Earlier this offseason, the Minnesota Twins designated Chris Parmelee for assignment. With him being removed from the 40 man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Rochester, Parmelee was subject to irrevocable waivers. He was claimed by no one and the option became his. Today, the Twins announced that Parmelee has elected free agency.
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The former first round pick of the Minnesota Twins has had more ups than downs in his major league career to this point. A fringe prospect for most of his time with the Twins, one of the few highlights may have been a walk off home run last season after being recalled from Triple-A following an experience in which he passed through waivers unclaimed.
From a production perspective, Parmelee batted .256/.307/.384 with seven home runs and 28 runs batted in across 87 games for the Twins in 2014. Really never reaching his potential at the plate or in the field, Chris Parmelee found himself shifted from the infield to the outfield in his time with the Twins.
He brings the ability to play multiple positions and can provide some organization depth wherever he goes. With little speed and a less than stellar arm, he doesn’t project as a prototypical fourth outfielder. No matter where he ends up, Chris Parmelee will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.
As his time with the Twins comes to an end, it is likely going to be yet another player that Twins fans hope for the best for, but will look back on hoping we didn’t miss out on his potential. Now 26, time is running out for Parmelee to make things click at the major league level.