Blake Swihart was once the future at backstop for the Boston Red Sox. Last season, not only was he one of the Red Sox top prospects, he was widely regarded as the top catching prospect in all of baseball. Now he is a man without a home.
Perhaps that’s not fair. His home is still in the Boston Red Sox organization, at least for now. It may, however, no longer be behind home plate. Swihart is one year removed from being a consensus top-20 prospect in baseball by nearly every minor league expert, but now his future seems like a huge question mark.