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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
46.7 3.25 1.21 45 2 1 7 0.6
Birth Date9-8-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.62010
1.02011
1.52012
0.72013
0.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2008 NYN 23 6 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3 3 3 0 3 2 2 0 3 5.40 3.11 4.08 0.4 0.0
2009 NYN 24 68 8 88.3 36.3 52.0 4 8 1 5 2 0 413 101 56 52 8 144 46 44 4 74 5.30 4.26 4.69 5.1 0.7
2010 NYN 25 41 0 35.0 0.0 35.0 0 1 0 3 0 0 149 41 13 11 1 49 8 6 0 33 2.83 2.28 2.83 5.2 0.6
2011 NYN 26 60 0 59.3 0.0 59.3 4 6 6 6 0 0 268 60 29 24 4 79 27 23 2 64 3.64 3.18 3.25 8.9 1.0
2012 NYN 27 74 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 5 4 7 5 0 0 288 65 24 19 4 90 20 18 1 61 2.49 3.03 3.18 11.7 1.5
2013 NYN 28 49 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 5 5 22 4 0 0 198 38 17 12 1 53 12 9 1 44 2.16 2.30 3.27 6.1 0.7
2014 NYN 29 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 9.00 4.10 2.90 0.2 0.0
Career2998307.336.3271.0182436242013413101431221842111610382803.573.213.6237.74.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 BRO A- 15 14 73.0 4.29 94 .205 .257 .343 .366 .267 .280 83 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2006 HAG A 18 18 93.2 4.84 70 .249 .253 .330 .373 .266 .277 79 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2006 SLU A+ 3 3 11.1 9.02 -179 .262 .259 .327 .361 .245 .394 34 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2007 SLU A+ 12 12 55.3 2.82 145 .241 .261 .329 .385 .255 .364 107 20.4 2.0 20.4 2.0
2007 BIN AA 17 17 88.7 5.13 85 .292 .264 .335 .396 .259 .324 96 3.5 0.4 1.6 0.3
2008 NYN MLB 6 0 5.0 4.08 104 .160 .273 .340 .414 .264 .214 91 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 BIN AA 24 24 127.7 5.12 94 .252 .261 .333 .397 .255 .289 103 9.0 0.9 11.3 1.1
2008 NWO AAA 5 4 20.3 3.51 130 .272 .282 .355 .452 .267 .403 100 6.9 0.7 6.1 0.6
2008 PES Wnt 7 7 20.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 NYN MLB 68 8 88.3 4.69 89 .284 .262 .331 .413 .263 .331 93 4.4 0.4 5.1 0.7
2010 NYN MLB 41 0 35.0 2.83 127 .247 .264 .329 .417 .272 .374 89 5.4 0.6 5.2 0.6
2010 BUF AAA 24 0 41.3 5.52 80 .232 .259 .328 .401 .252 .289 102 -0.6 -0.1 -0.7 -0.0
2011 NYN MLB 60 0 59.3 3.25 118 .261 .257 .319 .401 .265 .327 95 8.9 1.0 8.9 1.0
2011 SLU A+ 1 1 1.0 9.70 23 .100 .281 .335 .405 .276 .000 114 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BUF AAA 8 0 8.0 6.65 39 .259 .249 .298 .396 .239 .316 92 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2012 NYN MLB 74 0 68.7 3.18 124 .240 .262 .324 .415 .265 .302 97 11.2 1.2 11.7 1.5
2013 NYN MLB 49 0 50.0 3.27 117 .215 .251 .313 .391 .255 .264 97 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2014 NYN MLB 1 0 1.0 2.90 121 .427 .277 .334 .445 .283 .500 91 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2005 BRO A- 2 3 0 15 14 73.0 48 29 67 1 58% .280 5.9 3.6 0.1 8.3 1.05 1.73 8.8 0.9
2006 HAG A 5 10 0 18 18 93.2 84 40 84 7 56% .277 8.1 3.9 0.7 8.1 1.33 4.06 5.1 0.5
