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The case for Chris Parmelee


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Parmelee is the best hitter in Norfolk. His stat line is:

135 AB, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 348/429/429/926

Get him away from Death Valley, I mean, Habour Park and he is hitting:

83 AB. 3 HR, 18 RBI, 434/520/651/1171

So the rap on Parmelee is that in parts of 4 seasons in the majors he has not hit. But look a little deeper and what you find is that he hasn't hit well at Target Field but has done pretty well on the road.

Career

Home 414 AB, 8 HR, 38 RBI, 234/303/350/654

Away 443 AB, 16 HR, 44 RBI, 264/332/435/767

2014

Home 130 AB, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 215/271/323/595

Away 120 AB, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 300/346/450/796

So Parmelee did hit away from Target Field in the majors. Playing at Camden Yards may be more to his liking.

Where does he play? His best position is 1B. So maybe Chris Davis moves to a corner outfield spot. I'll let Buck figure that one out but Parmelee may help the O's some time soon.

Who goes to make room? Nobody. Buck calls one of the corner outfielders into the office and says: Your hamstring hurts. You need to be DL'd.

So what do you think of Chris Parmelee considering those numbers?

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De aza is the one blocking him. I know they aren't going to like just cutting him lose and eating his contract but at some point we need to see what we have in parmalee. Parmalee as a lefty could fit in really nice batting 2nd. Forcing young out of the lineup vs rhp and out of the cleanup spot.

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I don't think it'd be a bad idea to see Davis in LF and Parmelee at 1B. I remember a couple years ago Davis didn't look horrible in the field. For as much as Snider is used I don't think dropping him would be too big a deal. Plus he is only making a little over 2 million. That would still leave us with a decent crop of corner OF in Young, De Aza, Lough, and Pearce not to mention Davis.

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I don't think it'd be a bad idea to see Davis in LF and Parmelee at 1B. I remember a couple years ago Davis didn't look horrible in the field. For as much as Snider is used I don't think dropping him would be too big a deal. Plus he is only making a little over 2 million. That would still leave us with a decent crop of corner OF in Young, De Aza, Lough, and Pearce not to mention Davis.

Who do you send down? We have so many 4th OFer/DH types. Unless Parmalee can play LF or RF and we cut one of our OFers there is no place for him. It will take an injury to see Parmalee up here IMO. More likely to see Reimold when/if one of our six OFers goes down.

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Who do you send down? We have so many 4th OFer/DH types. Unless Parmalee can play LF or RF and we cut one of our OFers there is no place for him. It will take an injury to see Parmalee up here IMO. More likely to see Reimold when/if one of our six OFers goes down.

Snider brings nothing that can't be easily replaced, same with De Aza. I like Young the best because he is a great clutch hitter with a great arm.

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Who do you send down? We have so many 4th OFer/DH types. Unless Parmalee can play LF or RF and we cut one of our OFers there is no place for him. It will take an injury to see Parmalee up here IMO. More likely to see Reimold when/if one of our six OFers goes down.

Reimold is a RHB, isn't hitting and Parmelee offers the versatility of being able to play 1B. Duquette has said his defense has been solid in both LF and RF.

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Parmelee is the best hitter in Norfolk. His stat line is:

135 AB, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 348/429/429/926

Get him away from Death Valley, I mean, Habour Park and he is hitting:

83 AB. 3 HR, 18 RBI, 434/520/651/1171

So the rap on Parmelee is that in parts of 4 seasons in the majors he has not hit. But look a little deeper and what you find is that he hasn't hit well at Target Field but has done pretty well on the road.

Career

Home 414 AB, 8 HR, 38 RBI, 234/303/350/654

Away 443 AB, 16 HR, 44 RBI, 264/332/435/767

2014

Home 130 AB, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 215/271/323/595

Away 120 AB, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 300/346/450/796

So Parmelee did hit away from Target Field in the majors. Playing at Camden Yards may be more to his liking.

Where does he play? His best position is 1B. So maybe Chris Davis moves to a corner outfield spot. I'll let Buck figure that one out but Parmelee may help the O's some time soon.

Who goes to make room? Nobody. Buck calls one of the corner outfielders into the office and says: Your hamstring hurts. You need to be DL'd.

So what do you think of Chris Parmelee considering those numbers?

That might work. And it's a damn interesting thought. But I absolutely can't see Buck trying it. :noidea:

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Don't want a big lumbering first baseman playing in the outfield? Swap him for another big lumbering first baseman playing the outfield.

My memory of Davis out there was he fielded decently and had a great arm. He's an athlete.

(Also, please just release de Aza or get a bag of balls for him).

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My memory of Davis out there was he fielded decently and had a great arm. He's an athlete.

(Also, please just release de Aza or get a bag of balls for him).

Great arm. But Delmon has a great arm too. And he seems to be better in right. I don't know if I want to see either in LF...

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Great arm. But Delmon has a great arm too. And he seems to be better in right. I don't know if I want to see either in LF...

I think Davis did ok in LF.. but yeah I don't really wanna see either over there, especially Young.

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