The Kansas City Royals believed in the pitching talents of Kyle Snyder enough to make him their number one draft choice in 1999. Now the Tampa Bay Rays believe in his coaching abilities enough to bring him onto their minor league coaching staff. Snyder was recently announced as the pitching coach for the team's affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
Snyder was the 7th pick overall in 1999 and played a few seasons with the Royals before moving on with the Boston Red Sox for his final playing days, including a chance to play with the World Series champs in 2007. Snyder finished his career with middling totals of an 8-17 record with a 5.57 ERA in 237 total innings pitched. His best season came in relief in that '07 season when he pitched in 46 games for the BoSox with a 3.81 ERA and 17 games finished. Surprisingly, the very next year was the last in the majors for the 34-year-old.