29 DJ Snelten  
DJ Snelten


Ingelside, Ill.

High School:
The Lakes

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 230





Snelten Selected in the Ninth Round of the MLB Draft by World Series Champion Giants

Snelten was the 282 selected pick in the 2013 MLB draft


Snelten Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for Second Time this Season

With his eight-inning shutout performance Saturday, Snelten receives his second honor this year


Minnesota Shuts Out Illinois to Solidify Tournament Berth

The Gophers used two pitchers to complete the 2-0 shutout


Gophers Produce Early Runs to Win, 7-3 Over Penn State

Minnesota scored runs in the second, third and fourth to win, 7-3


Anderson Collects 500th Career Conference Win With Northwestern Sweep

Minnesota sweeps the Wildcats with a 7-1 win to improve to 7-2 in league action


Minnesota 4, Cal Poly 1

The Golden Gophers earned a 4-1 win at the Metrodome over Cal Poly.

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Held a 3.24 earned run average in 86 innings pitched • appeared in 16 games, making 13 starts • was 4-4 on the season • moved into the starting weekend rotation on March 18 after an injury to Tom Windle and was the Saturday starter for the Big Ten season • allowed 31 earned runs, one home run and 13 doubles • held an opponent batting average of .229 • held the Big Ten Conference's 12th-lowest ERA, fourth-lowest opponent batting average and eighth fewest runs allowed • ranked second on the team in strikeouts with 55 • started the season with three innings pitched against Louisville (2/17) • pitched three innings against Nebraska (3/4) and allowed just two hits • started and collected the win against Cal Poly (3/18) • went 7.2 innings en route to a shutout over The Citadel (3/24) • collected the win over Michigan when he went 7.0 innings (3/31) • allowed just one run on five hits in the win over Northwestern (4/14) • pitched a complete game against Michigan State when he allowed just two earned runs • allowed two earned runs against Iowa and struck out six in a no decision.

Appeared in 13 games and had a 5.22 ERA and four starts as a true freshman • pitched 29.1 innings and had 18 strikeouts • started his Gopher career on Feb. 20 against Louisville • held Delaware State scoreless in 2.1 innings pitched on Feb. 27 • pitched 2.1 innings against Oklahoma State and an inning against Gonzaga • pitched a then-career-high four innings pitched and allowed one hit and had four strikeouts in the 7-5 win over Sacramento State (3/17) • made his Big Ten Conference debut against Purdue and pitched 2.1 innings • earned his first career start against St. Thomas (4/13) • also started against South Dakota State (4/27) and North Dakota State (5/3) • pitched 2.1 innings against Penn State (5/13) and had a strikeout, a walk and allowed one hit • earned his first career win in the 8-5 win over North Dakota State on May 17 • pitched a career-high five innings and 75 pitches against Michigan State during the Big Ten Championships (5/28).

Graduated from Lakes Community High School • coached by William Rosecrans • drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Draft • named Honorable-Mention All-State in his senior season and was All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 • also lettered in golf • played club ball with the Kenosha Indians from 2007-10.

Plans to major in Kinesiology or Sports Management • son of Don Snelten and Sandy Kappelman • lists his biggest sports thrill as pitching his first full game no-hitter with 13 strikeouts in seven innings • likes to play the guitar in his spare time • born on May 29, 1992.