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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date5-6-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.32015
-0.82016
1.12017
2.12018
1.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2009 ARI 22 120 491 132 21 8 5 25 89 1 5 7 .290 .324 .404 82 -9.4 1.6 -4.9 0.0
2010 ARI 23 133 393 95 19 6 3 23 76 2 1 0 .261 .308 .371 75 -11.1 1.1 14.2 1.3
2011 ARI 24 141 493 130 20 8 8 43 82 3 15 1 .292 .357 .427 107 4.7 0.8 20.2 3.8
2012 ARI 25 133 430 105 21 2 7 33 77 4 15 9 .273 .335 .392 89 -5.3 2.9 1.8 1.1
2013 ARI 26 156 663 161 43 4 10 48 100 3 10 10 .268 .323 .403 92 -5.3 0.8 25.7 3.7
2014 ARI 27 104 440 105 18 3 6 24 72 4 5 5 .259 .305 .362 84 -7.6 1.1 1.6 0.3
2014 MIL 27 46 134 33 4 1 3 8 28 1 4 2 .268 .318 .390 84 -2.2 0.1 2.9 0.4
2015 BAL 28 55 238 53 12 0 5 8 35 2 5 1 .237 .268 .357 101 1.1 -0.1 1.5 0.8
2015 MIL 28 100 351 106 24 5 9 20 57 3 9 3 .328 .369 .517 99 0.7 -1.8 -1.9 0.5
2016 COL 29 102 381 93 27 3 7 9 73 1 6 4 .253 .271 .399 66 -14.8 -1.1 0.3 -0.8
2017 COL 30 115 425 121 24 1 10 20 67 4 2 5 .309 .341 .452 99 0.9 -2.5 3.5 1.1
2018 COL 31 142 443 114 17 0 6 32 75 5 11 4 .284 .342 .372 96 -0.9 3.3 8.7 2.1
2019 SFN 32 30 97 17 3 0 1 8 18 2 2 1 .198 .278 .267 78 -2.1 0.6 5.7 0.6
2019 WAS 32 89 204 47 11 1 8 11 41 3 6 2 .250 .300 .447 84 -3.6 1.7 1.8 0.4
Career1466518313122644288312890389654.276.323.40489-54.98.881.015.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 MSO Rk PIO 69 303 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SBN A MDW 110 488 .255 .328 .369 .351 99 18.8 14.4 -4.6 137 0 8.2 1.0 19.4 3.8
2007 VIS A+ CLF 24 109 .263 .337 .407 .325 95 0.4 4.1 -0.1 75 0 2.8 -0.4 -4.0 0.2
2008 VIS A+ CLF 50 224 .265 .335 .391 .348 101 5.4 6.6 0 125 0 -1.4 1.6 1.7 0.8
2008 MOB AA SOU 73 302 .264 .344 .400 .300 104 -0.6 8.8 0.1 97 0 5.2 -0.1 -4.2 1.0
2009 ARI MLB NL 120 491 .258 .326 .406 .346 99 -6.6 14.1 -1.8 82 8 -4.9 1.6 -9.4 0.0
2009 MOB AA SOU 29 130 .256 .332 .379 .391 96 12.8 3.7 -1.2 179 0 1.2 0.3 10.8 1.5
2010 ARI MLB NL 133 393 .249 .316 .386 .322 96 -7.9 10.8 -2.7 75 10 14.2 1.1 -11.1 1.3
2010 RNO AAA PCL 9 40 .256 .330 .410 .452 105 3.8 1.2 -0.1 153 0 1.5 0.2 2.8 0.5
2011 ARI MLB NL 141 493 .250 .315 .390 .342 99 9.7 13.3 -3.2 107 8 20.2 0.8 4.7 3.8
2011 ZUL Wnt VWL 19 78 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ARI MLB NL 133 430 .253 .317 .397 .323 102 -0.4 11.8 -1.1 89 9 1.8 2.9 -5.3 1.1
2012 ZUL Wnt VWL 37 155 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARI MLB NL 156 663 .253 .315 .393 .305 102 -1.3 17.4 -4.6 92 6 25.7 0.8 -5.3 3.7
2013 VEN int WBC 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ARI MLB NL 104 440 .249 .312 .385 .300 105 -5.8 11.3 -4.1 84 7 1.6 1.1 -7.6 0.3
