Andrew Knapp

Position: C
Born: 11/09/91
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
B/T: S/R
Acquired: Drafted in the second round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Hit .266 with eight home runs and 46 RBIs at Lehigh Valley (Triple-A), adding 24 doubles in 107 games and posting a .330 OBP and .390 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Broke camp with the team out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 04/06/17

Debut Details
April 6, in a 7-4 loss to the Reds. The starting catcher, he batted sixth and went 0-for-2 with two walks. In his at-bat in the top of the second, he struck out looking against Reds starter and fellow debutante RHP Rookie Davis. In the top of the third, with two outs, he drew a walk from Davis but was stranded. In the top of the sixth, he drew a leadoff walk from Reds reliever and LHP Cody Reed and moved to second on another walk drawn by Brock Stassi but was then picked off of second by yet another of the night's debutantes, Reds catcher Stuart Turner. In the top of the ninth, he struck out looking against reliever and RHP Drew Storen to lead off the inning.

Player Notes
Knapp, who was drafted out of Cal-Berkeley, earned the backup catcher's role with the Phillies, beating out a pair of non-roster invitee veterans in Ryan Hanigan and Bryan Holaday in the waning days of spring training. Durable, as his 100-plus games behind the plate each of the last two years will attest, he is a plus defensive catcher who calls a good game. In 2015, he split the season between Clearwater (High A) and Reading (Double-A), earning the Phillies' Minor League Player of the Year honors as he combined to hit .308 with 13 home runs, 84 RBIs and 35 doubles for a .385 OBP and .491 SLG in 118 games.

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