Former NC State catcher Andrew Knizer is officially now one of the St. Louis Cardinals Top-10 prospects.
Through 26 games this season with the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, Knizer is batting .343, has an on-base percentage of .417 and an OPS of .898.
That’s significant improvement from last season, his first full season in the minors. In Single-A and Double-A last year, Knizer hit .302 with 12 home runs. Not too shabby.
Not only has his average ticked up, but the biggest jump is found in his on-base percentage. In 95 games last season, it was .340, and .417 through 28 games this year.
Knizer was drafted by the Cardinals in the 7th round (226th) of the 2016 MLB Draft.
In 3 seasons at NC State, Knizer hit .313, had an OBP of .364, and an OPS of .784. He just keeps getting better.
Unless things change, Knizer could be next in line to catch for the Cardinals after Yadier Molina.