by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Pirates right fielder Travis Snider enjoyed his best performance of the year Thursday, going 3 for 5 with his first home run of the year. Snider scored twice, drove in three runs and recorded his first stolen base of the year in the 7-1 win over the Brewers.
With the big game, Snider boosts his line to .292/.364/.406 in 107 plate appearances.
Travis Snider hitless in return to lineup
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, who had been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last three games due to tightness in his right side, was back in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Nationals.
Snider, who got the start in right field, went 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts in a 5-4 defeat.
He is batting .294/.368/.397 with seven doubles and five RBI over 68 at-bats.
Travis Snider back in starting lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider returned to the starting lineup for the first time in six games Saturday against Washington. Snider had been nursing tightness in his right side and was restricted to pinch-hitting duties over the previous three games, collecting two hits in five at-bats.
Travis Snider gets two more at-bats
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, who has been dealing with tightness in his right side, appeared as a pinch hitter during Friday's game against the Nationals. Snider, who has been dealing with tightness in his right side, pinch-hit for Brandon Inge in the six inning.
He ended up staying in the game in right field and finished 1 for 2 in the 3-1 win.
Snider has been used as a pich hitter in each of the Pirates last three games.
Travis Snider moving past injury
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider told MLB.com that he had a "nothing held back" early afternoon workout before Tuesday's game against the Brewers. He was available to hit and play the field and is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday.
Snider has been dealing with right-side tightness.
Travis Snider stays on the bench
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider missed his third consecutive game Monday at Milwaukee due to a lingering oblique injury. Snider is loosely considered day to day, and was replaced in right field by Garrett Jones against the Brewers.
Travis Snider might be available for pinch-hit duty
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said outfielder Travis Snider might be available to pinch-hit Sunday against the Cardinals after being scratched Saturday with discomfort in his right side. Snider is batting .305 (18 for 59) through 22 games.
Travis Snider a late scratch
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider was scratched from the starting lineup for Saturday's game at St. Louis because of discomfort in his right side, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Jose Tabata replaced Snider in the lineup. Snider is considered day to day with the injury.
Travis Snider quietly living up to former hype
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider hasn't received a lot of coverage thus far, but he's off to a strong start.
While some of Snider's gaudy .326/.415/.478 line has been fueled by a .429 BABIP, he's flashing some skills that he was known for as a prospect. Snider currently boasts the highest walk rate of his major-league career. He's taking free passes 13.2 percent of the time this year. On top of that, he's also managed to cut down on his strikeouts. Over his career, Snider has struck out in 26.5 percent of his plate appearances, but that's down to 20.8 this year. Strikeout rate is one of the first stats to stabilize, so it could mean he's finally figuring things out in the majors.
His other numbers seem to indicate that he's improved as well. Snider is making slightly more contact than he has in past seasons. Snider's contact rate has steadily increased over his career, and now sits at 81.7 percent. It's the first time in Snider's major-league career that he's made contact with over 80 percent of his swings.
The biggest red flag so far seems to be Snider's lack of home runs. Snider has hit seven doubles already, which is the reason for his solid .478 slugging percentage. Looking at his hit charts, Snider has come dangerously close to hitting two balls out of the park, so it seems like the power will come eventually.
Travis Snider making most of at-bats
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/19/2013) After not playing much over the Pirates' first six games, Travis Snider has started eight of the last nine and is batting .393 (11 for 28) with five doubles during that stretch.
No doubt, he's had hot streaks before, so I wouldn't want to overreact to this one, especially since he has yet to hit a home run, but every time he heats up, I can't help but wonder if he's on the verge of meeting the potential that once made him an elite prospect. I mean, he's only 25. Just because the Blue Jays rushed him to the big leagues a few years ago doesn't mean we should make the mistake of labeling him a lost cause.
Again, I'm not adding him in Fantasy, but I'm keeping a close eye on him.
Travis Snider doubles twice in winning effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider enjoyed a solid performance at the plate Sunday against the Reds.
Snider doubled in the first and doubled in a run in the seventh for his only two hits of the afternoon. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 10-7 victory.
Snider is hitting .304/.385/.435 with three RBI through 23 at-bats.
Travis Snider collects two hits
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Pirates outfielder Travis Snider made his third start on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks and put together his best performance at the plate. He went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in a 6-5 win.
Snider led off the second inning with a double before hitting a single in the eighth.
He is batting .231 (3 for 13) through eight games with two RBI.
Snider returns to lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/15/2012) Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs. Snider had been relegated to pinch-hitting duty lately as his previous start came on Sept. 3. He finished 1 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored during the Pirates' 7-6 victory.