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Jason Knapp

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Jason Knapp
Name: Jason C. Knapp
Born: Aug 31, 1990 in Westwood, N.J. USA
High School: North Hunterdon HS, Annandale, N.J.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career188.23.481.234.3411.64
Drafted in the 2nd round (71st overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 (signed for $590,000)
There is no scouting consensus on righthander Jason Knapp. Some scouts believe he's the top prospect in the Garden State, destined to throw 100 mph in the big leagues, while other scouts see nothing more than arm strength--and one even called him "the most overrated guy in New Jersey." Late in the spring, Knapp was pitching at 94-96 mph in short relief outings, and he could add velocity thanks to his loose arm and projectable 6-foot-5 frame, which started to shed some baby fat this spring. But the rest of Knapp's stuff needs work, as so does his delivery. He tries to throw a three-quarters curveball from a lower arm slot that might be better suited for a slider, but the pitch shows decent depth from time to time. His changeup is also a work in progress but has good arm speed and fade. Knapp has fundamental flaws in his delivery, yet for all that, he could go in the top three rounds--or even rocket into the first round--if a club falls in love with his upside. Like Quinton Miller, he's committed to North Carolina but is considered an easier sign.
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