Brian Schneider has officially retired from baseball at the age of 36. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 5th round back in 1995. He made his MLB debut in 2000, and it is with the Expos/Nationals organization that he experienced his best years. He also played for the Mets during his 13 big league seasons, and the last 3 being with the Phillies, meaning he spent his entire career in the National League East.
At one time, Schneider was a premiere defensive catcher, having lead the league in caught stealing percentage in both 2003 and 2004. For his career, he nabbed 36% of base thieves, which is slightly above average. Playing in 1048 games, he hit .247/.689 with 284 R, 167 DBL, 67 HR, and 387 RBI.
Here at WSBGMs, we weren't always the kindest to Schneider, mostly because he wasn't good towards the end and believed that Erik Kratz should have been the backup this past season. Well, that's in the past now and we wish Mr. Schneider a relaxing and enjoyable retirement. After all, he should be fine with money, having earned $22M+.