2006 SLU A+ 0 1 0 3 3 11.1 16 9 13 3 39% .394 13.0 7.3 2.4 10.5 2.25 9.73 -3.5 -0.3
2007 BIN AA 5 5 0 17 17 88.7 98 38 74 9 47% .324 9.9 3.9 0.9 7.5 1.53 4.77 1.6 0.3
2007 SLU A+ 3 3 0 12 12 55.3 56 22 62 0 65% .364 9.1 3.6 0.0 10.1 1.41 3.25 20.4 2.0
2008 NYN MLB 0 0 0 6 0 5.0 3 2 3 0 43% .214 5.4 3.6 0.0 5.4 1.00 5.40 0.4 0.0
2008 PES Wnt 3 1 0 7 7 20.0 15 9 20 0 0% .288 6.8 4.0 0.0 9.0 1.20 2.25 0.0 0.0
2008 NWO AAA 2 2 0 5 4 20.3 25 9 23 0 47% .403 11.1 4.0 0.0 10.2 1.67 6.65 6.1 0.6
2008 BIN AA 10 6 0 24 24 127.7 126 57 91 14 51% .289 8.9 4.0 1.0 6.4 1.43 4.30 11.3 1.1
2009 NYN MLB 4 8 1 68 8 88.3 101 46 74 8 48% .331 10.3 4.7 0.8 7.5 1.66 5.30 5.1 0.7
2010 NYN MLB 0 1 0 41 0 35.0 41 8 33 1 58% .374 10.5 2.1 0.3 8.5 1.40 2.83 5.2 0.6
2010 BUF AAA 1 1 4 24 0 41.3 36 17 42 3 66% .289 7.8 3.7 0.7 9.2 1.28 4.14 -0.7 -0.0
2011 BUF AAA 0 0 1 8 0 8.0 7 2 11 1 45% .316 7.9 2.2 1.1 12.4 1.12 3.38 -1.6 -0.2
2011 NYN MLB 4 6 6 60 0 59.3 60 27 64 4 55% .327 9.1 4.1 0.6 9.7 1.47 3.64 8.9 1.0
2011 SLU A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 100% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2012 NYN MLB 5 4 7 74 0 68.7 65 20 61 4 63% .302 8.5 2.6 0.5 8.0 1.24 2.49 11.7 1.5
2013 NYN MLB 5 5 22 49 0 50.0 38 12 44 1 53% .264 6.8 2.2 0.2 7.9 1.00 2.16 6.1 0.7
2014 NYN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 25% .500 18.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 3.00 9.00 0.2 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 93 0.4946 0.5806 0.7963 0.6957 0.4681 0.8750 0.6818 0.2037
2009 1615 0.4904 0.4520 0.8041 0.6439 0.2673 0.8745 0.6409 0.1959
2010 579 0.5337 0.4922 0.7719 0.6246 0.3407 0.8549 0.5978 0.2281
2011 1076 0.5307 0.4628 0.7811 0.6445 0.2574 0.8560 0.5692 0.2189
2012 1114 0.5099 0.4632 0.7733 0.6268 0.2930 0.8511 0.6000 0.2267
2013 793 0.5032 0.5114 0.8049 0.6842 0.3350 0.8718 0.6667 0.1951
2014 25 0.6800 0.4800 0.9167 0.5882 0.2500 0.9000 1.0000 0.0833
Career52950.51030.47220.78990.6450.29230.86340.61930.2101

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-01 2014-09-29 60-DL 181 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-08 -
2014-02-21 2014-03-07 Camp 14 0 - Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2013-12-10 2013-12-10 Off 0 0 - Neck Surgery Herniated Disk 2013-12-10 -
2013-07-31 2013-09-30 60-DL 61 58 - Neck Surgery Herniated Disk 2013-09-10 -
2011-07-31 2011-07-31 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2011-04-20 2011-05-30 15-DL 40 35 Right Fingers Circulatory Issue Blood Clot Middle Finger -
2010-09-19 2010-10-04 DTD 15 13 Right Elbow Inflammation Plica -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $3,700,000
2013 NYN $1,700,000
2012 NYN $504,000
2011 NYN $433,500
2009 NYN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,037,500
2011Current$3,700,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$6,737,500
5 yrTotal$6,737,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 132 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$3.7M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 60 games.
