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Chris Snyder

33-Year-Old Catcher – Texas Rangers

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The Orioles acquired Snyder in late April and briefly used him as a backup to Matt Wieters while Taylor Teagarden was on the disabled list, but Snyder logged just 20 at-bats before returning to the mi...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 237   DOB: 2/12/1981   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Houston   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Snyder Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in March of 2014.

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Chris Snyder Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 AA ELP 99 401 346 66 104 46 31 0 15 57 3 1 46 57 0 3 6 .301 .389 .520 .909
2005 24 MAJ ARI 115 373 326 24 66 20 14 0 6 28 0 1 40 87 3 0 4 .202 .297 .301 .598
2006 25 MAJ ARI 61 213 184 19 51 15 9 0 6 32 0 0 22 39 1 5 1 .277 .349 .424 .773
2007 26 MAJ ARI 110 380 326 37 82 33 20 0 13 47 0 1 40 67 3 4 7 .252 .342 .433 .775
2008 27 A Vis 1 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
2008 27 MAJ ARI 115 404 334 47 79 39 22 1 16 64 0 0 56 101 5 5 4 .237 .348 .452 .800
2009 28 A Vis 3 10 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .143 .455 .143 .598
2009 28 AAA REN 3 13 13 2 4 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .308 .308 .615 .923
2009 28 MAJ ARI 61 202 165 20 33 13 7 0 6 22 0 0 32 47 1 2 2 .200 .333 .352 .685
2010 29 MAJ PIT 40 142 124 12 21 6 1 0 5 16 0 0 16 33 0 1 1 .169 .268 .298 .566
2010 29 MAJ ARI 65 234 195 22 45 18 8 0 10 32 0 0 36 61 1 1 1 .231 .352 .426 .778
2010  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ PIT/ARI 105 376 319 34 66 24 9 0 15 48 0 0 52 94 1 2 2 .207 .320 .376 .696
2011 30 A+ Bra 6 26 20 6 8 3 2 0 1 8 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 .400 .538 .650 1.188
2011 30 MAJ PIT 34 119 96 13 26 6 3 0 3 17 0 1 17 23 2 3 1 .271 .376 .396 .772
2012 31 MAJ HOU 76 258 221 23 39 15 8 0 7 24 0 0 33 70 0 0 4 .176 .295 .308 .603
2013 32 AAA Sal 21 86 79 14 27 13 6 0 7 21 0 1 6 22 1 0 0 .342 .388 .684 1.072
2013 32 AAA Nor 52 200 181 16 44 14 8 0 6 24 0 0 17 47 0 2 0 .243 .305 .387 .692
2013 32 MAJ BAL 9 24 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100 .350
2014 33 AAA Rou 6 25 21 3 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .238 .360 .286 .646
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 132 112 12 22 6 3 0 3 14 0 0 18 33 0 1 1 .196 .311 .304 .614
Career  (View All) MAJ   715 2459 2087 227 467 176 98 1 77 298 0 3 309 560 16 22 25 .224 .328 .382 .710

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Chris Snyder Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 14 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 13 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 12 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 11 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 6 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 5 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 4 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 2 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 1 Phi Did not play.
Mar. 31 Phi Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Snyder: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 8
2012 72 1
2011 33
2010 101
2009 56 1 1

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Chris Snyder Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201390010.111.111.384
20127794140.169.377.673
2011294150.310.414.826

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013110000.091.091.322
2012144143100.181.271.564
20116792120.254.388.750

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201390000.000.000.182
2012109123130.183.294.593
2011382060.211.211.523

