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Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
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Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019OAK30849171892900.280.274.202

Player Updates

July 25, 2020 04:16 PM
Giants' Chris Herrmann: Signs minors deal with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann signed a minor-league deal with the Giants, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Herrmann will be part of the Giants' player pool and taxi squad. He's found an organization with a fairly significant need behind the plate, as Buster Posey's decision to opt out left Tyler Heineman, who had just five career big-league games under his belt, as the team's Opening Day catcher. Whether or not Herrmann will be able to carve out a significant role in San Francisco remains to be seen.

July 18, 2020 08:52 PM
Chris Herrmann: Heads to free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann exercised his opt-out clause and became a free agent Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Herrmann's minor-league deal gave him the right to opt out if he weren't on the club's big-league roster. Herrmann was sent to the Rays' alternate camp site in early July, and there didn't seem to be much reason to believe he'd get big-league opportunities any time soon. As a 32-year-old with a career .205/.282/.344 slash line, Herrmann is unlikely to be in high demand on the open market.

July 4, 2020 02:12 AM
Rays' Chris Herrmann: Shifts to alternate camp site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann has been shifted to the Rays' alternate summer camp site at Port Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The move doesn't mean the veteran backstop has a reduced chance of making the Opening Day roster, despite his move out of the Rays' main training site at Tropicana Field. Rather, manager Kevin Cash opted to shift both Herrmann and his fellow competitor for a possible third catcher spot, Kevan Smith, to "better distribute the workload" among the two groups. Herrmann could actually have a reasonable chance of making the expanded Opening Day roster, considering he can also play the corner outfield spots.

June 30, 2020 01:12 AM
Rays' Chris Herrmann: Gets into player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is part of the 60-man player pool that will report to Rays' summer camp, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Herrmann was making a favorable impression before spring training was suspended, hitting .389 (7-for-18) across nine Grapefruit League games. In addition to catcher, the 32-year-old can also play the corner outfield spots, and that type of versatility could make him an ideal investment in one of the additional roster spots that will be afforded to teams over the first four weeks of the season.

March 25, 2020 10:52 AM
Rays' Chris Herrmann: Layoff could be advantageous
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann, who's battling Kevan Smith and Michael Perez for the backup catcher job, could potentially benefit from the current suspension of spring training, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Herrmann was already making a strong case for himself in Grapefruit League play, as he hit .389 (7-for-18) with a triple, four RBI and one walk across nine spring games. Torbio adds that as a newcomer to the Rays this season, the current pause in play gives Herrmann valuable downtime to continue studying the team's pitching staff, which, along with his ability to also play the corner outfield, could certainly prove integral to his chances of winning the backup catcher battle. As is, with all three candidates for the position flashing some positives during the truncated exhibition slate, the competition may be sorted out during the ramp-up to the regular season, whenever that unfolds.

March 5, 2020 01:28 AM
Rays' Chris Herrmann: Making case for backup catcher job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann, who's competing with Michael Perez and Kevan Smith for the backup catcher role this spring, is hitting .500 (6-for-12) with four RBI and one walk across six Grapefruit League games.

Herrmann looks like he'll make manager Kevin Cash's decision a tough one, as he already arrived with a solid major-league track record and is wielding a hot bat early. The 32-year-old has plenty of experience handling a pitching staff after stops with the Twins, Diamondbacks, Mariners and Athletics, and Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports Herrmann's ability to also play multiple positions could give him an upper hand. "I've got all my gloves," Herrmann said. "My outfield glove, my first-base glove, my catcher's mitt. I'll be ready to go wherever they need me to."

January 13, 2020 06:12 PM
Rays' Chris Herrmann: Agrees to deal with Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

Herrmann saw limited playing time for the Athletics in 2019 after undergoing knee surgery in March, but he managed to appear in 30 games for the big-league club. He wasn't particularly effective, hitting just .202/.280/.274 with one home run and 29 strikeouts, and he was released in September. He'll get the chance to work with the major-league coaching staff during spring training, but it's unlikely that he'll have a major impact behind the dish for the Rays.

September 13, 2019 03:36 PM
Chris Herrmann: Released by Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann was released by the Athletics on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Herrmann entered camp as the A's presumed starter behind the plate, but March knee surgery delayed his debut until early July. He never really got established after that, playing just 30 games while posting a poor .202/.280/.274 slash line. The 31-year-old unsurprisingly went unclaimed on waivers and will likely be stuck waiting until the offseason to find his next job.

September 10, 2019 02:08 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Booted from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann was designated for assignment by Oakland on Tuesday.

