JAKE SNIDER, CENTER FIELDER
Born: May 19, 1998
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 20th Round, 604th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Louisville
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Snider didn’t show much power in his time with Louisville, combining for an .092 ISO in his three years in school. He did show a good ability to get on base, with a .398 OBP in his career, and .384 this year. He controlled the strike zone well, drawing double-digit walk rates and keeping the strikeouts below 20%. He has a short, compact swing with upward angle out in front of the plate, so there could be hope for some power with an adjustment. He came up big with a home run in the NCAA regionals, and got the nickname “Postseason Jake” in Louisville due to similar big plays in the past.  Snider signed four weeks after the draft, as his team was in the College World Series.

2019
R+:  300/429/375, 80 AB, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 17 BB, 18 K, 3-4 SB

Snider went to Bristol and played left field exclusively.  His playing time was limited by the late signing, a minor injury in his first game, and the outfield logjam at Bristol.  His hitting was as advertised; he hit for average, drew a lot of walks and showed just limited power.

2020
DNP

2021
A:  462/611/538, 13 AB, 1 2B, 5 BB, 2 K

After losing 2020 to the pandemic, Snider lost nearly all of 2021 to injury.  The Pirates didn’t assign him anywhere until early June, when he went to Bradenton.  He got off to a great start, but after he’d played in seven games, he got hurt and missed the rest of the season.

Hopefully, Snider will be healthy in 2022.  He has some upside as a hitter if he produces more power.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round, 604th overall pick; signed on July 1.
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