Michael Snyder

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Michael Robert Snyder

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Michael Snyder has played in the Los Angeles Angels minor league system since 2012.

Snyder hit .420 as a high school senior. In limited time as a college freshman, he batted .200 for Mississippi. He hit .264/.337/.333 in 31 games as a sophomore then transferred to Florida Southern. He batted .376/.447/.652 as a junior, starting at third base. He made All-Sunshine State Conference. His senior season, he produced at a .325/.408/.620 clip with 47 RBI in 44 games and was again All-SSC. He was taken by the Angels in the 23rd round of that year's draft. Tom Kotchman was the scout.

With the Orem Owlz in 2012, he hit .332/.393/.531 with 8 home runs and 59 RBI in 70 games. He was 6th in the Pioneer League in average (between Joel Capote and Evan Marzilli), 6th in slugging (between Jake Lamb and Julian Yan), 8th in OPS, 1st in doubles (25, 3 ahead of Lamb and David Dahl), 3rd in RBI and 4th in total bases (147). He was named a Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star at DH (he had split time between 3B, 1B and DH).

In 2013, he hit .280/.337/.506 with 25 home runs, 92 RBI and 32 doubles in 137 games for the Inland Empire 66ers, fielding .988 at 1B. He tied Mac Williamson for third in the California League in homers, tied for 7th in doubles, tied Tony Thompson for 5th in RBI, was 6th in strikeouts (149, between Darnell Sweeney and Dusty Robinson), tied Alex Yarbrough for second in total bases (267, 10 behind Scott Schebler) and led in sacrifice flies (11, one ahead of Andrew Aplin). He tied for third in the Angels chain in doubles, was 8th in runs, was second in home runs (3 behind Zach Borenstein), was second in RBI (3 behind Borenstein), led in whiffs (11 ahead of Chevy Clarke), tied Yarbrough for the most total bases, led in double play grounders (20, one more than Efren Navarro) and led in sacrifice flies (3 more than C.J. Cron). He was named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a California League Post-Season All-Star (at 1B, joining 2B Yarbrough, SS Addison Russell and 3B Matt Duffy).

He began 2014 with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers.

He is the son of Brian Snyder, brother of Brandon Snyder,and twin brother of Matt Snyder.