SNOW, FORREST

Position: Pitcher

DOB: December 30, 1988

Height: 6’6″ / Weight: 220

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (December 12, 2016)

Profile:  Drafted out of high school by the Seattle Mariners in the 44th round in 2007, Snow decided to head to college at the University of Washington, where he spent three seasons before being taken again by the Mariners in the 36th round in 2010.  This time he signed for a bonus reported to be worth $20,000 and he saw time at both short-season Everett and Low-A Clinton in his first taste of pro ball.  He moved quickly, reaching Triple-A by 2011, but spent the next five seasons bouncing between Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma.  A minor league free agent following the 2016 season, Snow signed with Milwaukee and again spent the 2017 season doing the shuffle between Double-A and Triple-A.  Having worked as both a starter and a reliever, the six-foot-six Snow has a fastball that sits in the low-to-mid-90’s which he pairs with a plus changeup to keep hitters off balance.

2010:  After signing with the Mariners, Snow made his way to Everett in the Northwest League, where he pitched in ten games for the Aqua Sox, recording three saves and not allowing a run.  That earned him a bump to Low-A Clinton where he finished out the season with a 1.35 ERA and six more saves in 15 relief outings.

2011:  2011 was a whirlwind season for Snow, as he moved into the starting rotation and began the year back at Clinton, then moved up to High Desert in June, before receiving another promotion, this time to Triple-A Tacoma, in July.  He went a combined 5-12 with a 5.09 ERA in 28 appearances and started 21 of the games he pitched in, then saw action in ten more games, pitching for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.

2012:  Snow began the 2012 season at Tacoma, before being sent down to Double-A Jackson in June.  He started 20 of the 32 games he pitched in and finished out the year with a 5-9 record and an earned run average of 6.35 over 117.2 innings of work.

2013:  The 2013 season was more of the same for Snow, as he split time between Double-A and Triple-A.  He worked almost exclusivley in relief, starting just two of the 42 games he pitched in, and enjoyed much more success, going 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA.

2014:  Hit with a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in 2013, Snow didn’t get his season started until June and again found himself doing the shuffle between Double-A and Triple-A.  He pitched in 20 games, starting 12 of them, and went 3-4 with a 4.01 ERA.

2015:  Snow spent all of 2015 at Triple-A Tacoma and he earned a spot on the Pacific Coast League All-Star team with a solid season.  He started 20 of the 29 games he worked in and finished the season with a record of 2-3 to go along with a 2.37 earned run average.

2016:  In his seventh season in Seattle’s organization, 2016 was like deja vu for Snow as he again moved between Tacome and Jackson.  He pitched in 28 games, starting three of them, and ended the year with a 3-4 record to go along with a 2.83 ERA over 54 innings of work.

2017:  A minor league free agent following the 2016 season, Snow agreed to a deal with Milwaukee and spent the 2017 season bouncing between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs.  In 33 appearances, six as a starter, Snow went 8-6 and finished the year with an ERA of 3.83.