquez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/21/1990 (31)
Christian Vázquez Season Stats
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Christian Vázquez News
The Boston Red Sox exercised their $7 million team option on starting catcher Christian Vazquez on Sunday. Vazquez has played all 614 games of his career with Boston and will remain with the organization for the 2022 season. The 31-year-old hit a disappointing .258 with six home runs and 49 RBI in his 458 at-bats in 2021, but the Red Sox feel that he continues to offer enough on both sides of the ball to justify bringing him back at a reasonable price. Vazquez had a career-high 23 home runs and 72 RBI with a .798 OPS in 2019, and he followed that up with an .801 OPS in last year's shortened season. He does have some pop in his bat at the catching position in a strong offense, but Vazquez can also be streaky in fantasy.
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has found his offensive game at the right time, as he had another strong playoff performance in Boston's 12-3 ALCS Game 3 victory over the Houston Astros Monday. Vazquez went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. He now has three multi-hit performances in his last six games. After finishing the season with a .659 OPS in 138 games this year, this could be a good sign for his future fantasy value.
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will start game two of the ALCS on the bench against the Houston Astros, according to MLB.com. Vazquez slashed .258/.308/.352 with six home runs during the regular season and has hit .300 with a .750 OPS thus far in the playoffs. Kevin Plawecki will catch in his place with Nathan Eovaldi on the bump. The 30-year old backstop hit .287 with three home runs and a .349 OBP in 64 games this season. He was very strong at the dish after the All-Star break, posting a .792 OPS. Plawecki caught Nathan Eovaldi's last start, so it seems he's likely more of a personal catcher right now.
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.