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Bobby Parnell

29-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets

2014 Stats

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9.00

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3.00

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0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 wh...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  4/6/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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 one-year, $3.7 million contract with the Mets in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 8, 2014  –  Bobby Parnell News

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Parnell underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

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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
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Bobby Parnell
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 0 0 59.3 54 18 3 56 19 4 5 11 5 9 2.73 1.23
Career  (View All) MAJ   299 8 0 307.3 310 122 18 280 116 18 24 36 3.57 1.39

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Bobby Parnell Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Mar. 31 Was 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 9.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 9.00 3.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 9.00 3.00

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Bobby Parnell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20138221815401.211
201212937828512.235
2011115351722401.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201311623423800.211
2012159241237602.261
2011153291038303.270

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201326.044621612.771.04
201235.0432291011.540.97
201128.7233301233.771.67

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201324.0111623601.500.96
201233.7115321033.481.51
201130.7233341513.521.27
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
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Bobby Parnell
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 0 59.3 8.49 2.88 2.95 0.46 78.6% 2.73 2.93 .314
Career MAJ   299 8 307.3 8.20 3.40 2.41 0.53 74.5% 3.57 3.31 .332

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2014 Stat Review for Bobby Parnell    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.00 K/9
GOOD
9.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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9.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
3.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.524 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Bobby Parnell (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Troy Tulowitzki COL 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Chase Headley SD 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Ryan Roberts BOS 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.250 2.000
John Buck SEA 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 .667 1.333 2.000
Logan Morrison SEA 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Curtis Granderson NY-N 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Wilson Ramos WAS 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Chase Utley PHI 8 3 2 3 3 0 1 .375 1.125 1.670
B.J. Upton ATL 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Will Venable SD 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Bobby Parnell (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Ludwick CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Eugenio Velez MIL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Hardy BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Frandsen WAS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Galvis PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Herrera BOS 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Kubel MIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Albert Pujols ANA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ronny Paulino DET 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Parnell is slated to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Mets team doctors told Parnell (elbow) that he has a 50 percent chance of avoiding Tommy John surgery, ESPN New York reports.

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Parnell (elbow) will be evaluated over the next six weeks before a determination is made on whether or not he'll require season-ending Tommy John surgery, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin reports.

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Parnell (elbow) could eventually require Tommy John surgery, Newsday reports.

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Parnell (elbow) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Parnell visited a doctor Tuesday morning after feeling tightness in his forearm during Monday's game, and he was diagnosed with a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow.

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Parnell blew the save in a game the Mets ultimately lost 9-7 in 10 innings Monday.

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Parnell's fastball sat between 88-92 mph during Tuesday's spring game, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.