The former general manager of the New York Mets had high praise for Mary Persons senior baseballer Eric Snow during a New Balance Future Stars Series Main Event at CitiField in New York City last month.
Snow was invited to play second base and shortstop for the Georgia Bombers at the Future Stars Event, which included a best of 3 series against other top players. The games were broadcast on GameCast on Flo Sports TV and during the game, Jim Duquette, the former Mets general manager, said that Snow is one of the kids there he thinks will have a future in Major League Baseball (MLB). Duquette said that Snow, who batted lead off all three games, was one of those kids who impressed him with his baseball IQ. He noted that Snow always answered questions and showing high intellect about the game.
“That kid’s gonna be a Big Leaguer,” said Duquette. “He may not stand out as a Big League power guy, but you hear his baseball IQ and say keep an eye on that kid. He may not be a first rounder, but he’s gonna be a Big Leaguer.”
The New York trip capped a busy summer season for Snow, who’s already committed to play college baseball at South Florida. He participated in Perfect Game’s National Showcase at the Tampa Bay Rays stadium (Tropicana Field) in St Petersburg, Fla. He also played in the NB Future Stars National Combine in Lake Charles, La. and his Georgia Bombers team won the Marucci World Series in Baton Rouge.