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Chris Parmelee | First Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Orioles designated INF/OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.
He was sent out to create a spot on the active roster for the newly-acquired Gerardo Parra. The 27-year-old blasted three home runs in his first two games with the Orioles, but hit just .182/.217/.318 with one homer, six RBI and a 26/3 K/BB ratio in 30 games since. Jul 31 - 7:10 PM

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Chris Parmelee blasted his fourth home run of the season as the Orioles topped the Indians 8-0, sweeping Sunday's doubleheader.

Parmelee's two-run blast capped off a six-run uprising in the fourth inning, and was one of three long balls in the frame, joining teammates Chris Davis and Travis Snider. He has provided a nice spark to the Orioles offense since being recalled from Triple-A, slashing .302/.348/.721 with four homers and six RBI. While he won't continue this type of production, fantasy owners should continue to ride the hot hand until he starts to fade.
Jun 28 - 10:18 PM

Chris Parmelee hit his third home run of the season, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Parmelee, called up from Triple-A on Tuesday, went 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs in his first game with the O's. The show continued on Wednesday as he drilled a solo home run to right field off of Kevin Correia in the first inning, staking the Orioles to an early 1-0 lead. Parmelee had been hitting quite well at Triple-A prior to his call-up, so the Orioles and fantasy owners alike should be interested in riding the hot streak while it lasts.
Jun 17 - 9:59 PM

Chris Parmelee had the best game of his career Tuesday, finishing 4-for-6 with two solo home runs.

Parmelee, recently promoted from Triple-A, had never had a four-hit game and had homered twice in a game once back in 2013. His first home run came in the second inning off of Dustin McGowan. He added another in the sixth off of Justin De Fratus. They were two of a whopping eight home runs the Orioles hit on the evening. Tuesday's performance should certainly encourage the Orioles, who have gotten dreadful offensive contributions out of their corner outfielders. Those in AL-only leagues may want to take a gamble.
Jun 16 - 11:05 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of OF Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Norfolk.

Parmelee, 27, earned the call-up after batting .312 with six home runs and an .826 OPS over 61 games with Triple-A Norfolk. He'll start in right field and bat fifth Tuesday against the Phillies. There's opportunity in Baltimore's outfield right now, he's worth watching in AL-only leagues.
Jun 16 - 3:16 PM

The Orioles will call up outfielder Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

Parmelee had an opt-out on his minor league deal on June 15 and the Orioles didn't want him to get away. The 27-year-old was batting .312 with six home runs and an .826 OPS over 61 games with Triple-A Norfolk. He's a .249/.317/.392 hitter in the majors.
Jun 16 - 9:48 AM

Orioles reassigned INF Chris Parmelee, OF Dariel Alvarez and RHP Chaz Roe to minor league camp.

With this round of cuts the Orioles have 37 players remaining in big league camp. The 27-year-old Parmelee could have secured a spot on the Opening Day roster with a strong spring, but hit just .160 (4-for-25) with one RBI and eight strikeouts in Grapefruit League competition. He should get a chance with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 29 - 6:31 PM

Orioles signed OF Chris Parmelee to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Parmelee elected to become a free agent in December after getting outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster. The 26-year-old batted just .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014. He'll be nothing more than depth for Baltimore.
Jan 26 - 2:02 PM

Chris Parmelee has elected to become a free agent.

Parmelee passed through waivers after designated for assignment earlier this month and chose to test the open market rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. The 26-year-old hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Twins sent OF Chris Parmelee outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Parmelee was designated for assignment by Minnesota earlier this month and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old hit just .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Twins designated OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.

Parmelee became the roster casualty with Ervin Santana's contract signing on Saturday. The 26-year-old hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014. He shouldn't have any difficulty finding another team willing to give him an opportunity.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Chris Parmelee went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

He had two of the Twins' four hits -- all of them singles -- against Jason Vargas. Parmelee started at first base and hit third Wednesday and could remain in a similar position often over the next few weeks with Joe Mauer (oblique) out. He's hitting .487 over his last 12 games and should probably be owned in deeper leagues.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday that Chris Parmelee will continue to get chances in center field for as long as he remains hitting.

The Twins are desperate to infuse their lineup with more offense, so they are willing to accept the trade-off of diminished defensive prowess in center field if it means that Parmelee adds another potent bat to the lineup. While it's a nice idea in theory, the chances that he hits well enough to justify the move on a regular basis aren't good.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Chris Parmelee was the Twins offense on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a go-ahead homer off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the top of the 10th.

It went for naught, as the Red Sox rallied in the bottom of the 10th, but it was still quite a game for a guy making just his fourth start of the month. The rest of the Twins combined to go 1-for-29 today.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Chris Parmelee hit a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Padres.

Parmelee has ridden injuries and Oswaldo Arcia's demotion into regular at-bats over the past few weeks. He's delivered well enough, slashing .257/.316/.514. Parmelee has bought himself a little leash, but he'll have to keep it up to stick around. This is a player who passed through waivers unclaimed in late September.
Wed, May 21, 2014 01:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Brad Brach
5Chaz Roe
6Jason Garcia
7Mychal Givens
8Mike Wright