- Jorge Alfaro
- Andrew Knapp
This is where things start to get messy. The Phils have three major-league catchers on their roster, but will likely only carry two on their roster. Alfaro doesn’t have any more options left, so he will be in the majors. This leaves a debate between Knapp and Cameron Rupp.
Ultimately, I think the team tries to shop Rupp and keep Knapp as their backup. They can sell Rupp’s starting experience from the last two years to some team. Rupp hits for more power than Knapp, but that comes at the cost of a significantly lower batting average and on-base percentage. Philadelphia is showing a preference for high-OBP players, which Knapp is and Rupp isn’t.