Bradley Michael Snyder…wife's name is Susan…has one son…played 3 seasons at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, batting .378 with 36 homers and 150 RBI…was the Mid-American Conference player of the year and a 1st team all-MAC in 2003…earned Freshman All-American honors in 2001…lettered 3 times each in baseball and football at Bellevue (OH) High School (graduated 2000)...earned all-district honors in baseball in junior and senior years…was inducted into the Bellevue High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Finished 9th in the Pacific Coast League with a .311 batting average at Reno..…ranked 2nd on the Aces in batting average, runs (77), hits (128), and walks (40) and was 3rd in games (116), at bats (411), doubles (29), total bases (203), and triples (5-tied)…..had a .990 (2 E/199 TC) fielding percentage in 103 games in the outfield, seeing the majority of his time in CF but also playing LF and RF…..had a .383 (44-115) average vs. LHP..…batted .342 (76-222) on the road and .327 (34-104) with runners in scoring position…..hit .360 (76-211) in final 56 games beginning July 2 to go from .260 to .311, going 9-for-15 in final 3 games…..had 4 hits April 23 at Sacramento, Aug. 17 at Fresno, and Sept. 2 at Salt Lake City, homering twice each in the latter 2 games..…was on the DL, May 24-June 12.....was 0-for-22 in 8 games for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League before hitting .333 with 4 homers and 10 RBI in 17 games Aguilas de Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Oklahoma City and
hit .304 (110-for-362) with 23 doubles, 20 home runs and
66 RBI in 122 games...Ranked seventh in the Pacific Coast League in slugging
percentage (.550) and eighth in OPS (.925)...On disabled list from April 11-18 with a strained right
oblique...Registered an 18-game hitting streak from June 1-21
Selected from Triple A Iowa on May 29...hit .111 (1x9) with a run scored in eight games with Chicago before being designated for assignment on June 11 and returned to Iowa on June 16...hit .290 (109x376) with 11 homers and 57 RBI in 102 contests with Iowa.
Brad hit .308 (147-for-477) with 37 doubles, 25 homers and 106 RBI in 132 games with Triple-A Iowa, earning a September call-up with the Cubs and his first big league action...Hit .185 (5-for-27) with a run, a double and five RBI in 12 contests with the Cubs...made five starts in the outfield...Selected from Triple-A Iowa, September 7, and made his major league debut that night as a pinch-hitter vs. Houston (0-for-1)...Hit .333 (2-for-6) with a double and two RBI as a pinch-hitter...September 19 in Florida, recorded his first career hit - a two-run single in the second inning off Andrew Miller...September 30 in San Diego, delivered a game-winning, ninth-inning RBI single off All-Star closer Heath Bell...With the I-Cubs, ranked second in the Pacific Coast League in RBI and total bases (271), was tied for second with 97 runs scored and was fifth with a .949 OPS...Was named to the PCL Post-Season All-Star team...Boasted a .330 average or better in three different months: .333 in April, .330 in July and .337 in August...Earned PCL Batter of the Week for April 19-26, hitting .480 (12-for-25)
with three home runs and seven RBI during the six-game stretch...Batted .326 (44-for-135) off southpaws compared to a .301 mark (103-for-342) off right-handed pitchers at the Triple-A level...Played for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
In his first season in the Cubs organization, Brad hit .278 (66-for-237) with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 homers and 44 RBI with Triple-A Iowa ... was limited to just 69 games due to a sprained left wrist...Batted .323 (40-for-124) at home compared to a .230 average (26-for-113) on the road...Posted a .290 average (18-for-62) off southpaws, while hitting .274 (48-for-175) off right-handed pitchers...Hit .327 (17-for-52) when leading off an inning ... went 20-for-54 (.370) when batting clean-up...Opened the season hot, garnering a .319 average (45-for-141) with 35
RBI in his first 36 contests...Hit safely in 33 of 34 games, April 17-August 10 ... went 0-for-4 with a strikeout May 6...Rode a 16-game hitting streak, April 17-May 5, going 22-for-58 (.379)
with 11 runs, six doubles, one triple, five homers and 13 RBI during the run...Hit in a season-high 18-consecutive games, May 7-August 10 ... batted .360 (27-for-75) during the stretch...Was shelved May 20-August 5 with a sprained left wrist ... while on the disabled list had a rehabilitation assignment with the Mesa Cubs, July 29-August 5...appeared in five games for Mesa, going 5-for-18 (.278) with a
double, a triple, a homer, three RBI and a .927 OPS.
Brad appeared in a team-high 115 games for Triple-A Buffalo, leading the club in RBI (61), tying for the team lead in runs scored (52), and finishing second in doubles (28) and homers (12)...Hit 58 points better against right-handed pitching (.263) than he did against lefties (.205), and belted all 12 of his home runs against
righties...Batted .300 (27-for-90) in July with six doubles, two triples, four homers, 12 runs scored and 16 RBI ... marked his monthly season high in RBI...Hit two homers, including a game-tying blast in the ninth, July 2 against Rochester...Hit .310 (26-for-84) with 25 RBI with runners on and two out...Was recalled to Cleveland April 27, but optioned back to Buffalo the next day - did not appear in a game...Fell a single shy of the cycle July 30 at Durham, finishing 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a homer, two runs scored and a season-high four RBI.
