Jason Knapp

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Jason Knapp
Texas Rangers
Born: (1990-08-31) August 31, 1990 (age 24)
Westwood, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jason C. Knapp (born August 31, 1990) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.


Knapp attended North Hunterdon High School.[1] The Philadelphia Phillies drafted Knapp in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He quickly became a top prospect in the Phillies organization.[2] In 2009, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with Carlos Carrasco, Lou Marson and Jason Donald for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco. The Indians considered Knapp the key to the deal, and would not trade Lee without receiving Knapp.[3][4]

Coming into the 2010 season, Knapp was rated the 64th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America. However he missed the 2011 season due to injury. After his second shoulder surgery, the Indians released Knapp in 2012.[4][5]

Knapp began to attempt a comeback.[6] He signed with the Texas Rangers, and was assigned to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.[7]


  1. ^ Miller, Barry (February 19, 2010). "Jason Knapp of North Hunterdon High School on track to reach major leagues in Cleveland Indians organization - PennLive.com". Lehighvalleylive.com. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ White, Paul (April 30, 2009). "Down on the farm: Jason Knapp growing up fast in Phillies system". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cleveland Indians' Jason Knapp, the key to the Cliff Lee trade has an injured shoulder". Cleveland.com. August 29, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b David Schofield, Special to The Plain Dealer. "Tribe releases Jason Knapp, key piece in 2009 Cliff Lee trade: Indians Insider". cleveland.com. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cleveland Indians release ex-North Hunterdon pitcher Knapp". NJ.com. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ PD file. "Cleveland Indians interested in Jason Knapp's comeback attempt". cleveland.com. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Young, Ryan. "Pelicans announce 2014 opening day roster | Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball". MyrtleBeachOnline.com. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

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