  • 1 year/$1.7M (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4335M (2011). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/09 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Mets 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2005 (9-269) (Charleston Southern). $65,000 signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 35 0 0 85.7 61 23 83 5 .267 0.97 2.18 2.37 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 33 0 0 79.4 60 23 77 5 .281 1.05 2.52 2.74 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 31 0 0 75.0 60 23 73 5 .292 1.10 2.77 3.01 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 29 0 0 71.3 59 22 69 5 .301 1.15 2.99 3.25 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 28 0 0 67.9 59 22 66 5 .309 1.20 3.19 3.47 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 27 0 0 64.6 58 22 63 5 .318 1.24 3.39 3.69 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 25 0 0 61.1 57 22 59 5 .327 1.29 3.62 3.93 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 24 0 0 57.1 56 21 55 5 .337 1.36 3.88 4.22 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 21 0 0 51.7 54 20 50 5 .352 1.44 4.25 4.62 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean00280067.45822655.3071.183.163.440.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
42% 60% 22% 18% 89%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201530311650053471852452.3181.233.453.758.03.18.90.70.7
201631311650054441653452.3041.122.893.147.42.78.90.71.1
201732211445048441647452.3191.243.403.708.23.08.80.70.7
201833211445048431545452.3141.223.433.738.12.88.50.80.7
201934211443045411543452.3151.243.463.768.13.08.50.80.6
202035211239042381440452.3151.253.493.798.23.08.60.90.6
202136211341043391341452.3161.203.463.768.12.78.50.80.6
202237211136038361237352.3201.253.563.868.52.88.70.70.5
202338211135037341135352.3151.213.433.728.22.78.40.70.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
19.48.914.6811.610.562.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Brandon League 2012 3.38
2 84 Tony Pena 2011 6.64
3 84 Brian Wilson 2011 3.27
4 83 Peter Moylan 2008 1.59
5 83 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
6 83 Matt Albers 2012 3.13
7 83 Jesse Crain 2011 2.89
8 82 C.J. Wilson 2010 3.66
9 82 Blaine Boyer 2011 10.80
10 82 Manny Delcarmen 2011 0.00 DNP
11 81 Mariano Rivera 1999 1.96
12 81 John Franco 1990 2.93
13 81 Bobby Jenks 2010 4.78
14 80 Jonathan Broxton 2013 4.99
15 80 Sean Marshall 2012 2.66
16 80 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
17 79 Dave Righetti 1988 3.62
18 79 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
19 79 Derek Lowe 2002 2.66
20 79 Jose Arredondo 2013 0.00 DNP
21 79 Bill Dailey 1964 9.39
22 79 Scot Shields 2005 3.24
23 78 Luke Gregerson 2013 3.26
24 78 Juan Rincon 2008 6.34
25 78 Sparky Lyle 1974 2.53
26 78 Todd Coffey 2010 5.92
27 77 Casey Janssen 2011 2.26
28 77 Kyle McClellan 2013 7.71
29 77 Sean Burnett 2012 2.54
30 76 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
31 76 Brandon Lyon 2009 2.97
32 76 Gary Majewski 2009 0.00 DNP
33 76 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
34 76 Rob Murphy 1989 3.34
35 75 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
36 75 Jesse Orosco 1986 2.67
37 75 Tim Burke 1988 4.06
38 74 Ryan Madson 2010 2.72
39 74 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
40 74 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
41 74 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
42 74 Matt Capps 2013 0.00 DNP
43 74 Joe Smith 2013 2.43
