Friday, September 21, 2007
posted by Grizzly Adam at 8:04 PM | Permalink
Cory Snyder
Cory Snyder, 1986 Donruss

Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Debut: 6/13/86
Final Game: 8/10/94

Career Line: .247/.291/.425

Cory Snyder is still a whispered name around here. He was a legend at BYU, and so, being in Cougar country, he is still remembered for the towering home runs he used to blast into the thin air of the Rocky Mountains. His Major League career started well enough, finishing 4th in the RoY voting, hitting 24 home runs in just 103 games. He hit a career high 33 home runs in 1987, but after that year, his numbers slowly deteriorated. His great weakness as a hitter was his high strike out rate (once every 3.7 AB) and an inability to draw a walk. He walked once for every 17.4 plate appearances.