Tuesday, February 19, 2008
"Mature Beyond His Years"
That's how Blue Jays GM JP Riccairdi described Mega-prospect Travis Snider in a wonderful behind-the-scenes article by Jordan Bastian on the Jays' official site. That is a well-worn cliche, but this is perhaps a more specific remark to Snider's personal story:
"You always draft players with the idea that you like them, and then you get certain players who you find you end up liking even more. All the things he is as a player, he's probably more so as a person."
It's a great piece and gives you a lot of insight into the guy who's looking destined to be one of Toronto's most popular players before his career is done.