Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell #39

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/205
  • Age: 31


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Bobby Parnell MLB Career Stats

20-28 3.78 331.1 293 1.43

Bobby Parnell Bio

  • Full Name: Robert Allen Parnell
  • Born: 9/8/1984 in Salisbury, NC
  • Draft: 2005, New York Mets, 9th rd. (269th overall)
  • College: Charleston Southern
  • Debut: September 15, 2008
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MLB Career Stats 20 28 3.78 329 8 37 331.1 293 1.43


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Bobby Parnell Stats

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Bobby Parnell Advanced Stats

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Bobby Parnell 2016 Projections

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March 30, 2016 at 3:47 PM ET

Parnell sticks with Tigers on Minor League deal

Two days after the Tigers released Bobby Parnell, the right-handed reliever was back in the clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium.

March 28, 2016 at 5:38 PM ET

Tigers make three roster moves

The Tigers' bullpen competition thinned out by two relatively big names Monday. Right-hander Bobby Parnell, who faced a Tuesday deadline to be added to the 25-man roster, was granted his unconditional release, while Bruce Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo.


Bobby Parnell Awards

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2008 Peo Saguaros AFL

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Binghamton EAS

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 St. Lucie FSL

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Brooklyn NYP

Bobby Parnell Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2011 6 23rd in NL
2012 7 24th in NL
2013 22 13th in NL


Season G Rank
2012 74 13th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2009 16 17th in NL
2012 18 19th in NL

Bobby Parnell Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 31, 2016 RHP Bobby Parnell assigned to Detroit Tigers.
March 31, 2016 RHP Bobby Parnell assigned to Toledo Mud Hens.
March 30, 2016 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Bobby Parnell to a minor league contract.
March 30, 2016 RHP Bobby Parnell assigned to Detroit Tigers.
March 28, 2016 Detroit Tigers released RHP Bobby Parnell.
February 19, 2016 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Bobby Parnell to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 19, 2016 RHP Bobby Parnell assigned to Toledo Mud Hens.
November 2, 2015 RHP Bobby Parnell elected free agency.
October 9, 2015 New York Mets reassigned RHP Bobby Parnell to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2015 New York Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day disabled list.
August 18, 2015 New York Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 17, 2015. Right shoulder tendinitis.
June 11, 2015 New York Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day disabled list.
May 23, 2015 New York Mets sent RHP Bobby Parnell on a rehab assignment to Binghamton Mets.
April 14, 2015 New York Mets sent RHP Bobby Parnell on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.
April 5, 2015 New York Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Recovering from April 2014 Tommy John surgery
October 31, 2014 New York Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list.
May 14, 2014 New York Mets transferred RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from April 2014 Tommy John surgery
April 2, 2014 New York Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 1, 2014. Partially torn ligament in his right elbow
October 31, 2013 New York Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list.
September 14, 2013 New York Mets transferred RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Herniated disk in his neck.
August 6, 2013 New York Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 31, 2013. Herniated disk in his neck.
May 30, 2011 New York Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day disabled list.
May 10, 2011 St. Lucie Mets sent RHP Bobby Parnell on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
May 9, 2011 RHP Bobby Parnell assigned to St. Lucie Mets.
April 20, 2011 New York Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list. Circulatory problems in his right middle finger.
June 21, 2010 New York Mets recalled Bobby Parnell from Buffalo Bisons.
April 4, 2010 New York Mets optioned Bobby Parnell to Buffalo Bisons.

Robert Allen Parnell Bio Info

Robert Allen (Bobby) Parnell graduated from East Rowan High School (NC) in 2002... Played goalie on the high school soccer team for four years...Also was a free safety on the football team for two years... Attended Charleston Southern University where he majored in Criminal Justice... Works with the Boys & Girls Club of Salisbury, NC during the off-season, offering baseball instruction... Has seven dogs, including Abby, a golden retriever he adopted two years ago from North Shore Animal League during Dog Day at Citi Field... His father, Bob, is the Fire Chief in Salisbury, NC...His brother, Adam, is a volunteer firefighter in Granite Quarry, NC... Is active with Tuesday's Children and other 9/11-related charities... Was a co-receipent with Dillon Gee of the Joan Payson Humanitarian Award from the BBWAA New York chapter at the organization's annual dinner.


His season came to an end on April 8 when he underwent Tommy John Surgery...The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director, Dr. David Altchek...Pitched in only one game and had a blown save, Opening Day, March 31 vs. Washington....In 1.0 inning he gave up two hits, one run, earned, with one walk and one strikeout...Was placed on the Disabled List on April 2 with an incomplete tear of the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) of his right elbow... Received a Platelet Rich Plasma injection (PRP)...Tossed a baseball for the first time in St. Lucie, FL on August 9.


Underwent surgery on September 10 to repair a herniated disk in his neck...Dr. Robert Watkins performed the procedure in California.,, Made his final appearance on July 30 at Miami with a scoreless inning...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 6, retroactive to July 31, with a herniated disk in his neck... Earned his 20th save on July 25 vs. Atlanta...Became one of 13 pitchers in team history with 20 plus saves in a season... Saved 13 of last 14 chances...Was tied for seventh in the NL with 22 saves at time of his injury...Finished 13th... Was 11th among NL relievers with a 1.00 WHIP... Prior to this year his career-high was seven saves... Earned his eighth save on May 27 vs. the Yankees... Allowed one home run all year...Philadelphia's Chase Utley took him deep on July 20...He was the last closer in the majors to yield a home run...The last home run he allowed was August 4, 2012...Parnell's home run allowed rate per nine innings, was 0.18, the seventh-best rate among major league relievers... Had two, four-out saves (July 7 at Milwaukee and June 18 at Atlanta)... Has three career saves of more than 1.0 inning... Tied his career-high with five wins...Also had five victories in 2012...His 10 wins over the last two years are tied for the sixth most in the National League...Earned wins in three straight outings, May 3-May 9... Over his first 19 games of the year went 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA (two earned runs/19.1 innings)...Then went 1-4 with a 5.17 ERA (nine earned runs/15.2 innings) from May 22-June 28...Closed out the year allowing one earned run over 15.0 innings (0.60 ERA) from July 1-July 30... Righties hit .211 (23-109) off him while lefties were 15-71 (.211).

