Snyder, now 30 years old, was the seventh overall pick by the Royals in the 1999 draft. He was tolerable as a middle reliever for the Red Sox last year, though his control was poor. He had two labrum surgeries in ’03 and ’04, and that injury reoccurred in ’05. The Royals designated him the following year, and the Sox claimed him off waivers.
Here’s a look at Snyder’s pitch type data from last year. Most projection systems predict an ERA around 4.80 this year for him.
By the way, the Red Sox will also be designating Bryan Corey tonight.