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013110010.182.182.490
2012112114110.170.321.612
201158113110.310.517.938
Chris Snyder Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AA ELP 401 346 11.5% 14.2% 0.81 84% .325 .219
2005 24 MAJ ARI 373 326 10.7% 23.3% 0.46 73% .258 .099
2006 25 MAJ ARI 213 184 10.3% 18.3% 0.56 79% .324 .147
2007 26 MAJ ARI 380 326 10.5% 17.6% 0.60 79% .280 .181
2008 27 A Vis 5 5 0% 40% 0.00 60% .500 .600
2008 27 MAJ ARI 404 334 13.9% 25% 0.55 70% .290 .215
2009 28 A Vis 10 7 30% 30% 1.00 57% .250 .000
2009 28 AAA REN 13 13 0% 23.1% 0.00 77% .333 .307
2009 28 MAJ ARI 202 165 15.8% 23.3% 0.68 72% .241 .152
2010 29 MAJ PIT 142 124 11.3% 23.2% 0.48 73% .186 .129
2010 29 MAJ ARI 234 195 15.4% 26.1% 0.59 69% .282 .195
2010  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ PIT/ARI 376 319 13.8% 25% 0.55 71% .243 .169
2011 30 A+ Bra 26 20 23.1% 19.2% 1.20 75% .500 .250
2011 30 MAJ PIT 119 96 14.3% 19.3% 0.74 76% .329 .125
2012 31 MAJ HOU 258 221 12.8% 27.1% 0.47 68% .222 .132
2013 32 AAA Sal 86 79 7% 25.6% 0.27 72% .400 .342
2013 32 AAA Nor 200 181 8.5% 23.5% 0.36 74% .297 .144
2013 32 MAJ BAL 24 20 16.7% 29.2% 0.57 65% .154 .000
2014 33 AAA Rou 25 21 16% 32% 0.50 62% .385 .048
3-Year Averages MAJ   132 112 13.6% 25% 0.55 71% .250 .108
Career MAJ   2459 2087 12.6% 22.8% 0.55 73% .269 .158

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Best Matchups for Chris Snyder (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Johan Santana BAL 6 4 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.167 1.833
Chris Capuano BOS 8 5 1 5 4 0 0 .625 1.000 1.750
Dontrelle Willis SF 7 4 0 1 2 3 0 .571 .857 1.524
Jamey Wright LA 10 5 0 3 2 3 0 .500 .700 1.283
Aaron Harang ATL 12 5 1 3 1 2 1 .417 .750 1.212
Clayton Kershaw LA 10 3 1 2 4 4 0 .300 .700 1.200
Madison Bumgarner SF 7 2 1 2 2 1 0 .286 .714 1.159
Jason Hammel CHI-N 7 3 0 1 1 0 0 .429 .571 1.127
Carlos Marmol MIA 8 2 1 2 2 0 0 .250 .625 1.080
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 15 4 1 5 7 8 0 .267 .467 .988

Worst Matchups for Chris Snyder (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Johnson SD 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Mike Leake CIN 8 1 0 2 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Johnny Cueto CIN 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
Edinson Volquez PIT 7 0 0 1 1 6 0 .000 .000 .125
Heath Bell TB 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .125
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 10 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .000 .091
Manny Parra CIN 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Wainwright STL 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Cliff Lee PHI 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Romo SF 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Snyder: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Snyder was released by the Nationals on Monday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Snyder signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Saturday, the team's official site reports.

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The Orioles purchased Snyder's contract from Triple-A Norfolk, MASNsports.com reports.

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Snyder will remain with the Orioles rather than become a free agent, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Snyder has been designated for assignment, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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Snyder will start Sunday's game behind the plate, MASN Sports reports.

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Snyder will be activated in time for Tuesday's game in Seattle, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Snyder will likely make his Orioles debut either Friday or Saturday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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The Orioles have acquired Snyder from the Angels in exchange for Rob Delaney, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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2014

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2013

The plan for Snyder when the season started was to be the Astros' primary backup catcher, starting just a little more than the average backup in the beginning of the season while teammate Jason Castro returned from a torn ACL and offseason foot surgery. Snyder wound up getting more playing time than expected, finding his way into 76 games and getting 221 at-bats. Strictly as a backup, he is not a terrible choice. Yes, the batting average was low, but he did work out more than his share of walks and hit a few timely home runs. There was no chance the Astros were going to pick up Snyder's $4 million mutual option for 2013, so his days in Houston are likely done. He should hook on this spring with a team looking for a veteran backstop.

2012

Snyder has a clean slate after his time with Pittsburgh proved to be an unmitigated disaster. His defense was suspect and his home-run hitting skills never materialized at PNC Park. He underwent back surgery during the 2011 season and played in only 34 games for the Bucs, hitting .271 in 96 at-bats. Provided he's healthy, there's no reason he can't go back to hitting between 10-15 homers with a .230 batting average or so. As many of us know, back injuries can be tricky to recover from, if not career threatening. Now 31 years old and with a wonky back, other catchers offer less risk and have a better chance of staying healthy for the 2012 campaign. Snyder is getting an opportunity to compete for a job with Houston during spring training.

