Cy Sneed

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Cy Sneed
Houston Astros – No. 70
Pitcher
Born: (1992-10-01) October 1, 1992 (age 26)
Elko, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Cy R. Sneed (born October 1, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros organization. Sneed played college baseball at Dallas Baptist University before he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. The Brewers traded Sneed to the Astros during the 2015–16 offseason.

Career[edit]

Sneed attended Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. In 2011, his senior year, Sneed pitched to a 9–0 win–loss record with a 1.36 earned run average with 130 strikeouts, and batted .467 with 11 home runs and 38 runs batted in. He led his team to win the Class 4A state championship.[1] Sneed was named the Times-News Player of the Year,[2] and the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Idaho.[1] The Texas Rangers selected Sneed in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB draft. He did not sign, opting to enroll at Dallas Baptist University to play college baseball for the Dallas Baptist Patriots. As a junior in 2014, Sneed had an 8–3 win-loss record with a 3.55 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 104 innings pitched.[3]

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Sneed in the third round of the 2014 MLB draft,[4] and he signed with the Brewers. After signing, he was assigned to the Helena Brewers where he pitched to an 0-2 record and 5.92 ERA in 11 games. Sneed spent the first half of the 2015 season with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and after going 3-7 with a 2.68 ERA in 15 games (13 starts), was named a Midwest League All-Star.[2] He spent the second half of the season with the Brevard County Manatees where he pitched to a 3-4 record and 2.47 ERA in 11 games started.[5]

After the 2015 season, the Brewers traded Sneed to the Houston Astros for Jonathan Villar.[6] He spent the 2016 season with the Corpus Christi Hooks where he posted a 6-5 record and 4.04 ERA in 25 games.[7] In 2017, he pitched for both Corpus Christi and the Fresno Grizzlies, going a combined 10-6 with a 5.97 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 26 total games (18 starts) between the two teams.[8] He returned to Fresno in 2018.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Sneed has an older brother, Zeb. They were born in Elko, Nevada. His father, a sergeant in the Nevada Highway Patrol, took a demotion to move the family to Twin Falls in 2007, because their high school had a stronger baseball team that Sneed and his brother could play for.[2] Sneed is the third member of his family to be selected in the MLB draft; his father played college baseball but did not sign with a professional team,[10] and his brother was drafted and played professionally.[11]

Sneed and his wife, Hannah, were married in November 2014.[3] An avid outdoorsman, he hunts and fishes.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bashore, David (June 2, 2011). "Twin Falls' Cy Sneed earns Gatorade Player of the Year honors". Twin Falls Times-News. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Bashore, David (June 13, 2011). "Twin Falls star Cy Sneed led Bruins with arm, bat". Twin Falls Times-News. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Brainerd, Bob (April 23, 2015). "Cy-chologist on the Mound". TWC Sports Channel. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Bashore, David (June 6, 2014). "Twin Falls Graduate Cy Sneed Selected in 3rd Round of MLB Draft". Twin Falls Times-News. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers prospect Cy Sneed fans career-high 10 in Brevard County Manatees loss". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Astros acquire pitcher Cy Sneed from Brewers". MLB.com. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Hooks announce opening-day roster". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Cy Sneed Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/cy-sneed-pitches-two-hit-shutout-for-fresno-grizzlies/c-282350316
  10. ^ a b "Outdoor enthusiast Sneed looking to reel in victories for Rattlers". Post-Crescent Media. June 13, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Zeb Sneed Minor & Independent League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved May 21, 2016.

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