John Schneider

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John Patrick Schneider

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher John Schneider was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 13th round of the 2002 amateur draft out of the University of Delaware. He had made All-Colonial Athletic Association as a junior that year. He played six seasons in the Blue Jays organization, including parts of four seasons with the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.

Schneider debuted with the Auburn Doubledays in 2002, hitting .240/.381/.352. He struggled in 2003 with the Charleston AlleyCats (.195/.324/.259 in 56 games as the backup to David Corrente and Syracuse (1 for 12, 7 K). In 2004, he hit .206/.373/.359 in 58 contests for the Dunedin Blue Jays. It would be the most he played for any team in one season; he had 6 homers and 28 RBI that year.

The Princeton native split 2005 between Dunedin (.321/.443/.482 in 22 G), the and Syracuse (.179/.307/.305 in 34 G). In 2006, he batted .233/.360/.447 in a total of 34 games shuttling between Dunedin, Syracuse and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He ended up in 2007 with New Hampshire (.186/.338/.318) and Syracuse (.104/.173/.208).

He suffered three concussions in 2007, putting an end to his playing career, spent mainly as a back-up. His 64 games played, split between AA and AAA, in his final year, were his highest seasonal total. The lack of playing time was caused by a series of injuries. He hit .206/.340/.336 overall in the minors.

In 2008, he was appointed hitting coach with the GCL Blue Jays of the Gulf Coast League, and took over as manager the next season. He was at the time the youngest manager in affiliated baseball. After managing from 2009-2011, Schneider returned to coaching the GCL Blue Jays.

In 2019, under first-year manager Charlie Montoyo, he was promoted to the major league coaching staff. In 2022, with expectations for the team sky-high, he was appointed the team's bench coach, replacing Dave Hudgens and on July 13th was named interim manager when Montoy was abruptly fired after a disappointing first half. The appointment was an interim one, and he had his work cut out: bring the team back into the postseason picture, or risk being terminated as well at the end of the season. He was a winner in his first game, 8-2 over the Philadelphia Phillies as Téoscar Hernández, one the players who had been scuffling under Montoyo, hit a pair of two-run homers.

Preceded by
Charlie Montoyo
Toronto Blue Jays Manager
Succeeded by

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2009 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 30-28 7th Toronto Blue Jays
2010 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 31-28 6th (t) Toronto Blue Jays
2011 Vancouver Canadians Northwest League 39-37 3rd Toronto Blue Jays League Champs
2012 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 13th Toronto Blue Jays replaced Omar Malave
2013 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 28-32 8th (t) Toronto Blue Jays
2014 Vancouver Canadians Northwest League 46-30 2nd Toronto Blue Jays Lost League Finals
2015 Vancouver Canadians Northwest League 34-42 6th(t) Toronto Blue Jays
2016 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League 69-71 9th Toronto Blue Jays
2017 Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League 72-66 5th Toronto Blue Jays League Co-Champs
2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League 78-62 4th Toronto Blue Jays League Champs
2022 Toronto Blue Jays American League Toronto Blue Jays replaced Charlie Montoyo (46-42) on July 13

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ethan Diamandas: "Making sense of the Blue Jays’ decision to fire manager Charlie Montoyo", Yahoo! Sports, July 14, 2022. [1]
  • Keegan Matheson: "Schneider earns 1st win as skipper on 'bittersweet' day: 20 years after being drafted by Toronto, interim manager takes helm after Montoyo's dismissal",, July 14, 2022. [2]

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