Bobby Parnell
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Bobby Parnell
Bobby Parnell
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 810 of 1043 players
Robert Allen Parnell
Born: September 8, 1984 at Salisbury, N.C.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.04 Weight: 180

Bobby Parnell was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on September 11, 2011.


First Mets game: September 15, 2008
Last Mets game: September 30, 2015

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Marshall Moore
October 6, 2008
I watched him grow up from a wee little lad. I knew him well for he was my boss's son. I am truly impressed with his career and his 2008 season. I am so proud of Bobby Parnell. He did grow up in the Salisbury Fire Department. He is a fine young man as well as a great baseball player. I wish for him to have a great 2009 season!

John L.
June 1, 2009
Great power arm coming out of the bullpen. Like most young hard throwers he can get quite wild at times. saw him pitch against the red Sox on 5/22/09 and he was overpowering reaching 100mph on the gun (for what thats worth). Looks to have a very bright future. Hopefully the Mets are more patient with him than they were with Heath Bell.

Dave Shaw
December 28, 2010
Much better in 2010, thanks largely to how the Mets used him. In '09 he'd come in with two on and two out, and hitters knew the fastball was coming. Last year Manuel brought him in at the start of an inning, and he could use all four of his pitches. The changeup is what makes him so effective.

July 12, 2011
Daily News reports Mets are trying to trade KROD, Izzy and Brydak. If that happens will the Mets make Parnell the closer? I hope not. He may throw 100 mph but has no control and always seems to be in trouble. I cannot see Parnell being anything but a middle relief or mop-up type of pitcher.

August 14, 2011
His theme music when enters the game should be "Firestarter" by The Prodigy.

community chest
August 14, 2011
It's gotten to the point where they bring in Parnell if they no longer have a desire to win the game.

Jonathan Stern
September 5, 2011
It is not often that you see someone throw 100 MPH with a hangdog expression on his face.

September 9, 2011
I would like to thank the Mets for making me miss Benitez, Franco, Wagner and KRod.

July 24, 2013
Bobby has really stepped it up as closer this year. Hopefully we have a closer for the future now!

Paul Zibben
July 25, 2013
It's taken a while, but Bobby Parnell seems to have finally become the closer the Mets envisioned. He always had the velocity, but now he has the stuff, and the attitude, of a true closer. If Jason Isringhausen's only accomplishment in his second Mets stint was helping Parnell reach his potential, it was worth getting him for that alone.

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