Interview with Phils Catching Prospect Cameron Rupp – Phillies Nation

Interview with Phils Catching Prospect Cameron Rupp

Cameron Rupp is a catching prospect currently playing with the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. The righty hitting Rupp was drafted in the third round of the 2010 amateur draft by the Phillies, after his junior season at the University of Texas.

Rupp, who lives in Plano, TX, a suburb of Dallas, was assigned to short-season Williamsport after signing his first professional contract last year. In 55 games with the Crosscutters in the New York-Penn League, Rupp posted a .218 batting average with 5 homeruns and 28 RBI. Following the season, the 22-year-old Rupp participated in the Florida Instructional League.

Off to a slow start, batting .182 through 3 games with Lakewood, Rupp is anxious for the weather and his bat to heat up, as he plans to help the BlueClaws chase a third consecutive South Atlantic League championship this year.

Last week, I spoke with Cameron about his draft process, his new home ballpark, joining the Twitter community and plenty more. Check out the media player below to listen to excerpts of the interview.


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  1. Bart Shart

    April 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Rupp is a nice kid. I hope he does well because we will need catching soon. Ruiz is outstanding but he is 32. I tried catching in high school. Very tough position the demanded special skills. Hard on knees, hands and the back, catchers simply have to shoulder this burden and guide the pitchers, many of whom are prima donnas. Catchers should be the highest paid position players if they are good. They have to wear all that equipment; they have to throw accurately and hard to prevent stealing. And, of course, they have to hit and learn all about opposing hitters. Good catchers are field generals. It is one tough position.

  2. SAM

    April 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    If anyone thinks Joe Blanton is a bonafide 5th starter in the rotation they’re crazy. The guy is a 3 inning pitcher at best. This guy cannot hold a lead for ^#@%^&*$$#@!!! Whenever he is pitching the Phils are going to have to play catch up ball. I just love the way Charlie leaves him in until there is no chance in hell we can win.

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