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Gerardo Parra | Outfielder | #8

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / ARZ
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Gerardo Parra went 2-for-5 with four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.
Remarkably, the Rockies scored 12 runs without hitting a home run. Parra did his part in the war effort, leading the team with three hits and driving in runs courtesy of a three-run double in the first off Stephen Strasburg (was destroyed for nine runs in this one) and an RBI triple in the second. Parra has now doubled in two consecutive contests and is hitting .259/.268/.411 with six homers and 31 RBI over 282 at-bats. The recent hot streak makes him an interesting option for deeper NL-formats, but for the most part, he's best left to hang out on the waiver wire. Aug 17 - 9:02 PM

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While his teammates were combining on 15 hits and 12 runs, Gerardo Parra went 0-for-5 against the Rangers on Thursday.

With Carlos Gonzalez banged up, Parra has started five straight games since coming off the disabled list. Ideally, his playing time will be greatly reduced once Gonzalez returns to the lineup. The Rockies shouldn't use his salary as an excuse to justify playing him when his performance hasn't warranted it. He's hitting .257 with a 46/4 K/BB ratio in 265 at-bats.
Aug 11 - 6:34 PM

Rockies activated OF Gerardo Parra from the 15-day disabled list.

Parra missed nearly two months of action with a badly sprained ankle. David Dahl has been excellent since being recalled and is surely not going to be banished to the bench, so Parra is likely looking at a fourth outfielder role for now.
Aug 7 - 2:02 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment in three days.

Parra suffered a minor setback earlier this week, but he's back to running and shagging and his ankle apparently feels good. The 29-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since June 14 with a left ankle sprain. He could be ready late next week if everything goes according to plan.
Jul 21 - 3:50 PM

The Rockies are slowing down Gerardo Parra's rehab from a left ankle sprain.

Parra felt soreness in his foot during a workout Saturday in Atlanta, so the Rockies are going to play it safe with him. "He didn’t have a great day, the second game in Atlanta," said Rockies manager Walt Weiss. "He didn’t have a setback, I want to make that clear. His ankle was a little stiff that second day, so we backed off a little bit. That’s his body telling him he needs to slow down." The Rockies want to see Parra do some fielding in a simulated game situation before determining the next step, so it's unclear when he'll be ready for a minor league rehab assignment. The 29-year-old has been out since June 14.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 18 - 10:27 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) hit off a tee Friday.

Parra is a little over a week removed from a left ankle sprain. He's tracking toward a return early next month.
Jun 24 - 5:13 PM

Rockies placed OF Gerardo Parra on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.

Parra was lifted from Tuesday's win over the Yankees after he ran into Trevor Story while attempting to track down a Jacoby Ellsbury popup. He looked to be in serious pain, but the injury could have been much more severe. Look no further than Kyle Schwarber, who tore his ACL in April after a collision. As is, Parra could miss up to three weeks with the ankle injury.
Jun 15 - 7:26 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Manager Walt Weiss said that Parra is dealing with a left ankle sprain. He was involved in a scary collision with teammate Trevor Story while trying to corral a Jacoby Ellsbury popup in the third inning, with Story rolling over Parra's left leg. Fingers crossed that his MRI on Wednesday does not reveal any structural damage.
Jun 15 - 1:29 AM

Gerardo Parra left Tuesday's game against the Yankees after a collision with Trevor Story.

The injury occurred on a Jacoby Ellsbury popup in the third inning. Both players went for the ball with Story rolling over Parra's leg. Parra seemed to be in excruciating pain and was carted off the field. There's no word on how severe it was but it certainly had the look of a serious injury. Ryan Raburn took over for Parra in left field. Parra lined out in his only at-bat of the night.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 14 - 10:05 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's sitting in favor of Ryan Raburn with the Padres throwing lefty Christian Friedrich. Parra is hitting just .195/.214/.341 so far in June.
Jun 12 - 2:39 PM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout in the loss to the Padres on Friday.

It's probably not happening this year, but the sooner the Rockies turn Parra into a fourth outfielder, the better off they'll be. He's a better hitter than he's shown this far -- he currently has a .695 OPS despite playing half of his games in Coors -- but he's not so good of one that he's a quality regular as a left fielder.
Jun 11 - 12:13 AM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

It's a good time to get Parra a day off against opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Ryan Raburn will start in his place and bat sixth for the Rockies on Saturday.
May 28 - 1:10 PM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Parra isn't nearly what he used to be defensively, so he needs to do significantly better than his current .710 OPS in order to help the Rockies. He's now gone a full month since his last walk on April 26, and he's struck out 19 times since then.
May 25 - 10:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Gerardo Parra
3Ryan Raburn
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Tyler Anderson
6Chris Rusin
7Jeff Hoffman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Boone Logan
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Scott Oberg
7Justin Miller
8Jairo Diaz
9Matt Carasiti
10Jordan Lyles
11Carlos Estevez