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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .235 7 24 29 0 .241 -0.7
Birth Date11-9-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 10 months, 19 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 WPT A- 62 247 .278 .242 .313 .343 .000 .325 104 4.3 6.4 -1.3 -1.0 -3.4 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2014 LWD A 75 314 .287 .259 .322 .381 .000 .368 97 9.2 8.9 0.5 -3.4 1.0 19.6 1.7 19.6 1.7
2014 CLR A+ 23 90 .163 .257 .313 .363 .000 .214 101 -9.5 2.6 -1.7 0.0 -1.1 -9.7 -1.0 -9.7 -1.0
2015 CLR A+ 63 281 .282 .249 .306 .337 .000 .344 99 6.2 7.6 2.1 0.3 -1.7 14.2 1.6 14.2 1.6
2015 REA AA 55 241 .356 .257 .317 .377 .000 .405 105 23.6 6.5 3 -4.9 0.0 33.1 3.0 33.1 3.0
2015 GDD Wnt 15 64 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 LEH AAA 107 443 .264 .254 .314 .378 .252 .343 98 1.9 12.4 7.1 12.9 0.9 22.3 3.6 22.3 3.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 WPT A- 247 30 55 20 0 4 23 22 57 7 5 .253 .340 .401 .147 .278 6.0 -1.0 0.6
2014 LWD A 314 39 82 19 4 5 25 27 71 3 3 .290 .354 .438 .148 .287 19.6 -3.4 1.7
2014 CLR A+ 90 7 13 1 0 1 7 5 26 1 0 .157 .222 .205 .048 .163 -9.7 0.0 -1.0
2015 REA AA 241 39 77 21 2 11 56 22 43 1 0 .360 .419 .631 .271 .356 33.1 -4.9 3.0
2015 CLR A+ 281 38 64 14 3 2 28 29 63 0 1 .262 .356 .369 .107 .282 14.2 0.3 1.6
2015 GDD Wnt 64 5 12 3 0 0 10 11 16 1 0 .235 .375 .294 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 LEH AAA 443 55 107 24 1 8 46 37 107 2 2 .266 .330 .390 .124 .264 22.3 12.9 3.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-04 2013-10-04 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-10-04 -

Compensation

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Details

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 318 38 81 18 2 10 40 26 83 0 0 .282 .349 .462 .286 17.1 C -1, 1B 0 1.8
80o 295 33 71 16 1 9 36 23 80 0 0 .266 .330 .436 .271 11.5 C -1, 1B 0 1.2
70o 278 30 64 14 1 8 32 21 76 0 0 .254 .317 .416 .260 8.0 C -1, 1B 0 0.8
60o 263 28 58 13 1 7 30 19 74 0 0 .244 .306 .400 .251 5.2 C -1, 1B 0 0.5
50o 250 25 54 12 1 7 27 18 71 0 0 .235 .295 .385 .242 2.8 C -1, 1B 0 0.2
40o 237 23 49 11 1 6 25 16 68 0 0 .226 .285 .370 .234 0.7 C -1, 1B 0 0.0
30o 222 21 45 10 1 6 23 14 65 0 0 .217 .274 .354 .224 -1.4 C -1, 1B 0 -0.2
20o 205 19 40 9 1 5 20 13 61 0 0 .205 .260 .336 .214 -3.4 C -1, 1B 0 -0.4
10o 182 15 32 7 1 4 17 11 56 0 0 .190 .242 .310 .199 -5.7 C -1, 1B 0 -0.7
Weighted Mean2572756121729187200.240.301.393.2474.0C -1, 1B 00.3

