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Birth Date11-9-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 12 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
2016
0.32017
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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
2017 PHI 25 51 188 158 25 40 8 1 3 59 28 52 0 2 0 12 1 0 .253 .362 .373 .271 10.9 -8.0 0.3
Career5118815825408135928520201210.253.362.373.27110.9-8.00.3

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 .258 .325 104 4.3 6.4 -1.3 -1.1 -3.4 6.0 0.5 6.0 0.5
2014 LWD A 75 314 .287 .259 .322 .381 .259 .368 97 9.2 8.9 0.5 -3.3 1.0 19.6 1.7 19.6 1.7
2014 CLR A+ 23 90 .163 .257 .313 .363 .248 .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 .250 .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 .258 .405 105 23.6 6.5 3 -4.7 0.0 33.1 3.1 33.1 3.1
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 12.3 0.9 22.3 3.6 22.3 3.6
2017 PHI MLB 51 188 .271 .253 .320 .414 .261 .352 95 2.2 5.5 3.2 -8.0 0.1 10.9 0.3 10.9 0.3

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 -1.1 0.5
2014 LWD A 314 39 82 19 4 5 25 27 71 3 3 .290 .354 .438 .148 .287 19.6 -3.3 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 -4.7 3.1
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 12.3 3.6
2017 PHI MLB 188 25 40 8 1 3 12 28 52 1 0 .253 .362 .373 .120 .271 10.9 -8.0 0.3

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
2017 760 0.4829 0.4211 0.7219 0.6213 0.2341 0.8289 0.4565 0.2781 0 0.000000
Career7600.48290.42110.72190.62130.23410.82890.45650.278100

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

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2017Current$535,000
1 yrTotal$535,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Philadelphia 11/18/16. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2013 (2-53) (Cal). $1.0331M signing bonus (slot amount).

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BP Articles

Andrew Knapp is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Advance Scouting Series: David PhelpsJavier Barragan2017-07-31
What You Need to Know: Little Pitcher, Big SliderBen Diamond2017-06-29
What You Need to Know: All Sales Are FinalDemetrius Bell2017-06-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fifth EditionGreg Wellemeyer2017-05-04
Expert FAAB Review: Week 1Mike Gianella2017-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPosition Battles: National League EastTim Finnegan2017-03-14
Liner Notes: NRI Watch: National LeagueBryan Grosnick2017-02-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2017-01-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: CatchersGreg Wellemeyer2017-01-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: CatchersGeorge Bissell2017-01-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEarly ADP Analysis: CatchersMatt Collins2017-01-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy BackstopsBen Carsley2016-09-15
Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal UpgradesBryan Grosnick2016-08-29
Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal UpgradesWilson Karaman2016-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Jorge AlfaroJarrett Seidler2016-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Jorge AlfaroJ.P. Breen2016-08-26
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 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 Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersBen Murphy2016-05-13
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 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-11
2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-02-11
Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Jorge Alfaro vs. Jacob NottinghamGreg Wellemeyer2016-01-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 CatchersBret Sayre2016-01-14
Get to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2016-01-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: CatchersJ.J. Jansons2016-01-13
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-01-05
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Mark Anderson2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Wilson Karaman2015-09-02
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
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will Rupp hold his spot all year? Was last year a fluke?
(Benni from ....?)
I don't think last year was a fluke for Rupp. He hits the ball hard and his exit velocity stats show it. I don't think Rupp will lose the job to Andrew Knapp, his presumptive backup. Jorge Alfaro could take it if he dominates at Triple-A, but that seems unlikely. Alfaro has immense tools and ability but has taken a while to adjust at each level. I don't think Alfaro is seriously pushing for a major league job until 2018. (Scooter Hotz)
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 -1.1
2014 afx 0 .000 0.0 1907 .001 -0.6 46 .057 .001 -1.5 -2.1 -3.3
2015 afa 0 .000 0.0 1840 -.001 0.3 41 -.003 .003 0.1 0.4 0.3
2015 aax 3451 -.006 -3.2 1948 .001 -0.8 57 -.005 .005 0.2 -3.9 -4.7
2016 aaa 7247 .008 8.5 0 .000 0.0 46 -.019 .000 0.5 9.0 12.3
2017 mlb 3115 -.011 -4.9 1986 .003 -1.2 33 .036 .005 -0.8 -6.8 -8.0

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