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Chris Donnels
Chris Donnels
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 435 of 1043 players
Chris Barton Donnels
Born: April 21, 1966 at Los Angeles, Cal.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 6.00 Weight: 185

Chris Donnels was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on June 1, 2013.

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First Mets game: May 7, 1991
Last Mets game: October 4, 1992

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While successful rebuilding the farm system in the early 80's, the Mets went thru a number of draft duds that finally caught up to them in the 90's and Donnels was the best player they developed in that time, scary.

Mr. Sparkle
December 21, 2000
I think the Mets draft in the first round as well as the NY Giants, terribly. Chris was a long line of 1st round losers. The only reason he made the club at all was because he was a first rounder. At least he worked out better than Ryan Jaroncyck who retired at the age of 20. I did feel bad for him one time though when he made a costly error and John Franco turned around and yelled at the poor guy. I love Franco but that was not called for.

flushing flash
April 17, 2001
Weird looking dude. I used to call him "The Donnels".

Joe Figliola
July 24, 2001
When I first saw Donnels on TV, I remarked to my friend Jimmy Wells, "He looks like Ike from The Waltons." Jim and I laughed uproariously.

For those who don't remember, Ike was the general store owner on The Waltons. He probably could hit a little better than what Donnels did in his brief tenure with the Amazin's.

December 31, 2001
I always liked to call him the C.D. Player. Well, it was funny in junior high!

April 5, 2002
I remember going to a game at Shea and seeing Donnels make a great bare handed play at third base and nail the runner at first. After that play the whole stadium strted chearing "Donnels, Donnels" and I heard Bob Murphy remark "I dont know if theyre cheering 'Darryl Sarryl' or 'Donnels Donnels'"

Mr. Sparkle
June 17, 2002
I saw him poke one out against the Yankees the other day as a member of the D-backs. I was surprised to see him still playing ball since I hadn't heard his name in years. Unfortunately the home run didn't help as the D-backs lost.

Mike A.
November 29, 2007
What an absolute bust of a top draft pick!

And the following year, the Mets drafted as their top pick a pitcher, David Procter, who blew his arm out! Never reached the majors.

Lean years for the Mets farm system from 87-92.

Jonathan Stern
April 24, 2012
Speaking as someone who cannot hit a baseball to save his life, I remember that Donnels' batting stance looked somewhat awkward. He practically faced the pitcher and his elbow frequently flapped.

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