Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Chachi #8 Andrew Knapp

Andrew Michael Knapp

Bats:  Switch  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  204
Opening Day Age:  26
Born:  November 9, 1991, Roseville, CA
Drafted:  Selected by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the June 2013 draft
Teams:  Phillies 2017-
Acquired:  Via draft

2013 Choice Williamsport
Crosscutters #11
2013 Bowman Draft
Prospects #BDPP17
2017 Chachi #10
2017 Topps Update #US160
19 Knapp Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Phillies Minor League Card:  2013 Choice Williamsport Crosscutters #11
First Phillies Card:  2013 Bowman Draft Prospects #BDPP17
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2017 Phillies Team Issue #64
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  2017 Topps Update #US160
Latest Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue #15

2017 Phillies Team Issue #64
First Mention on The Phillies Room:  August 16, 2015 - Visiting Trenton Thunder & Utley's Final Days with the Phils . . . We decided to venture northwards to Trenton last night and pay our first visit to Arm & Hammer Park (formerly Mercer County Waterfront Park) to watch the visiting Reading Fightin Phils take on the home Trenton Thunder.  The Thunder are the Double-A affiliate of the Yankees, and I was very surprised that there were way more Phillies fans in attendance last night than Yankees fans.  (Or maybe the Phillies fans were just more vocal.)

We got our first look at the newly acquired Nick Williams (2 for 4 with 2 RBIs) and starting pitcher Jake Thompson (6 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts) who were both still in the Rangers organization for our last Reading game.  We were also really impressed with catcher Andrew Knapp who went 1 for 4 and threw out three would be base stealers.  Knapp is hitting .405 in 38 games since being recallsed from Clearwater.  Third baseman Angelo Mora had a pair of hits and scored twice while closer Stephen Shackleford recorded his franchise high 27th save in the 4-2 Fightin Phils win.

Our boys got the chance to meet the Thunder's mascot Boomer, who is . . . some sort of yellow and purple something with sunglasses.  The boys also enjoyed watching Derby serve as the Thunder's bat dog.  Derby dutifully retrieved Thunder players' bats from the home plate area during the early innings of the game.  It was a fun night and we'll be checking the schedule next season to see when the Fightin Phils are back in Trenton.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2017 Chachi #10
2017 Chachi Phillies Phestival #12
2017 Chachi In Action #5
2017 Chachi Archives #13
2017 Chachi Photo Night #28 (with Clay Buchholz and Cameron Rupp)
2018 Chachi #8

Card statistics through 5/6/18.

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