Help Support FanGraphs

Chris Herrmann
Birthdate: 11/24/1987 (29 y, 4 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/195     Position: C/OF
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 21, Overall: 192, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $0.9M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Herrmann has gone 15-for-48 (.313 average) with two home runs, four RBI and a 7:14 BB:K through 19 Cactus League games. (3/30/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Although he only registered 166 plate appearances, Chris Herrmann may have set himself up for a larger role in the future with a strong 2016 showing, at least in certain respects. He did continue to demonstrate characteristically low contact and strikeout rates, with a 71.1 Contact% that came in just above his 70.3% mark for his career and a strikeout rate that came in at 26.5%. His 14.0 SwStr% fell in line with what we've come to expect from him at this point. At the same time, when he did make contact, the results were extremely positive. He was able to consistently turn in impressive contact, with a 44.3 Hard%, which helped to contribute to his .364 batting average on balls that he put in play. He hit .284 on the season and was able to reach base at a still-impressive .352 clip. His walk rate was still decent, at 9.6%, even with the strikeouts. There were flashes of power there as well, as Herrmann went for a .209 isolated power, something that stabilizes just below his 166 PAs, so there's reason to believe he can supply some pop. The Diamondbacks were comfortable letting go of Welington Castillo largely because of the offense that Herrmann can provide at the position, so it's very likely that he'll see the bulk of the time behind the dish. He's not a sure-fire option, though, until he's clear of a potential platoon with Jeff Mathis. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Chris Herrmann only appeared in 56 games for the Diamondbacks in 2016, but flashed an impact bat that could lead to a larger role in 2017. With a .209 ISO and an ability to reach base, to the tune of a .352 OBP, he'll likely get the first crack to latch on to a starting job behind the plate in Arizona.

If you would like to make a projection for this player, please Log In or Register.


Total- - -- - -- - -- - -19100001005.3 %26.3 %.
2012-10-02MIN@TOR7C4000000000.0 %25.0 %.
2012-09-24MINNYY4LF1000000000.0 %0.0 %.
2012-09-20MIN@CLE7DH4000000000.0 %50.0 %.
2012-09-19MIN@CLE8C4000001000.0 %50.0 %.
2012-09-16MINCHW5C1000000000.0 %0.0 %.
2012-10-01MIN@TOR7LF40000000025.0 %0.0 %.
2012-09-26MINNYY7PH1100000000.0 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.884487