Sunday, June 22, 2008

Phils sign second round pick

Right-handed pitcher Jason Knapp, the Phillies’ second-round selection (71st overall) in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, has agreed to terms on a professional contract.

As a pitcher at North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, NJ, the 17-year-old Knapp went 6-1 with a 1.37 ERA in 51.0 innings and was named The Newark Star-Ledger’s 2008 Pitcher of the Year. He struck out 79 batters while walking only 16.

Knapp, who stands at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, also hit .456 with a .698 on-base percentage, seven home runs and 25 RBI in his senior season.

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