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Golden Sombrero: Chris Parmelee

Top 1: Chris Parmelee struck out swinging against David Huff

Top 4: struck out swinging against Huff

Top 6: called out on strikes against David Huff

Top 7: struck out swinging against Zach Putnam

Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K

Notes: Despite being selected by the Twins in the first-round of the 2006 draft, Parmelee didn’t have a breakout season until 2010 when he slashed .285/.356/.401 across three levels.  After posting an .801 OPS this season for Double-A New Britain, the left-handed hitting first baseman has made the most of his chances since making his big league debut on September 6: In 80 plate-appearances, Parmelee has posted an .968 OPS that includes a 13/10 K/BB rate.  That ratio became slightly skewed on Saturday, however, when he recorded the first golden sombrero of his career against the Tribe.  If he wants to be the Twins’ first baseman of the future, he will have to show 20+ home run power across a full season – something that he’s yet to do.

Total 2011 Sombreros: 123

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