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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 Scouting Report Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell - #39
26 years old (27 in September)
4th major league season
6'4" 200 pounds
Bats R/Throws R

To view his 2010 scouting report, click here

The Good: One of the hardest throwers in the organization, throwing a sinking fastball between 95-98 mph. His fastball averaged 96.5 MPH, up from 94 mph in 2009. Also throws a plus slider, which doubled the league average for swing and misses. Returned to being a a ground-ball pitcher last year, which he was in the minors. Had a 2.83 ERA last year out of the bullpen in 35 innings for the Mets (he also appeared in 41 innings for the Buffalo Bisons). He had the best control of his career with the Mets last year, walking only 2 per 9 innings, which when coupled with his 8.5K/9, and 10.5% swing and a miss rate, represents a great year.
The Bad: He had a tougher time with lefties last year then in the past (lefties hit .327 against him last year), and he all but got rid of his change-up, so he's a two-pitch pitcher.

Role: He went from starting the year last year in AAA, to being the 8th inning guy this spring training, and the "closer-of-the-future." As long as he can minimize his walks, he should have another great year.

My projected Stats: 80 innings, 1.40 WHIP, 3.50 ERA, 70 Ks, 28 BB

2011 Scouting Reports:
Jon Niese
Pat Misch
Jenrry Mejia
Dillon Gee
R.A. Dickey
D.J. Carrasco
Chris Capuano
Taylor Buchholz
Pedro Beato
Manuel Alvarez
Manny Acosta

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