Boston's catching prospects: Vazquez and Swihart

Boston's catching prospects: Vazquez and Swihart
June 9, 2014, 6:30 am
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The future is bright for the Red Sox behind the plate with prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart coming up through the ranks. 

The Baseball Show panel discussed the two prospects, and how to handle them in the coming years. 

"Right now, Vazquez is clearly the better defensive catcher." said McAdam. "He's been compared to Pudge Rodriguez or, at the very least, Carlos Ruiz. That sort of squat catcher from Puerto Rico with a cannon arm."

As for Blake Swihart, McAdam sees him as a work in progress defensively.

"Terrific bat, but improving defensively." said McAdam. "He's come a long way. He only caught a couple years in high school out of New Mexico. He's a high school kid."