Kirby Snead, who made his debut in the major leagues on July 28, 2021, was one of a significant number of young pitchers the Toronto Blue Jays evaluated during the 2021 season.
The Blue Jays had one of the most potent offenses in the majors and a strong group of starting pitchers that season, but their bullpen, with the exception of rookie closer Jason Romano, kept blowing leads, a tendency that ultimately kept them out of the playoffs.
Snead fared reasonably well in seven games with the Blue Jays, with a 2.50 ERA in 7 2/3 innings, but his lone decision was a loss, and he did not appear ready to handle some of the higher-pressure relief assignments, so he was sent back to the minors. He was 2-0, 1.58 in 36 games with 4 saves and 57 strikeouts in 40 innings for the Triple-A East’s Buffalo Bisons.
Kirby, who went to the University of Florida, was picked by the Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2016 amateur draft. In college, he was a reliever, and he kept doing that in the pros, with some success.
After being moved up to the Dunedin Blue Jays in the middle of the 2017 season, he had 8 saves and an ERA of 1.36 in 26 games. In his first games for the same team in 2018, he had a 1.08 ERA before being moved up to AA.
He looked like he was about to make his major league debut at the end of the 2019 season. He had made 41 appearances for Buffalo and had a 5-2 record, but the Coronavirus pandemic shut down the minor leagues for the whole of 2020.
On March 16, 2022, he and 3B Kevin Smith, Ps Gunnar Hoglund and Zach Logue were sent to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for 3B Matt Chapman.
Does Kirby Snead Have Any Kids?
Kirby Snead doesn’t have any kids.