2014 MIL MLB NL 46 134 .244 .309 .366 .326 102 -1.7 3.5 -0.6 84 7 2.9 0.1 -2.2 0.4
2015 BAL MLB AL 55 238 .247 .307 .397 .259 111 -10.5 6.4 -1.8 101 7 1.5 -0.1 1.1 0.8
2015 MIL MLB NL 100 351 .258 .317 .407 .372 96 19.1 9.5 -1.4 99 7 -1.9 -1.8 0.7 0.5
2016 COL MLB NL 102 381 .255 .324 .418 .297 111 -17.8 10.8 -3 66 10 0.3 -1.1 -14.8 -0.8
2016 NBR AA EAS 2 7 .279 .346 .428 .500 101 0.1 0.2 0 77 0 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 5 20 .264 .325 .408 .200 100 -4.2 0.6 -0.2 18 0 -0.4 0.0 -2.0 -0.2
2017 COL MLB NL 115 425 .254 .324 .422 .343 105 2.9 12.4 -3.4 99 9 3.5 -2.5 0.9 1.1
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 3 11 .264 .327 .405 .286 118 -1 0.3 -0.2 65 0 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 0.0
2018 COL MLB NL 142 443 .243 .311 .399 .334 109 -1.7 12.4 -2.8 96 9 8.7 3.3 -0.9 2.1
2019 SFN MLB NL 30 97 .259 .326 .461 .235 92 -3.3 2.9 -0.8 78 13 5.7 0.6 -2.1 0.6
2019 WAS MLB NL 89 204 .247 .316 .424 .279 103 -2.4 6.2 -1.6 84 6 1.8 1.7 -3.6 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 MSO Rk PIO 303 271 46 89 18 4 4 127 43 25 30 23 7 .328 .391 .469 .140 0 0
2007 VIS A+ CLF 109 102 11 29 2 1 2 39 14 4 17 2 3 .284 .311 .382 .098 0 0
2007 SBN A MDW 488 444 64 142 25 4 6 193 57 30 51 24 8 .320 .373 .435 .115 1 1
2008 MOB AA SOU 302 265 35 73 14 6 4 111 33 24 34 16 9 .275 .343 .419 .143 3 3
2008 VIS A+ CLF 224 196 26 59 8 4 2 81 19 23 31 12 4 .301 .381 .413 .112 1 1
2009 ARI MLB NL 491 455 59 132 21 8 5 184 60 25 89 5 7 .290 .324 .404 .114 6 4
2009 MOB AA SOU 130 108 23 39 3 1 3 53 12 22 13 7 4 .361 .469 .491 .130 0 0
2010 RNO AAA PCL 40 36 8 15 4 0 1 22 7 2 5 3 1 .417 .450 .611 .194 1 1
2010 ARI MLB NL 393 364 31 95 19 6 3 135 30 23 76 1 0 .261 .308 .371 .110 1 3
2011 ZUL Wnt VWL 78 68 5 17 4 0 0 21 4 5 17 1 1 .250 .329 .309 .059 0 2
2011 ARI MLB NL 493 445 55 130 20 8 8 190 46 43 82 15 1 .292 .357 .427 .135 2 0
2012 ARI MLB NL 430 385 58 105 21 2 7 151 36 33 77 15 9 .273 .335 .392 .119 2 6
2012 ZUL Wnt VWL 155 139 19 41 5 0 4 58 17 13 31 2 4 .295 .357 .417 .122 1 1
2013 VEN int WBC 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 0 0
2013 ARI MLB NL 663 601 79 161 43 4 10 242 48 48 100 10 10 .268 .323 .403 .135 4 7
2014 ARI MLB NL 440 406 51 105 18 3 6 147 30 24 72 5 5 .259 .305 .362 .103 2
2014 MIL MLB NL 134 123 13 33 4 1 3 48 10 8 28 4 2 .268 .318 .390 .122 0
2015 BAL MLB AL 238 224 30 53 12 0 5 80 20 8 35 5 1 .237 .268 .357 .121 1 3
2015 MIL MLB NL 351 323 53 106 24 5 9 167 31 20 57 9 3 .328 .369 .517 .189 4 1
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 20 20 2 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 0 .150 .150 .150 .000 0 0
2016 COL MLB NL 381 368 45 93 27 3 7 147 39 9 73 6 4 .253 .271 .399 .147 2 1
