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Gerardo Parra
Birthdate: 5/6/1987 (29 y, 10 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/195     Position: OF
Contract: $27.5M / 3 Years (2016 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Parra is 14-for-39 (.359) with one home run and three stolen bases in 14 Cactus League games. (3/24/2017)
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Profile: It's hard to imagine someone having a worse year, job-wise. When Gerardo Parra started the 2016 season, he was arriving on the wings of a three-year deal, to start in an offensive-friendly environment in which he played plenty, and he was going to get to do so stride-for-stride with one of his best friends, in Carlos Gonzalez. By the end of the year, he had suffered at the plate (a career-worst 56 wRC+) and away from it. An ankle injury cost him two months. At the time he was ready to start his rehab assignment, David Dahl debuted in the majors. The rest, they say, is history. From the time he came off the disabled list in early August, to the end of the season, Parra started more games at first base (16) than he did in the outfield (14), his position now completely usurped by Dahl. Then in the offseason, the Rockies signed Ian Desmond, who will further squeeze Parra's playing time. There is definitely a universe where Parra regains his hitting stroke and becomes a useful player again. But barring an injury or two, we are unlikely to see that universe in the next two years, as Parra is likely to become one of the highest-paid bench players in the game. If he is on your draft board, you can safely remove him.

The Quick Opinion: When the Rockies signed Gerardo Parra, there was a brief glimmer of hope that it wouldn't turn out to be a disaster. Then he started playing.

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