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10/31/1985 (31 y, 3 m, 23 d)
2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 26, Pick: 23, Overall: 807, Team: San Diego Padres
$0.2M / 1 Years (2014)
The White Sox assigned Parrino to minor league camp Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. (3/17/2016)
San Diego Blows Up Their Middle Infield
Mike Petriello (RotoGraphs)
Barney, Ellis, Parrino: Deep League 2B WW Options
Jeff Zimmerman (RotoGraphs)
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Parrino has spent his six-year professional career working his way through the Padres farm system and has made some short appearances on the big league level over the past two seasons. He doesn't offer much in the way of offensive prowess as he has hit just .200 with a .059 isolated slugging percentage over 79 major league games and has never swiped more than eight bases in any given year on any level. Traded this offseason to the Oakland A's, Parrino will actually get a legitimate shot to compete for the starting shortstop position this spring with the likes of Hiroyuki Nakajima and Adam Rosales, neither of whom are likely to show much power either. Nakajima is the front runner, but ask the Twins about bringing over a middle-aged Japanese shortstop, even if they did have good numbers across the pond. If by some chance Parrino does earn the job, AL-only and deeper mixed leaguers might give him a real late look if they don't want to fight for a top five player at what is expected to be a super-thin position again. (Howard Bender)
The Quick Opinion:
While a move from San Diego to Oakland is considered lateral, at best, Parrino, a career minor leaguer and perennial back-up, just might get a bigger opportunity to play now that Stephen Drew is headed to Beantown. He's known more for his glove than for his stick, but the A's have shown in the past that they're willing to sacrifice some offense for better quality defense. That won't help you much in fantasy, but if he can win the shortstop job over Hiroyuki Nakajima this year, he'll have some value in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
The most attractive thing about Andy Parrino might be that, although listed as a second baseman/shortstop, he's played third base, first base, left field, center field, and even pitched in two games down in high-A ball! So he obviously gives a club some versatility. The not-so-attractive part about this 28-year old is that he possesses a career slash line of .186/.295/.242 in 229 plate appearances over three years. He is on the 40-man roster for the Oakland Athletics, but that doesn't mean he'll start the year in Oakland. He's organizational depth and an emergency backup to their regulars -- and even if he fell into regular playing time, Oliver projects .210/.290/.308 with eight home runs and six steals over 600 plate appearances. He can be left off your spreadsheet for now. (
The Quick Opinion:
If not for a disastrous year in Sacramento last season, Andy Parrino actually has a decent minor league track record of getting on base and hitting for enough power to be interesting for a middle infielder. But then again, he did have that disastrous year in Sacramento, and he's never had any success at the major league level over 229 plate appearances -- more than just your average cup of coffee. At 28, he's not likely to mature into some superstar let alone a useful fantasy piece, so move right along.
Although the Oakland middle infield is a bit of a question mark, don't count on Andy Parrino getting too many plate appearances. The 29-year-old has never accrued even more than 150 major league PAs in a single season and lack of power and speed don't make him a great option for fantasy owners. (David Wiers)
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