Brad played 86 games at Triple-A Buffalo before breaking his thumb sliding into second base July 27, ending his season...Was a perfect 12-for-12 in steal attempts and led the team with six outfield assists...Started hot in July, batting .333 (18-for-54) with a .974 OPS before his season-ending injury...Was on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb, August 31-October 1, and appeared in six games in the Arizona Fall League after the season, batting .250 (7-for-28).
Spent the entire season at AA Akron...Led the Eastern League with 86 runs scored while playing in a team high 135 games...His 86 runs were T2nd among Indians minor leaguers and his 141 hits were 3rd most in the organization...Was 5th with 18 homers among Tribe farmhands...Season started slowly, hitting .228 (21-92) in April w/4HR & 14RBI in 23 games...Hit in 11 straight games from May 20-31 as he posted a .292 (31-106) average in May...From August 1 thru the end of the season he hit .304 (35-115) with 5 2B, 9HR & 20 RBI over the season's final 32 games, going 4-4 w/4RS, 2HR & 5RBI on August 29 at Altoona...Also went 4 for 4 on August 27 vs. Trenton...Hit .270 (10-37) w/a HR & 7RBI in 10 Eastern League playoff games...On the year he hit .276 (102-370) with 12HR & 53RBI off RHP and .255 (39-153) off LHP (6HR, 19RBI)...Hit .235 (32-136) with RISP and .290 (67-231) with runners on base...8th best prospect in the Indians' organization according to BA entering 2007.
Split the season between A Kinston and AA Akron...Combined on the year he hit .279 (143-513) w/31 2B, 22HR & 82 RBI in 133 games (158K)...His 92 runs scored led all organizational players and also finished 2nd in hits, 4th in RBI and HR and tied for 5th in steals (17 in 21 chances)...Started year at A Kinston and went 4 for 4 w/2RS on April 15 vs. Frederick...Hit in 12 straight games from April 28
to May 9 and hit .305 (39-128) vs. RHP while with Kinston...Went 3 for 5 w/a 2B, HR, 4RBI & 3RS on June 10 vs. Myrtle Beach and was promoted to AA Akron the following day...Spent the remainder of the season at AA Akron...Hit in 15 straight games from July 29 to August 12 for Akron, hitting .400 (26-65) with 6HR & 23 RBI over the torrid stretch...During the streak he had a 5RBI game, two 4RBI games and a 3RBI contest...Went 4 for 5 w/3RS, a 2B, 2HR and 4RBI on August 3 vs. Reading and drove in 5 runs on August 9 vs. Erie... Was named Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending August 7...Over the seven games that week he hit .419 (13-31) with 6 R, 3 2B, 3 HR & 11 RBI...Hit .292 (38-130) in August with 8 2B, 9HR & 27 RBI in 30 games to lead the Aeros to a first place Eastern League finish...Hit .294 (58-197) off RHP with Akron and hit .287 (27-94) with RISP and .350 (14-40) with RISP-2outs...Also hit .304 (38-125) w/runners on base and .377 (20-53) with runners on and 2 outs for Akron...Hit .167 (6-36)
in the Eastern League playoffs with 2 2B & 5 RBI in 9 games for the EL Champions...Played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League after the season, hitting .367 (36-98) with 3 2B, 3 3B, 3HR and 19 RBI in 25 games...Finished 6th in the AFL in batting with a .367 average... He also finished T-2nd in the league in hits (36) and 5th in the league in on-base percentage (.438)... Contract was purchased from AA Akron and added to 40-man roster on November 18...Represented the United States at the 2005 CONCEBE Regional Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Phoenix in November... After the season was named the 3rd best prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America
Season did not start until 4/29 due to an eye infection that sidelined him during his first major league spring training camp (he was a spring invitee)...Opened the season at A Lake County and hit in 9 straight games, 5/2-11...Went 3 for 5 w/2HR & 6RBI on 7/6 vs. Lexington...Appeared in 55 games in CF and 16 games in LF for the Captains and hit .320 (33-103) in July with 5 2B, 4HR & 21 RBI in 27 games...Promoted to A Kinston on 8/4 and hit safely in 25 of 26 games from 8/5-9/3, including an 18-game hitting streak from 8/15-9/3...Hit a pair of homers (4RBI) on 8/11 at Myrtle Beach and went 4-4 w/a HR & 4RBI on 8/29 vs. Wilmington...Hit .385 (35-91) in August w/6HR
& 20RBI in 23 games...Hit .133 (4-30) in the CL playoffs.
Spent his first professional season at the club's short-season A Mahoning Valley affiliate of the New York-Penn League after signing his first professional contract on 6/14...Led the team in runs (52), steals (14) and on-base % (.393) while tying for the team lead with 6 triples...Hit in 9 straight games from 8/14-23 and hit a grand slam on 8/18 at Batavia...Had 16 RBI over a 14-game stretch from 8/5-18.