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11  Matt Snyder
Matt Snyder

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Albany, N.Y.

High School:
Colonie Central

Last College:
Virginia Tech/Fulton Montgomery CC/Temple

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Position:
LHP

Experience:
HS

B/T:
L/L


04/20/2014

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Statistics

2014 Game-by-Game

• 2013 No. 7 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Baseball America)
• 2013 No. 4 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate League (Perfect Game)
• 2013 Perfect Game Collegiate League first-team All-League
• 2013 Perfect Game Collegiate League All-Star

Outlook
Transferred to Kentucky from Temple, after the Owls announced in late November that baseball would be one of seven athletics programs cut ... Allowed to transfer directly to Kentucky without sitting out a year due to the unique situation at Temple ... Broke out during the summer as one of the top prospects in the Perfect Game League, where he teamed with UK outfielder Kyle Barrett and UK lefty Dylan Dwyer in winning the league crown with Amsterdam ... Has a projectable frame with a polished approach on the mound ... Has a deceptive delivery and three pitches, with his fastball reaching the low 90s.

Summer
Was the most consistent pitcher in the Perfect Game Collegiate League, teaming with UK standouts Dylan Dwyer and Kyle Barrett in leading Amsterdam to the league title ... Amsterdam coaching staff featured former UK great and current staff member Mike Brown ... Made nine starts with a 5-0 record and a 1.35 ERA ... Worked 46.2 innings, allowing just 31 hits - 23 singles - and 19 walks, striking out 42 and holding opponents to a .187 average ... Had three starts of six innings and no earned runs ... Started and carried a shutout into the ninth inning of the PGCBL Championship game, scattering six hits over 8.1 innings, walking two and striking out three in his second postseason win.

2013 (Fulton Montgomery)
Earned first-team all-region honors ... Started nine games and turned in seven complete games ... Has a 4-4 record with a 2.36 ERA in 60.1 innings, striking out 96 ... Played summer baseball with the Albany Dutchmen of the Perfect Game Collegiate League, the circuit where UK's Chandler Shepherd was named the top prospect ... Went 3-3 with a 3.77 ERA in nine starts and seven appearances ... Worked 45.1 innings, allowing 47 hits and 17 walks, striking out 25, with opponents hitting a .263 clip.

2012 (Virginia Tech)
Redshirted season.

High School
Played for coach Kevin Halburian at Colonie Central in New Albany, N.Y. ... Posted a 5-2 record with a 2.16 ERA in 11 games as a senior, striking out 61 in 48.2 innings ... Was named first-team Suburban Council all-star and Perfect Game first-team North-East All-Region ... Earned academic honor roll honors.

Personal
Son of Tom and Mary Snyder ... Full name is Matthew Tyler Snyder ... Born Jan. 7, 1993 in Albany, N.Y.

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