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Chris Herrmann | Catcher | #10

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 is absent from the Diamondbacks' NLDS roster.
The D'Backs carried three catchers virtually all season, but they've pared it down to two (Chris Iannetta and Jeff Mathis) for the NLDS. Arizona essentially chose Christian Walker or Herrmann, as they likely view him as a bigger pinch-hitting threat even though Walker only had 15 plate appearances in the majors this season. Oct 6 - 1:51 PM

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Chris Herrmann clubbed his 10th home run of the season as the Diamondbacks rallied late to beat the Marlins on Sunday.

Herrmann got the D'Backs on the board with his solo shot off of Dan Straily in the fifth inning. The veteran backstop finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk, raising his season slash to .176/.271/.344 to go with his 10 long balls and 27 RBI.
Sep 24 - 7:49 PM

Chris Herrmann went 2-for-4 and homered Wednesday against the Dodgers.

The homer was his ninth in 194 at-bats this year. Herrmann is getting to do some more catching now with Jeff Mathis down, but Chris Iannetta is doing the bulk of the work there. Also, Herrmann no longer has much access to outfield playing time with J.D. Martinez around. He's just a No. 2 catcher in NL-only leagues.
Aug 31 - 12:58 AM

Chris Herrmann hit a two-run home run and scored two runs in a lopsided win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Herrmann drew the start behind the dish and rewarded manager Torey Lovullo with his eighth homer of the year, a two-run bomb, off Reds reliever Tony Cingrani in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old showed some offensive ability in hitting .284 with an .845 OPS last season, but he's disappointed with a .180/.271/.380 line through 69 games to date.
Jul 19 - 1:43 AM

Chris Herrmann had a leadoff homer and two walks Monday against the Phillies.

One of the walks came with the bases loaded. It was Herrmann's first start in the leadoff spot, and it couldn't have gone much better. He entered the day with just a .182 average, though he had walked 15 times in 125 plate appearances. He's going to remain a part-timer, of course.
Jun 26 - 10:53 PM

Chris Herrmann finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Saturday's win against the Phillies.

Herrmann has picked up the pace, going 7-for-23 (.304) with a pair of doubles, a home run and six RBI over the past eight outings. He has raised his average from .151 to .183 just since June 9, but he still has a lot of work to do at the plate before he is viability outside of the deepest of NL fantasy formats.
Jun 25 - 2:23 AM

Chris Herrmann posted a double, a two-run home run and three RBI with two runs scored across four at-bats in Sunday's game against Milwaukee.

Herrmann has homered in 18 big league games and his team has won all of them, posting a 17-0 record. He has shown occasional power, but he is hitting just .167. Since the return of Chris Iannetta from the concussion disabled list Herrmann's playing time has been rather erratic. He'll serve as the primary backup to Iannetta, but his fantasy appeal is not terribly great due to his subpar average.
Jun 11 - 9:32 PM

Chris Herrmann has been diagnosed with right hand soreness.

But there are probably some tests coming that will paint a clearer picture. Herrmann tweaked something in his hand on a swing in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday and Chris Iannetta replaced him behind the plate in the top of the fifth.
Jun 7 - 12:13 AM

Chris Herrmann left Tuesday's game against the Padres with an apparent hand or wrist injury.

Herrmann appeared to tweak something in his right hand or wrist on a swing in the bottom of the fourth. Chris Iannetta took over behind the plate in the top of the fifth.
Jun 6 - 11:22 PM

Chris Herrmann finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

Herrmann has homered in three consecutive starts, posting four RBI during the span. While Jeff Mathis is superior defensively, Herrmann's bat is coming alive and he is making it hard for skipper Torey Lovullo to keep the backstop on the bench. He remains a No. 2 fantasy option in NL-only leagues with some power upside.
May 24 - 2:07 AM

Chris Herrmann finished 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's game in San Diego.

Herrmann has back-to-back games with a pair of hits and a home run, showing some signs of life at a position which has been a bugaboo for the Diamondbacks. He finally inched his batting average back over the Mendoza line for the first time since May 2. He remains a No. 2 receiver option in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues, but he could change that outlook if he continues to stay hot.
May 21 - 4:35 AM

Chris Herrmann socked a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Mets.

Facing off with Rafael Montero to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, Herrmann connected for a long, no-doubt solo bomb to center field to send the fans home happy. Earlier in the game he also doubled and drew a walk. The 29-year-old backstop is hitting just .185/.279/.370 in 30 games this season and offers no fantasy upside, but will have at least one heroic moment to look back on come the end of the 2017 season.
May 17 - 7:33 PM

Chris Herrmann went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Getting a rare start behind the plate, Herrmann singled in the second inning before putting the Diamondbacks ahead with an opposite-field, two-run shot in the fourth inning. He also added a walk. Herrmann might be the most intriguing of Arizona's three catchers, but he doesn't play enough to have fantasy value.
May 2 - 11:13 PM

Chris Herrmann hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

Getting a start behind the dish, Herrmann launched a two-run blast off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning. It was his first hit since April 8, a span of 15 at-bats. He'll continue to back up starter Chris Iannetta and find some at-bats at other spots in the field as a super utility type.
Apr 23 - 1:42 AM

The Diamondbacks are expected to go with three catchers on their Opening Day roster.

The Diamondbacks will use a trio to replace Wellington Castillo, who bolted to Baltimore in free agency. Chris Herrmann, Chris Iannetta and Jeff Mathis will all see action behind the plate this year, though manager Torey Lovullo has yet to determine how the playing time will be distributed. "It's hard for me to predict," said Lovullo. "We'll kind of define that as things unfold." In addition to his catching responsibilities, Herrmann could also see time in the outfield and at both corner infield positions.
Feb 18 - 9:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Chris Owings
2Brandon Drury
3Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Ketel Marte
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Archie Bradley
2Brad Boxberger
3Andrew Chafin
4Jake Barrett
5Randall Delgado
6Jimmie Sherfy
7Silvino Bracho
8T.J. McFarland
9Braden Shipley
10Anthony Banda
11Jared Miller