Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Random Card #15

Talk about an out of body experience. I see two Chris Snopeks. There is the Chris Snopek that points at the runner and there's the Chris Snopek that falls after throwing the ball into left field.

Which one will play today for the White Sox? Apparently neither. 1998 was the last year for Chris on the White Sox. He was traded to the Boston Red Sox in August 1998. This would also be the last year in the majors.

Chris would end up only playing in 8 games for the Red Sox in 1998. He only had 2 hits in 12 plate appearances with 2 walks, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. He ended up playing until 2002 in the minor leagues with the Reds, the Mariners, the Cubs and the Cardinals.

Chris was a third baseman, but had trouble getting to the major league level as a third baseman. The problem was that the White Sox already had a great third baseman in Robin Ventura. So, Chris adapted to also play shortstop and second base. He would not become the super sub that the Sox wanted. It's one thing to be versatile, but you need to be suited to play that role.

Chris would end up being a AAAA type of player. He was really good at the AAA level, but never really put it together at the major league level. I remember Chris being highly touted within the White Sox organization. Sometimes all the potential never lives up to the hype.

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