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Travis Snider is hitting .524 with a 1.249 OPS since demotion to Triple-A

May 6, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Travis Snider hits a home run against the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

Last week the Blue Jays demoted Travis Snider to Triple-A after he hit just .184 in 25 games, with general manager Alex Anthopoulos explaining that they wanted the 23-year-old outfielder to work on his swing mechanics “and get back to what made him successful.”

Not that a week’s worth of action proves anything either way, but Snider has responded well to the demotion by hitting .524 with a 1.249 OPS and getting on base a total of 17 times through six games at Triple-A.

Also encouraging is that he’s drawn six walks while striking out just twice after posting an ugly 203/65 K/BB ratio through 208 games in the majors.

  1. mofoe56 - May 6, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    way to go Travis……wait, damn i dropped him from my fantasy team last week for Don Juan Rivera…..OHHHHHHHH, now he sucks

  2. cur68 - May 6, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    His swing mechanics WERE off. His hips were way ahead of his hands so he swung under a lot of pitches with his head too far around. He needed to go work on starting his hands sooner, keeping his head on the ball, squaring it up, and being a just a bit more patient with low pitches. I wouldn’t let him back on the team for another week.

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