Legendary Atlanta Braves scout and front office executive Paul Snyder has sadly passed away per MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. Snyder was 88 years old and spent his entire 50-year professional baseball career in the Braves’ organization.
Very sad to learn that legendary scout Paul Snyder died last night. One of the very best scouts & one of the architects of the @Braves' sustained success. Learned a lot from talking to him as I was starting in this business. RIP, Paul.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) December 1, 2023
Snyder is best known for his time as the team’s scouting director where he helped bring notable stars such as Tom Glavine, Steve Avery, David Justice and Chipper Jones into the organization. He moved into an assistant’s role to new general manager John Schuerholz in 1990. Snyder retired from the Braves in 2007 when Schuerholz became team president and Frank Wren took over as the team’s GM.
Snyder was born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania in 1935. He signed with the Braves as an outfielder and first baseman in 1958. He peaked at Triple A as a player and never made it to the majors, but later became a manager in their minor league system. Our condolences go out to Snyder’s family.