Brandon Snyder

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Brandon Snyder
Brandon Snyder on July 26, 2013.jpg
Snyder with the Boston Red Sox in 2013
Washington Nationals
First baseman
Born: (1986-11-23) November 23, 1986 (age 34)
Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 2010, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.240
Home runs9
Runs batted in29
Snyder during his tenure with the Baltimore Orioles in 2011

Brandon Roger Snyder (born November 23, 1986) is an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and outfielder in the Washington Nationals organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays.


Snyder attended Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

The Baltimore Orioles selected Snyder in the first round, with the thirteenth overall selection, of the 2005 MLB Draft.[1]

Snyder made his MLB debut on September 10, 2010 against the Detroit Tigers. He came in as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.[2] His first Major League hit, an RBI single, came in the second inning on September 13, 2010, against Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marc Rzepczynski.

Snyder played six games in two separate stints with the Orioles in 2011.

Texas Rangers[edit]

On January 3, 2012, Snyder was traded to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.[1] He made the Rangers' major-league roster as a backup first baseman and outfielder.

On May 2, 2012, Snyder hit his first Major League home run against Toronto Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero at the Rogers Centre.[3]

On August 2, 2012, Snyder was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for third baseman Mike Olt.

On December 12, 2012, the Rangers announced that Snyder had signed a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.[4] He was released on March 27, 2013.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On March 31, 2013, Snyder signed a minor-league contract with the Pawtucket Red Sox.[5] His contract was purchased by the Red Sox on June 25, 2013 to take the roster spot of Will Middlebrooks, who was optioned to the minors. Snyder re-signed with the Sox in November, accepting a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Baltimore Orioles (Second Stint)[edit]

Snyder signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on April 27, 2015.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Snyder signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves in November 2015. In June 2016, he was called up to replace the injured Gordon Beckham.[6] On August 7, 2016, the Braves designated Snyder for assignment. On August 9, 2016, he was recalled and optioned to Gwinnett by the Braves.

Washington Nationals[edit]

On November 17, 2016, Snyder signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.[7] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On December 14, 2017, Snyder signed a minor league contract with the Rays.[8] He was designated for assignment on April 20, 2018.[9] He elected free agency on October 2, 2018.[10]

Washington Nationals (Second Stint)[edit]

On January 8, 2019, Snyder signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals. He became a free agent following the 2019 season.[11] On February 12, 2020, it was announced that Snyder had re-signed with the Nationals.[12] He re-signed on a minor league deal on November 2, 2020.

Personal life[edit]

Snyder is the son of former major league pitcher Brian Snyder.[citation needed] Snyder's first cousin, Madison Younginer, is also a professional baseball player.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Brandon Snyder Statistics and History". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ "September 10, 2010 Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Play by Play and Box Score". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Brandon Snyder slugs the first home run of his MLB career". Willie Run. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Rangers acquire Whiteside in waiver claim".
  5. ^ "Red Sox Transactions -".
  6. ^ "Braves' Brandon Snyder: Called up from Triple-A". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  7. ^ Reddington, Patrick (November 20, 2016). "Nationals sign four (including '05 Orioles' 1st Round pick Brandon Snyder) to minor league deals". Federal Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Polishuk, Mark (December 14, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/14/17". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Adams, Steve (April 20, 2018). "Rays Designate Brandon Snyder For Assignment". Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (October 8, 2018). "Players Electing Free Agency". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Matt Eddy (November 7, 2019). "Minor League Free Agents 2019". Baseball America. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  12. ^ Mark Zuckerman (February 12, 2020). "Nats invite 22 non-roster players to big league camp". MASN. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  13. ^ "Brandon Snyder was released for his cousin Madison Younginer".

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