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Andrew Knapp is an American professional baseball catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Knapp was picked in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, who gave him a $1,033,100 signing bonus.

Andrew Knapp
Andrew Knapp

He debuted professionally with the Williamsport Crosscutters, where he hit.253 with 20 doubles (tied for the league lead), four home runs, and 23 RBIs in 62 games.

In 2014, he split his time between the Lakewood BlueClaws and the Clearwater Threshers.

Knapp has always been seen as a backup or situational catcher in the major leagues, despite generating tremendous statistics in the minors and being initially viewed as an offense-first prospect. This is mostly owing to his troubles as a hitter.

Knapp, on the other hand, soon established himself as a defender and game caller, earning the faith of the pitching staff, who put up higher statistics while Knapp was catching.

Knapp’s ability to get on base has improved with time, particularly through walks and decreasing strikeouts, through 2021.

Is Knapp Hurt?

Andrew Knapp was placed in the concussion protocol in 2021 while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies after taking a foul ball off his catcher’s mask in last night’s 5-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Knapp’s decision to stay in the game to finish the 6th inning before JT Realmuto took over at the plate was unexpected.


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