|Current Team:||Reno Aces|
|Birth Day:||April 3, 1992|
|Birth Place:||Bedford, United States|
MLB catcher who was drafted 26th overall by the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 draft. He made his major league debut in 2015 after Ryan Hanigan was injured. He won the 2018 World Series with the Red Sox.
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He had committed to play baseball at the University of Texas before he was drafted, but was offered $2.5 million to forego the scholarship and sign with Boston instead.
Blake Swihart plays for the team Reno Aces
|#1||Blake Swihart||30||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#2||Oswaldo Arcia||31||N/A||535,000 USD (2016)||Venezuela|
Swihart attended V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where he competed in basketball, baseball, and football. Playing mainly as a shortstop, he had a .602 batting average (56-for-93) with 17 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 41 runs batted in (RBIs) and 58 runs scored in 28 games as a senior. As a pitcher, Swihart's fastball could reach 85 miles per hour (137 km/h) before he began high school, and was up to 98 miles per hour (158 km/h) by the time he was a junior. However, it was during his junior season that Swihart quit pitching because he preferred to hit, and it was also during his junior season when Swihart first began playing catcher. In 2009 Blake attended Rio Rancho High School where he helped the Rio Rancho Rams win a State Championship. Blake played under longtime head coach Ron Murphy. Blake played for the Rams two seasons before Sue Cleveland was built and then attended his new school as he lived in the new boundaries. Even though Blake was only a freshmen and Sophomore at Rio Rancho HS he started every game for the Rams playing multiple positions and was always one of their leading hitters.
Swihart played for USA Baseball's 18-Under National Team in 2010 and led his team with a .448 average, earning Louisville Slugger All-American honors. For Team USA, Swihart played first base and left field. He played in the 2010 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic. Off of the baseball field, Swihart had a 4.0 GPA. He committed to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a college baseball scholarship. His best friend is Alex Bregman, who plays for the Houston Astros, with whom he grew up playing travel ball.
Swihart played briefly in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2011 with the GCL Red Sox, then received consecutive promotions to the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2012, and the Salem Red Sox of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in 2013.
Swihart was added to Boston's 40-man roster in November 2014. With fellow prospect Christian Vázquez considered more developmentally advanced, the Red Sox assigned Swihart to Pawtucket to gain more experience at the AAA level. However, Vázquez underwent surgery and was out for the entire 2015 season.
On May 2, 2015, Swihart was called up to the big leagues for the first time, after catcher Ryan Hanigan was placed on the disabled list with a broken finger. On that day, Swihart recorded his first major league hit, against the New York Yankees. On June 4, Swihart hit his first major league home run in the third inning of an 8–4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. A switch-hitter, Swihart hit the home run from the right side of the plate off Twins' starter Tommy Milone. At 23 years old, Swihart became the youngest Red Sox catcher to hit a home run since Rich Gedman in 1982. When Swihart faced Pat Venditte on June 5, Venditte saw he was batting using a righty batting helmet. Venditte then requested to switch his throwing arm (Venditte could pitch with either arm), and Swihart also changed his helmet. Swihart would strike out later, for Venditte's first strikeout. On August 28, Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning of a 6–4 win over the New York Mets. On September 29, against Yankees, Swihart had his first career multi-home run game and a career high of five RBIs. Overall, with the 2015 Red Sox, Swihart appeared in 84 games, batting .274 with five home runs and 31 RBIs. Defensively, all of his appearances were as catcher.
On April 19, 2019, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Swihart, along with international signing bonus pool money, from Boston in exchange for outfielder Marcus Wilson. Swihart was designated for assignment on August 12, 2019. He elected free agency on October 1, 2019.
On December 16, 2019, Swihart signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. On August 25, 2020, Swihart was released by the Rangers organization.
Swihart's older brother, Jace, serves in the United States Army. He has a younger sister, Kacie. Swihart's parents, Carla and Arlan, adopted Romel Jordan, a family friend who came to live with them during high school. Jordan played running back for the University of New Mexico. Jordan died at age 23 in 2019.
Currently, Blake Swihart is 30 years, 11 months and 27 days old. Blake Swihart will celebrate 31st birthday on a Monday 3rd of April 2023.
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