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Friday, 05 July 2013 06:59

Breaking down Brandon Snyder's hot start with Boston Red Sox

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When the Boston Red Sox sign veteran utility player Brandon Snyder to a minor league contract on April 2, same day as Pawtucket Red Sox media day not many fans regarded Snyder as a player who contribute much to the league team.

Fast forward three months later, Snyder has not only been an impactful asset for the Pawtucket Red Sox but in the ten days with Boston, he has already been solid offensively. In his first five games with the team, Snyder has hit a home run and knocked in six runs including three runs against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. On Thursday afternoon, he hit his first home run in the major leagues since May 15, 2012 as a member of the Texas Rangers.

Snyder offers the team with previous success hitting against left handed pitching.  Last season, with the Rangers, .318 3 HR 8 RBIs in 44 at bats and currently is 4 for 9 against them this season.

With Snyder filling in at third base and Will Middlebrooks regaining his offensive approach with the Pawsox, it is expected that Snyder stays with Boston until the all-star break and then the team could evaluate what to do at the third base position once the second half resumes.

The good thing is that if the Red Sox want to keep Snyder around, he is versatile enough to play first, third and even some outfield, which has done in Triple-A this season.