2011

Snyder left Pittsburgh wanting more in his first go-around with the team in 2010. Perhaps coming over from the only team he ever played for, the Diamondbacks, made for a rough adjustment for the huge catcher. Whatever the case, Snyder's defense was mediocre, with the backstop dropping force outs at home that not even Ryan Doumit would miss. At the plate, his line of .169/.268/.298 in 124 at-bats was a bit more predictable for the all-or-nothing bat. At $6 million-plus in 2011, Pittsburgh has to hope that Snyder doesn't become the financial albatross that his occasional platoon partner now is. Fantasy owners looking for a 15-homer catcher with a .230 batting average have come to the right place.

2010

A back injury limited Snyder to just 61 games for the D-Backs in 2009, and his results prior to going down for good in late August weren't pretty. To make matters worse, Miguel Montero took full advantage of his chance to be the primary option behind the plate, showing improved defense and 20-homer potential. With the offseason to rest and rehab, the D-Backs are optimistic that Snyder will be ready to go for the start of spring training in February. If there are no interested suitors via trade before Opening Day, Snyder will likely be limited to a couple of starts each week as Montero's backup.

2009

With a strong showing in spring training, Snyder locked down the No. 1 catcher's spot in Arizona while Miguel Montero was saddled with a fractured finger. Despite having the catcher of the future looking over his shoulder for the past two seasons, Snyder has managed to keep the starting job by bringing a fair amount of pop to the plate and providing good defense behind it. Beyond that, the coaches like the way that Snyder handles the pitching staff among other intangibles that he brings to the table. He's a career .238 hitter at the big league level, but Snyder has homered once in every 22.8 at-bats since 2007 and draws enough walks to offset his low average. If Montero is traded or worked into the lineup at a different position, the 28-year-old backstop could potentially hit 20 homers in a season with the increased playing time.

2008

Snyder ended up with the bigger half of the timeshare behind the plate for the D-Backs last season and put up good numbers for a player who likely went undrafted in most formats, but his struggles against righties (.215/.306/.392 with 48 K in 209 at-bats) will likely open the door for Miguel Montero to take hold of the No. 1 catcher spot during his second full season with Arizona. If he's able to hold onto 200-250 at-bats, another season with double-digit homers would be reasonable.

2007

Back in the No. 2 role, Snyder cut his strikeout rate and established himself as a major leaguer. Miguel Montero will pass him by 2008; in 2007, he's the better player and the less-hyped one, so duck away from the crowd and find value.

2006

The Diamondbacks patiently stuck with Snyder for most of 2005 despite an OPS below .600. Note that Snyder's two best offensive years in the minors came when he repeated the high-A and Double-A levels, and that the D-Backs moved Snyder straight from Double-A to the majors. Also note that Snyder has always had great walk rates, even last year when he was struggling. Give Snyder one more year to prove he can hit. He'll likely be the number-two catcher to Johnny Estrada in 2006, and that may take the pressure off.

2005

Snyder was a nice surprise for the D-Backs, coming up in August after Koyie Hill broke his ankle and doing a nice job at the plate: forget the .240 BA; he got on base and showed some pop. He'll compete with Hill for playing time behind the plate in spring training.

2004

After doing well at lower levels, Snyder was promoted to Double-A in midseason last year, and showed he wasn't quite ready yet (.202 with a .626 OPS in 53 games, and in El Paso, mind you). Still, he turned just 23 in February, so he'll get another turn at Double-A in 2004 to see if the Arizona catching prospect can still impress with the bat.

2003

Snyder, the Diamondbacks' number two pick in the 2002 draft, had a good year at the plate in his first pro season, hitting .258-9-44 in 60 games at Single-A. Snyder turns 22 in the spring, and he'll move on to Double-A in 2003, and he could be contending for a spot in the bigs by sometime in 2004, where admittedly Arizona doesn't have anyone who's blocking progress at this position for prospects.