Chris Herrmann Worcester Red Sox Catcher

       
 
Age: 33
Born: November 24, 1987
Birthplace: Toball, TX
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 6th round, 2009 by MIN
10th round, 2008 by BAL
How Acquired: Minnor league free agent (Feb. 2021)
College: Miami (FL)
High School: Tomball (TX)
   

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Player photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: June 21, 2009 (MIN)
Signing Scout: Hector Otero
Signing Bonus: $135,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 25, 2009 (Elizabethton)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: September 16, 2012 (MIN)
Service Time (1/21): 5 years, 128 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2015, 2014, 2013)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @HermTheWorm
Instagram: @chrisherrm

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Average-sized frame. No remaining projection. Athletic for a catcher. Getting into his mid-30s.

Hit: Fringe-average bat. Makes decent contact, able to work a count. Hits well against left-handers, making him a good platoon and pinch hitter candidate.

Power: Below-average pop. Hit 10 home runs in 226 at-bats with Arizona in 2017. Mostly a contact-oriented singles hitter.

Run: Fringe-average speed, fair speed for a backstop. Not a part of his game.

Field: Agile, stays low. Average blocking skills. Could improve his pitch framing. Capable defender as a major league backup. Able to play first base and corner outfield in a pinch.

Arm: Loose arm with solid-average overal arm strength.
  Career Notes: JuCo All-American in 2008. Transferred to Miami rather than signing with Baltimore. Was one of the top catchign prospects in the Twins' system from 2011-2013, albeit not a top overall prospect. Traded to Arizona in November 2015 for Daniel Palka. Bounced to Seattle, Oakland, Tampa Bay, and San Francisco over the next few years, primarily as a backup or AAAA catcher. Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Good option as emergency major league depth at the Triple-A level. Lots of major league experience. Capable to serve as a major league backup if injruies arise. Lefty bat adds to his value as a backup.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2009 Miami ACC NCAA --- 21 60 214 59 73 13 0 9 44 113 41 46 7 1 0.341 0.455 0.528 0.983
  2009 Elizabethton Twins App Rk Min 21 59 236 45 70 14 1 7 30 107 33 40 2 2 0.297 0.391 0.453 0.844
  2010 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A+ Min 22 107 356 34 78 17 3 2 30 107 41 74 3 2 0.219 0.310 0.301 0.611
  2011 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A+ Min 23 24 87 14 27 5 1 1 16 37 15 6 1 0 0.310 0.404 0.425 0.829
  2011 New Britain Rock Cats East AA Min 23 97 337 53 87 14 5 7 46 132 64 68 9 3 0.258 0.380 0.392 0.772
  2012 New Britain Rock Cats East AA Min 24 127 490 91 135 25 1 10 61 192 58 89 2 1 0.276 0.350 0.392 0.742
  2012 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 24 7 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0.056 0.105 0.056 0.161
  2013 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 25 69 247 31 56 9 3 2 22 77 24 61 3 2 0.227 0.297 0.312 0.609
2013 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 25 57 157 16 32 7 0 4 18 51 18 49 0 1 0.204 0.286 0.325 0.611
  2014 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 26 60 204 31 62 18 4 5 26 103 21 45 4 1 0.304 0.373 0.505 0.878
  2014 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 26 33 75 8 16 3 0 0 4 19 4 17 1 0 0.213 0.253 0.253 0.506
  2015 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 27 23 73 9 19 3 0 1 6 25 11 13 3 0 0.260 0.364 0.342 0.706
  2015 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 27 45 103 13 15 5 1 2 10 28 7 37 0 0 0.146 0.214 0.272 0.486
  2016 Arizona Diamondbacks Ariz Rk Ari 28 4 12 2 5 3 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0.417 0.500 0.667 1.167
  2016 Reno Aces PCL AAA Ari 28 7 23 3 2 1 0 0 3 3 3 8 0 0 0.087 0.214 0.130 0.344
  2016 Arizona Diamondbacks NL MLB Ari 28 56 148 21 42 5 4 6 28 73 16 44 4 0 0.284 0.352 0.493 0.845
  2017 Arizona Diamondbacks NL MLB Ari 29 106 226 35 41 7 0 10 27 78 29 67 5 0 0.181 0.273 0.345 0.618
  2018 Tacoma Rainiers PCL AAA Sea 30 42 136 26 35 3 1 6 24 58 36 42 0 0 0.257 0.416 0.426 0.842
2018 Seattle Mariners AL MLB Sea 30 36 76 6 18 4 2 2 7 32 10 24 0 0 0.237 0.322 0.421 0.743
  2019 Las Vegas Aviators PCL AAA Oak 31 13 51 14 17 3 1 4 13 34 6 18 0 0 0.333 0.397 0.667 1.064
  2019 Oakland Athletics AL MLB Oak 31 30 84 9 17 3 0 1 8 23 9 29 0 0 0.202 0.280 0.274 0.554
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- SF 32 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2021 Worcester TNE AAA Bos 33     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2008 NJCAA All-American
2010 Florida State League All-Star
2012 Eastern League All-Star
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 21-27, 2021)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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