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/28/2016 11:59 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 519 62 134 29 2 16 65 45 134 0 0 .288 .355 .462 .293 32.7 C -26, 1B 0 0.7
80o 495 56 121 26 2 14 59 40 132 0 0 .272 .337 .436 .278 23.9 C -25, 1B 0 -0.1
70o 478 52 113 25 2 13 55 37 130 0 0 .260 .324 .417 .268 18.0 C -24, 1B 0 -0.6
60o 464 49 106 23 2 12 52 35 128 0 0 .250 .313 .401 .258 13.3 C -23, 1B 0 -1.1
50o 450 46 100 22 2 12 49 33 126 0 0 .241 .302 .386 .250 9.1 C -23, 1B 0 -1.5
40o 436 43 92 20 1 11 46 31 124 0 0 .232 .292 .372 .241 5.1 C -22, 1B 0 -1.8
30o 422 40 86 19 1 10 43 29 122 0 0 .222 .280 .356 .232 1.1 C -21, 1B 0 -2.2
20o 405 37 78 17 1 9 40 26 120 0 0 .211 .267 .338 .221 -3.2 C -20, 1B 0 -2.6
10o 381 33 69 15 1 8 36 23 116 0 0 .196 .249 .313 .206 -8.7 C -19, 1B 0 -3.0
Weighted Mean4574810222212513412700.246.307.394.25411.2C -23, 1B 0-1.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 14% 10% 25% 41%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20172542548922121146301240.237.298.382.248-1.37.3-0.92.710.5-5.0-18.9
20182640745872021044281160.233.292.375.245-1.45.7-0.92.510.1-6.0-18.6
20192742549942121248311220.241.304.395.255-1.010.1-0.92.510.5-2.0-19.4
20202839944821821043271140.226.287.371.241-1.63.7-0.82.29.9-7.6-18.3
20212942449912011248301230.237.298.389.251-1.37.8-1.02.210.5-3.9-19.4
20223038844831821042281130.235.296.380.247-1.35.9-0.81.99.6-4.9-17.7
20233140746892021044281170.238.298.385.250-1.37.1-0.91.910.1-4.0-18.6
20243238043831821041271100.235.297.380.248-1.35.7-0.81.79.4-4.6-17.4
2025333614078172939251050.234.295.377.246-1.34.7-0.81.58.9-5.0-16.5

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201725250285512162718720.241.303.385.253-0.211.1-0.51.813.7-4.0-12.8
20182645350992221148331280.237.297.375.249-1.410.0-1.03.114.1-6.3-22.9
201927637741453231772471800.247.311.398.261-1.518.5-1.44.315.30.3-32.2
202028576621182621460381620.224.283.362.239-2.64.9-1.23.714.5-12.0-29.0
202129626731393021871451830.241.302.392.254-1.914.3-1.53.815.3-3.4-31.6
202230609681332721464451830.239.301.371.248-2.39.7-1.33.614.0-6.6-30.7
202331635721443241569491860.247.311.391.259-1.617.2-1.23.515.3-0.4-32.0
202432619691343121465451780.237.300.374.250-2.211.2-1.53.315.3-5.9-31.2