2016 NBR AA EAS 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 0 0
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 11 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .000 0 0
2017 COL MLB NL 425 392 56 121 24 1 10 177 71 20 67 2 5 .309 .341 .452 .143 9 0
2018 COL MLB NL 443 401 52 114 17 0 6 149 53 32 75 11 4 .284 .342 .372 .087 3 2
2019 SFN MLB NL 97 86 8 17 3 0 1 23 6 8 18 2 1 .198 .278 .267 .070 1 0
2019 WAS MLB NL 204 188 30 47 11 1 8 84 42 11 41 6 2 .250 .300 .447 .197 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 1735 0.4841 0.4836 0.8045 0.6214 0.3542 0.8889 0.6656 0.1955 0.0054
2010 1351 0.4574 0.5137 0.7939 0.6424 0.4052 0.8992 0.6532 0.2061 0.0076
2011 1692 0.4687 0.5124 0.7889 0.6910 0.3548 0.8777 0.6364 0.2111 0.0025
2012 1555 0.4817 0.4984 0.7626 0.6475 0.3598 0.8474 0.6207 0.2374 -0.0036
2013 2295 0.4749 0.4806 0.8123 0.6165 0.3577 0.9196 0.6450 0.1877 0.0136
2014 1967 0.4443 0.4870 0.8111 0.6579 0.3504 0.9043 0.6710 0.1889 0.0101
2015 2071 0.4611 0.5360 0.8117 0.6827 0.4104 0.9003 0.6856 0.1883 0.0034
2016 1301 0.4881 0.5427 0.7847 0.6677 0.4234 0.8868 0.6312 0.2153 0.0000
2017 1528 0.4614 0.5072 0.8026 0.6270 0.4046 0.8846 0.6937 0.1974 0.0000
2018 1575 0.4540 0.5079 0.7988 0.6993 0.3488 0.8860 0.6533 0.2013 0.0000
2019 1063 0.4280 0.4911 0.7682 0.6769 0.3520 0.8604 0.6355 0.2318 0.0000
Career181330.46480.50460.79700.65590.37360.88950.65540.20300.0042

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-30 2014-04-30 DTD 0 0 - Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2013-05-28 2013-05-30 DTD 2 0 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf - -
2013-02-27 2013-02-28 Camp 1 0 - Arm Soreness - -
2012-09-22 2012-09-26 DTD 4 4 Right Hand Contusion Sliding - -
2011-07-24 2011-07-28 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Contusion - -
2009-12-09 2009-12-09 WIN 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Partial Tear Quad -
2009-09-10 2009-09-11 DTD 1 0 Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SFN $1,750,000
2018 COL $10,000,000
2017 COL $8,000,000
2016 COL $8,000,000
2015 MIL $6,237,000
2014 ARI $4,850,000
2013 ARI $2,350,000
2012 ARI $502,000
2011 ARI $426,000
2010 ARI $405,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$40,770,500
2019Current$1,750,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$42,520,500
10 yrTotal$42,520,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 145 dOctagon1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/12/19 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 3/19. DFA by San Francisco 5/3/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/19 (refused assignment). Signed by Washington as a free agent 5/19.
