Posted by: portersprospectreport | September 11, 2008

Recent MLB Callup #1—Travis Snider

Lots more HR's in this bat!
Lots more HR in this bat!

Travis Snider

Snider has accomplished much in his second full season as a professional baseball player.  Snider began the season at High A Dunedin and struggled.  Regardless, the organization promoted him to AA New Hampshire, then AAA Syracuse, and finally to Toronto.  At each stop, Snider’s performance improved and he opened eyes with his immense power potential.  Snider has adjusted to MLB pitching well thusfar, hitting .310 with his first MLB homerun being a cannon shot over the centerfield wall at Toronto.

True, his strikeout rate is less than desireable, but the fact remains that Snider is only 20 years old and has been jettisoned at light speed through the minor leagues.  His intense work ethic and passion for the game are prime indicators that he is more than competent to work out the kinks in his game.  He heads to the Arizona Fall League in October to get more seasoning.

I fully expect Snider to impress and be a front runner for the 2009 A.L. R.O.Y award.  Get his ’06 cards NOW!

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Responses

  1. This guy looks like the real deal. Sure would like to get down to AZ and watch some of the fall games, they must be awesome to watch. As always, thanks for your insights on these prospects, looks like you’re really on a roll with your blog.

  2. Agreed! This season’s assortment of AFL players may be the most exciting in recent memory. Along with Snider, we will see Matt Wieters, Jason Heyward, Mat Gamel, J.P. Arencibia, Beau Mills, Brett Wallace, Gordon Beckham, Austin Jackson, and Greg Halman, to name just a few.

    I will be writing an article highlighting the front runners and sleepers to watch in this year’s AFL. Perhaps it will run in Beckett next month. If not, I will be more than happy to post it on my site!

    Stay tuned and keep up the great work!


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