26-Year-Old Catcher – Philadelphia Phillies
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Knapp had a decent rookie season as the Phillies' backup catcher. His 95 wRC+ ranked 20th among catchers with at least 200 plate appearances, 13 spots higher than starter Cameron Rupp. On most teams, ...
Andrew Knapp Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Knapp will compete with teammate Cameron Rupp in spring training for backup catching duties, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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|Last 7 Games||7||1||3||0||0||0||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||.429||.600||.429||1.029|
|Last 14 Games||10||1||4||0||0||0||1||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||.400||.538||.400||.938|
|Last 30 Games||13||1||4||0||0||0||1||3||4||0||0||0||0||0||.308||.438||.308||.746|
Andrew Knapp: MLB Games Played By Position
Andrew Knapp Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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Andrew Knapp Defensive Stats
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2017 Stat Review for Andrew Knapp As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAlfaro, Jorge (C)
AAAlvarez, Eliezer (2B)
A+Arauz, Harold (P)
ABrito, Daniel (2B)
RookieGarcia, Luis (SS)
Andrew Knapp: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Knapp opened eyes in 2015 after slashing .360/.419/.631 with 11 home runs in 214 at-bats at Double-A. That performance and the presence of fellow catching prospect Jorge Alfaro were enough to get Knapp promoted to Triple-A in 2016. That proved to be more of a challenge. The switch-hitting Knapp struggled against righties, hitting just .258 with a .684 OPS, but was solid against lefties with a .277 average and .772 OPS. He saw his strikeout rate jump from 17.8 percent at Double-A to 24.2 percent last season. The Phillies brought in Bryan Holaday to serve as Cameron Rupp's backup in 2017, giving Knapp and Alfaro more time to work in the upper levels of the minors. He could be pushed to first base or a corner outfield spot this year as Alfaro will likely be moved up to Triple-A to continue his development as a hitter. Of course if one of Alfaro or Knapp is forcing the issue, the team would likely send Holaday to Triple-A and begin the youth movement behind the dish.
Knapp, a second-round pick in 2013, opened last season at High-A Clearwater and was promoted to Double-A Reading in late June after slashing .262/.356/.369 with two home runs. He really took off after his promotion, slashing .360/.419/.631 with 11 home runs in 214 at-bats at Reading. He obviously can't sustain that pace, but he is showing skill growth, which should allow him to remain successful as he advances. Knapp also cut his strikeout rate from 22.4% at Clearwater to 17.8% at Reading. His walk rate dipped slightly, but his BB/K ratio has improved thanks to the reduction in strikeouts. There have been questions about Knapp's ability to stick behind the plate, but recent reports suggest that he is showing enough improvement there that a position change not on the radar, though the Phillies have two solid catching prospects in Knapp and Jorge Alfaro. Knapp will likely make it to the majors first, perhaps as soon as 2016, but it remains to be seen which of the two will be the long term answer behind the dish for the Phils.
Knapp, a second-round pick in 2013, got a late start to his season last year while he finished up his recovery from offseason Tommy John surgery. He was initially assigned to High-A Clearwater where he started off slow at the plate. The Phillies opted to move him down a level and he went on to hit .290/.354/.438 with five home runs for Low-A Lakewood. The Phillies believe Knapp could move quickly through their system. He'll likely open the year at Clearwater and could be moved up to Double-A by midseason if he gets off to a good start at the plate.