Cameron Rupp, Catcher, Philadelphia Phillies, #29
Date of Birth: 9/28/1988
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
College: University of Texas at Austin
Cameron Rupp, catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, was first drafted by the Pirates in 2007 but he opted instead for college. Three years later, he was drafted by the Phillies out of the University of Texas at Austin. He played in the Phillies' minor league system from 2010 through most of 2014, joining the Phillies for 4 games in 2013 and 18 games in 2014.
As a minor leaguer, Rupp had 338 hits, 185 RBIs, 391 strikeouts to 141 walks, and a .245 batting average in 411 games. Defensively, he made 316 assists, 2,711 putouts, and 39 errors as a catcher. He caught players trying to steal 31% of the time and he had a .987 fielding percentage.
Rupp played in 81 games with the Phillies in 2015. He batted .233 with 63 hits. He hit his first major league home run on June 23rd. As a catcher, he made 54 assists, 524 putouts, and 4 errors in 80 games. He caught players trying to steal 37.7% of the time and he had a .993 fielding percentage.
In 2016, Rupp batted .252 in 105 games with the Phillies. He finished the season with 98 hits,26 doubles, 16 home runs, and 54 RBIs. Defensively, as the Phillies' catcher in 104 games, he made 44 assists, 825 putouts, and 5 errors. He had a .994 fielding percentage and he caught players trying to steal 27.4% of the time.
Career batting statistics for Rupp through 2016 include:
- 208 games played
- 176 hits
- 90 RBIs
- 209 strikeouts to 53 walks
- .240 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Rupp through 2016 include:
- 205 games played
- 117 assists
- 1,504 putouts
- 11 errors
- .326 caught stealing percentage
- .993 fielding percentage