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Chris Parmelee

Chris Parmelee 41 1B

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Designated for Assignment
  • Full Name: Christopher Matthew Parmelee
  • Age: 27 (February 24, 1988)
  • Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 220
  • Draft: Round 1 (2006, MIN)
  • MLB Debut: 09/06/2011
  • School: Chino Hills, CA
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Chris Parmelee Stats Summary

Chris Parmelee Career Stats

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Chris Parmelee Awards and Honors

Chris Parmelee  41 1B

Chris Parmelee
  • Full Name: Christopher Matthew Parmelee
  • Born: February 24, 1988
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 220
  • Draft: Round 1 (2006, MIN)
  • School: Chino Hills, CA
  • MLB Debut: 09/06/2011

2014: Opened season with Triple-A Rochester, where he hit .305 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 32 games before having his contract selected by Minnesota on May 9…Hit safely in 15 straight games for the Red Wings from April 17 - May 2, as hit hit .404 (23-57) with five doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI over that stretch…Homered twice and drove in five, May 4 vs. Louisville…Hit a walk-off home run on May 13 vs. Boston, his first career walk-off home run and the fourth walk-off homer in Target Field history…Hit safely in MLB career-high 13 straight games from June 8 - July 3, as he hit .440 (22-50) during the streak, which was the second-longest for a Twin in 2014...Hit home run August 3 at the White Sox, which was part of a back-to-back-to-back effort from him, Eric Fryer and Oswaldo Arcia (The first for Twins since 2001)...Hit .325 (25-77) against left-handed pitching, the fourth best average for a left-handed batter in the AL and seventh-best in baseball...Played 54 games in the outfield (43 starts) - 33 in right (28 starts), 22 in left (14 starts) and three in center (1 start); made 33 starts at first base (16 starts).
2013: Made the Twins Opening Day roster for second time in career and was the Opening Day right fielder April 1 vs. Detroit...Homered in back-to-back games May 1 and 3 at Cleveland, marking the third time in his career doing so...Recorded first career two-homer game June 22 at Cleveland, both solo shots, one in the eighth inning, the other in the ninth...Optioned to Triple-A Rochester July 14...Hit .231 in 45 games for the Red Wings and was recalled September 9...Played 18 games for the Twins in September...Recorded six outfield assists, tied for second-most on the club.
2012: Had several stints with Minnesota as he split the season between the Twins and Rochester...Made Twins Opening Day roster and was in the Opening Day lineup on April 6 at Baltimore...Optioned to Rochester on May 15 and hit .375 (18-48) with four doubles, four home runs and 13 runs scored in 15 games for the Red Wings before being recalled by the Twins on June 8...Optioned back to Rochester on July 5...Hit safely in 15 straight games with the Red Wings from July 18 - August 5, over which he hit .439 (29-66)...Named IL Player of the Week for the week of July 30 - August 5 after batting .517 (15-29) with five home runs and nine RBI in six games for the Red Wings...Hit 11 home runs in a 17-game span from July 26 - August 12...Named Topps Player of the Month for August after hitting .323 (32-99) with eight doubles, eight home runs, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored in 28 games...Recalled by Twins August 29.
2011: Saw first MLB action after spending most of the season with Double-A New Britain...Led entire Twins organization in hits (179), RBI (97), walks (80), total bases (276), at-bats (606) and games (163), and was tied for first in doubles (36)...Among Twins farmhands he ranked first in RBI (83), second in hits (152), third in walks (68), fourth in runs (76), and seventh in doubles (30)...Recalled by Twins on September 6 and made his MLB debut that night vs. the White Sox, earning his first big league hit (a single off Jake Peavy) in that contest...Hit first MLB home run on Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland, a two-run shot off of Josh Judy... His .355 average in September was 4th-best among rookies.
PERSONAL: Christopher Matthew Parmelee was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 1/26/15…Originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (20th pick) of the 2006 draft…Is a 2006 graduate of Chino Hills (CA) High School, where he was named an AFLAC All-American and was All-State his senior season...Won Diamond Skills Award in 1998, allowing him to shag balls at the Home Run Derby during the 1998 All-Star Game at Coors Field.