• Full name Robert Matthew Snelling
  • Born 12/19/2003 in Reno, NV
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Mcqueen
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (39th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2022 (signed for $3,000,000).
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    One of the more impressive performers and biggest risers in the country this spring, Snelling is a strong and physical lefthander whose football background is apparent when you see him standing on the mound. Listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Snelling has broad, tapered shoulders and a thick and muscular lower half. Last summer, Snelling pitched around 90 mph and touched 94, but this spring his velocity has ticked up a bit and he’s consistently been in the 90-95 mph range, touching 96, and held that velocity throughout his outings. His best secondary offering is a spike-grip curveball with excellent spin. The pitch ranges from the mid 70s to the mid 80s and features plenty of sweeping action at times and two-plane break with sharp and late vertical bite at others. The breaking ball consistently draws plus grades and is one of the better breaking balls in the prep class. On top of his natural feel to spin the baseball, scouts have been impressed with his ability to land the pitch with consistency. Snelling will throw a changeup in the low 80s as well, but he uses the pitch infrequently and it needs refinement to become an average third pitch. While Snelling was plenty physical last summer, scouts thought his body looked more streamlined this spring and he has shown enough touch and feel for scouts to project future plus control. Snelling has a connected delivery and clean arm stroke, and his athleticism helps him repeat everything consistently and spot his fastball/curveball combination to an advanced degree. Snelling is committed to Louisiana State, but he’s been scouted heavily throughout the first round this spring and with two potential plus pitches and plus control from the left side, it won’t be surprising if he’s one of the first arms to come off the board.

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  • LHP Robby Snelling assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Lake Elsinore Storm.
  • LHP Robby Snelling assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Lake Elsinore Storm.
  • LHP Robby Snelling assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from ACL Padres.
  • LHP Robby Snelling assigned to ACL Padres from Padres Organization.

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