Thursday, February 11, 2010

Minor League Members of the O's 40 Man Roster- Brandon Snyder


Brandon Snyder was the Orioles 1st round selection of the 2005 draft and has played at every level of the Orioles system so far (outside of the Gulf Coast and Summer Leagues).



He was originally drafted as a catcher...


Was then converted to a third baseman...


And eventually crossed the diamond to cover first base.


Brandon is projected to be the Orioles first baseman of the future since no one major is signed ahead of him for 2011 but there are some power concerns. He's been consistently listed among Baseball America's Top 10 Orioles prospects since he was drafted and still has a high ceiling. He was extremely hot at the plate at the start of 2009 with the AA Bowie Baysox but much less so at the end of the year at AAA Norfolk.



Kalina and I got to see him play a lot in 2008 with the Keys and a few times in his half season with the Baysox in 2009. He was always very nice and accommodating with autograph requests. We got to talk to him at a "Meet the Team" event in Bowie and I got a picture with him too. I really hope that he lives up to expectations and is playing for the Orioles, maybe in 2010.

4 comments:

phaedrusX said...

Man, that Keys first base card has a hilarious photo. It looks like he's posing in front of a green screen.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Yeah, I meant to say something about that, but I have no idea what they were thinking with that shot.

RadicalEddie said...

Think we will see some of Snyder this year with the O's? Maybe a September call up?

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Hard to say, but that sounds about right.