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Chris Parmelee

27-Year-Old First Baseman – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

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.256

HR

7

RBI

28

R

27

SB

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Parmelee continues to crush Triple-A pitching but struggle in the majors, as he failed to carve out a regular role with the Twins. After winning the starting right field job in spring training in 2013...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 221   DOB: 2/24/1988   BORN: Long Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Orioles in January 2015.

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Parmelee signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Monday, which includes an invite to spring training, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.

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Chris Parmelee Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 18 A A 11 27 22 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 5 9 0 0 0 .227 .370 .273 .643
2007 19 A BEL 128 493 447 56 107 43 23 5 15 70 8 4 46 137 0 0 0 .239 .313 .414 .727
2008 20 A BEL 69 284 226 41 54 27 10 3 14 49 3 1 52 83 1 5 0 .239 .385 .496 .881
2009 21 A FOR 123 495 422 61 109 44 27 1 16 73 2 2 65 109 0 8 0 .258 .359 .441 .800
2010 22 A+ FOR 22 93 80 9 27 5 2 1 2 17 0 1 13 11 0 0 0 .338 .430 .463 .893
2010 22 AA NEW 111 463 411 51 113 33 25 2 6 44 3 2 43 70 0 7 2 .275 .341 .389 .730
2011 23 AA NEW 142 610 530 76 152 48 30 5 13 83 0 1 68 94 0 9 3 .287 .366 .436 .802
2011 23 MAJ MIN 21 88 76 8 27 10 6 0 4 14 0 0 12 13 0 0 0 .355 .443 .592 1.035
2012 24 AAA ROC 64 282 228 45 77 35 17 1 17 49 1 1 51 52 0 2 1 .338 .457 .645 1.102
2012 24 MAJ MIN 64 210 192 18 44 17 10 2 5 19 0 0 13 52 0 1 4 .229 .290 .380 .670
2013 25 AAA ROC 45 198 173 23 40 17 13 1 3 22 1 0 22 32 0 2 1 .231 .318 .370 .688
2013 25 MAJ MIN 101 333 294 21 67 21 13 0 8 24 1 1 33 81 0 3 3 .228 .309 .354 .663
2014 26 AAA ROC 32 135 118 13 36 14 7 0 7 23 0 0 14 24 0 2 1 .305 .378 .542 .920
2014 26 MAJ MIN 87 270 250 27 64 18 11 0 7 28 0 3 17 64 0 1 2 .256 .307 .384 .691
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3-Year Averages     84 270 245 22 58 17 11 0 6 23 0 1 21 65 0 1 3 .237 .304 .355 .659

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Chris Parmelee Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .307 .384 .691
Sep. 26 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 25 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 24 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .309 .386 .695
Sep. 23 @NYY 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .309 .386 .695
Sep. 22 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .305 .385 .690
Sep. 21 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 20 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 19 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 17 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 16 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 15 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .305 .387 .692
Sep. 14 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 13 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 12 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 12 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 7 @TB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .308 .385 .693
Sep. 6 @TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .309 .390 .699
Sep. 5 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 4 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 3 Cin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .306 .375 .681
Sep. 2 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 1 Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .304 .374 .678
Aug. 31 Min 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .304 .374 .678
Aug. 30 Min Did not play.
Aug. 29 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .298 .369 .667
Last 7 Days 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
Last 14 Days 11 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .432
Last 30 Days 26 4 8 0 0 1 5 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 .308 .357 .423 .780

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Chris Parmelee: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 33 54 22 3 33
2013 23 68 1 68
2012 38 19 1 18 1
2011 20

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Chris Parmelee Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201477103100.325.494.859
2013584250.172.276.526
2012538050.245.358.681

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014173174180.225.335.617
2013236176191.242.373.696
2012139105150.223.388.667

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014130123120.215.323.595
201314510291.214.303.589
20129991100.202.303.576

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014120154160.300.450.796
2013149116150.242.403.734
20129394100.258.462.772
Chris Parmelee Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 18 A A 27 22 18.5% 33.3% 0.56 59% .385 .046
2007 19 A BEL 493 447 9.3% 27.8% 0.34 69% .312 .175
2008 20 A BEL 284 226 18.3% 29.2% 0.63 63% .310 .257
2009 21 A FOR 495 422 13.1% 22% 0.60 74% .313 .183
2010 22 A+ FOR 93 80 14% 11.8% 1.18 86% .373 .125
2010 22 AA NEW 463 411 9.3% 15.1% 0.61 83% .319 .114
2011 23 AA NEW 610 530 11.1% 15.4% 0.72 82% .329 .149
2011 23 MAJ MIN 88 76 13.6% 14.8% 0.92 83% .390 .237
2012 24 AAA ROC 282 228 18.1% 18.4% 0.98 77% .377 .307
2012 24 MAJ MIN 210 192 6.2% 24.8% 0.25 73% .289 .151
2013 25 AAA ROC 198 173 11.1% 16.2% 0.69 82% .268 .139
2013 25 MAJ MIN 333 294 9.9% 24.3% 0.41 72% .288 .126
2014 26 AAA ROC 135 118 10.4% 17.8% 0.58 80% .333 .237
2014 26 MAJ MIN 270 250 6.3% 23.7% 0.27 74% .318 .128
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3-Year Averages     270 245 7.8% 24.1% 0.32 73% .299 .118

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Parmelee    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.256 AVG
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74% Contact Rate
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.318 BABIP
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Power

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.384 SLG
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.128 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.27 BB/K
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6.3% BB Rate
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23.7% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.691 OPS
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.307 OBP
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2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Chris Parmelee

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Chris Parmelee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Parmelee has declined his assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent, the Twins announced Monday.

