Rookie of the Year-Andrew Knapp
The Phillies didn’t have any rookies in their Opening Day lineup, but one has slowly taken over the reins as a starter this year. That player is Andrew Knapp, who is starting to see more consistent time behind the plate as Cameron Rupp is struggling to hit consistently this season.
Knapp has played in 39 games this season as of Sunday and is performing about league-average at the plate this season. He has a .250/.355/.383 slash line with three home runs and 11 runs batted in.
Knapp has started to hit the ball better as of late as he is inserted in the starting lineup more often. Since June 25, Knapp has started nine of the team’s 14 games. In that time, he has a .794 OPS and 121 wRC+. As Knapp gets more consistent at-bats in the second half, he could prove to be a valuable bat in the lineup.
Honorable Mention: Nick Pivetta