Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp

CLASS OF 2020

OF
RHP

Michael
Knapp

Charleston (WV)
Elyria (HS) • OH
6-1 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: LE Warhawks Team Mizuno

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2020 National

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7/24/19

Body Type: 6-foot-1, 190-pound athletic frame.
Hit:
Easy, fluid movements that create energy and balance. One of the top bats we saw on the day. Effortless juice to both gaps. Colleges will be drawn to his combination of feel and burst. Hit tool will carry to next level.
Power:
95.6 off the bat in BP. Type of guy who project to his for higher average and his fair share of extra base hits.
Offensive Projection:
Run Producer.
Run:
4.24 H-1st.
Field:
Easy, athletic actions in the outfield. Looks the part out there. Everything is fluid and clean.
Throw:
Arm works. Ball jumps. Already above average strength with more in the tank.
Defensive Projection:
Multiple Spots.

6/03/19

One of the top players left on the board in that ‘20 class. Once again looked the part in the box. Movements are fluid and athletic leading to a very rhythmic swing sequence. Balances intent well with barrel accuracy and can use both sides of the field with natural backspin. Moved well in the outfield with above average ball skills and a well above average arm. Talented player.

7/24/18

A right-handed bat that starts in an athletic stance. Easy leg lift for timing during slight back load with hands. Intent driven swing on a level path. Barrel whips through the zone and shows authority through contact. Impressively, doesn't compromise barrel accuracy with amount of intent in swing. Found the barrel often in BP with easy backspin to the middle of the field. Mashed a double off the wall in game. In the outfield he has an above average skill set across the board. Actions are fluid with solid ball skills. Arm is accurate with carry. Leans towards a corner guy. Very solid performance.

Home to 1st: 4.11
Outfield Velocity: 87
Exit Velocity: 85

6/06/18

Really liked what I saw from Knapp. A physical prospect with loud natural tools. Flies around the outfield, playing with obvious confidence as he attacks the ball. Gets to and through quickly and athletically. Arm plays an above average tool, showing solid strength and carry. At the plate he has a fluid/efficient loading sequence followed by a compact/slightly downhill stroke. Bat speed and strength both grade out as above average tools. Can drive the ball with authority. Run producer type bat.

60-yard dash: 6.85
Outfield Velocity: 84
Exit Velocity: 93

2/04/18

On the mound the right-hander has a slower paced tempo to his repeatable delivery. Actions are clean and athletic on the mound. Rolls through his chest high leg lift into his drop in drive load without losing fluidity. Arm is long and clean as it travels through a high-¾ slot. Fastball has action to both sides of the plate, sitting 78-80 mph. Displayed above average strength and developing arm speed for class. Changeup plays as an above average offering, generating consistent fade at 72-74 mph. Slider darts across the zone with present sharpness and developing depth at 69-70 mph. An arm to follow as he looks to have more velocity in the tank as physical maturity takes its course. A right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Gets load going early and controls his weight well throughout pre launch movements. Launches from a balanced position, showing both strength and speed to hands. Ball comes off well as he generates regular gap pop to both fields. A talented bat who has a run producer look to him. In the outfield he looks confident and fluid. Plays one handed through the baseball, transitioning smoothly into his throws. Arm plays as an above average tool. An interesting prospect to follow. I’d say abilities are slightly ahead as a position player but if he can unlock the arm strength on the mound he showed in the outfield his stock will really jump on the mound.

60-yard dash: 7.15
Outfield Velocity: 87
Exit Velocity: 91

2/15/17

5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect. At the plate he starts in a wider setup prior to his leg kick load. Stays fluid throughout his loading sequence. Hands are loose and simple until launch. Well above average strength for his age. Ball came off his bat well in batting practice, showing gap to gap pop. Was able to produce backspin on his line drives in batting practice. A very mechanically sound outfielder with obvious feel for the position. Rotated between a crow hop and shuffle step for momentum. Showed above average arm strength with carry. Moves light on his feet in the infield. Tends to field from heels in the middle of his body. Glove skills are average. Looks to be more projectable in the outfield at this stage.

Home to 1st: 4.55
Position Velocity: IF 73, OF 80
Exit Velocity: 82

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