Lind, Snider Named League MVP's

Lind, Snider Named League MVP's

A week after Travis Snider was named the MVP for the Appalachian League, the Eastern League tabbed outfielder Adam Lind as their Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Lind was named today as the Class-AA Eastern League's 2006 Player of the Year in spite of spending the final month of the season with Class AAA Syracuse.

At the time of his promotion, the 23-year-old led the Eastern League with 19 home runs, 71 RBI, 43 extra base hits and a .543 slugging percentage, while ranking second overall with a .310 batting average (in 91 games played).

He hit safely in 16 consecutive games between May 20 and June 6, matching the Fisher Cats club record. Lind, who was Toronto's third round pick in the 2004 draft, was selected as both a midseason and postseason Eastern League All-Star. In 33 games with Syracuse, the 6-2, 195 lb. native of Anderson, Indiana has batted .400 with five home runs and 18 RBI.

In his debut season as a professional, Snider has been selected as the Appalachian League's 2006 Player of the Year. The 6-0, 230 lb. native of Mill Creek, Washington ranks in the top five in the Rookie Advanced league in batting average (6th, .325), home runs (2nd, 11), RBI (T-5th, 41) and slugging percentage (1st, .567).

Snider was selected by the Jays in the first round of the June 2006 First Year Player Draft with the 14th choice overall. He was scouted and signed by area scout Brandon Mozley.

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