Found March 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
Chris Snyder and Chris Wallace have much in common: Both are catchers that played high school ball in the Houston area well as at the University of Houston and both are trying to overcome significant career obstacles. Snyder is trying to extend a career which may have ended this off-season had the Astros not given the 31 year-old veteran an opportunity. Snyder underwent significant back surgery last summer which caused virtually every team to take a pass during the off-season. Wallace, only 22, is fortunate to be playing at all after a devastating injury to his face he suffered while at UH. At least Snyder had a successful Major League career. Wallace, drafted by the Astros in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, came close to not even getting a chance. In 2009, during Wallace's junior year with the Cougars, he was hit in the face with a 95 MPH pitch. "It blew up my entire cheekbone," Wallace said. "I have five metal plates and 42 screws (in the face)." Ot...
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