Kyle Snyder

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Kyle Ehren Snyder

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Kyle Snyder was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round of the 1999 amateur draft. He made his pro debut that summer with the Spokane Indians and gradually worked his way up through the minor league ranks. Snyder made his major league debut with the Royals on May 1, 2003 when he pitched five innings against the Boston Red Sox. After missing all of 2004 due to injury, Snyder continued pitching in the major leagues through the 2008 season, though he also spent some time in the minors during these years. Snyder finished his playing career in the independent leagues in 2011.

In 2012 the Tampa Bay Rays hired Snyder to coach in their minor league system. Snyder was the pitching coach of the Hudson Valley Renegades in 2012 and the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2013. He received a promotion in 2014 and worked as the Rays minor league pitching coordinator for one season. Snyder returned to the field in 2015 and served as the Durham Bulls pitching coach from 2015-2017.

Snyder was named pitching coach of the parent Tampa Bay Rays in 2018 and did an outstanding job over the next few years as they reached the postseason in each of his first four seasons, including making it to the World Series in 2020. In a bizarre twist on August 6th, he injured himself making a routine mound visit to speak to ace Shane McClanahan -- he pulled a calf muscle and had to return to the dugout with manager Kevin Cash completing the visit in his stead. Snyder continued as the Rays pitching coach through the 2023 season.

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