Currently, at the age of 30, Schneider has become the youngest manager in the 11-year history of the short-season Vancouver Canadians.
The Vancouver C’s announced that Jim Czajkowski will replace Rick Magnante as the former coach of pitching and Dave Pano as the coach of hitting. Schneider will lead the new on-field staff for the past five seasons.
Anticipated personnel adjustments occurred following the Canadians’ transition of their association from the Oakland A’s to the Blue Jays.
Schneider has spent the past two years coaching in Florida, where he has taught rookies how to be patient with players and convinced him to make the jump despite his injury problems.
“I originated from participating in the elevated tiers of minor league baseball and major league spring training,” he conveyed during a phone conversation from his residence in Lawrenceville, N.J. “It is important to keep in mind that the youngsters are only embarking on their journey and they won’t possess all the knowledge. I acquired the ability to be considerably more at ease and tolerant during the previous season in contrast to 2009.”
Schneider, who ended his minor league career with Syracuse Triple-A, sees himself as a “player’s manager” who can relate to go players.
He stated, “However, I am certainly a assertive individual when we step onto the field.” “I am certainly striving to extract the utmost potential from my players,” but I wouldn’t describe myself as excessively aggressive.
Hopefully, I can teach them the daily grind of baseball, so they can slow down a bit and allow their ability to take over.
Schneider stated that he anticipates providing base runners with the opportunity to steal whenever feasible, as the Blue Jays organization desires to enhance their speed on the bases.
He stated, “In the event that we are able to sprint, we will sprint vigorously and ideally exert force on the defense.” Schneider mentioned, similar to a supervisor, he consistently anticipated a few pitches in advance and a few batters in advance, as being a catcher was excellent preparation for transitioning into a supervisor.
He and his wife, Erin, will both make the trek to Vancouver next year and they’re looking forward to the cross-continental move.
There are only the finest aspects of the city and the ambiance at the baseball stadium. I’ve heard, however, I’ve never been excessively thrilled about going there.
Over the last three years, Schneider collaborated with Pano in the Gulf Coast League, but now he will be teaming up with Czajkowski for the first time.
Czajkowski recently served as the head coach of the St. Petersburg Titans in the NCAA Suncoast Conference, after spending the past two seasons as the pitching coach for the Rome Braves in the Atlantic South League.
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