Snyder enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League. He brings three seasons of service at the Major League-level with him to Somerset, including two years with the Chicago Cubs (2010, 2011) and one with the Texas Rangers (2014). Overall, he has played in 30 games in the big leagues with two home runs, eight RBI, two doubles and five runs scored.
The Sandusky, Ohio native played with the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization in 2015. Over 113 games in the KBO, Snyder hit .281 with 26 home runs, 71 RBI, 26 doubles and 88 runs scored. The year before, he hit .284 with 18 home runs and 51 RBI for Triple-A Round Rock before earning a call-up to the majors with the Rangers.
Snyder spent the six years of his professional career in the Cleveland Indians organization, reaching as high as Triple-A Buffalo in 2007 and 2008.
The Ball State University alumnus later enjoyed his best minor league season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in 2010. That year, Snyder hit .308 and finished second in the Pacific Coast League in RBI (102) and runs (97), fourth in home runs (25) and fifth in doubles (37), He also stole 19 bases as a teammate to future Major League All-Star and current Somerset Patriots teammate Bryan LaHair.
The former first round pick of the Indians (18th overall in 2003) owns a .285 career batting average in the minors with 185 home runs, 743 RBI, 276 doubles, 146 stolen bases and a .358 on-base percentage over 1,246 games played.