Article: Tempered Expectations for Parmelee
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:38 PM
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:37 PM
I believe my eyeballs. Chris Parmelee is a solid baseball player.
If your eyeballs tell you something drastically different than the numbers, go with the numbers. The numbers say he has a chance to be a decent MLB player, but he's no lock.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:52 PM
I think a career path similar to Kubel is possible. Kubel had a great season at age 27 improving each season in OPS.
I'm not sure how to compare him to Kubel, because there are really two different Kubels - before and after the knee injury. Before, he was a truly elite prospect - his .352 .414 .590 1.004 line in 549 PA between AA and AAA at age 22 are on a different level from anything Parmelee has ever done. After the injury, he missed all of his age 23 season, then struggled at age 24 before finally starting to hit some at age 25.
There was really no comparison between the two as prospects. We can't compare their age 23 seasons (Parmelee's most recent) because Kubel missed his. My guess is what Kubel became is near the upper limit for Parmelee, but I don't think they have a similar enough career arc to be useful comparisons.
Edited by gil4, 31 March 2012 - 06:54 PM.
added last half sentence
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:47 PM