Herrmann will head to waivers after slashing .202/.280/.274 with a homer and eight RBI over 30 games this season in the majors. Beau Taylor has been claimed by the Athletics and will take Herrmann's place on the 40-man roster.

August 28, 2019 05:04 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (groin) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

Herrmann hadn't started since leaving Sunday's game against the Giants with a bruised groin, though he did appear off the bench Monday. He'll catch and bat ninth in Wednesday's contest.

August 25, 2019 06:12 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Exits with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann left Sunday's game against the Giants due to a groin contusion.

It's unclear as to when Herrmann suffered the injury, but he'll be considered day-to-day until more details emerge.

August 25, 2019 03:24 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Seeing role reduction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Giants, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Herrmann had been on the bench for five of the previous six games and appears to have slipped behind Josh Phegley on the depth chart. Over his last 10 games, Herrmann has gone 5-for-28 with one extra-base hit and nine strikeouts, making it relatively easy for manager Bob Melvin to go in another direction.

August 24, 2019 06:48 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Returns to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and hit ninth against left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Hermann is in a 2-for-20 slump with seven strikeouts in his last seven starts. The left-handed-hitting catcher has no extra-base hits in August and has only logged nine at-bats against southpaws.

August 22, 2019 05:56 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hermann is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.

He is hitting .120 with nine strikeouts in 25 at-bats this month. Josh Phegley will start behind the dish and hit ninth.

August 21, 2019 06:28 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

Herrmann will give way to Josh Phegley behind the dish Wednesday as the Athletics stack righties against southpaw J.A. Happ. Since the start of August, Herrmann is hitting just .120 with a 29 percent strikeout rate in nine games.

August 18, 2019 03:36 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

He'll take a seat for the second consecutive day as Josh Phegley gets another turn behind the plate. Before the back-to-back breathers, Herrmann had started in five of the Athletics' six games, registering one hit in 16 at-bats over that span.

August 17, 2019 01:08 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is not in Saturday's lineup against the Astros.

Herrmann has gone hitless in six of eight August games. Josh Phegley is starting at catcher and hitting ninth.

August 9, 2019 01:04 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Still on bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.

Herrmann will stick on the bench for the fourth straight game and the fourth time in the last five contests, but the A's will also be facing a southpaw in Ross Detwiler for the third straight game. Dustin Garneau will be behind the plate once again.

August 7, 2019 12:00 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Remains out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Herrmann will stick on the bench for a second straight contest and the third time in four games as Dustin Garneau picks up another start behind the dish in his place. Since the All-Star break, Herrmann is slashing .190/.261/.238 with a 37 percent strikeout rate.

August 6, 2019 05:12 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Herrman sits for the third time in the last five games. Dustin Garneau will get the nod behind the plate.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston1110 .231 .091 .091
vs Miley (Career)000000
vs LHP1020 .200 .200 .200
Last 7 Games
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8/20NYY3110000
8/25SF0000000
8/26@KC1000000
8/28@KC4010000
8/31@NYY3000010
9/9@HOU2010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TB0000000000------------
2019OAK30849171892900.202.280.2740.553
2018SEA367661827102400.237.322.4210.743
2017ARI10622635411027296750.181.273.3450.619
2016ARI561482142628164440.284.351.4930.845
2015MIN45103131521073700.146.214.2720.486
2014MIN33758160441710.213.253.2530.506
2013MIN571571632418184901.204.286.3250.611
2012MIN71801011500.056.105.0560.161
Total3708871081822510394272101.205.282.3440.626
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TB000000000
2019OAK30302301004
2018SEA36423210000
2017ARI106707810001
2016ARI56547311012
2015MIN45512801201
2014MIN33301900002
2013MIN57705103003
2012MIN700100000
Total370347305362113
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2009R-Elizabethton592364570141730334022.297.391.453
2010AFA-Fort Myers Miracle1073563478173230417432.219.310.301
2011AA-New Britain Rock Cat973375387145746646893.258.380.392
2011AFA-Fort Myers Miracle248714275111615610.310.404.425
2012AA-New Britain Rock Cat127490911352511061588921.276.349.392
2013AAA-Rochester Red Wings69247315693222246132.227.297.312
2014AAA-Rochester Red Wings602043162184526214541.304.373.505
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings23739193016111330.260.364.343
2016R-AZL D-backs4122530001100.417.500.667
2016AAA-Reno7233210033800.087.214.130
2018AAA-Tacoma Rainiers42136263531624364200.257.416.426
2019AAA-Las Vegas Aviators135114173141361800.333.397.667
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
11/24/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Tomball, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
Miami (FL)
MLB Experience:
8