Travis Snider needed a fresh start, or so the story went, when he was acquired at the deadline for former first-rounder Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays.

In 50 games in his new Pittsburgh digs, the 24-year old was more and more underwhelming and a .250/.324/.328 line was the final result devoid of any of that former Pacific Coast League power that made him such a hot young prospect. Snider made more contact, but often the contact was a groundball to second base.

In the upcoming season, (which for TeamRumBunter is just 21 Roberto Clemente days away until we land in Florida) Snider will still have youth on his side. Snider pulled off one of the most athletic plays of the Major League Baseball Season with this Spider Man-like grab in a late September game. It was a game against the Mets that meant little to most people. But showed me something about Snider that makes me bite on his chances in 2013.