Jack Snodgrass

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Steven Jackson Snodgrass

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Biographical Information[edit]

Starting pitcher Jack Snodgrass began his professional career in the San Francisco Giants system in 2011.

He was 5-2 as a freshman at Walters State then improved to 6-0 with 54 K in 53 IP as a sophomore. He transferred to Austin Peay and had a 3-3, 7.33 record in junior. He was redshirted as a senior due to shoulder surgery. He was 4-6 with a 3.50 ERA in 2011. He was taken by the San Francisco Giants in the 27th round of that year's draft; Hugh Walker was the scout.

With the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in 2011, Snodgrass was 4-1 with a 3.59 ERA in 19 games (4 starts). He was 10-8 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) for the San Jose Giants in 2012, tying for 4th in the California League in wins (even with Matt Andriese, Donn Roach and Ryan Bradley) and tying Bryant George for second in balks (4, behind Roenis Elias). Among Giants minor leaguers, he tied Adalberto Mejia for 4th in wins and led in balks.

In 2013, he was 12-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 25 starts for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. On April 5 of that year, he pitched the first part of a 7-inning no-hitter against the New Britain Rock Cats, with Daryl Maday pitching the 7th inning; Snodgrass allowed only a walk to Evan Bigley, otherwise being perfect. It was the first no-no in Flying Squirrels annals. He finished the year 10th in the Eastern League in ERA (between Jesse Biddle and Marcus Walden) and tied for first in wins (with Logan Verrett and Matt Packer). He was named the EL All-Star left-handed pitcher even though Packer had a better ERA. Among San Francisco minor leaguers, he tied Ty Blach for the most victories. He began 2014 back with Richmond and was 11-6 with a 3.56 ERA overall. In 2015, he was 5-5, 4.35 between Richmond and the Triple A Sacramento River Cats and in 2016, he pitched in the Texas Rangers system (3-2, 4.76) and the independent leagues (6-6, 3.79).

He is noted for his sinker.

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