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Gerardo Parra | Outfielder | #8

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Gerardo Parra had a terrific day at the dish in a losing effort against the Dodgers on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI.
Parra also scored a run in the contest and swiped his fourth base of the season. He singled home Nolan Arenado to get the Rockies on the board in the second inning, added an RBI double in the fourth then delivered a clutch two-run single to increase their advantage to 10-7 in the eighth. With the four-hit attack, Parra is now slashing .279/.290/.412 with eight RBI on the season. Apr 24 - 8:18 PM

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Gerardo Parra went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cubs.

He also added his second stolen base of the season in a nice well-rounded game. Parra is off to a nice .306/.324/.528 start at the plate in his first season with the Rockies and will handle center field for as long as Charlie Blackmon (toe) is sidelined.
Apr 15 - 5:27 PM

Gerardo Parra went 2-for-3 with a homer, an intentional walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Giants.

Parra will spend the next couple of weeks as the Rockies' center fielder with Charlie Blackmon out. He's no longer adequate defensively there, but the Rockies haven't figured that out yet and Brandon Barnes is the only alternative anyway.
Apr 14 - 7:50 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Parra will sit for the second time this season. He got the night off against Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin earlier this week, which suggests manager Walt Weiss is serious about benching him against lefties. Ryan Raburn will take over in left field and bat sixth versus Padres southpaw Drew Pomeranz.
Apr 9 - 6:08 PM

Gerardo Parra homered, drew a walk, and scored two runs in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Brewers.

Parra went back-to-back with Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the third inning and scored again on a Nick Hundley RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran outfielder suffered a heel contusion earlier this spring, but he's well past that now. He should have some mixed league fantasy value as a decent power/speed guy with 81 games scheduled for Coors Field.
Mar 22 - 7:39 PM

Gerardo Parra suffered a heel contusion in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Padres.

He slipped on the warning track while chasing down a line drive. Parra lined out and grounded into a double play before being replaced in the seventh inning. It doesn't sound like anything serious but the Rockies will probably play it safe by giving Parra the day off on Sunday.
Mar 5 - 7:26 PM

Gerardo Parra went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk against the Athletics in Cactus League action on Friday.

We’re not sure if the Rockies have a plan, but Parra landed in a pretty good situation as the team’s primary left fielder. The 28-year-old batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 steals over 155 games last season and should remain a useful option in mixed fantasy leagues while calling Coors Field home. It would probably be best if he takes a seat against some left-handed starters, though.
Mar 4 - 7:15 PM

Rockies signed OF Gerardo Parra to a three-year, $26 million contract with a $12 million club option for 2019.

The option buyout is $1.5 million, so Parra is guaranteed at least $27.5 million. As it stands right now, Parra is in line to serve as a very active fourth outfielder for the Rockies. However, one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson are likely to be traded before spring training in order to free up a starting spot. Parra, who will turn 29 in May, batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases last season between the Rockies and Orioles.
Jan 19 - 4:17 PM

The Rockies have agreed to a three-year contract with Gerardo Parra, according to Sub Editor de Deportes' Wilmer Reina.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman hears that the deal is worth $27.5 million. It's not a surprising landing spot, as there have been multiple reports connecting Parra to the Rockies in recent days and his agent named the club as a finalist on Monday. Now that a deal has been reached, the Rockies will presumably try to trade one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson. Parra, 28, batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases over 155 games last season between the Rockies and Orioles.
Jan 12 - 1:04 PM

According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Rockies are one of three teams in the mix for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

Saunders says Parra is expected to make a decision soon. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported last week that the Nationals and Angels are also in the running for the 28-year-old outfielder, who is thought to be seeking a three-year deal. He registered a .291/.328/.452 batting line with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 155 games last season between the Brewers and Orioles. Colorado would obviously be an intriguing landing spot from a fantasy perspective.
Jan 11 - 1:37 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Nationals and Angels are "still in the mix" for Gerardo Parra.

The Nats have been connected to Parra previously, but this is the first we've heard of the Angels' interest. The Rockies have also reportedly been aggressive in their pursuit of the outfielder. Parra is on the next tier of free agent outfielders after Justin Upton and Yoenis Cespedes and makes for a nice alternative if a team doesn't want to buck up for a premiere bat. He hit .291/.328/.452 with 14 homers and 14 steals last season for the Brewers and Orioles.
Jan 8 - 1:33 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman says the Rockies are among the teams making a push for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

The Rockies have been in pursuit of Parra for over a week, and Heyman said the outfield market is "starting to percolate" in the wake of the Alex Gordon and Denard Span signings. Parra batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 homers and 14 steals this past season. If the Rockies land the 28-year-old, it will almost certainly precede the team trading one of its current starting outfielders.
Jan 7 - 7:12 PM

William Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

The club continues to explore options in centerfield, and the left-handed hitting Parra would be a perfect fit. He is rumored to be seeking a four-year contract this winter. The Nats have also maintained contact with Denard Span and seemingly prefer to keep Michael Taylor in his role as a fourth outfielder.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 4 - 7:08 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rockies are in "serious pursuit" of free agent Gerardo Parra.

Meanwhile they're shopping Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson out the passenger-side window. Colorado presumably views Parra as a short-term fill-in as part of a greater rebuilding strategy, but the 28-year-old outfielder is believed to be seeking a four-year deal. Maybe the Rockies front office can convince Parra to accept something of the one- or two-year variety and look to build his value with a bunch of games at Coors Field. Heyman says "seven or eight" teams are expressing interest in Parra, who hit .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases for the Brewers and Orioles in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:08:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Royals, Braves and Giants are in on Gerardo Parra.

Cotillo adds that Parra has multiple three-year offers on the table and is holding out for a fourth year. While he's probably looked at as a backup plan for many clubs, Parra is a very good player who hit .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 2015 for the Brewers and Orioles.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Ben Paulsen
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Trevor Story
3Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Tyler Anderson
6Tyler Matzek
7Chris Rusin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Justin Miller
3Boone Logan
4Chad Qualls
5Jason Motte
6Adam Ottavino
7Miguel Castro
8Jairo Diaz
9Scott Oberg
10Christian Bergman
11Gonzalez Germen
12Carlos Estevez