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
2.7910.815.215.712.253.5

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseballout of baseball0.61.5out of baseballout of baseball2.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 97 Nick Hundley 2008 .240
2 95 Chris Wallace 2012 .000 DNP
3 94 Michael McKenry 2009 .000 DNP
4 93 Yan Gomes 2012 .233
5 92 David Corrente 2008 .000 DNP
6 92 Tom Murphy 2015 .281
7 91 Luke Montz 2008 .229
8 91 Josh Donaldson 2010 .173
9 91 Jonathan Still 2009 .000 DNP
10 91 Vincent DiFazio 2010 .000 DNP
11 90 Jason Hagerty 2012 .000 DNP
12 90 Adam Moore 2008 .000 DNP
13 89 Jeff Clement 2008 .231
14 89 Max Stassi 2015 .340
15 89 Andrew Susac 2014 .291
16 89 Sergio Pedroza 2008 .000 DNP
17 88 Matt Curry 2013 .000 DNP
18 88 Anthony Recker 2008 .000 DNP
19 88 Adrian Nieto 2014 .238
20 88 Alex Burg 2012 .000 DNP
21 88 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2011 .000 DNP
22 88 Jason Jacobs 2008 .000 DNP
23 88 Jake Lowery 2015 .000 DNP
24 88 Luis Exposito 2011 .000 DNP
25 88 Andrew Brown 2009 .000 DNP
26 88 Welington Castillo 2011 .128
27 88 Steve Pearce 2007 .247
28 87 Matthew Liuzza 2008 .000 DNP
29 87 Brandon Snyder 2011 .270
30 87 Carlos Ramirez 2012 .000 DNP
31 87 Dusty Ryan 2009 .159
32 87 Steven Selsky 2014 .000 DNP
33 87 Cody Decker 2011 .000 DNP
34 87 Rene Tosoni 2011 .229
35 87 Guillermo Quiroz 2006 -.007
36 87 Brock Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
37 87 Jonathan Griffin 2013 .000 DNP
38 87 Bryan Anderson 2011 .000 DNP
39 87 Lucas May 2009 .000 DNP
40 86 Jonathan Rodriguez 2014 .000 DNP
41 86 Erik Morrison 2010 .000 DNP
42 86 Aaron Baker 2012 .000 DNP
43 86 Mark Hamilton 2009 .000 DNP
44 86 Joey Terdoslavich 2013 .230
45 86 Andy Wilkins 2013 .000 DNP
46 86 Jesus Aguilar 2014 .159
47 86 J.P. Arencibia 2010 .180
48 86 Wes Bankston 2008 .195
49 86 Ryan Casteel 2015 .000 DNP
50 86 Chris Garcia 2012 .000 DNP
51 86 Mike McDade 2013 .000 DNP
52 86 Chun-Hsiu Chen 2013 .000 DNP
53 86 Angel Salome 2010 .000 DNP
54 86 Miles Head 2015 .000 DNP
55 86 Michael Carlin 2006 .000 DNP
56 86 Colt Morton 2006 .000 DNP
57 86 George Kottaras 2007 .000 DNP
58 86 Neftali Soto 2013 .022
59 86 Jose Lobaton 2009 .079
60 86 Tim Federowicz 2012 .357
61 86 Blake Forsythe 2014 .000 DNP
62 86 Mark Canha 2013 .000 DNP
63 86 Jon Gaston 2011 .000 DNP
64 86 Jonathan Lucroy 2010 .224
65 86 Tyler Moore 2011 .000 DNP
66 85 Kyle Roller 2012 .000 DNP
67 85 Kiel Roling 2011 .000 DNP
68 85 Jamie Romak 2010 .000 DNP
69 85 Kody Hinze 2012 .000 DNP
70 85 Kelly Dugan 2015 .000 DNP
71 85 Rhyne Hughes 2008 .000 DNP
72 85 Tyler Townsend 2012 .000 DNP
73 85 Marvin Lowrance 2009 .000 DNP
74 85 Chris Lubanski 2009 .000 DNP
75 85 Travis Scott 2009 .000 DNP
76 85 Angelo Songco 2013 .000 DNP
77 85 Jordy Lara 2015 .000 DNP
78 85 Chad Tracy 2010 .000 DNP
79 85 Rich Poythress 2012 .000 DNP
80 85 Marc Krauss 2012 .000 DNP
81 85 Josmil Pinto 2013 .337
82 85 Michael Snyder 2014 .000 DNP
83 85 Michael Spina 2011 .000 DNP
84 85 Johermyn Chavez 2013 .000 DNP
85 85 Alejandro Segovia 2014 .000 DNP
86 85 Christian Walker 2015 .208
87 85 Johnny Monell 2010 .000 DNP
88 85 Alex Glenn 2015 .000 DNP
89 85 Wander Ramos 2014 .000 DNP
90 85 Anthony Raglani 2007 .000 DNP
91 85 Jeff Larish 2007 .000 DNP
92 85 Dustin Garneau 2012 .000 DNP
93 85 Josh Whitesell 2006 .000 DNP
94 85 Jon Talley 2013 .000 DNP
95 85 Miguel Perez 2008 .000 DNP
96 85 Brandon Jones 2008 .248
97 85 Steffan Wilson 2010 .000 DNP
98 85 Juan Tejeda 2006 .000 DNP
99 85 Adam Duvall 2013 .000 DNP
100 85 Michael Burgess 2013 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Knapp's raw offensive numbers following his midseason promotion to Reading are juicy enough to make Joe Boxscore-Reader wonder if Carlos Ruiz shouldn't be given the unconditional heave-ho over the winter. Truth is, though, Knapp is still a couple of leaps and a handful of bounds from being a major-league catcher on defense, even as his bat progresses. The 2015 Paul Owens Award winner (for best position player in the Phillies' system) did more than just BABIP his way to a hefty slash line in Double-A: He shortened his stroke to emphasize contact later in counts. Knapp is slow to pop and, post-Tommy John surgery, doesn't have the Jorge Alfaro-esque arm to compensate. However, with coaching and experience, things like his receiving and game-calling certainly stand to improve, and plenty of optimism remains that he won't need to be moved off the position.
2015 Knapp started the season in High-A—a two-level jump because of organizational needs—and nailed the role of overmatched recent draftee getting buried in his first full-season assignment. Thankfully, June brought a demotion (strange words, we know), and he added 150 points to his BABIP against slightly lesser competition. He'll need to hit much, much better when he returns to Clearwater this year, as he's a bat-first backstop who needs to show power from both sides to keep his shine. He might also want to shave the stiff mustache he was rocking, unless he aspires to be a bullpen coach from the early 1990s.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy BackstopsBen Carsley2016-09-15
Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal UpgradesWilson Karaman2016-08-29
Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal UpgradesBryan Grosnick2016-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Jorge AlfaroJ.P. Breen2016-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Jorge AlfaroJarrett Seidler2016-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: August 11, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersBen Murphy2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersIan Lefkowitz2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersJared Weiss2016-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: International LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 12thWilson Karaman2016-04-13
Winter Is Leaving: Philadelphia PhilliesMichael Baumann2016-03-14
Players Prefer Presentation: Finding and Fixing Baseball's Worst PositionsMeg Rowley2016-02-18
2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-02-11
2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 CatchersBret Sayre2016-01-14
Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jorge Alfaro vs. Jacob NottinghamGreg Wellemeyer2016-01-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: CatchersJ.J. Jansons2016-01-13
Get to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2016-01-13
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-05
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Wilson Karaman2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Mark Anderson2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 1stJeff Moore2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 7-9, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Draft Needs: National LeagueChristopher Crawford2015-06-03
Every Team's Moneyball: Philadelphia Phillies: Changing HabitsChristopher Crawford2015-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 15-17Jeff Moore2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Second Round SelectionsZach Mortimer2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 51-100Allan Simpson2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: Eyes on the PrizeIan Miller2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: Catchers to KnowNick J. Faleris2013-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft RankingsAllan Simpson2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Scouting the Cape Cod League's Top 100 ProspectsAllan Simpson2012-12-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Phil's prospects Cozens and Hoskins are absolutely destroying the Eastern League and yet they haven't made any mid-season top prospect lists that I've seen. Why do they get so little respect? Do scouts think that their stats are simply a product of the ball park that they play in?
(cracker73 from Florida )
I will admit to being overly biased by a well-out-of-date look at Cozens, and I've been told he looks much better at the plate nowadays, he is also a corner outfielder with remarkably pedestrian numbers outside of the bandbox in Reading and swing-and-miss issues everywhere. Hoskins I like a bit more, as I think the hit tool utility is better, although he is limited to first, which carries its own problems.

