If the offer is right, the Phillies shouldn’t hesitate dealing the breakout catcher.
There are many reasons the Phillies should trade Cameron Rupp. He had a breakout campaign, has power and a rocket arm, and more importantly carries club control – but he also has two elite prospects chasing down his job.
Andrew Knapp and Jorge Alfaro both present a better long-term option behind the plate, and both are now on the 40-man roster as well. Meaning they’re only one call away.
With talks of a potential return from veteran catcher A.J Ellis, Rupp could soon be on the outs. He doesn’t have the most value amongst big league catchers, but if the offer is right I see no reason for the Phils not to deal Rupp.