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Ricky Knapp

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Ricky Knapp
Name: Ricky Allen Knapp
Born: May 20, 1992 in Port Charlotte, FL
Four-Year College: Florida Gulf Coast
High School: Port Charlotte (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 217 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
Career 620 3.88 1.34 2.24 6.24
Drafted in the 8th round (236th overall) by the New York MetsĀ in 2013 (signed for $130,000)
Knapp was a prep teammate of Diamondbacks farmhand David Holmberg, and both were schooled by Knapp's father Rick, a longtime Twins pitching coach and former big league pitching coach with the Tigers who now works in the Dodgers system. Ricky has a knack for pitching and a feel for pitching that impresses scouts more than his pure stuff, though his fastball velocity has improved. He'll pitch anywhere from 85-91 mph, adding and subtracting and at times touching 93. Knapp throws cutters, truer sliders with depth, and curveballs for strikes while varying his arm slot and release point. His best pitch remains his changeup, which some scouts give plus grades. He has average present command. Knapp's ceiling is as a back-of-the-rotation starter, and the dearth of starter options in this year's draft could push him into the first five rounds.
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