Twins Picks: Where Are They Now?
Aug 31, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee (27) hits a two-run rbi single in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Twins 12-8. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
2006: Chris Parmelee, Outfield, Chino Hills High School
Minnesota made the California product Parmelee the 20th selection in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. Taken out of high school, Parmelee had some developing to do with the Twins. He made his eventual debut for Minnesota at the end of the 2011 season at the age of 23.
Parmelee would go on to play four years at the major league level with the Twins. Each season he spent in the organization was split between the minors and major leagues, with him failing to ever stick at the highest level. Across his Twins career, Parmelee hit just .249 with 24 home runs and 85 total runs batted in. The power stroke never developed, and the defensive ability in right field was below average.
This offseason, the Twins designated Parmelee for assignment and he chose to part ways with the organization and become a free agent. As of this moment, he remains a free agent.