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The Twins designated Parmelee for assignment Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Updating a previous report, Parmelee is in fact in the lineup Monday, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Parmelee is out of the lineup Monday vs. the Astros, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Parmelee went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI against the Athletics on Friday night.

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Parmelee is in the lineup Monday against the Indians, MLB.com reports.

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Parmelee is out of the lineup Tuesday.

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Parmelee is out of the lineup Monday at Seattle.

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Parmelee started at first base and hit third in the order Saturday against the Yankees, but went 0-for-4 and was removed for a pinch hitter in the 11th inning.

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Parmelee could be in the line for regular playing time at first base following Joe Mauer's placement on the DL with an oblique injury.

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Parmelee will get the start in center field Sunday against the Rangers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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2015

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2014

Parmelee won the starting right field job out of spring training last season and looked set to establish himself as an everyday regular in the majors. However, a disappointing season where he hit just .228/.309/.354 saw him demoted to Triple-A late in the year and his future with the team is in doubt. Parmelee has crushed the ball at Triple-A (1.102 OPS in 2012), but hasn't sustained any success in the majors outside of a hot September callup in 2011. Whereas he had great plate discipline in the minors, he struggled to put the ball in play in the majors (72 percent contact rate and 81 strikeouts in 294 at-bats). He does draw walks at a good rate (9.9% of plate appearances last season) and has decent power, so there's some hope for a turnaround. However, his defensive limitations hurt his chances at a starting job or winning a reserve role. He'll likely need to prove himself at Triple-A before getting another look in the majors, and his window for a regular job may have closed with a wave of talented hitting prospects in Minnesota's system nearly ready for the majors.

2013

Parmelee crushed the ball in the minors for a second consecutive season, but hit just .229 with a .670 OPS in the majors. Based on Parmelee's strong September in 2011 he began the 2012 season in the majors but slumped and languished on the bench. Once back in the minors, he hit a blistering .338 with 17 home runs and a 1.102 OPS at Triple-A. He did show some improvement in the majors in September when given regular at-bats as he hit .253 with a .750 OPS. Much of Parmelee's struggles in the majors were a result of poor plate discipline. Parmelee has shown outstanding plate discipline in the minors with a career walk rate of 12.4 percent of plate appearances. That fell to 6.4 percent in the majors last season and he also struck out much more than he had in the high minors. Part of the problem may be that the Twins rushed him, having him skip Triple-A initially after his strong 2011 callup (where he hit .355 with a 1.035 OPS). With a full season of Triple-A experience behind him, he may be ready to thrive in the majors. He should be a regular in the lineup as the leading candidate to start in right field after the trades of Denard Span and Ben Revere, but may also get time at first base and DH.

2012

Parmelee may have put himself into position to win a major league job in spring training after his strong September (.355 with five home runs and a 1.035 OPS). He hit much better in Minnesota than in the minors (just a .801 OPS at Double-A in 2011), but he has the power and plate discipline to think it may not be a total fluke. If Justin Morneau's concussion woes continue to be a problem, Parmelee could even be in the mix for a starting job at first base or DH this spring.

2011

Parmelee, the Twins' 2006 first-round draft pick, entered last season as a disappointment and was demoted to Low-A. However, he bounced back with a strong season. He was promoted to Double-A (where he hit .275/.341/.389 with six home runs in 411 at-bats) and then had a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League. It looks like his career has finally turned the corner as he increased his contact rate significantly and had almost as many walks as strikeouts (65:41 K:BB ratio at Double-A). A strong first half at Double-A could put him in the mix for a September callup in 2011.

2010

Parmelee hasn't lived up to his billing as the Twins' 2006 first-round draft pick, but he showed enough skills last season to think he could reach the majors. Parmelee has good power (13 home runs) and a strong eye at the plate. However, he needs to make better contact (109 strikeouts in 422 at-bats) if he's going to continue to advance.

2008

Parmelee, the Twins' first pick in the 2006 draft, struggled at Low-A by hitting .239/.313/.414 but showed good power with 15 home runs and drew walks at a good rate. He also was a better fielder than expected in the outfield, which could help his development since he may not be limited to just first base. So while 2007 was disappointing, he'll be just 20 years old next season.

2007

Parmelee, the Twins first pick in the 2006 draft, hit .227/.370/.273 in 11 games for low-A Beloit as an 18-year-old after tearing up rookie ball with a .279/.369/.532 line. He showed strong command of the strike zone and lots of power potential. A strong full season at Beloit could have him on the fast track to the majors.