Snider Named Player of Month for August

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-Players with impressive hitting streaks and power displays were rewarded for their feats as The Topps Company of New York, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, announces the league player of the month winners for August. Travis Snider was named the Appalachian League Player of the Month, despite missing the final week with tendinitis in his wrist.

Travis Snider (18) of Mill Creek, Wash., proved he was worthy of his high draft pick status by hitting .377 for the Pulaski Blue Jays during the month of August. In 20 Appalachian League games, the right fielder had seven multi-hit contests, including two four-hit ones. His six homers tied for the league lead for the month. Snider scored 17 runs and had six doubles, a triple and 17 RBIs. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Snider with the 14th overall pick in this year's June Draft out of Jackson (WA) High School.

Overall in his first season in professional baseball, the 5'11, 245 pound outfielder batted .325 with 11 home runs and 41 runs batted in.

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