John Patrick Schneider
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 250 lb.
- School University of Delaware
- High School Lawrence Township High School
Catcher John Schneider was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 13th round of the 2002 amateur draft out of the University of Delaware. He had made All-Colonial Athletic Association as a junior that year. He played six seasons in the Blue Jays organization, including parts of four seasons with the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.
Schneider debuted with the Auburn Doubledays in 2002, hitting .240/.381/.352. He struggled in 2003 with the Charleston AlleyCats (.195/.324/.259 in 56 games as the backup to David Corrente and Syracuse (1 for 12, 7 K). In 2004, he hit .206/.373/.359 in 58 contests for the Dunedin Blue Jays. It would be the most he played for any team in one season; he had 6 homers and 28 RBI that year.
The Princeton native split 2005 between Dunedin (.321/.443/.482 in 22 G), the and Syracuse (.179/.307/.305 in 34 G). In 2006, he batted .233/.360/.447 in a total of 34 games shuttling between Dunedin, Syracuse and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He ended up in 2007 with New Hampshire (.186/.338/.318) and Syracuse (.104/.173/.208).
He suffered three concussions in 2007, putting an end to his playing career, spent mainly as a back-up. His 64 games played, split between AA and AAA, in his final year, were his highest seasonal total. The lack of playing time was caused by a series of injuries. He hit .206/.340/.336 overall in the minors.
In 2008, he was appointed hitting coach with the GCL Blue Jays of the Gulf Coast League, and took over as manager the next season. He was at the time the youngest manager in affiliated baseball. After managing from 2009-2011, Schneider returned to coaching the GCL Blue Jays.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2009||GCL Blue Jays||Gulf Coast League||30-28||7th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2010||GCL Blue Jays||Gulf Coast League||31-28||6th (t)||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2011||Vancouver Canadians||Northwest League||39-37||3rd||Toronto Blue Jays||League Champs|
|2012||GCL Blue Jays||Gulf Coast League||13th||Toronto Blue Jays||replaced Omar Malave|
|2013||GCL Blue Jays||Gulf Coast League||28-32||8th (t)||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2014||Vancouver Canadians||Northwest League||46-30||2nd||Toronto Blue Jays||Lost League Finals|
|2015||Vancouver Canadians||Northwest League||34-42||6th(t)||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2016||Lansing Lugnuts||Midwest League||69-71||9th||Toronto Blue Jays|
|2017||Dunedin Blue Jays||Florida State League||72-66||5th||Toronto Blue Jays||League Co-Champs|
|2018||New Hampshire Fisher Cats||Eastern League||78-62||4th||Toronto Blue Jays||League Champs|