John Schneider

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John Patrick Schneider

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

In 2019, under first-year manager Charlie Montoyo, he was promoted to the major league coaching staff.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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

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