Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/18/14
TROY SNITKER CATCHER Born: December 5, 1988 Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 19th round, 596th overall, 2011 (Braves) How Acquired: Trade for cash considerations (from Braves) College: North Georgia College and State University Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Braves drafted Snitker as a junior out of college, where he was his team’s best hitter. He played infield as well as catching. He seems to have stepped straight into an organizational role with Atlanta. The Pirates acquired him for cash at the end of spring training in 2013. 2011 R:  200/282/345, 110 AB, 7 2B, 3 HR, 8 BB, 25 K, 0-1 SB A:  222/222/333, 9 AB, 1 2B, 3 K The Braves assigned Snitker to the GCL, which is a low level for a college draftee.  He didn’t hit much and threw out 27% of opposing base stealers. 2012 R+:  274/369/411, 73 AB, 7 2B, 1 HR, 10 BB, 24 K A+:  000/000/000, 3 AB, 1 K Snitker moved up to advanced rookie ball and hit much better.  He threw out only two of 23 base stealers there. The Pirates acquired Snitker because they were short on catchers at the lower levels of the system.  He isn’t likely to be more than an organizational catcher. STATS Baseball Reference–Minors Fangraphs MiLB.com CONTRACT INFORMATION 2013: Minor League Contract PLAYER INFORMATION Signing Bonus: N/A MiLB Debut: 2011 MLB Debut: N/A MiLB FA Eligible: 2018 MLB FA Eligible: N/A Rule 5 Eligible: 2015 Added to 40-Man: N/A Options Remaining: 3 MLB Service Time: N/A TRANSACTIONS June 7, 2011: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 19th round, 596th overall pick; signed on June 16. March 27, 2013: Traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seahawks tie Super Bowl at half with gutsy call

Did Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after touchdown run?

Sherman has torn ligaments, Thomas dislocated shoulder

Goodell turns gown interview with NBC before Super Bowl

Insider information suspected on National Anthem betting

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at age 85

Pats-Seahawks tickets most expensive in S.B. history

Report: Seahawks offer Lynch a huge contract

Super Bowl matchup of low round QBs a rarity

Reporter who broke Deflategate story receiving death threats

Sherman not expecting baby on Super Bowl Sunday

WATCH: Doug Baldwin pretends to take a dump after TD

WATCH: Richard Sherman taunts Derrelle Revis

Fashion police: Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Overtime rules: what happens if Patriots, Seahawks are tied

Seahawks get away with roughing the kicker on punt?

Marshawn Lynch rocks gold cleats during pregame

Earl Thomas did not like ‘Legion of Boom’ nickname at first

WATCH: Kevin Love booed by fans in return to Minnesota

WATCH: Gregg Popovich gets nailed in head with a shot

Tom Brady sounds fired up for Super Bowl

Deion Sanders’ charter school shut down

The six most popular players in Super Bowl XLIX

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Doug Baldwin pretends to take dump after TD

Richard Sherman taunts Derrelle Revis

Fashion police: Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Seahawks make Lynch a huge offer?

Super Bowl matchup of low-round QBs a rarity

Kevin Love booed in Minnesota return

Deion’s charter school shut down

Dungy cast the Wagner MVP vote

Report: Jets, Bills to pursue Revis

Did the Falcons pipe in crowd noise?

2015 Hall of Fame class announced

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.