Twins Minor League Player of the Week

New Britain (AA) catcher Chris Herrmann is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week for May 19-25. Herrmann, 24, played in five games for the Rock Cats and went 9-for-19 (.474) with two doubles, three RBI’s and four runs scored. Chris had back-to-back four hit games on May 21-22. Herrmann was first picked by the Baltimore Orioles in round 10 of the 2008 MLB draft but chose not to sign with the O’s. Herrmann, who was then drafted by the Twins in the sixth round of the 2009 First-Year Player draft after being drafted out of the University of Miami. Although drafted as a catcher, Herrmann spent 2009 as an outfielder before starting to catch in 2010 and in his 330 minor league games todate, Herrmann has actually played more game in the outfield (145) then he has caught (137). The 6′ and 200 pound lefty handed swinging Herrmann has a career minor league batting average of .259 with 21 home runs and 16 stolen bases.

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