Today, we are going to get familiar with new Astro's acquisition Chris Snyder. Snyder is a native Houstonian, he was born in Houston and played his high school ball at Spring Woods High School. He also played at the University of Houston. After his junior year at U of H he was drafted by the D-Backs in the second round. Its been a long awaited homecoming for Snyder as he was in the D-Backs organization for nearly a decade. His last two seasons were with the Pirates where he received minimal playing time. The Astros acquired him in free agency this past offseason.
Over the length of his career, when Snyder has been given an opportunity to play for long stints, he shows good production for an everyday catcher. Back in 2007, he played over 100 games and batted .252 with 20 doubles. If given a shot to play consistantly he could be a very serviceable catcher. Baseball-Refernece compares his current stats to former Astro Scott Servais and long time Major Leaguer Ron Karkovice. Not bad company for the home town kid.