A potential versatile key in the Phillies future shouldn’t be waiting much longer.
Andrew Knapp is coming off a down year himself (.266/.330/.719). Though, it’s hard for a catcher to top a .308 batting average and .876 OPS season.
However, Knapp remains a key component in the Phillies future.
His swing is tailor-made for Citizen Bank Park, with his professional approach already in the fold, it’s easy to predict Knapp will hit. Which he will, the bat is there.
Knapp is going to need to add some versatility to his game to have a close to everyday role with the Phillies going forward though. The Phillies don’t want to waste value.
What he has in his favor is that he’s a pretty solid athlete with a decent build (6’1”, 195 pounds), and he’s a switch hitter.
If Knapp increases his stance as a defender, and he’s not bad by any means, he’ll be up in no time.