44 74 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
45 74 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
46 74 Eddie Watt 1970 3.25
47 74 Francisco Rodriguez 2011 2.76
48 73 Duaner Sanchez 2009 9.00
49 73 Alexi Ogando 2013 3.28
50 73 Norm Charlton 1992 4.32
51 73 Darren O'Day 2012 2.28
52 73 Justin Duchscherer 2007 4.96
53 73 Mike Henneman 1991 3.09
54 73 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
55 73 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
56 73 Duane Ward 1993 2.13
57 73 Jeremy Accardo 2011 5.73
58 72 Roberto Hernandez 2010 4.19
59 72 Chad Bradford 2004 4.73
60 72 Lance Cormier 2010 4.06
61 72 Bob Lee 1967 5.34
62 72 Chris Ray 2011 4.96
63 72 Jeff Bennett 2009 5.21
64 72 Jose Jimenez 2003 5.49
65 72 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
66 72 Terry Adams 2002 5.00
67 72 Danny Graves 2003 5.70
68 71 Gregg Olson 1996 5.16
69 71 Brian Bruney 2011 6.86
70 71 Felix Rodriguez 2002 4.30
71 71 Joe Black 1953 5.70
72 71 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
73 71 Jonathan Papelbon 2010 4.57
74 71 Mike Garcia 1953 3.51
75 71 Greg McMichael 1996 3.84
76 71 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
77 71 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
78 71 Clem Labine 1956 3.66
79 71 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
80 70 CC Sabathia 2010 3.48
81 70 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
82 70 Ewell Blackwell 1952 5.20
83 70 Tim Crabtree 1999 3.60
84 70 Frank Francisco 2009 3.83
85 70 Hong-Chih Kuo 2011 9.67
86 70 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
87 70 Brandon Webb 2008 3.77
88 70 Orel Hershiser 1988 2.46
89 70 Dean Chance 1970 4.70
90 70 Bruce Sutter 1982 3.34
91 70 Gary Lucas 1984 3.40
92 70 Gary Lavelle 1978 3.78
93 70 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
94 70 Tug McGraw 1974 4.47
95 69 David Aardsma 2011 0.00 DNP
96 69 Ron Perranoski 1965 2.41
97 69 Todd Frohwirth 1992 2.80
98 69 Ray Narleski 1958 4.27
99 69 Al Holland 1982 3.82
100 69 Ramon Ramirez 2011 3.15

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .231 .310 .331 .234
11 vs R (Multi) .242 .283 .321 .230
18 Split (Multi) -.010 .026 .011 .004
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .211 .296 .310 .218
31 vs R (2013) .211 .235 .284 .206
38 Split (2013) .000 .062 .025 .012
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Parnell has gone from a groundballing righty out of the bullpen to a ridiculously groundballing righty out of the bullpen. His sinking fastball averages 96-97 mph, he has no career platoon split (though in a rigorous analysis, we would regress that split significantly toward the league average given his relatively small number of batters faced so far), and he is, as you might expect, not susceptible to the home run. Closers are made, not born, and Parnell stands ready for his initiation.
2012 Everybody loves the radar gun, but Parnell is a lesson in how velocity isn't everything. Parnell's fastball averages more than 97 mph, and few pitchers in baseball are as likely to touch triple digits, yet 175 games into his pro career he's yet to establish himself as a reliable reliever in the late innings. He can miss a good share of bats based solely on his ability to throw hard, but the pitch is flat and straight, he doesn't command it well, and his slider is one in name only. He's going to get plenty of chances because of that ability to light up the third digit, but he's peaked unless he makes some major adjustments.
