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X's FILL INFIELD NEED WITH POWERFUL BAT

X's FILL INFIELD NEED WITH POWERFUL BAT

X's FILL INFIELD NEED WITH POWERFUL BAT

Gabe Snyder Takes Over Corner Infield Role

 

Sioux City, IA (May 5th, 2022) — The Sioux City Explorers have announced the signing INF Gabe Snyder to a 2022 American Association Contract.

Gabe Snyder enters his fourth season of pro ball and his first with Sioux City. 

The 6’5, 235 pound left swinging bat was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 2018 MLB draft out of Wright State University in Dayton, OH. 

Snyder left the Raiders as a campus legend. His final season in 2018 he set school records for career home runs (44) and RBI (218). He was also named Horizon League player of the year for that season of which he started in all 56 games, hit .359 with 15 home runs, 73 RBI and 20 doubles.

Snyder has spent all three seasons of his career as a Twins farm hand reaching as high as Double-A Wichita last season. In 47 total games, distributed between four different affiliated levels, the Ohio native hit .210 with six home runs, nine doubles and 16 RBI. 

The state of Iowa has become a summer home away from home for Snyder who spent the bulk of his pro career playing for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Twins Class-A and High-A affiliate. Snyder also spent a pair of summers playing in Rhode Island for the Newport Gulls in 2016 and 2017 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. 

The Sioux City Explorers 30th year in Siouxland will begin at MercyOne Field at Lewis and Clark Park on May 17 versus the Lake Country DockHounds. Season, Group and Single Game Tickets are now all on sale and can be purchased by calling (712) 277-9467.