William Snead…graduated from Santa Fe High School (Alachua, FL)…played three seasons for the University of Florida and combined to go 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA over 100 appearances…was the eight Gator selected in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, led by A.J. Puk who was selected by the A’s with the sixth overall pick.
Was one of four players acquired from Toronto during the spring and went 1-1 with one save, a 5.84 ERA and .861 opponents OPS in 46 games with the A’s…also posted a 2-0 record, one save, a 4.61 ERA and .638 OPS in 11 outings with Triple-A Las Vegas...With Oakland, allowed a .308 opponents batting average and walked 22 in 44.2 innings (4.43 per nine innings) for a .383 on-base percentage…based on a minimum of 40 innings pitched, he had the fourth highest opponents on-base percentage in the American League...The batting average broke down to .304 (34-for-112) with a .862 OPS against right-handed hitters and .314 (22-for-70) with a .859 OPS against left-handers...Opponents hit .305 with the bases empty, .310 with runners on…allowed a .328 average with runners in scoring position but opponents were 2-for-11 (.182) with a double with the bases loaded...Compiled a 3.47 ERA and .744 opponents OPS in 25 games on the road, an 8.44 ERA and .973 opponents OPS in 21 games at home...Had a 2.88 ERA and .705 OPS in 26 night games, a 9.61 ERA and 1.033 OPS in 20 day games...Posted a 3.22 ERA and .771 OPS in 22 games against AL West competition, an 8.46 ERA and .939 OPS in 24 appearances against all other teams…had a 9.00 ERA in nine interleague games...Logged a 1.17 ERA in the eighth inning, an 8.28 ERA in all other innings...Allowed 6-of-25 (24.0%) inherited runners to score…first batters faced were 10-for-42 (.238) with three walks and a hit by pitch (.304 on-base percentage)...Held the opponents five hitter in the order to a .125 batting average but the nine hitter batted .381...Tossed fewer than one inning in 16 of his 46 appearances…allowed at least two runs 11 times...With Las Vegas, he struck out 20 batters in 13.2 innings (13.17 per nine innings) and walked just three (1.98 per nine innings)...Had a .245 opponents batting average, including .167 (3-for-18) with no extra-base hits and no walks against left-handed hitters compared to .286 (10-for-35) against right-handers...Opponents went 2-for-15 (.133) with runners in scoring position...Stranded both of his inherited runners and first batters faced were 3-for-11 (.273)...DAY-BY-DAY: Allowed two runs in his A’s debut on Opening Day at Philadelphia on April 8 (1.0 ip, 3 h, 1 bb) but then had a career-high five inning scoreless streak over his next seven appearances from April 10-30…had a 5.40 ERA in four games before going on the restricted list from April 15 to 17…was on the COVID IL from April 18 to 22…finished April with a 3.00 ERA in eight appearances and retired seven of the eight first batters he faced…then posted a 15.19 ERA and 1.255 OPS in six games in May…allowed 13 hits, walked five and struck out four in 5.1 innings…yielded a career-high five runs and walked a career-high three batters in 0.2 innings against Minnesota on May 18…had an 8.74 ERA and 1.026 opponents OPS in 14 games when he was optioned to Las Vegas on May 20…made all 11 of his Triple-A appearances with the Aviators from May 22 to June 19…allowed one run in 7.1 innings over his first five games, including wins on in back-to-back outings May 31 and June 3 against Sacramento…then allowed three runs June 5 against Sacramento and two June 8 against Round Rock…tossed a scoreless inning of relief for the save in his final appearance with Las Vegas on June 19 at El Paso…was recalled by Oakland on June 21 and spent the remainder of the season with the A’s…stranded each of his six inherited runners and had a 3.55 ERA over his first 12 games following his return…then had a 5.66 ERA over his final 20 games beginning Aug. 4 and allowed 4-of-14 inherited runners to score…matched his career-high with three walks on June 21 against Seattle…equaled his career high with a 5.0 inning scoreless streak from June 27 to July 8…tossed a career-high two innings and struck out a career-high four batters July 8 against Houston (also pitched two innings on Aug. 6 vs. San Francisco and Sept. 10 vs. ChicagoAL)…was credited with his first Major League win in the A’s 14-7 victory at Texas on July 12 (0.2 ip, 1 bb, 2 so)…logged a career-high 42 pitches in 1.2 innings against Detroit on July 21… allowed a career-high five hits in 1.1 innings Aug. 25 against New York (AL)…compiled a 6.48 ERA in nine appearances in September…recorded his first career save in the final game of the season on Oct. 5 against Los Angeles (AL) when he retired the final four batters in the A’s 3-2 win (1.1 ip).