2011 Mets fans had many reasons to be pleased that Francisco Rodriguez lost his closer job, even if they weren't proud of the fact that the police had to get involved in wresting the gig away. Parnell's upper-90s heat and 4.1 K/BB ratio represented two of those reasons. His lone secondary offering of consequence was his slider, which nearly doubled the league average in terms of missing bats. Control had never been Parnell's forte before 2010, but a high strikeout rate can forgive all manner of sins. Lefties presented a greater problem in 2010 than they had in the past, but he has the youth—and the slider—to make adjustments in order to prevent that split from reappearing.
2010 One of the hardest throwers the organization has had in years, Parnell's 94-97 mph fastball touched triple digits a couple of times in 2009, and while the rest of his repertoire lags well behind, that kind of fastball can be enough for a reliever to succeed. Parnell performed adequately, pitching well overall but having some problems with inherited runners. His 2009 stats are distorted by the eight-start look the Mets took with him beginning in August; he had a 7.93 ERA and allowed a .304 batting average. As a reliever, he was at 3.46 and .264, respectively. The Mets wanted him to pitch this winter in order to advance his conversion to starting, but Parnell refused the assignment, and was probably right to do so.
2009 The classic flame-throwing righty who lacks the third pitch needed to be a reliable starter, Parnell was converted to relief when he came up for a major league demitasse in mid-September. His fastball is a plus-plus offering that can reach into the high-90s in short bursts out of the pen, and also features late sink. Parnell backs that up with a good hard slider, so he has the right combination to be a capable set-up man. He's also shown the ability to retire left-handers—he actually held them to a lower OPS than righties, 732 to 760, at his three stops last year. If there are any spots left after Omar's Extreme Makeover: Bullpen Edition, Parnell will be first in line for one this spring.
2008 There's a lot to like about Parnell, including low- to mid-90s velocity and a solid slider, but he's pretty rough around the edges. He doesn't have much of a changeup, his fastball is pretty straight, and his command is spotty. He's got the talent to get to the big leagues, but it will likely come with a move to the bullpen.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Bobby Parnell? Does he hold onto the closer gig and, if so, what kind of numbers do you project for him? Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from Watchin tourney)
I'm right there with you on the tourney, LoyalRoyal, trying to keep an eye on the Butler/Bucknell game as we chat.

I think Parnell is the best reliever in the Mets bullpen, so I do believe that he can keep the closer gig throughout the season. If he does retain it, I think he'll hit the low-30s in saves, with a mid-3.00s ERA and 70 strikeouts. (I am more bullish on Parnell than PECOTA, which has him regressing this year.) (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which lower tier closers have the best chance at becoming elite, if any.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
time to plug my closer matrix article! http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19615 -- I would love to see David Hernandez get a shot at closing. I like Bobby Parnell, Glen Perkins, and Greg Holland. (Jason Collette)
2011-08-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some current non-closers whom you could see closing at the beginning of next season?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
This is a planned article topic for the near future, but I haven't taken a super close look yet. Guys that come to mind include Bobby Parnell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson, Kenley Jansen, and Aaron Crow. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)Based on what you've seen or hear, think Bobby Parnell takes the closer's job and runs with it?
(Trevor from Queens, NY)
Yes and yes. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Bobby Parnell be?
(Jim121 from Queens)
He could be a decent middle reliever. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, the Mets are out of the Lowe sweepstakes? Who end up the fourth and fifth starters? The bullpen looks good but now the rotation has serious questions. Maine's coming off of surgery, Pelfrey's coming off of a ridiculous innings increase, and Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell are unproven at Triple-A, let alone the majors.
(SOJseth from NY)
They want to re-sign Perez and feel Niese or Parnell can make a serviceable No. 5. (John Perrotto)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Bobby Parnell or Eddie Kunz: Who was the better shot to be an internal closer option for the Mets next year? Are there any reasonable internal options? Would signing an extra starter and trying John Maine there make more sense?
(Meddler from Brooklyn, NY)
I think if either of those guys is closing for you, you have problems. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Bobby Parnell has thrown 5,146 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (88mph) and Curve (86mph).