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Bobby Parnell

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

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Parnell returned to the Mets' bullpen in June, 14 months after having Tommy John surgery, and the results were consistently poor. Most notably, Parnell took the plate of Noah Syndergaard and threw it ...

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2016 ADP:  726.83

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 207   DOB: 9/8/1984   BORN: Salisbury, NC   COLLEGE: Charleston Southern   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Bobby Parnell Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in March of 2016.

March 30, 2016  –  Bobby Parnell News

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Bobby Parnell Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 AA BIN 17 17 0 88.7 98 47 9 74 38 5 5 0 4.77 1.53
2008 23 AA BIN 24 24 0 127.7 126 61 14 91 57 10 6 0 4.30 1.43
2008 23 AAA NEW 5 4 0 20.3 25 15 0 23 9 2 2 0 6.64 1.67
2008 23 MAJ NYM 6 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 5.40 1.00
2009 24 MAJ NYM 68 8 0 88.3 101 52 8 74 46 4 8 1 5.30 1.66
2010 25 AAA BUF 24 0 0 41.1 36 19 3 42 17 1 1 4 0 0 4.14 1.29
2010 25 MAJ NYM 41 0 0 35.0 41 11 1 33 8 0 1 0 2 9 2.83 1.40
2011 26 A+ ST. 8 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2011 26 AAA BUF 8 0 0 8.0 7 3 1 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.38 1.13
2011 26 MAJ NYM 60 0 0 59.3 60 24 4 64 27 4 6 6 6 11 3.64 1.47
2012 27 MAJ NYM 74 0 0 68.7 65 19 4 61 20 5 4 7 5 18 2.49 1.24
2013 28 MAJ NYM 49 0 0 50.0 38 12 1 44 12 5 5 22 4 0 2.16 1.00
2014 29 MAJ NYM 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 9.00 3.00
2015 30 A+ ST. 7 2 0 6.2 11 8 0 5 7 0 2 0 0 0 10.80 2.90
2015 30 AA BIN 8 0 0 7.1 11 10 1 6 7 0 2 0 0 0 12.27 2.54
2015 30 MAJ NYM 30 0 0 24.0 30 17 0 13 17 2 4 1 2 5 6.38 1.96
2016 31 AAA TOL 9 0 0 9.0 6 1 0 9 4 0 0 3 0 0 1.00 1.11
3-Year Averages     26 0 0 25.0 23 10 0 19 10 2 3 7 2 1 3.60 1.32
Career  (View All)     329 8 0 331.3 340 139 18 293 133 20 28 37 3.78 1.43

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Bobby Parnell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Last 30 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Bobby Parnell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015403910300.333
20143011100.500

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157210820100.317
20143101000.333

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201514.012151206.431.86
20141.00001109.003.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.01208506.302.10
Bobby Parnell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 AA BIN 17 17 88.7 7.51 3.86 1.95 0.91 70.1% 4.77 4.27 .336
2008 23 AA BIN 24 24 127.7 6.42 4.02 1.60 0.99 72.2% 4.30 4.68 .294
2008 23 AAA NEW 5 4 20.3 10.18 3.98 2.56 0.00 55.9% 6.64 2.27 .421
2008 23 MAJ NYM 6 0 5.0 5.40 3.60 1.50 0.00 1.40 40% 94.0 MPH 5.40 3.24 .213
2009 24 MAJ NYM 68 8 88.3 7.54 4.69 1.61 0.82 1.21 68.3% 94.5 MPH 5.30 4.32 .347
2010 25 AAA BUF 24 0 41.1 9.20 3.72 2.47 0.66 68% 4.14 3.42 .309
2010 25 MAJ NYM 41 0 35.0 8.49 2.06 4.13 0.26 3.75 79.2% 96.6 MPH 2.83 2.37 .378
2011 26 A+ ST. 8 1 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2011 26 AAA BUF 8 0 8.0 12.38 2.25 5.50 1.13 75% 3.38 2.83 .342
2011 26 MAJ NYM 60 0 59.3 9.71 4.10 2.37 0.61 1.76 75.9% 97.2 MPH 3.64 3.39 .351
2012 27 MAJ NYM 74 0 68.7 8.00 2.62 3.05 0.52 2.93 81.5% 95.7 MPH 2.49 3.10 .315
2013 28 MAJ NYM 49 0 50.0 7.92 2.16 3.67 0.18 2.14 77.6% 95.0 MPH 2.16 2.48 .276
2014 29 MAJ NYM 1 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 0.50 66.7% 92.3 MPH 9.00 4.20 .524
2015 30 A+ ST. 7 2 6.2 7.26 10.16 0.71 0.00 55.6% 10.80 4.97 .468
2015 30 AA BIN 8 0 7.1 7.61 8.87 0.86 1.27 47.1% 12.27 6.72 .416
2015 30 MAJ NYM 30 0 24.0 4.88 6.38 0.76 0.00 2.69 63.8% 93.0 MPH 6.38 4.24 .354
2016 31 AAA TOL 9 0 9.0 9.00 4.00 2.25 0.00 90% 1.00 2.53 .268
3-Year Averages     26 0 25.0 6.84 3.60 1.90 0.00 69.7% 3.60 2.88 .309
Career     329 8 331.3 7.96 3.61 2.20 0.49 73.4% 3.78 3.38 .334

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2016 Stat Review for Bobby Parnell    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.25 K/BB
WEAK
9.00 K/9
GOOD
4.00 BB/9
POOR
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
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0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.00 ERA
ELITE
1.11 WHIP
GOOD
2.53 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.268 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
90.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Bobby Parnell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Parnell was released by the Tigers on Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Parnell could win one of the final spots in the Detroit bullpen with Daniel Norris, Alex Wilson and Blaine Hardy all injured, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Parnell signed a one-year minor league contract with the Tigers, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Parnell (2-4) imploded again Wednesday against the Phillies, failing to record an out while adding a hit, a walk, a wild pitch and two runs to his line.

