|Kevin Snyder 17
Strong, hard-throwing walk-on, who could earn increased innings this spring...Adds additional depth to the Saints pitching core...Improved dramatically as junior season advanced, showing the ability to locate all his pitches...Has worked hard at developing an off-speed option as well.
AS A JUNIOR: Made five appearances, while pitching seven innings...Did not allow an earned run in final three appearances (five innings), after sacrificing 13 earned runs in first two innings of work down south...Allowed just one hit, and struck out four in two innings of relief in Siena's win over Wagner (4/28)...Worked a perfect eighth inning, striking out two batters in the Saints' win at Binghamton (5/17).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made appearances, while pitching in 15 innings...Struck out five batters, while only five walks all season...Was successful in minimizing opponents' homeruns, allowing only two to sail over the fence.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made 10 appearances pitching 15 innings...Posted a 3.00 ERA in last six starts...Did not allow a hit in two innings of scoreless relief against Holy Cross.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-County selection in baseball Red Bank...Selected B-North Pitcher of the Year...Also excelled on the gridiron, racking Offensive MVP and All-Academic Honors.
ROSSI ON SNYDER: "Kevin started to show signs of the pitcher we know he can be at the end of last season. He carried that momentum through the off-season and he is poised to compete for meaningful innings in his final season."
STRENGTHS...Work Ethic, Intelligence, Poise