Red Sox minor lines: The well-rounded Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart started the year with a power show. June, however, has left him looking like so much more.

Pawtucket W 10-0

Mike Carp: 0-3, K
Travis Shaw: 0-4, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2B, K
Christian Vazquez: 1-2, 2 BB, K
Alex Hassan: 2-3, 2 2B, BB

Anthony Ranaudo: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

After allowing 15 runs in his first 34 innings of work, Ranaudo has allowed 10 in his last 62. The peripherals have been more or less up-to-snuff of late too. He still probably ranks third in line for a stint in Boston, but he's come a long way from his injury-riddled 2012 season.

Portland L 0-2

Blake Swihart: 2-3, BB
Sean Coyle: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4, K

Noe Ramirez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

You can keep Portland from scoring runs, but you can't keep Blake Swihart off base these days, it seems. He finishes June with a .380 OBP on the month, and that was only going up as the weeks went by. It's hard to talk about turning points in a season that started as well as his did, but right now June legitimately feels like a month we could look back on as the point where it all came together for the young catcher.

Salem W 7-5

Corey Littrell: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Greenville L 3-10

Forrestt Allday: 0-5, K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, K
Wendell Rijo: 1-3, 2B, BB
Manuel Margot: 1-3, BB

Teddy Stankiewicz: 4 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Ten days ago, Teddy Stankiewicz seemed to have fully rebounded from his slow start. Nine innings and twelve runs later, it's back to the drawing board.

GCL Red Sox W 11-8

Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 2 K
Victor Acosta: 1-5, 2B
Trenton Kemp: 1-5

DSL Red Sox W 8-2

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, 2 K
Rafael Devers: 1-2, 2 BB

Devers still can't get past whatever red tape is holding up his move to the GCL, but I still fully expect he'll start 2015 in Greenville. Rookie ball is looking like a cake walk, and keeping him out of games for XST just seems like a waste of time.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker