Bobby Parnell Is An Untouchable
“Bobby Parnell is virtually untouchable”, a source tells Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
That’s partly due to Parnell’s performance down the stretch, including allowing one earned run in 12 innings in September. The other factor: The Mets, right now, have no alternative as a primary setup man for Frank Francisco. Nor do they have another arm to step in should Francisco require a trip to the disabled list. Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez are free agents and unlikely to return, whileTim Byrdak likely will not be ready until the second half of the season in a best-case scenario.
Parnell has been an enigma, and while he has short periods of dominance, they are frequently mixed in with many bouts with command issues and ineffectiveness, especially when he pitches in high pressure situations.
He’s always been able to dial it up with an explosive fastball that touches 100 mph, but has never been able to be consistently dominant with it.
While still think Parnell has potential, at 28 years old he is no longer a prospect, so I’d surprised if he really is an untouchable.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
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