Christian Vázquez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/21/1990 (30)
Christian Vázquez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Christian Vázquez News
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (knee) is not expected to play in Monday's matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was struck in the knee by a foul tip during Sunday's game. Vazquez mentioned after the game that he felt stiff and sore. It doesn't sound like he'll require a trip to the injured list. Instead, the team will give him a day off and hope he'll be ready on Tuesday. Kevin Plawecki should get the nod behind the plate, but he won't be a fantasy option.
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez picked up two more hits Sunday, going 2-for-4 with two singles against the Philadelphia Phillies. This gives Vazquez a modest four-game hit streak, during which he's collected six hits and a walk in sixteen plate appearances, though only one of those went for extra bases. This is a promising sign for the veteran backstop, who has struggled mightily in the first half to the tune of a .659 OPS. Fantasy managers will hope this is the beginning of a second-half turnaround.
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez had a solid game Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, going 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and two RBI. The veteran backstop has struggled to live up to expectations this season, slashing just .257/.305/.346 with four home runs in 269 at-bats, and there isn't much to suggest that his production with the bat should improve in the second half of the year. His greatest contribution has been his eight stolen bases, a major bonus from the catcher position and well worth his roster spot if he can continue to be opportunistic going forward.
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.