The Return of Parmelee
Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:20 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:22 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:28 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:30 PM
One big thing I noticed as well is that he's also been taking less walks and his OBP is not 100 points over his average like it has been. For Parms, I think that may actually be a good thing. I still think that he should be playing every day, and I'm a bit perturbed at Gardy for not allowing that. He's destroyed AAA twice now. I get that it's a tough jump. I also think he can have a decent MLB career and just needs some consistency. Gardy gives up on him pretty easily, and I'm not sure why. He needs to work things out, and it's hard to do that given sporadic PT.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:45 PM
Maybe that's happening in this good stretch for Parmelee?
Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:01 PM
Thanks to P-Flo, he's not the worst position player on the 25 man, so he shouldn't get cut at the moment, and he's worth some ABs as long as other outfielders are slumping and injured (or as we fall out of the race). But he's still a spare part with a tenuous future on this roster, and I don't think that status is open for re-evaluation until the offseason at least.
Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:13 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:59 PM
Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:06 PM
Nope...... lineup posted. No Parmelee. Sitting after a 3 hit game. Ron Gardenhire - the great cooler. Lefty Arcia is in rightfield though, so it can't be because of being a left handed batter.
Edited by h2oface, 27 June 2014 - 05:21 PM.
Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:19 AM
I don't know Parmelee's future, but it is hard to see him as more than a backup for the Twins, given current and projected future players from the minors. His ceiling as a major league player appears to be more of a journeyman than future star. Of course I could be wrong about that, and I wouldn't be opposed to seeing him get regular playing time in the 2nd half of the season, if Willingham were traded, for example.
Consistency seems to be his problem at the major league level. I wouldn't be surprised if it won't always be an issue for him. He isn't good enough defensively at any position to leave him out there when he is not hitting.