Name: Kramer Sneed
School level: JR
The Yankees took Kramer Sneed out of Barton College in the 32nd round. He’s a tallish lefty who throws in the low-90′s. He also features a cutter and curve and is working on a changeup. I had a chance to interview him. He’s a really nice guy who is active on his college campus and when I asked him about signing with the Yankees he told me he’d like to get some money so he can give it to his parents. Right now he’s a draft and follow guy so we’ll have to wait a few weeks before we find out if the Yankees can sign him or not.
Nothing from Baseball America here, but here an excerpt from Barton College article on him:
As the Bulldogs’ weekend starter in Conference Carolinas series this past season, Sneed, who features a 90 mph fastball, posted a 6-3 record with 4.04 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings. He is off to a hot start with the Tobs this summer with a 1-0 record in two starts, a scintillating 0.69 ERA and 17 strikeouts.
In his three years with the Bulldogs, Sneed is 14-7 overall with a 3.95 ERA in 182 innings. He has allowed 189 hits, 109 runs (80 earned), walked 65 and fanned 144. He has started 23 games and tossed seven complete games, including five this past season.
His current plans are to keep working on his game with the Tobs and await a professional contract offer from the Yankees. Then, he will decide whether to finish his career with the Bulldogs or turn pro.
“They have told me that they are not going to offer me yet,” Sneed said of the Yankees. “They want to see me pitch a few more times with the Tobs. They have me working on a new pitch, a straight changeup, so they want to see how good it is and how I pitch to players with wood bats.”
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