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September 23, 2020 04:36 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Still catching with Realmuto back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp will start at catcher and will bat eighth Wednesday against the Nationals.

No. 1 catcher J.T. Realmuto is in the lineup for the second day in a row, but he'll be playing first base while he remains less than 100 percent physically due to a hip injury. Realmuto could end up seeing the bulk of his playing time at first base or designated hitter for the rest of the regular season, which would pave the way for Knapp to hold down the fort as Philadelphia's primary backstop. Over his last 10 games, Knapp has gone 6-for-26 with six walks, six RBI and three runs.

September 20, 2020 01:48 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Resting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

Rafael Marchan will step in behind the dish to replace Knapp, who has served as the Phillies' primary catcher for the past week while J.T. Realmuto has dealt with a hip injury. Realmuto appears on track to rejoin the Philadelphia lineup as soon as Monday's game against the Nationals, so both Knapp and Marchan look set to see their opportunities decline during the final week of the regular season.

September 18, 2020 07:12 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Takes seat for nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp isn't starting Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Knapp went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and one strikeout during the first game of Friday's twin bill, and he'll retreat to the bench for Game 2. Rafael Marchan will take over behind the dish for the nightcap.

September 16, 2020 05:20 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Filling in for Realmuto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp will start at catcher and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Mets, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Making his fourth start in five games, Knapp will continue to serve as the Phillies' No. 1 backstop until J.T. Realmuto (hip) is ready to play again. The Phillies have thus far resisted placing Realmuto on the 10-day injured list and are optimistic he'll be ready to catch by the weekend, at which point Knapp will lose almost all of his short-term fantasy value.

September 7, 2020 11:12 AM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Homers in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk Sunday in the Phillies' 14-1 loss to the Mets.

With top backstop J.T. Realmuto getting a rare day off Sunday, Knapp cracked the starting nine for the ninth time this season. Knapp surprisingly provided the lone offense the Phillies could muster against Jacob deGrom, as he took the Mets ace deep in the second inning to even the game at 1-1. Despite the quality day at the dish, Knapp isn't expected to see his opportunities increase so long as Realmuto is healthy and available.

August 12, 2020 10:56 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Produces in rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Knapp got a rare start behind the plate with J.T. Realmuto starting as the designated hitter. He came through with two separate RBI knocks, the first coming in the second inning when he doubled to deep left field to drive in Didi Gregorius. He followed that up with a single in the eighth frame to drive in Jean Segura. Behind one of the best catchers in baseball, Knapp has only nine plate appearances to this point in the season.

August 9, 2020 11:52 AM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Draws second start of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp will start behind the plate and bat ninth in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Braves.

He'll be starting for the second time in the Phillies' nine games this season, as J.T. Realmuto gets a breather for the afternoon game before presumably rejoining the lineup to catch the nightcap. Realmuto is expected to continue shouldering one of the heaviest workloads among all catchers this season, so expect Knapp's action to remain very limited, even relative to most other No. 2 backstops.

March 12, 2020 09:16 AM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: First start this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp (ribs) is in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Rays, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Knapp's rib injury has limited him to just one at-bat this spring, but he is ready to get behind the plate, and will do so Thursday. Despite the late start, Knapp -- barring any setbacks -- is on track to open the season as the Phillies' backup catcher.

March 9, 2020 06:28 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Expected to catch soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp (rib cage) is expected to catch before the end of the week, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Knapp has been slowed by an injured muscle in his rib cage since early in camp. He got his first at-bat Monday against the Yankees as a pinch hitter and should be able to catch soon, though time is getting tight for him to be in game shape by Opening Day. The Phillies are evidently confident he'll be able to do so, however, as they optioned Deivy Grullon, the team's third catcher, on Monday.

February 21, 2020 07:48 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Still not swinging
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp has yet to swing a bat since tweaking his rib cage over a week ago, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Knapp's injury initially appeared to be minor, though the fact that he's still being held back from swinging a bat is at least a slight concern. He's been able to do some drills, catch bullpens and play catch, so the delay may just stem from an abundance of caution by the Phillies early in camp. If the issue lasts long enough that Knapp can't build up in time for Opening Day, expect Deivy Grullon to make the team as the backup catcher behind J.T. Realmuto.

February 12, 2020 01:44 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Battling minor rib issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp tweaked his left rib cage on a swing Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Knapp didn't appear to be significantly injured upon an initial evaluation but will be checked out more thoroughly Thursday. Knapp lines up as the backup catcher behind J.T. Realmuto this season, provided he can hold of Deivy Grullon for the job.

December 2, 2019 11:04 AM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Agrees to one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp and the Phillies agreed to terms on a one-year, $710,000 contract Monday, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Knapp will remain in Philadelphia while avoiding arbitration. He looks set to again fill a low-usage backup role behind J.T. Realmuto. He's not a particularly appealing fantasy option should Realmuto get injured, as he owns a career .223/.327/.336 slash line with nine homers in 579 big-league plate appearances.

September 28, 2019 02:52 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp is not starting Saturday against the Marlins.

Knapp had started four straight games behind the plate with J.T. Realmuto (knee) shut down for the season. Deivy Grullon will catch Zach Eflin in his absence.

September 27, 2019 12:04 AM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Knapp launched a 406-foot, two-run homer in the eighth inning to bring the Phillies within three, but that was as close as they would get. He also doubled in the sixth. Across 72 games in limited plate appearances this season, the 27-year-old catcher is batting .216/.329/.328 with two long balls.

August 25, 2019 12:32 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Seeing scarce time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Knapp has made just three starts in August as top backstop J.T. Realmuto continues to shoulder one of the heavier workloads among all big-league catchers. Don't expect Knapp's playing-time outlook to improve anytime soon while the Phillies remain firmly in the mix in the National League wild-card race.

July 12, 2019 02:20 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Gets temporary starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp will start Friday against the Nationals and will remain the primary catcher over the weekend with J.T. Realmuto on paternity leave.

Realmuto starts far more than the average first-choice catcher, but Knapp's numbers don't suggest he deserves anything more than the 15 starts he's received so far. He owns an awful .152/.291/.227 slash line on the season, striking out 32.1 percent of the time.

June 22, 2019 05:40 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Sitting for third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

While J.T. Realmuto is healthy, Knapp probably won't be in store for much more than a start or two behind the plate in any given week. Knapp, who has logged only 11 at-bats in June, will sit for the third straight contest.

May 12, 2019 11:52 AM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Back to bench after start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Knapp drew the start in Saturday's 7-0 win in place of a resting J.T. Realmuto, finishing the day 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run. It was only the sixth start of the season for Knapp, who continues to handle one of the lightest workloads among all backup catchers in the majors.

April 17, 2019 12:12 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

Even with the Phillies playing a day game after a night game, manager Gabe Kapler won't steer away from J.T. Realmuto as the team's catcher. With the Phillies racing out to a 10-0 first-inning lead in an eventual 14-3 win Tuesday, Realmuto was able to check out of the game early, allowing Knapp to pick up three at-bats off the bench. He recorded a double in one of those trips to the plate, giving him his second hit of the season.

March 20, 2019 04:24 PM
Phillies' Andrew Knapp: Hitting well in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knapp is hitting .323/.382/.516 in 11 spring games.

Knapp spent some time in the minors last season after Wilson Ramos was brought in from Tampa Bay, but he looks set to back up J.T. Realmuto this season with a relatively secure roster spot. His primary competition, Drew Butera, doesn't have a 40-man roster spot and fits better as an organizational depth option.

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