Phillies select C Andrew Knapp in the second round

Suddenly the position that was bare a year ago is pretty stocked.

With the 53rd pick, the Phillies have selected University of California Catcher Andrew Knapp. Austin Wilson, a name many felt would go in the top 15 went off the board. 4 picks earlier.

Dan will have a full breakdown tomorrow on Knapp but this was a pretty good pick. Knapp was probably the best Division 1 catcher in 2013, and he tore up the Cape Cod league (wood Bats) this summer. Baseball America had him ranked 71st in their top 500.

Dan wrote BRIEFLY on Knapp in his draft previews.

Andrew Knapp- Best I can tell no relation to Former Phillies Prospect Jason Knapp. This Knapp is a Catcher and probably the top College Backstop this year. He's probably a Second to Third Round guy. Junior at Cal. Good bat speed, solid behind the dish. Patient hitter who doesn't K too often. His Dad was a pro Catcher for 10 years in the 80's and 90's topping out in AAA. Knapp's a likely Second or Third Rounder.

Dan Cormican. 2 for 2.

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