DOB: 11/24/1987 (24 years, 5 months old)
POB: Tomball, Texas
Hand: Bats left, throws right
Draft: First drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. Selected by the Twins in the 6th round of the 2009 draft out of the University of Miami.
2010 (Fort Myers): 408 PA, .219/.310/.301, 17 doubles/3 triples/2 home runs, 41 BB/74 K, 3 SB/5 SBA.
52 games at LF, 42 at C, 11 at CF. 36% caught stealing percentage at C.
2011: (Fort Myers): 106 PA, .310/.404/.425, 5/1/1, 15/6, 1/1.
10 games at LF, 6 at C, 5 at RF.
2011: (New Britain): 406 PA, .258/.380/.392, 14/5/7, 64/68, 9/12.
60 games at C, 22 at LF, 1 at RF. 36% caught stealing percentage at C.
2011 (AFL): 57 PA, .380/.456/.620
Current 2012 (New Britain): 64 PA, .228/.279/.386, 6/0/1, 4/11, 1/1. (.731 OPS against RH pitchers)
10 games at C, 4 at DH. 30% caught stealing percentage at C.
Scouting Book Combine Ranking: 322
Herrmann is a bright spot in the Twins system, providing a backup catching solution in the not-too-distant future. Herrmann has a great eye and is a disciplined hitter. His average and OBP this year are down so far, but he has managed to slug nearly the same as he did in 2011 while batting 30 points lower. This is mainly because of his doubles power, which is an encouraging sign for an OBP guy.
I hope that he gets time in the OF for New Britain soon. He is an average to above average defensive player at both LF and C. I would like to see him move up to Rochester this season and at least split time behind the plate and then play the corner OF positions to keep his bat in the lineup.
It is possible that Herrmann gets a September call-up this year. If Joe Mauer has a significant injury, he might be up before that as Herrmann is the only catcher near-ready or ready for MLB who can hit at all.
Last 5 games cumulative stats:
.200 (4 for 20), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, 3 doubles
Edited by Shane Wahl, 23 April 2012 - 11:17 AM.