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Chris Herrmann | Catcher | #10

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (0) / MIN
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Chris Herrmann blasted his sixth home run of the season on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.
Herrmann got those six bombs in only 98 at-bats. The catcher doesn't start enough to be used in most fantasy leagues but makes a good fill-in for daily leagues. Herrmann currently has a .286 AVG and .916 OPS but before you run out to pick him up you should know his career stat line prior to this year was .181/.249/.280 for a .529 career OPS. It is too early to tell if this is merely a hot streak or a true breakout for the 28-year old. Jun 12 - 1:15 AM

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Chris Herrmann went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Herrmann plated two runs with a single in the first inning and homered off Ruben Tejada (yes, you read that correctly) in the ninth inning. The 28-year-old has come out of nowhere by batting .290 with five home runs and 19 RBI through 23 games. We have no idea if it will last -- actually, it almost certainly won’t -- but he has been a lifesaver at the catcher position for those fantasy owners who took a chance on him.
May 21 - 12:47 AM

Chris Herrmann is batting second and starting in right field Tuesday night against the Yankees.

Herrmann boasts a .919 OPS with four homers and 16 RBI in 21 games this season for the Snakes. He makes for a decent DFS bargain play vs. Yankees righty Michael Pineda.
May 17 - 5:37 PM

Chris Herrmann hit a pair of home runs in Sunday's 5-3, 11-inning win over the Braves.

Herrmann hit a solo homer off Braves starter Michael Foltynewicz in the seventh inning, but it will be his two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning that will make it onto the season-ending highlight reel. That one snapped a 3-3 tie and propelled the Diamondbacks to victory. The 28-year-old is slashing a respectable .238/.273/.571, but has only seen 42 at-bats and makes for a fantasy non-entity.
May 8 - 6:37 PM

Chris Herrmann went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Herrmann also struck out twice, but he at least made his lone hit count. The 28-year-old backstop clocked a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in the second inning. The dinger was his second of the season. That aside, he has seen just 28 at-bats this season and offers no fantasy upside.
Apr 29 - 12:12 AM

Chris Herrmann went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and a walk, driving in four runs in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

Herrmann had one hit in 21 plate appearances prior to this outburst. He's now hitting .130/.200/.348 on the young season, which actually mirrors his .146/.214/.272 rather closely from a year ago with the Twins. He's not fantasy relevant.
Apr 24 - 12:14 AM

Chris Herrmann (hip) could return to game action by the middle of the week.

Herrmann has been battling a sore hip for a couple weeks. The ailment doesn't look like a long-term concern, but it's not helping his chances of winning the backup catcher job.
Mar 20 - 8:59 AM

Chris Herrmann was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore hip.

It's something Herrmann has been dealing with for a week and he finally decided he shouldn't be playing through it. Herrmann is competing for the Diamondbacks' backup catcher job.
Mar 13 - 3:57 PM

Diamondbacks acquired C Chris Herrmann from the Twins in exchange for OF Daniel Palka.

Interestingly, Herrmann was general manager Dave Stewart's client when the GM used to be an agent. The career .181/.249/.280 hitter could back up Welington Castillo next season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Twins recalled C Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll serve as the primary backup to starter Kurt Suzuki. The 27-year-old has struggled in his time with the big league club this year, slashing a mere .156/.239/.281 with one homer and eight RBI in 25 games.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Twins optioned C Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann hit just .156/.239/.281 over 25 games. The Twins will go with Eric Fryer as Kurt Suzuki's backup.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:25:00 PM

Chris Herrmann slugged a solo home run Saturday against the Blue Jays.

It was his first home run since August 30, 2013. He had gone 157 at-bats without one. Herrmann, who also committed two throwing errors Saturday, is batting .171/.227/.317 over 15 games this season while serving as Kurt Suzuki's backup.
Sat, May 30, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Chris Herrmann was removed from Thursday's game against the Tigers for precautionary reasons.

Herrmann suffered a cut on his nose early in the first inning when he took a foul ball off his mask. He passed all of his concussion tests and should be back in the lineup in a day or two.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Chris Herrmann left Thursday's game against the Tigers in the third inning with an apparent injury.

Herrmann suffered a cut on his nose on Kyle Gibson's first pitch of the game and apparently needed medical attention. We should know more about his status after the game. Kurt Suzuki replaced him in the lineup.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Chris Herrmann homered and doubled Wednesday in a losing cause against the Rays.

Herrmann has managed to stick on the Twins' 40-man roster even though he's hit .196/.264/.284 with in 250 at-bats over the last three years. It's his ability to serve as a third catcher that's kept him around, but, really, he's not good enough defensively to make it as a true backup there and he hasn't shown he can hit enough to help as an outfielder. He's a long shot to make the Twins.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Peter O'Brien
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Archie Bradley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Josh Collmenter
6Jake Barrett
7Andrew Chafin
8Silvino Bracho