Full name is Robert Alan Parnell…resides in Granite Quarry, N.C., with his wife, Maegan and daughters Ava and Caroline...Graduated from East Rowan (N.C.) High School in 2002…along with baseball, lettered in soccer (four years) and football (two)...Attended Charleston Southern University, where he majored in Criminal Justice...Works with the Boys & Girls Club of Salisbury, N.C., during the offseason, offering baseball instruction...His father, Bob, is the Fire Chief in Salisbury, while his brother, Adam, is a volunteer firefighter in Granite Quarry, N.C...Co-recipient of the 2014 Joan Payson Humanitarian Award from the New York chapter of the BBWAA…shared the honor with former Royal, Dillon Gee.
Made six appearances with Detroit across two stints in the Major Leagues…posted a 6.75 ERA, allowing four earned runs in 5.1 innings...Went 2-1 with a 3.95 ERA (19 ER in 43.1 IP) with 12 saves for Toledo (AAA)… his save total tied for fifth in the International League, while his 44 appearances were 14th...Allowed one run across 11 Triple-A appearances, between May 31-July 14 (0.82 ERA), which was interrupted by a two-week stint in the Major Leagues (June 1-14)... Granted his outright release on Aug. 21
Pitched in 30 games for the Mets, despite two lengthy stays on the disabled list…began the season on the D.L. (recovery from 'Tommy John' surgery), making his season debut on June 13 vs. Atlanta, his first Major League action since March 31, 2014...Did not allow a run in his first eight appearances (7.2 innings), while he gave up just one run in his first 13 outings (0.73 ERA, 12.1 innings)...Earned firist save in nearly two full seasons, June 16 vs. Toronto, finishing a 3-2 victory…it marked his first rescue since July 30, 2013 vs. Miami...Surrendered 19 runs (16 earned) over his final 17 outings (11.2 IP).
His season came to an end on April 8 when he underwent Tommy John Surgery...The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director, Dr. David Altchek...Pitched in only one game and had a blown save, Opening Day, March 31 vs. Washington....In 1.0 inning he gave up two hits, one run, earned, with one walk and one strikeout...Was placed on the Disabled List on April 2 with an incomplete tear of the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) of his right elbow... Received a Platelet Rich Plasma injection (PRP)...Tossed a baseball for the first time in St. Lucie, FL on August 9.
Underwent surgery on September 10 to repair a herniated disk in his neck...Dr. Robert Watkins performed the procedure in California.,, Made his final appearance on July 30 at Miami with a scoreless inning...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 6, retroactive to July 31, with a herniated disk in his neck... Earned his 20th save on July 25 vs. Atlanta...Became one of 13 pitchers in team history with 20 plus saves in a season... Saved 13 of last 14 chances...Was tied for seventh in the NL with 22 saves at time of his injury...Finished 13th... Was 11th among NL relievers with a 1.00 WHIP... Prior to this year his career-high was seven saves... Earned his eighth save on May 27 vs. the Yankees... Allowed one home run all year...Philadelphia's Chase Utley took him deep on July 20...He was the last closer in the majors to yield a home run...The last home run he allowed was August 4, 2012...Parnell's home run allowed rate per nine innings, was 0.18, the seventh-best rate among major league relievers... Had two, four-out saves (July 7 at Milwaukee and June 18 at Atlanta)... Has three career saves of more than 1.0 inning... Tied his career-high with five wins...Also had five victories in 2012...His 10 wins over the last two years are tied for the sixth most in the National League...Earned wins in three straight outings, May 3-May 9... Over his first 19 games of the year went 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA (two earned runs/19.1 innings)...Then went 1-4 with a 5.17 ERA (nine earned runs/15.2 innings) from May 22-June 28...Closed out the year allowing one earned run over 15.0 innings (0.60 ERA) from July 1-July 30... Righties hit .211 (23-109) off him while lefties were 15-71 (.211).
Set career-highs in wins, ERA, appearances, saves, and relief innings pitched...Had a 2.14 ERA (eight earned runs/33.2 innings) in the second half, the
seventh-lowest ERA in the NL (minimum 33.0 innings)...Led Mets relievers in strikeouts, innings pitched, games played, holds (18)
and ERA...Went 16 consecutive appearances, June 9-July 23, without allowing a walk
(15.0 innings)...It was the longest streak of his career...Snapped the streak
on July 26 vs. Arizona, walking two batters including the first that he faced...Fashioned a 1.54 ERA (six earned runs/35.0 inning) in home games...During the month of September, had a 0.75 ERA (one earned run/12.0 innings)...Compiled a 1.71 ERA (eight earned runs/42.0 innings) from June 14-
October 3, a span of 43 games...Struck out 34 batters during that span...Finished the year with a career-best 11.1 scoreless innings dating to
September 12...His longest scoreless streak before that was 10.1 innings
from July 3-July 30, 2009...Earned saves on consecutive days for the first time in his career...The first
came versus Pittsburgh on September 27 (R.A. Dickey's 20th win) and the
second on September 28 at Atlanta...Held opponents to a .193 (16-83) batting average with two outs.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 21, retroactive to April 20, with numbness in the middle finger of the right hand. ... Was reinstated on May 30. ... Had a career-high six saves and equaled his career-high in wins. ... Was tied for second on the team with Pedro Beato with 11 holds ... Jason Isringhausen led the staff with 19 holds. ... Registered 64 strikeouts in 59.1 innings. ... Was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (two earned runs/12.0 innings) in 10 games in June. ... Went 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA (two earned runs/7.2 innings) in seven Interleague games. ... Posted a 1.25 ERA (three earned runs/21.2 innings) from April 16-
July 19. ... Was 2-0 during that span. ... He allowed 19 hits, seven walks and had 26 strikeouts. ... Won his first game since Sept ember 25, 2009 on June 15 at Atlanta. ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings and equaled a bullpen season-high with five strikeouts. ... Induced Albert Pujols to ground into a double play with the bases loaded on July 19 vs. St. Louis to earn his fifth hold. ... Did not allow an earned run over his final 11 contests, September 8-September 27, spanning 10.0 frames with nine strikeouts. ...
