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Rangers Rookie Goes Yard

Brandon Snyder – OF/1B – Rangers

Texas Rangers outfielder Brian Snyder smacked his first career home run in the Rangers 11-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Snyder has battled injuries and position changes in his 7 years in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft. In those seven minor league seasons Snyder batted .275 with brian-snyder72 home runs with 2,856 at bats. Not exactly eye-popping stats, but he is still only 25 and he does have solid power stroke.

With Mitch Moreland still struggling at the plate, David Murphy is average and the rest of the Ranger outfield is injury-prone, so Snyder could get plenty of starts and even play his way into a full-time starter.

Snyder is a contact hitter with good power to all fields and he could hit 18-25 home runs in Texas if he gets starting time.


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