Davis Schneider’s Magic Continues: Homers in First Game of the Year for Blue Jays

Davis Schneider

Photo from Davis Schneider on Instagram post.

Davis Schneider’s journey in the Major League continues to shine brightly, as he became the first player in MLB history to collect nine hits, including two home runs, in his first three games in The Blue Jays.  There is no doubt that Arsenal graduates and former Hit Doctor students have truly shone on their respective Major League teams. Their exceptional skills, unwavering dedication to the game, and relentless work ethic have set them apart. These players including Davis Schneider have made significant contributions, consistently demonstrating their prowess and leaving a lasting impact on the world of baseball. Their journey from promising prospects to accomplished professionals is a testament to their talent and determination, inspiring future generations of baseball players. 

In the 28th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, the Toronto Blue Jays picked Davis Schneider to play in the Minor Leagues. That same season, he signed a professional contract with the Gulf Coast League’s rookie-level Blue Jays. Selected in the 28th round of the 2017 draft out of Eastern High School, Davis Schneider has earned every bit of playing time through hard work and determination. Given his draft position and profile, his early years were not without challenges. Davis Schneider participated in 2018 as a player with the Appalachian League’s Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays. Along the process, he showed off his ability to play several positions and reach base while splitting the 2019 season between Bluefield and the Vancouver Canadians of the Short Season-A.

In the 2020 minor league baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Davis Schneider didn’t see any game action that year. The Low-A Dunedin Blue Jays and the Vancouver Canadians welcomed Schneider back to the field in 2021 and he came back stronger. Schneider’s advanced plate approach and solid on-base record make him stand out even if his game could be more showy. 

After being promoted by the Toronto Blue Jays, Davis Schneider made his Major League debut on August 4, 2023. He took James Paxton of the Boston Red Sox deep in his first at-bat. In his first three games, Schneider matched a 1901 contemporary MLB record by being the first player in MLB history to tally nine hits, including two home runs. He made MLB history by becoming the first player to have nine hits and two home runs in his first three games. After just 20 MLB games, Schneider continued to set new high-water marks, solidifying his place as a rising star in the league.

In the 2024 season, Schneider recently secured a 5-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates by hitting his first walk-off home run last May 31, 2024. On June 11, 2024, in a game versus the Guardians, Davis Schneider robs William Contreras with a great diving grab in left field to complete the bottom of the seventh inning.

And last June 23, he hit his 10th home run this season. 

Schneider’s journey from the 28th round of the draft to setting records in the Major Leagues is a testament to his talent and perseverance. His story is a powerful reminder that with determination and hard work, anything is possible. As he continues to make waves in the MLB, fans and aspiring players alike will be watching closely, inspired by his incredible journey and eager to see what he achieves next.