Chris Herrmann, Catcher, Arizona Diamondbacks
Date of Birth: 11/24/1987
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas
College: University of Miami
Current Salary: $937,500
Chris Herrmann, catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was first drafted in 2008 by the Baltimore Orioles but he opted for college. A year later, when he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, he signed with them. He played in the Twins' minor league system from 2009 through part of 2015, finishing with 566 hits, 105 doubles, 237 RBIs, 396 strikeouts to 267 walks, and a .263 batting average in 566 games.
Herrmann joined the Twins for seven games in 2012. The next year, he batted .204 in 57 games. He batted .213 in 33 games in 2014. In his first two seasons with the Twins, Herrmann split his defensive time in the outfield and as a catcher but in 2014, he played primarily in the outfield.
Herrmann played in 45 games with the Twins in 2015. He batted .146 with 15 hits. Defensively, as a catcher in 38 games, he made 205 putouts and 3 errors. He caught players trying to steal 42.1% of the time and he had a .987 fielding percentage.
Herrmann was traded to the Diamondbacks on November 10, 2015. He finished the 2016 season with 42 hits and a .284 batting average in 56 games. Defensively, he played 2 games at first base, 3 games in left field, 2 games in center field, 4 games n right field, and 31 games as the Diamondbacks catcher.
Career batting statistics for Herrmann through 2016 include:
- 198 games played
- 106 hits
- 61 RBIs
- .212 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Herrmann through 2016 include:
- 100 games played
- 47 assists
- 577 putouts
- 6 errors
- .379 caught stealing percentage
- .990 fielding percentage