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Parnell (arm), making his first appearance since being activated off the disabled list, walked the first two hitters he faced and then threw a bunt away, helping paving the way to the Phillies' eight-run, sixth inning Tuesday.

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The Mets activated Parnell (arm) from the disabled list Tuesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Parnell (right shoulder tendinitis) is being placed on the disabled list and replaced on the active roster by Logan Verrett, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports.

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Parnell struggled Sunday for the second time in the Mets' sweep by the Pirates, hurt by his own ineffective pitching and poor defense behind him.

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2015

Parnellís first season as a full-time closer went quite well while he was on the field. He saved 22 of the 26 opportunities he was given and posted excellent ratios including a 2.16 ERA despite stranding just 69 percent of his runners. The number of chances was limited because he lost the final two months to a herniated disc in his neck. That was all in 2013. His 2014 season never got off the ground. He was blasted in the March 31st season opener and never pitched again, succumbing to Tommy John surgery on April 8th. The good news is that the Mets were able to cultivate a bullpen in his absence. Of course, that is also the bad news because the closer role wonít necessarily just be there waiting for him when he returns, especially since he is unlikely be ready by Opening Day. He has a sub-3.00 ERA in three of his last four full seasons, but the WHIP has been suspect every year except 2013 and he doesnít have an elite strikeout rate, so he needs that ninth-inning role to maintain fantasy appeal.

2014

Parnell was anointed as the team's closer in spring training by manager Terry Collins and he proved that he was worthy of the role. He had a strong overall season, which was capped off by a stretch where he gave up just one earned run in 13 July appearances, Unfortunately, his last appearance of the year came in a save on July 29, after which he was shut down due to a herniated disc in his neck that required surgery in early September. For the year, Parnell posted a sterling 2.16 ERA and 1.00 WHIP to go with 22 saves in 26 chances, despite posting modest strikeout totals (7.9 K/9) for a closer. The hope is that Parnell will be ready to go by spring training, as the recovery period was expected to be five months, and if he is healthy, he will open 2014 as the team's closer.

2013

Of the Mets' current stable of relievers, Parnell is probably the best suited to handle the ninth inning, but Frank Francisco is expected to get another spin thanks in large part to his $6.5 million salary. With impressive numbers in each of the last three seasons (xFIP: 2.54, 3.46, 3.15), Parnell has also stabilized his control (2.6 BB/9) after bouts of wildness in 2011 (4.1 BB/9). Further, he's become a groundball machine, topping out with a 61.5 percent groundball rate last season and making it very difficult for opposing hitters to beat him with the long ball. Considering Francisco's recent track record, Parnell should be targeted in most leagues as one of the better bets to ascend into a closer role in 2013.

2012

Following the trade of Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee, Parnell had a chance to take the job as closer and run with it, but he spit the bit. Parnell went on to blow six of his 12 save opportunities, as his high-90s fastball appears to lack the movement needed to be a dominant closer and he doesn't have a true off-speed pitch. In addition, his struggles with command and control resulted in too many hitters' counts and fat pitches, leading to his .351 BABIP. The acquisition of Ramon Ramirez, Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco by the Mets in December means that Parnell will either open the year in middle relief or back at Triple-A.

2011

Because of Parnell's high-90s fastball and inability to consistently throw his secondary pitches for strikes, the Mets decided that Parnell is better suited to a relief role. Parnell failed to make the parent club out of spring training last season, but pitched well enough at Triple-A to earn a mid-June promotion, posting a 42:17 K:BB ratio in 41.1 innings. For the most part, Parnell was dominant with the Mets, as seven of the 11 earned runs he allowed in 41 games and 35 innings came in two appearances. Parnell showed much better control with a 33:8 K:BB ratio and had a major uptick in his G/F ratio, before being shut down with 12 games to go due to inflammation of the plica in his right elbow. He is expected to be 100 percent healthy by spring training and should fill a prominent role in the Mets' bullpen.

2010

Parnell had a brilliant spring, then carried that success over into the season with a dominant first two months, taking over as the primary eighth-inning reliever in June. He flamed out in that role, but rebounded to have a scoreless July and was moved into the rotation in August. Parnell went 1-5 with a 7.93 ERA in eight starts following the switch and ended the year back in the bullpen. While Parnell returned to starting in winter ball, it seems highly unlikely that he will be in the 2010 Opening Day rotation. With his inability to consistently throw his secondary pitches for strikes and his high-90s fastball, Parnell appears to be better suited to a relief role, which is where he will likely be this season.

2009

Parnell has one of the best power arms in the Mets' system, combining a low-to-mid 90's sinking fastball, hard slider and changeup that is a work in progress to get outs. He got off to a slow start - his ERA was above six at the end of April - but finished strong, posting a 4.30 ERA for Double-A Binghamton to earn a brief promotion to Triple-A and then the majors. Parnell struggled as a starter at Triple-A but pitched better out of the pen in the majors and is penciled in to open 2009 as a member of the team's revamped bullpen, where his control will determine if he remains in that role.