MNG: Brian Schnieder

Player: Brian Schneider
Number: 23
Position: C
Bats/Throws: L/R
Acquired: signed in early December to a two-year, $2.75 million deal

2009 Stats: (w/ NYM) 59 games, 170 AB, 11 R, 37 H, 3 HR, 24 RBI, .218 AVG, .292 OBP, .335 SLG

Intangibles: Scheider is in no way, shape, or form an offensive power house but he has thrived in the Phillies’ park when playing against them as an Expo/National and Met. He has decent power which is an improvement to Chris Coste and Paul Bako last year. He also has a better glove and is a better game manager than the former two back-ups. He will work well as Carlos Ruiz’s back-up.

Expectations: I expect him to play a very solid role in keeping Chooch fresh. I can’t predict what kind of numbers he will have but they better be much better than last season.

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