Up: Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez
I gotta say, I didn’t see this one coming whatsoever. I had high hopes that Christian Vazquez would be able to follow up his insane 2019 and 2020 campaigns, but the man is off the damn charts right now! Let’s just look at some of the numbers that jump right off the screen. He currently leads the Red Sox in AVG (.458), Runs (7), OBP (.500), and is tied for the lead in HR (2), and Stolen Bases (2). That’s right, friends. My man is tied for the team lead in stolen bases!
When you look at the stats for Boston right now you’re going to see one of two names at the top of the leaderboard, Martinez or Vazquez. Those two homers he hit, by the way, one tied the game in extras and the other was a go-ahead blast. The man is showing a level of clutch that I don’t know we’ve ever seen from him and I’m not complaining.
Let’s not forget he has his pitching staff firing on all cylinders. The Red Sox starters have been nothing but strong through their first trip around the rotation and the bullpen is ranked 4th in the AL right now. So Vazqy is getting it done at the plate and behind it which makes him a massive asset to Alex Cora.
He’s also catching a perfect game as he has a 1.000 Fld% with two assists and has caught the only runner that tried to steal on him. The moral of the story? Vazquez is a bad dude.