2023 Fantasy Outlook
Knizner played more than expected last season as the Yadier Molina retirement tour was interrupted by a long IL stint for a sore knee. To say Knizner took advantage is a backhanded compliment considering his wRC+ was 79, albeit higher than the prior year's 50 mark. His 21% contact rate isn't the issue; he just doesn't hit the ball with much authority. There was a time the Cardinals hoped Knizner's strong contact skills would support a developing hit tool but signing Willson Contreras suggests they've changed their mind. Knizner is earmarked to back up Willson Contreras, but his hold on the job is tenuous as Knizner is a subpar defender and Jose Herrera looms. If Knizner is on top of your queue, you need a longer queue. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Cardinals in January of 2023.
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