Permitted two unearned runs during that stretch. ... Saved four straight chances from August 24-September 1. ... Overall, was six-for-12 in save opportunities. ... Lost a career-high five straight decisions from July 24-September 10. ... The Mets were 34-26 when he appeared in a game.
Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League...Recalled
by the Mets on June 22...Last pitched on September 18 vs.Atlanta...On September 20, had an MRI
at the Hospital for Special Surgery...The MRI revealed an inflamed plica of the
right elbow and he did not pitch the remainder of the season...Went 15 games (13.2 innings) without allowing an earned run fromAugust
11-September 8...Over his last 19 games, he fashioned a 1.17 ERA (two earned runs/15.1
innings)...Earned his second hold of the season June 30 at Florida, allowing one run
over 1.2 innings...Put together a 10-inning scoreless streak (11 games) from July 4-July 24...On August 18 at Houston his fifth pitch to Chris Johnson (strike three) was
clocked at 102.5 miles per hour by Major League Baseball's Pitch Fx...At the
time, it was the fastest pitch in the majors...Also threw a pitch to Jason Castro
that the system registered at 102.0 miles per hour...Worked a season-high 2.0 innings twice: July 24 at Los Angeles and August
18 at Houston...Lost his only decision of the year,August 6 at Philadelphia...At Buffalo he went a season-high 3.0 innings vs. Rochester on April 22...Went 2.0 or more innings in 13 other games...Struck out a season-best four in 2.0 innings vs.Toledo on May 28.
Was second on the team and sixth among major league rookies with 16 holds...
Was also tied for ninth in the majors among rookies with 68 appearances...Finished eighth among all National League rookies and was second among NL
rookie relievers behind San Diego's Luke Gregerson (93) with 74 strikeouts...His 68 appearances were the most ever by a Mets rookie pitcher...Doug Sisk
pitched in 67 games in 1983...Is the only pitcher in franchise history to appear in 60 or more games overall in
one season and make more than four starts that same year...Became the first
major league pitcher since Jose Jimenez for the 2003 Colorado Rockies to make
at least 60 appearances and at least seven starts...Also was just the fourth rookie in the
modern era to make 60 or more
appearances and at least seven starts
(Scott Bailies, Cleveland, 62 games,
10 starts, 1986; Rollie Fingers,
Oakland, 60 games, eight starts,
1969; Fergie Jenkins, Philadelphia
and Chicago (NL), 61 games, 12
starts, 1966)...Went 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA (20
earned runs/52.0 innings pitched) in
60 games in relief and 1-5 with a 7.93
ERA (32 earned runs/36.1 innings
pitched) in eight starts...Pitched out
of the bullpen from the beginning of
the season until he made his first start
on August 8th at San Diego... Made
eight starts before moving back to the
pen on September 21st...Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning on
September 25th at Florida to pick up
his fourth win in the Mets 6-5 victory...Tossed a career-high 7.0 shutout
innings, September 4th vs. Chicago
(NL)...Tied his career-high with
seven strikeouts...Received a nodecision
in the Mets 6-2 victory...Allowed a career-worst in runs (nine)
and hits (nine) during his start on
August 19th vs. Atlanta... Suffered
the loss in the 15-2 defeat...Fired 3.0 shutout innings to earn his first major league save on August 5th vs. St.
Louis in the 9-0 win... Also collected a single off Brad Thompson in his first
career plate appearance...Went 2.1 innings and threw 68 pitches in his first major league start on August
8th at San Diego... Allowed four hits and two runs in the 3-1 loss...Did not allow a run over a career-high 10.1 innings for the entire month of July
(12 games)...Allowed only five hits with nine strikeouts...Pitched to a 1.69 ERA (three earned runs/16.0 innings pitched) with 16
strikeouts from April 23rd-June 9th...Was 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA (five earned runs/21.1 innings pitched) in 25 games
in April and May...Earned his first major league win on May 8th vs. Pittsburgh with 1.0 scoreless inning
of work in New York's 7-3 victory...Earned his second win on May 14th at
San Francisco with 1.0 inning of work in New York's 7-4 triumph.
Made his major league debut with a 1-2-3 inning on September 15th at Washington...Had his contract selected from New
Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1st...Worked a career-high 2.0 innings on September 22nd vs. Chicago(NL)...Was unscored upon in four of his six appearances with the Mets...Lefthanded batters were 0-6 against him...Retired the first five batters he faced in the majors over two outings...Struck out Atlanta's Brandon Jones on September 20th
for his first major league strikeout...Was 2-2 with a 6.64 ERA in five starts with New Orleans...In 20.1 innings, he yielded 25 hits, 16 runs, 15 earned, with nine
walks and 23 strikeouts...Went 10-6 with a 4.30 ERA in 24 starts for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...In 127.2 innings, he surrendered 126
hits, 66 runs, 61 earned, with 57 walks and 91 strikeouts...Named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team...Was 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA (five earned runs/20.0 innings) in seven starts with Peoria of the Arizona Fall League...In 20.0 innings,
he allowed five runs, earned, 15 hits, nine walks and struck out 20.
Led the New York-Penn League in ERA...Was the starting pitcher for the National League affiliates in the inaugural New York-Penn League All-Star Game at
KeySpan Park in Brooklyn, NY.