Andrew Pullin is slugging over .600 right now. Andrew Knapp hit 11 home runs in 250 PA last season.

This is a known issue, as they say. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been holding on to Andrew Susac as my catcher of the future. Now that he's no longer eligible to be placed on my minor league roster, would you dump him for Andrew Knapp?
(Crash from Durham)
Sure. There seem to be no plans to move Buster Posey to first in the near future and even with Posey playing 20-30 games at first, Susac is blocked. I'm not a big Knapp fan either, but what the hey? (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Andrew Knapp's good season, and Jorge Alfaro coming over in the Hamels trade, who do you think the catcher of the future is for the Phillies?
(Jake from Philadelphia)
Well, I think there's a strong chance it's neither guy, but they both have a shot. Dealing with Knapp first, I don't know he does enough with the glove or bat to profile as an everyday player. He's solid on both ends and he'll play in the bigs, but he's a below average defender who doesn't throw well (though I saw better from his as an amateur, pre-TJ). He's got some pop, but for me he's kind of straddling that line of offensive minded backup catcher... and that's a tough nut to crack. Alfaro I really don't have a lot of history with, but I've encountered more and more people who don't think he will catch. If so, he might just be a solid RF type. I like to phrase things in the context of how I would do things rather than what I think teams will do... I'd want a better defender for my everyday catcher of the future. (Al Skorupa)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Andrew Knapp? He has a beautiful swing but the numbers just started to show this year.
(Adam from Shreveport)
Here's my summary write-up from late May:

A switch-hitter with the chance for average playable power from each side of the plate, Knapp profiles as a bat-first catcher athletic enough to grow into an average defender with pro instruction. The catch-and-throw game is playable, with pop times ranging from 1.98 to 2.10, but some cleanup in his transfer and footwork could conceivably drop his average delivery to a consistent sub-2.0. As a receiver, Knapp is unrefined, with a tendency to let pitches carry his glove out of the zone. He has the lower-body quickness to move side-to-side, but his technical blocking and receiving will require reps to get up to pro speed. Overall, Knapp represents a solid second-to-fourth-round investment, depending on how highly you regard his ability to convert athleticism into a playable defensive skill set with time and instruction. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 asx 0 .000 0.0 869 .002 -0.4 22 .019 -.005 -0.2 -0.7 0.0
2014 afx 0 .000 0.0 1907 .001 -0.6 46 .057 .001 -1.5 -2.1 0.0
2015 aax 3451 -.006 -3.5 1948 .001 -0.8 57 -.005 .005 0.2 -4.1 0.0
2015 afa 0 .000 0.0 1840 -.001 0.3 41 -.003 .003 0.1 0.4 0.0
2016 aaa 7247 .008 8.9 0 .000 0.0 46 -.019 .000 0.6 9.5 0.0

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