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7 Andrew Knizner C

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
180.111110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019STL51812010500.111.222.111

Player Updates

July 18, 2019 01:12 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Quiet over first two games back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner is 1-for-7 with a double over his first two games since being recalled from Triple-A Memphis on July 11.

The two-bagger came during Wednesday's win over the Pirates and served as his first major-league hit. The 24-year-old backstop's latest promotion is the byproduct of Yadier Molina's thumb injury. Knizner projects to continue splitting time with Matt Wieters in a same-handed platoon while Molina remains sidelined.

July 11, 2019 05:24 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Recalled by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

Knizner is needed again as the Cardinals' backup catcher after Yadier Molina returned to the injured list with a strained thumb tendon. Knizner has gone 0-for-7 in his first two big-league games but owns a solid .277/.360/.421 slash line for Memphis this season. He'll likely be stuck on the bench behind Matt Wieters for most games until Molina returns.

June 11, 2019 03:08 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Returns to minor leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Knizner went 0-for-7 over two games, so he'll return to the minor leagues still in search of his first big-league hit. Yadier Molina (thumb) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

June 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Hitless in MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizer went 0-for-3 in a win over the Cubs on Sunday, his first major-league game.

The young backstop was called up from Triple-A Memphis on Friday following Yadier Molina's placement on the injured list due to a thumb injury. The rookie had been enjoying a solid season with the Redbirds prior to his callup, and although his debut didn't yield his first big-league hit, Knizer did earn strong reviews for his work as Adam Wainwright's battery mate, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. "[Knizner] worked really well with Adam, was prepared, was able to take that preparation to slow the game down and did a fantastic job," manager Mike Shildt said. "I figured he was going to get a shutout and walk by Yadi and [Matt Wieters] like, 'Really?' But no, he did a great job."

June 2, 2019 04:24 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Set for major-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner will make his major-league debut Sunday versus the Cubs, catching and batting eighth.

Knizner had his contract purchased from Triple-A Memphis on Friday after Yadier Molina (thumb) landed on the injured list, and he only had to wait a couple days to enter the big-league lineup. The 24-year-old was slashing .286/.355/.450 with five home runs prior to his promotion from Triple-A.

June 1, 2019 05:36 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Called up for debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

He should spend at least a brief period on the big-league roster while Yadier Molina is out with a thumb injury. Knizner projects as the Cardinals' future starter behind the plate and owns a solid .286/.355/.450 line for Memphis this season, though he may not be able to unseat Matt Wieters for a temporary starting role.

May 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Enjoying solid season at Memphis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner, RotoWire's No. 4 fantasy prospect in the Cardinals organization, is slashing .298/.360/.484 with 13 extra-base hits (eight doubles, five home runs), 17 RBI, eight walks, a stolen base and 20 runs across 136 plate appearances at Triple-A Memphis.

Knizner is proving that his initial success against Triple-A arms over a 17-game sample in 2018 was no fluke, as he's squared up on the ball consistently throughout a more extensive 2019 tenure at Memphis. The 24-year-old has been on the fast track through the Cardinals organization since his Rookie league debut in 2016, acquitting himself well at every stop. The seemingly ageless Yadier Molina and fellow veteran Matt Wieters currently hold down the catcher spots at the big-league level, but Knizner, who already saw one potential obstacle in Carson Kelly traded this past offseason, will continue getting further seasoning with the Redbirds until his number is called.

March 26, 2019 11:00 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday.

Knizner entered spring training with a chance to compete for backup duties to Yadier Molina, but those odds took a hit when the Cardinals signed Matt Wieters in late February. The 24-year-old had a .313/.368/.430 slash line between Double-A and Triple-A in 2018.

January 26, 2019 10:12 AM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Receives invite to big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner was extended an invitation to the Cardinals' major-league spring training, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.

This isn't much of a surprise after Knizner tore it up at Triple-A Memphis with a .315/.383/.407 slash line. The 23-year-old is now the clear heir apparent to veteran Yadier Molina after Carson Kelly was traded to Arizona in December as part of the package to acquire Paul Goldschmidt. There's no guarantee Knizner will see much time in the majors this season given Molina's track record, even if he breaks camp as the No. 2 catcher, but Knizner could see some opportunities should any injuries crop up for the veteran.

June 5, 2018 03:04 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Tormenting Triple-A arms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner is slashing .333/.381/.436 with four doubles and four RBI over his first 43 plate appearances at Triple-A Memphis.

Knizner had received a callup to the Redbirds in mid-May after Yadier Molina and Carson Kelly both went down with injuries at the big-league level. He's subsequently proven worthy of the promotion on his own merits. The young backstop has exceeded the impressive .324 average he'd generated with Double-A Springfield, and he's come within striking distance of the .412 on-base percentage and .467 slugging percentage that made up the remainder of his line. Knizner has been impressive with the bat at every professional stop thus far, and even though Molina presently blocks his path to the big leagues, it isn't inconceivable that he could eventually surpass Kelly as the veteran's heir apparent.

May 17, 2018 04:48 PM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Called up to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner was moved up to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Rob Rains of Stlsportspage.com reports.

Knizner will take the next step in his professional career after beginning the 2018 season hitting .333/.412/.467 with 18 RBI in 27 games for Double-A Springfield. Though he has played well enough to deserve this promotion, the move occurred due to the limited catching availability in the Cardinals' organization at the present time. With Yadier Molina (groin) and Carson Kelly (hamstring) on the DL, Francisco Pena and Steve Baron are both on the major-league roster, so Knizner will man the backstop for Memphis moving forward.

April 17, 2018 10:32 AM
Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Off to strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Knizner is 11-for-29 (.379) with six RBI, four extra-base hits, three walks and three strikeouts at Double-A Springfield.

The 22-year-old is building off a stellar season from last year, where he slashed .324/.371/.462 across 51 games at Double-A Springfield. Knizner has actually decreased his strikeout rate this year (13.4 percent to 10.3 percent) while dramatically increasing his ISO (.138 to .231). Knizner has also looked solid behind the plate, which is the main area where he is said to lag behind Carson Kelly. If he keeps hitting this well, Knizner will rise fast through the rest of the Cardinals' system, and he could surpass Kelly as the heir apparent to Yadier Molina.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati410 .250 .500 .250
vs Castillo (Career)000000
vs RHP1620 .125 .250 .125
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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6/9@CHC4000000
7/14ARI3000000
7/17PIT4010000
7/19@CIN4110100
Two Week Schedule
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12:35 pm
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HOU
8:15 pm
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HOU
7:15 pm
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019STL51812010500 .111 .222 .111
Total 51812010500 .111 .222 .111
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019STLC5548444011.000
Total  5548444011.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2019STL20400000
Total 20400000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016R-Johnson City531853559121642212100 .423 .492 .319
2017AA-Springfield Cardinal511822759130422142701 .371 .462 .324
2017AFX-Peoria Chiefs44179185010182992211 .325 .480 .279
Total 148546801683521893447012 .376 .478 .308
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/225
Birthdate:
2/3/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Glen Allen, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:
NC State
MLB Experience:
1