Brandon Snyder, first baseman
Could he be the Orioles’ first baseman of the future? Is he still a prospect?
He’s less likely to be the Orioles’ first baseman of the future, now that he’s been sold to the Rangers.
At least he’s been consistent at Norfolk:
I think we can conclude that this is his true level of ability. And, even granting that Norfolk is not a good place to hit, we can conclude that this isn’t going to cut it as a major league first baseman; it’s an almost exactly average OBP+ in Camden Yards. So no, he’s not really a candidate for the Orioles’ first baseman of the future.
He played the 2011 season at age 24; his birthday is in November. He played sixteen games at third base for the Tides in 2011, and all things considered wasn’t horrible. He may improve slightly as a hitter. On the other hand, he’s slow — really, too slow to play the outfield except in desperation. On the whole, I don’t think he’s got much of a chance.