Made his Major League debut with Toronto and was 0-1 with a 2.35 ERA in seven relief appearances over four stints with the Blue Jays.... Allowed a .259 opponents batting average, which broke down to .200 (2-for-10) against left-handed hitters and .294 (5-for-17) against right-handers. ...Stranded all four of his inherited runners and first batters faced were 1-for-6 (.167) with a hit by pitch. ...Did not allow a run in five road games (5.1 ip) or five night games (5.1 ip). ...Spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Buffalo where he was 2-0 with four saves and a 1.58 ERA in 36 games, including one start…the ERA was his lowest as a minor leaguer as was his opponents batting average (.151), on-base percentage (.242), slugging percentage (.209) and OPS (.451). ...Based on a minimum of 40 innings pitched, he ranked second among Triple-A East pitchers in opponents OPS, third in slugging, fourth in ERA and batting average and ninth in on-base percentage. ...Struck out 57 batters in 40.0 innings (12.83 per nine innings) and surrendered just one home run. ...His opponents batting average broke down to .130 (7-for-54) against left-handed hitters compared to .165 (14-for-85) with his lone home run against right-handers. ...Yielded a .184 batting average with runners in scoring position. ...Allowed 1-of-10 (10.0%) inherited runners to score…first batters faced were 2-for-31 (.065) with three walks and a hit by pitch (.171 on-base percentage). ...Compiled a 1.17 ERA on the road, 1.82 at home. ...Did not allow a run (9.1 ip) or a hit (29 ab) in the seventh inning. ...Held opponents to a .063 batting average with two strikes. ...Tossed at least one inning in 32 of his 36 appearances…did not allow a hit 25 times and did not allow a run 27 times ...DAY-BY-DAY: Did not allow an earned runs over his first seven games (8.1 ip)…tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings in his only start on May 16 against Rochester…it was his first of four outings of 2.0 innings…also struck out a season-high four…had a season-best 6.0 inning scoreless streak from May 27 to June 11…opponents went 0-for-17 with no walks and nine strikeouts during the streak…first batters faced went 0-for-25 with two walks and a hit by pitch (.107 on-base percentage) over his final 28 appearances beginning May 27…finished May with a 0.87 ERA in nine games…then compiled a 1.46 ERA and .079 opponents batting average in 11 appearances in June…matched his season high with four strikeouts in 1.1 innings on June 2 against Syracuse…had a 0.59 ERA and .137 opponents batting average over his first 13 games through June 11…then surrendered his only home run of the season June 13 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…had season highs in runs (3), hits (3), walks (3) and pitches (45) on July 2 vs. Lehigh Valley…did not allow an earned run over his final 12 minor league appearances beginning July 18 (12.2 ip, 3 r)…had a 2.01 ERA and .142 opponents batting average in 27 games when he was selected by Toronto on July 26…made his Major League debut in the second game of the July 28 doubleheader at Boston (0.2 ip)…entered the game with one out of the fifth inning and stranded two inherited runners on just three pitches as he induced a grounded into double play to his only batter faced (Jarren Duran)…then struck out the side in the ninth inning the next day against the Red Sox, fanning Bobby Dalbec for his first big league strikeout…was optioned to Buffalo the next day and made two appearances with the Bisons (2.0 ip, 2 h, 2 so) before he was recalled on Aug. 7…pitched in five games with the Blue Jays (6.0 ip, 5 h, 3 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 4 so) before he was optioned to Buffalo on Aug. 23…had two more stints with Toronto in September but did not pitch either time (Sept. 3-4, Sept. 25-28).
Made six appearances during Spring Training and allowed a lone run over 4.1 innings...Gave up four hits and issued one walk to go with four strikeouts for a 0.92 WHIP and a .214 AVG... Threw the last pitch in all of baseball before play was paused for the COVID-19 pandemic, fanning Andrew Susac to end the 9th inning and earn the save on March 12 at PIT... Spent the summer working out with other Minor League players in Gainesville, FL.
Started his year with a 2-0 record and a 0.84 ERA over nine relief appearances for Double-A New Hampshire...Promoted to Triple-A Buffalo on May 4...Went 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 41 contests for the Bisons…Earned his 1st career Triple-A save on May 18 vs. Louisville (1.2 IP, 1H, 1BB)…Claimed his 1st Triple-A win on June 6 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (1.2 IP, 1H, 1BB, 2K)…Named an International League Mid-Season All-Star...Pitched a hitless 6th inning with a strikeout at the All-Star Game.