Rangers Acquire Brandon Snyder

The Rangers acquired infielder Brandon Snyder from the Orioles for cash considerations, reports MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.  Snyder, 25, was drafted 13th overall by the Orioles in 2005, a first round that has become legendary for the talent produced.

Snyder gave up catching after the 2006 season and now plays the infield corners.  In 2011 he hit .261/.312/.406 in 494 Triple-A plate appearances, his third stint at the level.


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  1. Daniel O'Hara 4 years ago

    I think it is Brandon Snyder not Brad. Brad is an outfielder who played in the Cubs organization. 

  2. Josh Gedert 4 years ago

    I’m still waiting for “____ Acquire Matt Garza.”

    • redsx968 4 years ago

      So I guess you’re kinda screwed if he miraculously stays in Chicago for the rest of his career, huh?

  3. Manny Being Manny 4 years ago

    link to baseball-reference.com
    Yeah, this is the guy the Orioles traded

  4. danistheguy 4 years ago

    Not enough power for a 1B and a pretty glaring miss of a high draft pick. Good kid, though, and he might turn into a decent backup 1B/3B off the bench. No big loss for the O’s.

  5. Best of luck to Brandon Snyder. Great guy, hope he can jumpstart his career.

  6. Is it just me, or do the Orioles and the Rangers make an inordinate number of deals with each other? 

  7. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

    Brandon Snyder was ranked as follows at minor league ball:
    2006-#2    B+
    2008- #13   C+
    2009-#8 B-
    2010-#6 B- 
    2011- “Others”

    So he has had some success in the past, maybe the change of scenery will help. 

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      It will.  The Norfolk stadium was horrible for him.  He also has shown over and over he is a late bloomer.  You got a steal here.  He may never be anything, but the upside is really worth the gamble. 

    • ugen64 4 years ago

      well, he was still a catcher in 2006, and has suffered a lot of injuries since then. if he’d started his career as a 1B, I doubt he gets rated as a B+ prospect or drafted in the 1st round for that matter.

  8. Rangersfan32 4 years ago

    I wonder if those means Texas is looking at a move involving Moreland. Maybe Moreland, Harrison, prospects for an ace? (Insert ace here), Darvish, Lewis, Holland, and Feliz would be sick. Of course, I’m sure I’m just overreacting to a depth signing but I can dream.

    • Madman2TX 4 years ago

      I like that dream. I hope that JD is looking to stack the deck for the Rangers to win it all this year.

      • Rangersfan32 4 years ago

        We don’t need to stack the deck. We just need that one sure thing starter. Which Darvish seems to be that guy.

    • not_brooks 4 years ago

      If the Rangers are looking to move Moreland, I sure hope, for their sake, that they get someone better than Brandon Snyder to take over at first base.

      • Rangersfan32 4 years ago

        MY and Naps could handle 1B for the time being if needed.

  9. not_brooks 4 years ago

    Upton, Gordon, Zimmerman, Braun, Tulo, Pelfrey, Maybin, McCutchen, Bruce, Pennington, Ellsbury, Garza, Devine, Rasmus, Buchholz, Lowrie.

    And Brandon Snyder…

  10. mgsports 4 years ago

    Young is the 1B and Napoli is the C/DH.

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