Missions pitcher, Padres prospect Reiss Knehr: first look

Reiss Knehr pitching for the San Antonio Missions against Frisco on May 21, 2021 at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Reiss Knehr pitching for the Missions against Frisco on May 21 at Wolff Stadium.
Reiss Knehr was the San Antonio Missions’ starting pitcher on opening day.

The 24-year-old from New York is the Missions’ scheduled starter in tonight’s road game against Northwest Arkansas. He has made four starts this season and has a 2-1 record and 4.74 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 19.0 innings.

Knehr is in his first season in Double-A. The San Diego Padres picked him in the 20th round of the 2018 draft.

The 6-foot-2 right-hander had a 3-5 record in Class A in 2019 on 12 starts and 17 total appearances. He had a 3-0 record in rookie ball in and 0-1 in Class A 2018 in 20 games, 19 of those in relief.

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