2012 Set career-highs in wins, ERA, appearances, saves, and relief innings pitched...Had a 2.14 ERA (eight earned runs/33.2 innings) in the second half, the seventh-lowest ERA in the NL (minimum 33.0 innings)...Led Mets relievers in strikeouts, innings pitched, games played, holds (18) and ERA...Went 16 consecutive appearances, June 9-July 23, without allowing a walk (15.0 innings)...It was the longest streak of his career...Snapped the streak on July 26 vs. Arizona, walking two batters including the first that he faced...Fashioned a 1.54 ERA (six earned runs/35.0 inning) in home games...During the month of September, had a 0.75 ERA (one earned run/12.0 innings)...Compiled a 1.71 ERA (eight earned runs/42.0 innings) from June 14- October 3, a span of 43 games...Struck out 34 batters during that span...Finished the year with a career-best 11.1 scoreless innings dating to September 12...His longest scoreless streak before that was 10.1 innings from July 3-July 30, 2009...Earned saves on consecutive days for the first time in his career...The first came versus Pittsburgh on September 27 (R.A. Dickey's 20th win) and the second on September 28 at Atlanta...Held opponents to a .193 (16-83) batting average with two outs. 2011 Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 21, retroactive to April 20, with numbness in the middle finger of the right hand. ... Was reinstated on May 30. ... Had a career-high six saves and equaled his career-high in wins. ... Was tied for second on the team with Pedro Beato with 11 holds ... Jason Isringhausen led the staff with 19 holds. ... Registered 64 strikeouts in 59.1 innings. ... Was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (two earned runs/12.0 innings) in 10 games in June. ... Went 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA (two earned runs/7.2 innings) in seven Interleague games. ... Posted a 1.25 ERA (three earned runs/21.2 innings) from April 16- July 19. ... Was 2-0 during that span. ... He allowed 19 hits, seven walks and had 26 strikeouts. ... Won his first game since Sept ember 25, 2009 on June 15 at Atlanta. ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings and equaled a bullpen season-high with five strikeouts. ... Induced Albert Pujols to ground into a double play with the bases loaded on July 19 vs. St. Louis to earn his fifth hold. ... Did not allow an earned run over his final 11 contests, September 8-September 27, spanning 10.0 frames with nine strikeouts. ... Permitted two unearned runs during that stretch. ... Saved four straight chances from August 24-September 1. ... Overall, was six-for-12 in save opportunities. ... Lost a career-high five straight decisions from July 24-September 10. ... The Mets were 34-26 when he appeared in a game. 2010 Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League...Recalled by the Mets on June 22...Last pitched on September 18 vs.Atlanta...On September 20, had an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery...The MRI revealed an inflamed plica of the right elbow and he did not pitch the remainder of the season...Went 15 games (13.2 innings) without allowing an earned run fromAugust 11-September 8...Over his last 19 games, he fashioned a 1.17 ERA (two earned runs/15.1 innings)...Earned his second hold of the season June 30 at Florida, allowing one run over 1.2 innings...Put together a 10-inning scoreless streak (11 games) from July 4-July 24...On August 18 at Houston his fifth pitch to Chris Johnson (strike three) was clocked at 102.5 miles per hour by Major League Baseball's Pitch Fx...At the time, it was the fastest pitch in the majors...Also threw a pitch to Jason Castro that the system registered at 102.0 miles per hour...Worked a season-high 2.0 innings twice: July 24 at Los Angeles and August 18 at Houston...Lost his only decision of the year,August 6 at Philadelphia...At Buffalo he went a season-high 3.0 innings vs. Rochester on April 22...Went 2.0 or more innings in 13 other games...Struck out a season-best four in 2.0 innings vs.Toledo on May 28. 2009 Was second on the team and sixth among major league rookies with 16 holds... Was also tied for ninth in the majors among rookies with 68 appearances...Finished eighth among all National League rookies and was second among NL rookie relievers behind San Diego's Luke Gregerson (93) with 74 strikeouts...His 68 appearances were the most ever by a Mets rookie pitcher...Doug Sisk pitched in 67 games in 1983...Is the only pitcher in franchise history to appear in 60 or more games overall in one season and make more than four starts that same year...Became the first major league pitcher since Jose Jimenez for the 2003 Colorado Rockies to make at least 60 appearances and at least seven starts...Also was just the fourth rookie in the modern era to make 60 or more appearances and at least seven starts (Scott Bailies, Cleveland, 62 games, 10 starts, 1986; Rollie Fingers, Oakland, 60 games, eight starts, 1969; Fergie Jenkins, Philadelphia and Chicago (NL), 61 games, 12 starts, 1966)...Went 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA (20 earned runs/52.0 innings pitched) in 60 games in relief and 1-5 with a 7.93 ERA (32 earned runs/36.1 innings pitched) in eight starts...Pitched out of the bullpen from the beginning of the season until he made his first start on August 8th at San Diego... Made eight starts before moving back to the pen on September 21st...Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning on September 25th at Florida to pick up his fourth win in the Mets 6-5 victory...Tossed a career-high 7.0 shutout innings, September 4th vs. Chicago (NL)...Tied his career-high with seven strikeouts...Received a nodecision in the Mets 6-2 victory...Allowed a career-worst in runs (nine) and hits (nine) during his start on August 19th vs. Atlanta... Suffered the loss in the 15-2 defeat...Fired 3.0 shutout innings to earn his first major league save on August 5th vs. St. Louis in the 9-0 win... Also collected a single off Brad Thompson in his first career plate appearance...Went 2.1 innings and threw 68 pitches in his first major league start on August 8th at San Diego... Allowed four hits and two runs in the 3-1 loss...Did not allow a run over a career-high 10.1 innings for the entire month of July (12 games)...Allowed only five hits with nine strikeouts...Pitched to a 1.69 ERA (three earned runs/16.0 innings pitched) with 16 strikeouts from April 23rd-June 9th...Was 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA (five earned runs/21.1 innings pitched) in 25 games in April and May...Earned his first major league win on May 8th vs. Pittsburgh with 1.0 scoreless inning of work in New York's 7-3 victory...Earned his second win on May 14th at San Francisco with 1.0 inning of work in New York's 7-4 triumph. 2008 Made his major league debut with a 1-2-3 inning on September 15th at Washington...Had his contract selected from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1st...Worked a career-high 2.0 innings on September 22nd vs. Chicago(NL)...Was unscored upon in four of his six appearances with the Mets...Lefthanded batters were 0-6 against him...Retired the first five batters he faced in the majors over two outings...Struck out Atlanta's Brandon Jones on September 20th for his first major league strikeout...Was 2-2 with a 6.64 ERA in five starts with New Orleans...In 20.1 innings, he yielded 25 hits, 16 runs, 15 earned, with nine walks and 23 strikeouts...Went 10-6 with a 4.30 ERA in 24 starts for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...In 127.2 innings, he surrendered 126 hits, 66 runs, 61 earned, with 57 walks and 91 strikeouts...Named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team...Was 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA (five earned runs/20.0 innings) in seven starts with Peoria of the Arizona Fall League...In 20.0 innings, he allowed five runs, earned, 15 hits, nine walks and struck out 20. 2005 Led the New York-Penn League in ERA...Was the starting pitcher for the National League affiliates in the inaugural New York-Penn League All-Star Game at KeySpan Park in Brooklyn, NY.