• Full name Christopher Matthew Parmelee
  • Born 02/24/1988 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Chino Hills
  • Debut 09/06/2011
  • Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2006 (signed for $1,500,000).
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    Parmelee has been on the prospect scene for quite awhile, competing in a youth skills competition during the 1998 All-Star Game in Denver. He established himself as one of the best high school hitters in the Class of 2006 last summer, earning Aflac All-American honors as well as the MVP award at Team One Baseball's Cape Cod High School Classic. He has carried that momentum into his high school season this spring in California, hitting 11 home runs in his first 26 games while still drawing 32 walks, evidence of his plate discipline which is the best in this year's high school class. Despite his strong season, his Chino Hills team failed to make the playoffs. A Cal State Fullerton signee, Parmelee has worked hard at hitting and has developed a balanced swing and the ability to use the entire field. His discipline, improved strength and sound stroke have produced above-average power, and he's moved into the mix for the first round. His raw arm strength is above-average, as he's thrown in the high 80s off the mound. His below-average speed is his biggest liability, limiting his defensive profile to left field or first base.

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  • Rated Best Defensive 1B in the Eastern League in 2011
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Minnesota Twins in 2009
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Minnesota Twins in 2007

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