Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

supac720

Gerardo Parra 2013 Outlook

63 posts in this topic

"Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Friday that Gerardo Parra has the chance to work his way into the Opening Day lineup based on his performance this spring. The 26-year-old outfielder hit .273/.335/.392 with seven homers and 15 steals in 2012. The D'Backs are expected to proceed with a starting outfield of Cody Ross, Adam Eaton and Jason Kubel, but Parra could work his way in if Eaton struggles during the spring."

Nice player to own in deeper NL-only leagues, not yet quite mixed league relevant. Any reason why this guy always seems to get passed over for a job? Seems like he has a good skill-set and that if he was ever given enough playing time, he could be a solid pickup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

seems like just bad luck to me. when/if he does get a starting job somewhere, i wouldn't wait to pick him up. definitely a great $1 guy in deeper leagues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Possible sleeper/under the radar Week 1 waiver wire pickup? Playing time will be there w/ all of ARI OF

injuries. Will he hit leadoff to begin?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think this guy is being overlooked a LOT. I'm not suggesting he's a staple in 10-team leagues, and maybe not even 12-team leagues, depending on your depth. But with all the injuries in the OF in Arizona - Eaton out for who knows how long, then Kubel and Cody Ross around (though Ross is battling health currently), there's an opportunity for playing time in the short term.

He's got some pop, speed, and is their best defensive OF as well. Had nearly as many BBs as Ks in ST, and just hit one off the top of the wall in his first AB off Wainwright.

I'd bet he plays almost everyday until Eaton returns, and given that's an elbow strain (which sounds a lot like Crawford and Gardner to me), Parra could be a very sneaky pickup.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

picked up Parra this am to replace Ruggiano after the announcement he was platooning with the hit machine Chris Coglan. Not great at anything but can help in 4 out of 5 cats (don't see him getting many RBI).

Possibly a poor man's Melky if he can manage to get 500 ABs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn. Parra is killing it. 4-5. 3 doubles and a run.

So glad i picked him up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think this guy is being overlooked a LOT. I'm not suggesting he's a staple in 10-team leagues, and maybe not even 12-team leagues, depending on your depth. But with all the injuries in the OF in Arizona - Eaton out for who knows how long, then Kubel and Cody Ross around (though Ross is battling health currently), there's an opportunity for playing time in the short term.

He's got some pop, speed, and is their best defensive OF as well. Had nearly as many BBs as Ks in ST, and just hit one off the top of the wall in his first AB off Wainwright.

I'd bet he plays almost everyday until Eaton returns, and given that's an elbow strain (which sounds a lot like Crawford and Gardner to me), Parra could be a very sneaky pickup.

Gotta give props where they're due. He'll be at the top of the "Most Added" lists tomorrow, but you called it in advance. He is not a huge risk to lose AB's no matter the situation with the other OF's in AZ. He is and always has been a huge favorite of Gibby (and the fans here) and will get his even when everyone is healthy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hit a dinger tonight, grabbed him before the season once I saw Eaton go down he has been my only hitter doing anything through first 3 days.

He had pretty solid stats in limited AB's last year and batting leadoff should yield him some good runs in that lineup and SB opportunities.

The pop early is what I like to see 3 2B's in the first game and one was off the 413 wall which is a homer in most parks then a dinger tonight is good to see he'll certainly be added a lot within the next few days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also hit another triple. He is definitely off to a good start to the season.

Definitely paying for people who drafted Eaton and grabbed Parra as insurance such as myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interestingly enough Eaton is supposed to get in a cage next week. He may be back end of April/early May after all.

Even still, Parra may work his way into everyday ABs here, and those who grabbed him as Eaton insurance may well have a nice trade chip or depth player...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interestingly enough Eaton is supposed to get in a cage next week. He may be back end of April/early May after all.

Even still, Parra may work his way into everyday ABs here, and those who grabbed him as Eaton insurance may well have a nice trade chip or depth player...

Parra is a good ball player but I think Eaton is better. I hate Eaton got hurt. No hating on Parra. If it were me, I would find a place for Eaton and Parra. That's if Eaton comes back without any problems. Eaton can rake when 100%. Make no mistake about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interestingly enough Eaton is supposed to get in a cage next week. He may be back end of April/early May after all.

Even still, Parra may work his way into everyday ABs here, and those who grabbed him as Eaton insurance may well have a nice trade chip or depth player...

Parra is a good ball player but I think Eaton is better. I hate Eaton got hurt. No hating on Parra. If it were me, I would find a place for Eaton and Parra. That's if Eaton comes back without any problems. Eaton can rake when 100%. Make no mistake about it.

This year year injury or not I say Parra>Eaton, longterm Eaton for sure. Wouldn't every team love to have a player like Parra, nothing that he really doesn't do well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good defensive player, solid contact skills and speed, and respectable pop - while I think you have to make room for Eaton (star potential for AZ), I'd rather keep Parra as an everyday guy and use Ross as a 4th OF. Just think there's a bit more upside going that route, and you can still use ROss situationally.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good defensive player, solid contact skills and speed, and respectable pop - while I think you have to make room for Eaton (star potential for AZ), I'd rather keep Parra as an everyday guy and use Ross as a 4th OF. Just think there's a bit more upside going that route, and you can still use ROss situationally.

I don't see "star potential" in Eaton. He looks to have potential for .300 with 10 HR and 30 bags. This would put him in the same group as Aoki, DeAza, Pagan and I don't think anyone would consider any of them stars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad he's on my teams this week at least. He always had game IMO, just never got enough at-bats.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad he's on my teams this week at least. He always had game IMO, just never got enough at-bats.

I agree. I had him last year when he was playing for when Chris Young got injured and he did wonders.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be nice for them to just leave team Venezuela alone at the top of the lineup. When Ross is healthy he needs to be used as the 4th OF/Pinch HItter and platoon partner with Kubel. My fear is they force feed Eaton at the top of the lineup when he gets back. Parra has shown to be a much better hitter batting leadoff then at the bottom of the lineup which makes sense for most ball players.

1. RF Gerrado Parra 2. 3B Martin Prado 3. 2B Aaron Hill 4. C Miguel Montero 5. Paul Goldschmidt 6. LF Jason Kubel/Cody Ross 7.CF Adam Eaton 8. SS Cliff Pennington

This would be the ideal longterm scenario for Parra owners but it is more likely Parra if he were to struggle any would move down to 7th in the order but still a chance for him to be an everyday player moving forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another solid day, 2-4 with 2 runs scored. I keep hoping this pushes Ross/Kubel into a platoon when Eaton gets back - love having this guy in my UTIL spots in deep leagues

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This guy has been super productive so far this season.

Is he the real deal? What's his playing time status when Eaton returns soon?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Eaton comes back healthy they'll have 5 guys who could start. Pollock has also played well so far. I am thinking with all 5 healthy we have to root or a trade of someone, barring injuries. I doubt they'd bench Ross or Kubel and if Eaton is healthy it's a tough decision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Parra's defense has always been strong, so that may keep him in the lineup. They really shouldn't have signed Ross this offseason, but it will be a rotation between all 5 OFers. I'd guess Pollock stands to lose the most time though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This guy is their best OF. Has been one of the best outfielders in the league much less on the D-Backs. If the D-Backs split up his PT now, they have a screw loose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've said this all year long. Even if he doesn't start he will appear in every game because of his defensive prowess which will also lead to at least one at bat. I know most owners dont want a guy getting one at bat but his defense will keep him involved no matter what.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites