Rays Roster & Staff

Kyle Snyder #23

COACHING CAREER: Begins his third season as a major league pitching coach…hired on Oct 3, 2017 as the eighth pitching coach in franchise history, following Rick Williams (1998-2000), Bill Fischer (2000-01), Jackie Brown (2002), Chris Bosio (2003), Chuck Hernandez (2004-05), Mike Butcher (2006) and Jim Hickey (2007-17)....The 2019 Rays, who used a club-record 33 pitchers, ranked 2nd in the majors with a 3.65 ERA (1,474.1- IP, 598-ER) behind the Dodgers (3.37)…they became the first team in major league history to lead their league in ERA while using at least 33 pitchers…the Rays staff set a club record with 1,621 SO, surpassing 2014 (1,437)…in a season where MLB set a single-season home run record, the Rays allowed the fewest home runs in the majors (181)....During his two years as pitching coach, the Rays staff has compiled a 3.70 ERA and .230 opp avg.,both 3rd in the majors behind the Dodgers and Astros…the Rays introduced the opener concept in May 2018 and since then have gone 58-40 in 98 games when using one-including a 26-17 mark in 2019…his staff has done all this despite breaking the club record for pitchers used each of the past two years (31 in 2018, 33 in 2019)....Spent three seasons (2015-17) as the pitching coach for Triple-A Durham…in three seasons under Snyder, Bulls pitchers combined for a 3.61 ERA and twice established strikeout records… in 2016, they set an International League record with 1,287 SO…in 2017, they shattered their own record with 1,421 SO-an all-time mark for Minor League Baseball…this mark has been passed by other clubs in recent seasons....In his five seasons as a minor league pitching coach, he worked with 23 pitchers who would later graduate to the major leagues....Has spent the entirety of his coaching career in the Rays system…his first assignment was as pitching coach for Short-A Hudson Valley in 2012... promoted to Class-A Bowling Green in 2013…served as a pitching coordinator in 2014.

PLAYING CAREER: Pitched professionally for 11 seasons, including parts of five years in the majors with the Royals (2003, 2005-06) and Red Sox (2006-08)…in 2007, his only full season in the majors, compiled a 3.81 ERA over 46 relief apps and was named to the Red Sox World Series roster…did not pitch in their 4-game sweep of Colorado....He and Kevin Cash were teammates for the Red Sox during the 2007-08 seasons, and Cash caught him for 6 games in 2007....Underwent five surgeries in his playing career, including two that sidelined him for an entire season…missed 2001 due to Tommy John surgery, and 2004 due to a torn right labrum repair....Selected by the Royals in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1999 June Draft out of the University of North Carolina....Named the top prospect in the Cape Cod League while playing for Chatham in 1998....Originally selected by the Rays in the 27th round of the 1996 June Draft out of Riverview High School in Sarasota, but did not sign…lettered in baseball, basketball, swimming and golf in high school.

PERSONAL & MISC: His father, Donald, played basketball at Rice University from 1970-72....Switch-hit all the way through college...He and his wife, Victoria, have one son, Luke (3).