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Birth Date11-9-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 10 months, 12 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2015
2016
-0.42017
-0.32018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 PHI 25 56 204 44 8 1 3 31 56 0 1 0 .257 .368 .368 84 -3.4 0.1 -10.2 -0.4
2018 PHI 26 84 215 37 6 2 4 24 75 2 1 0 .198 .294 .316 68 -7.5 1.2 -5.4 -0.3
2019 PHI 27 66 131 21 4 0 1 18 41 3 0 0 .194 .326 .259 70 -4.6 1.2 -0.6 0.2
Career206550102183873172520.219.329.32275-15.52.5-16.2-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 WPT A- NYP 62 247 .242 .313 .343 .325 104 4.4 6.4 -1.3 120 0 -1.1 -3.4 -0.8 0.0
2014 LWD A SAL 75 314 .259 .322 .381 .368 97 9.3 8.9 0.5 123 0 -3.3 1.0 2.4 1.0
2014 CLR A+ FSL 23 90 .257 .313 .363 .214 101 -9.5 2.6 -1.7 28 0 0.0 -1.1 -8.4 -0.9
2015 CLR A+ FSL 63 281 .249 .306 .337 .344 94 8.1 7.6 2.1 127 0 0.3 -1.7 1.6 1.1
2015 REA AA EAS 55 241 .257 .317 .377 .405 98 26.5 6.5 3 192 0 -4.5 0.0 17.8 2.5
2015 GDD Wnt AFL 15 64 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 LEH AAA INT 107 443 .254 .314 .378 .343 102 -0.8 12.4 7.1 109 0 12.2 0.9 -1.1 3.3
2017 PHI MLB NL 56 204 .253 .320 .414 .360 97 2.2 6.0 3.4 84 10 -10.2 0.1 -3.4 -0.4
2018 PHI MLB NL 84 215 .247 .317 .411 .303 96 -4.5 6.0 3 68 6 -5.4 1.2 -7.5 -0.3
2018 LEH AAA INT 6 25 .230 .302 .358 .357 92 0.5 0.7 0.3 111 0 -0.8 -0.2 0.3 0.0
2019 PHI MLB NL 66 131 .253 .326 .431 .303 101 -6.8 4.1 1.7 70 9 -0.6 1.2 -4.6 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 WPT A- NYP 247 217 30 55 20 0 4 87 23 22 57 7 5 .253 .340 .401 .147 1 0
2014 CLR A+ FSL 90 83 7 13 1 0 1 17 7 5 26 1 0 .157 .222 .205 .048 0
2014 LWD A SAL 314 283 39 82 19 4 5 124 25 27 71 3 3 .290 .354 .438 .148 2
2015 GDD Wnt AFL 64 51 5 12 3 0 0 15 10 11 16 1 0 .235 .375 .294 .059 1 0
2015 CLR A+ FSL 281 244 38 64 14 3 2 90 28 29 63 0 1 .262 .356 .369 .107 1 0
2015 REA AA EAS 241 214 39 77 21 2 11 135 56 22 43 1 0 .360 .419 .631 .271 3 0
2016 LEH AAA INT 443 403 55 107 24 1 8 157 46 37 107 2 2 .266 .330 .390 .124 1 0
2017 PHI MLB NL 204 171 26 44 8 1 3 63 13 31 56 1 0 .257 .368 .368 .111 2 0
2018 LEH AAA INT 25 20 2 5 1 0 0 6 1 5 6 0 0 .250 .400 .300 .050 0 0
2018 PHI MLB NL 215 187 19 37 6 2 4 59 15 24 75 1 0 .198 .294 .316 .118 1 1
2019 PHI MLB NL 131 108 11 21 4 0 1 28 5 18 41 0 0 .194 .326 .259 .065 0 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 813 0.4871 0.4207 0.7222 0.6061 0.2446 0.8458 0.4314 0.2778 0.0000
2018 890 0.4775 0.4708 0.6492 0.6941 0.2667 0.7390 0.4355 0.3508 0.0000
2019 525 0.4895 0.4990 0.6679 0.7160 0.2910 0.7500 0.4744 0.3321 0.0000
Career22280.48380.45920.68020.66710.26440.78060.44320.31980.0000

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
2019 PHI $565,000
2018 PHI $548,000
2017 PHI $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,083,000
2019Current$565,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,648,000
3 yrTotal$1,648,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 171 d1 year/$565,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$565,000 (2019). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.548M (2018). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18.
  • 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).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 76 9 18 4 0 2 9 9 20 0 0 .273 .368 .424 111 4.7 C -1 0.0
80o 53 6 11 2 0 1 6 6 14 0 0 .239 .327 .348 102 2.6 C -1 0.0
70o 37 4 8 2 0 1 4 4 10 0 0 .250 .333 .406 95 1.4 C -1 0.0
60o 23 2 5 1 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 .250 .318 .450 90 0.7 C 0 0.0
50o 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .111 .200 .111 85 0.2 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean162310022500.214.312.286870.4C 00.0

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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 lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 asx .000 0.0 869 .002 -0.4 22 .019 -.005 -0.2 -1.2 -1.1
2014 afx .000 0.0 1907 .001 -0.6 46 .057 .001 -1.5 -3.1 -3.3
2015 aax -.006 -3.1 1948 .001 -0.8 57 -.005 .005 0.2 -4.5 -4.5
2015 afa .000 0.0 1840 -.001 0.3 41 -.003 .003 0.1 -0.4 0.3
2016 aaa .008 8.4 0 .000 0.0 46 -.019 .000 0.5 8.7 12.2
2017 mlb -.012 -6.1 2204 .003 -1.6 37 .049 .006 -1.2 -8.8 -10.2
2018 mlb -.008 -3.5 1993 .001 -0.4 33 .013 .007 -0.3 -4.3 -5.4
2018 aaa .000 0.0 17 .000 0.0 1 -.010 .000 0.0 0.0 -0.8
2019 mlb -.001 -0.4 1183 .002 -0.6 18 .009 .003 -0.1 -1.1 -0.6

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