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Apr 12, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Apr 11, 2024 1 1 1 1 6
Apr 10, 2024 1 0 0 2 2.5
Apr 9, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Apr 6, 2024 1 1 0 0 3

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It was Reese McGuire starting the first two games of the season at catcher for the Red Sox, but Connor Wong quickly wrestled the job away from him and wound up easily pacing the club with 105 starts behind the plate. Wong had an above-average barrel rate in the 56th percentile and a max exit velocity in the 88th percentile, so he's capable of making hard contact. The 27-year-old is also a terrific athlete for a catcher, moonlighting some at second base while also stealing eight bases to go with a sprint speed in the 76th percentile. Wong's plate discipline (33.3 percent strikeout rate, 5.5 percent walk rate) is dreadful, though, and it's been that way dating back to the minors. Double digits in home runs and stolen bases are possible if he gets regular playing time in 2024, but Wong's xBA of .208, not his actual .235 average, is probably closer to what we should expect.

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2024 131.6 2 1 4 .304
2023 2091.7 55 9 36 22 8 .235
2022 281 8 1 7 5 .188
3y Avg. 811.5 22 3 15 9 3 .229
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Swats pinch hit homer

    Wong entered as a pinch hitter and went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Thursday's 9-4 extra-inning loss to the Orioles. Wong's home run tied the game in the eighth inning, setting up the extra frame. He remained in the game to play second base and was eventually moved behind the plate when starting backstop Reese McGuire was ejected for arguing a called strike. The catching split thus far has favored McGuire, who has eight starts and 33 plate appearances compared to Wong's five starts and 20 PAs.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Sitting out Wednesday

    Wong is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Athletics, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. He started two of the first three games at catcher but has now yielded to Reese McGuire in three of the last four contests. Wong is 4-for-12 with an RBI and a 5:0 K:BB in his first three games this season.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Sitting against righty

    Wong isn't in the Red Sox's lineup Friday against the Mariners, Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald reports. Wong went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Opening Day, but he will retreat to the bench for Boston's second game of the season. The Sox will instead deploy the lefty-hitting Reese McGuire at catcher with right-hander George Kirby on the mound for Seattle.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Homers in two straight

    Wong started at catcher and went 2-for-3 with with a two-run home run in Monday's spring game against the Twins. Wong went deep for the second time in as many games, upping his spring line to .433/.469/.833 with eight extra-base hits and eight RBI over 30 Grapefruit League at-bats. The spring production is a sign that offseason adjustments have worked, per Ian Browne of MLB.com. "He's made adjustments," manager Alex Cora said. "It started towards the end of the [2023] season. And in the offseason, [hitting coach] Pete [Fatse] came down here to Fort Myers. They started cleaning up a few things with the leg kick and all that." Wong said he's shorter to the baseball and trying to eliminate the swing-and-miss and choose better pitches overall. In 2023, Wong struck out 134 times in 403 plate appearances (33.3 K%).
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: To return to catching Saturday

    Wong (elbow) will start at catcher in Saturday's Grapefruit League contest versus the Nationals, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports. Wong has been limited to designated hitter duties so far while tending to a right elbow issue, but he appears to have put that behind him. The 27-year-old is in line to receive the bulk of the starts at catcher for Boston this season.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Delivers as DH

    Wong (elbow) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the designated hitter in Sunday's spring game against Atlanta. Wong is being held back from catching chores for a few games, but the injury doesn't prevent him from swinging a bat. He did play catch Sunday and is expected to throw to bases by midweek. Once the arm strength is built up, Wong will resume duties behind the plate.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Ready to hit

    Wong (elbow) is batting eighth as the designated hitter for Sunday's spring game against Atlanta. The 27-year-old catcher is a bit behind schedule with his throwing program early in camp due to elbow soreness, but the injury won't prevent him from receiving his game reps at the plate. Wong's ability to hit through the injury is encouraging, though he shouldn't be considered fully healthy until cleared to work behind the plate.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Dealing with sore elbow

    Manager Alex Cora said Friday that Wong will be brought along slowly early in camp due to elbow soreness, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports. Wong's availability for the start of the regular season isn't likely to be affected by the injury, but he'll be eased into spring training. The 27-year-old had a .673 OPS in 126 contests last season and is expected to open 2024 as Boston's primary backstop.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Top catcher heading into spring

    Wong is expected to be Boston's primary catcher to start the 2024 season, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Wong appears set to lead what might be considered an assemblage of backup catchers, ahead of Reese McGuire, Tyler Heineman and Roberto Perez. Wong and McGuire handled catching chores in 2023 with the former taking over as the primary backstop when the latter went down with an oblique injury last summer. Over 121 games (105 as a starting catcher), Wong slashed .235/.288/.385 and was strikeout prone (33.3 K%). Much of his real-world value lay in his work gunning down base stealers. Per Baseball Savant, the 27-year-old ranked in the 92nd percentile in caught-stealing above average. It's been a quiet offseason for the Red Sox, who appear to be biding time behind the dish until 2023 first-round draft pick Kyle Teel -- he reached Double-A Portland last year -- is ready for the show.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Heads to bench

    Wong will be on the bench Saturday against Baltimore, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Wong hits the bench after starting three games in a row behind the plate. Near the end of his first season as a big-league regular, the 27-year-old owns a .237/.290/.390 slash line. Reese McGuire will get the nod behind the plate.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Not starting Tuesday

    Wong is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Wong has just one hit over his past nine games and will take a seat for Tuesday's contest. Reese McGuire will step in behind the plate to catch for righty Tanner Houck.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: On bench Sunday

    Wong is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Blue Jays. Reese McGuire will start at catcher and bat ninth against the Jays and left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu. Wong played all 13 innings behind the plate Saturday and went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in a 4-3 loss for the Red Sox.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Absent from lineup

    Wong is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Reese McGuire will do the catching for Brayan Bello in this one. Wong went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts during the Red Sox' last series versus the Yankees.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Sitting nightcap

    Wong isn't in the Red Sox's lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports. Wong will sit out the nightcap after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts during the first game of Thursday's twin bill. Reese McGuire will start behind the dish instead and bat eighth.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Out of Wednesday's lineup

    Wong is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald reports. Wong has an .888 OPS through seven games in September, though he finds himself on the bench Wednesday for the third time in Boston's past four contests. Reese McGuire will receive another look behind the plate with Tanner Houck on the mound for the Red Sox.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Sitting out first game

    Wong is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Yankees, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Reese McGuire will do the catching for Nick Pivetta in the afternoon contest. Wong is very likely in line to catch the second game of the double dip.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Sitting Saturday

    Wong is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals. Wong is hitting .333 with one home run, seven runs, four RBI and one steal in 30 at-bats over his last 10 games. Reese McGuire will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Sitting out Tuesday

    Wong is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros. Wong will get a breather after starting behind the dish in six of the past seven games. Reese McGuire will handle the catching duties for the Red Sox on Tuesday.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Taking seat Friday

    Wong is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Dodgers, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Wong had started each of the last three contests behind the plate but will yield to Reese McGuire for this one. Expect Wong to be back in there for one or both of the next two games of the weekend series.
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  • Red Sox's Connor Wong: Hits bench in second straight

    Wong is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. On the bench for the third time in four games, Wong's status as the Red Sox's No. 1 catcher could be on shaky ground. Wong's downturn in playing time comes while he's turned in a .189/.231/.378 slash line through 15 games in August. Meanwhile, Reese McGuire owns a .739 OPS so far this month, and the Red Sox could be inclined to ride the hot bat of the two backstops if Wong's performance continues to lag behind.
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