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Ben Snyder

LHP
Ben Snyder
Name: Benjamin David Snyder
Born: Jul 20, 1985 in Bellevue, Ohio USA
College: Ball State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career00000
Drafted in the 4th round (116th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2006 (signed for $280,000)
Snyder's older brother Brad is an Indians outfield prospect who went 18th overall in the 2003 draft. Ben won't go that high, but he should go in the first five rounds because he's a classic pitchability lefthander with a strong competitive makeup. His forte is throwing four pitches for strikes. His fastball usually ranges from 85-88 mph and occasionally touches 90, but he can put it where he wants. Even when it sits at 84-86 mph, he gets by with his ability to sink, cut and command it. His curveball is average, and he enhances it by adding and subtracting velocity from it. His changeup is a good weapon, though at 81-82 mph it could use more separation from his fastball. If his changeup doesn't have its normal sink, it gets hit. He also throws a cut fastball that he calls a slider. The top prospect in the Great Lakes League last summer, Snyder has additional bargaining power. He's a draft-eligible sophomore after redshirting in 2004.
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