Your 2020 Red Sox starting line-up
Jul 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart (23) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Playing first base and batting third – Blake Swihart (age 28)
The smooth swing took a season or two before it developed, but the line drive hits just keep on coming for the switch-hitter. The quick bat and patient hitting have Swihart just where he belongs.
Catching is no longer part of the Swihart baseball tool kit and that daily wear and tear has resulted in improved numbers for Swihart.
The glove is where the athletic Swihart shows his talent as the move to first base was seamless and combine that with a steady .300 average and the Red Sox have a star.