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Cy Sneed Picked In Third Round Of MLB Draft

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Former Twin Falls Bruin pitcher Cy Sneed has been picked up in the third round of the MLB Draft with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the 85th pick.

The younger brother of Royals right-handed pitching prospect Zeb Sneed, Cy could have preceded him in pro ball, but he declined to sign with the Rangers as a 35th-round pick out of an Idaho high school in 2011.

He instead headed to Dallas Baptist, where he has been a rotation mainstay since the first weekend of his college career. Like his brother, Sneed relies mainly on his arm strength. He maintains a 90-92 mph fastball deep into games and is capable of reaching 95, though his heater is a bit straight.

For now, the rest of Sneed's arsenal is ordinary. He has some feel for using a three-pitch mix, though neither his curveball nor his changeup is a consistently average pitch. He throws a decent amount of strikes, but his command isn't terribly reliable, so he could wind up as a reliever down the road.


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