Vasquez is no Fisk

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    Vasquez is no Fisk

    But hes reminds me a lot of Yadier Molina when he was younger. Maybe because they train together in the off season in PR. This kid is already ahead of lavarnway, IMO, as an all around catcher. His work ethic and catching skills will make RSN proud one day. Cant wait to see this kid in Boston full time. Sorry Lav.

    Great article.

    http://news.soxprospects.com/2013/05/christian-vazquezs-new-focus-at-plate.html

     
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    after seeing him in spring training i am excited about him, if he hits .250 with a little pop then i'm fine with him because his D looks fantastic

     
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    after seeing him in spring training i am excited about him, if he hits .250 with a little pop then i'm fine with him because his D looks fantastic




    His D is great and after reading that article, Vasquez looks like he should be better than a .250 catcher. Not a ton of "pop", but a high OBP and BA is just fine with me with a few HR sprinkled in there.

     
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    He looked great in Spring Training.He's got a rocket for an arm.He's probably the best defensive catcher in the Sox system.The hitting needs some work though.

     
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    He looked great in Spring Training.He's got a rocket for an arm.He's probably the best defensive catcher in the Sox system.The hitting needs some work though.

     




    Seems his hitting has improved greatly over the last couple years which is a good sign. Lower K rate and higher BB rate. It seems he has a better approach at the plate this year from reading the article. Very encouraging.

     

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    But hes reminds me a lot of Yadier Molina when he was younger. Maybe because they train together in the off season in PR. This kid is already ahead of lavarnway, IMO, as an all around catcher. His work ethic and catching skills will make RSN proud one day. Cant wait to see this kid in Boston full time. Sorry Lav.

    Great article.

    http://news.soxprospects.com/2013/05/christian-vazquezs-new-focus-at-plate.html




    Thanks for the link, SP.

    A snap throw to second? The kid doesn't mess around, does he?

     
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    But hes reminds me a lot of Yadier Molina when he was younger. Maybe because they train together in the off season in PR. This kid is already ahead of lavarnway, IMO, as an all around catcher. His work ethic and catching skills will make RSN proud one day. Cant wait to see this kid in Boston full time. Sorry Lav.

    Great article.

    http://news.soxprospects.com/2013/05/christian-vazquezs-new-focus-at-plate.html

     




    Thanks for the link, SP.

     

    A snap throw to second? The kid doesn't mess around, does he?

     




    yup, a snap throw to 2nd. I had to read that twice to make sure myself. His cs% is up to 47% so far this year. Almost freakin HALF of runners caught. Guys are thinking twice about stealing one on Vasquez, if they are even considering it at all.

     

     
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    Solid OP, but especially the title. 

     
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    But hes reminds me a lot of Yadier Molina when he was younger. Maybe because they train together in the off season in PR. This kid is already ahead of lavarnway, IMO, as an all around catcher. His work ethic and catching skills will make RSN proud one day. Cant wait to see this kid in Boston full time. Sorry Lav.

    Great article.

    http://news.soxprospects.com/2013/05/christian-vazquezs-new-focus-at-plate.html

     




    Thanks for the link, SP.

     

    A snap throw to second? The kid doesn't mess around, does he?

     




    yup, a snap throw to 2nd. I had to read that twice to make sure myself. His cs% is up to 47% so far this year. Almost freakin HALF of runners caught. Guys are thinking twice about stealing one on Vasquez, if they are even considering it at all.

     




    Wow, an impressive CS%!

    If he could do that in the ML, he'd be in the top ten in CS%.

     
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    Solid OP, but especially the title. 




    Thanks Max Wink

     
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    I must say, a managment cheerleader is a much more sober read than Moonshemp. There are some good points being made, despite the need to build up and defend lost cause mercenaries like S. Drew.




    haha...I can deal with a guy like Drew for a year. Theres much more pressing issues right now than a SS that has hit well as of late and has played solid defense. I dont always agree with what theyve done, I just try and make the best of it because it is what it is.

    We need more timely hitting and less K's. We need our 4 and 5 pitching slots performing much better. Injuries have hurt the pen and messed with everyones role. Papi is going to be given rest if we want to see 110-120 games this year.

     
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    We disagree on S. Drew "hitting well" and "solid defense". I get your point on not agreeing with the move and making the best of it.

    We agree on Ortiz, who is currently being handled correctly. I think 100 to 110 games total, for this season, will likely keep him off the DL and the most productive.

    I'd like to this team turn lose the veteran short termers, early summer at the latest, with exception of Napoli and Ortiz. Napoli isn't expensive and unlikely to net a good prospect, but he should be traded if that is true. S. Drew, Ellsbury, Shane and Dempster should be on the market.




    Come late July, things should get interesting depending on where they are in the standings, how prospects are performing and what kind of deals arise. I dont object to trading almost any player as long as its going to make us better.

     
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    Ross is old and has just one more year. Red Sox need two catchers. Vazquez and Lavarnway is a good compliment, as Lavarnway has good power potential. The better defensive profile, Vazquez at this point, should be the starter. But two catchers will be need and continuity is important.

    I would get rid of Salty this summer, and begin the process now. Both Lavarnway and Vazquez should receive a lot of MLB experience during this season, regardless of how rough it goes.

    BINGO......  As DAD would say.......   "SON, lets bring SOFTY in as GM , soooooner, rather than later" !!!!

     
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