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Chris Snyder, c

School: U. of Houston. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Houston.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 224 Birthdate: 2/12/81

Previously Drafted: Mariners '99 (43rd round).
Scouting Report: Snyder profiles as a third-round talent, but he could go as high as No. 28 to the Mariners, who drafted him in the 43rd round out of high school. That's a testament to this draft's catching, and to Snyder's catch-and-throw skills, which might be the best in the country. He handles a staff well and has some power in his bat. He has made improvements this year with his swing and his body (6-foot-3, 224 pounds). Some scouts think his swing is too long and leaves him vulnerable to inside fastballs, and he didn't help his cause by batting .175 with wood for Team USA last summer. Others think he's overrated and needs to be more active and agile behind the plate.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.350

197

52

69

13

0

12

63

6

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