Yankees 2012 10th round draft pick: Matt Snyder

With their 10th round pick (337th overall) in the 2012 MLB amateur draft, the Yankees selected Matt Snyder, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound first baseman out of Ole Miss.

Here is yet another college senior taken by the Yankees. Snyder is about to turn 22 and was drafted by the Nationals with the 44th pick in the 2011 draft. Both his brother (Brandon Snyder) and father (Brian Snyder) have played in the majors.

Typically a first baseman, Snyder dealt with left shoulder injuries in 2010 and 2011 that forced him to play a lot of DH. He’s a huge power hitter with a left handed stroke that hopefully he can one day use to take advantage of the short porch in Yankee Stadium. He’s not very athletic which limits him in the field and on the bases.

In 63 games this season, Snyder hit .332/.398/.555 with 12 homers and 17 doubles. During his junior year he showed more patience at the plate with slightly less power, hitting .301/.425/.534 with nine homers and 14 doubles in 55 games.

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One Response to Yankees 2012 10th round draft pick: Matt Snyder

  1. Snyder also drove in 63 runs this past season at Ole Miss and only committed 1 fielding error the entire season at first base. He was the only player oh his team to start every single game.