Herrmann batting for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 Spring Training
|Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 10|
|Catcher / Outfielder / First baseman|
November 24, 1987 |
|September 16, 2012, for the Minnesota Twins|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||61|
Christopher "Chris" Herrmann (born November 24, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher, outfielder, and first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Minnesota Twins. He played college baseball at the University of Miami.
Born and raised in Tomball, Texas, Herrmann attended Tomball High School where he earned numerous honors as a second baseman. After high school, Herrmann attended Alvin Community College where he hit .442 with 14 home runs, and was named to the NJCAA Division I All-American team. In the Junior College World Series, Herrmann hit .500 with three home runs and was named to the All-Tournament team. After only one season at Alvin, Herrmann transferred to the University of Miami. At Miami, Herrmann spent one season at the school before deciding to play professional baseball.
Herrmann was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Alvin Community College, but he did not sign. He was then drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Miami.
Herrmann was called up to the majors for the first time on September 14, 2012. He played in 7 games, collecting an RBI.
He hit his first Major League home run on June 2, 2013 off of Jeremy Bonderman in a 10-0 win against the Seattle Mariners. Herrmann played in a career high 57 games for the Twins, hitting just .204 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI's. He displayed poor plate discipline, striking out 49 times in 157 at bats.
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