Redbirds’ Andrew Knizner making strides as heir apparent to Yadier Molina

Former third baseman learning the craft of catching

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 09, 2019 5:20 PM CT
<strong>Andrew Knizner prepares to bat in his major league debut during the St. Louis Cardinals&rsquo; game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, June 2, in St. Louis. Knizner was in the big leagues for 12 days when Yadier Molina went on the injured list. The 24-year-old was just added to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team for the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday&nbsp;in El Paso, Texas.</strong>&nbsp;(Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

Andrew Knizner prepares to bat in his major league debut during the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, June 2, in St. Louis. Knizner was in the big leagues for 12 days when Yadier Molina went on the injured list. The 24-year-old was just added to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team for the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

The Memphis Redbirds' Andrew Knizner is today the top catching prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals, which is saying something given that not that long ago he was a third baseman.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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