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Snyder Positive He'll Overcome Negatives
"I wasn't a great person to be around just because of how bad I was doing," said the 6-3, 200-pound product of Ball State University who bats and throws left-handed. Snyder, who has been regarded as one of the Tribe's top prospects ever since being a first-round draft choice (18th overall) in 2003, was experiencing the worst offensive year of his life. Through Aug. 20, he was hitting a very un-Snyder-like .255 with 14 homers and 61 RBI and had struck out an alarming 139 times in 466 at-bats. This from a guy who had a career .287 average through his first three minor league seasons and had clubbed 44 homers with 188 RBI in 1,152 professional at-bats. The only saving grace for Snyder's 2006 season were his final 16 regular season games when he hit a robust .386 (22-for-57) with four homers and 11 RBI. Included were 4-for-4 games against Trenton on Aug. 27 and Altoona on Aug. 29, the latter of which included two homers and five RBI. He then hit .270 with one homer and eight RBI in...
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