  • 3 years/$27.5M (2016-18), plus 2019 club option. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/20/16. 16:$8M, 17:$8M, 18:$10M, 19:$12M club option ($1.5M buyout). Colorado declined 2019 option 10/30/18.
  • 1 year/$6.237M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Milwaukee 7/31/15 with $2,215,327 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2014). Re-signed by Arizona 2/3/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Arizona 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2013). Re-signed by Arizona 2/5/13 (avoided arbitration, $2.7M-$2.1M).
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2012). Renewed by Arizona 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.426M (2011). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Arizona 5/12/09.
  • Signed by Arizona 8/04 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What does the future hold for david dahl? Now with dickerson gone when do you see him getting some major league ab's?
(mp from COL)
Colorado's outfield is still chock full thanks to their signing of Gerardo Parra (and Paulsen's ability to play OF), so I don't think it's a given Dahl gets to the majors this year. Nor do I think he needs to. He's been moved aggressively for a guy who missed as much time as he did with a hamstring injury/lacerated spleen the last few years. A full season at the upper levels wouldn't be a bad thing for Dahl. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben! I need to cut three of the following from my 16 team 5x5 dynasty team; Cody Asche, John Jaso, Ike Davis, Dayan Viciedo, Will Venable, Gerardo Parra. Who gets the axe if it you made the call? Keep in mind Asche is my only insurance for Wright at 3B and Jaso is Wilson Ramos’ backup. many thanks!
(Gravybill from Paradise)
Viciedo, Venable, Asche. If you're super worried about Wright, cut Parra instead. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather go to jail for trying to get a hug with Jeter or a selfie with Gerardo Parra?
(Justin from WI)
I'm not a selfie guy. Can't get the angle right. I am a big hugger though. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers do you expect out of Alejandro De Aza considering he may be the odd man out of the White Sox outfield?
(jaymoff from Salem)
I still see De Aza getting a good number of at bats. I'm not a big believer in Adam Eaton and think the White Sox will find a way to play De Aza enough where he's still viable. Maybe he won't put up what he did last year, but a 10/15 year with a solid batting average wouldn't surprise. In deeper leagues, even if De Aza isn't starting, he could do what Gerardo Parra did when he was a fourth OF and provide plenty of deep league, sneaky value. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers do you expect out of Alejandro De Aza considering he may be the odd man out of the White Sox outfield?
(jaymoff from Salem)
I still see De Aza getting a good number of at bats. I'm not a big believer in Adam Eaton and think the White Sox will find a way to play De Aza enough where he's still viable. Maybe he won't put up what he did last year, but a 10/15 year with a solid batting average wouldn't surprise. In deeper leagues, even if De Aza isn't starting, he could do what Gerardo Parra did when he was a fourth OF and provide plenty of deep league, sneaky value. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from Giancarlo Stanton, what are some OF you think might be available for trade that are both above-average regulars and relatively young/cost controlled?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Cost controlled and above-average who might be available via trade. Hm. Generally speaking, there aren't too many of those types out there at any position. Maybe Gerardo Parra? Granted, I'm not sure if Arizona would/intends to move him, but he fits the bill otherwise. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gerardo Parra is 11th in the majors in fWAR among OFs this season. That's pretty good... but do you think OF prospects with his ceiling (slightly below average offensively, well above average defensively) get their due as prospects? I think they're generally thought of as 4th OF types, and then they get buried on draft boards and prospect lists. Agree?
(Ryan from insidethezona)
I agree with you. Even more than that, though, I would say OF prospects without loud tools but do everything pretty well. Think the Jackie Bradley, Jr. types. Parra falls into that category for me as well. I've had conversations with some scouts about that – saying that those types of OF prospects are not only underrated on prospect lists, but oftentimes around the industry as well. (Jason Cole)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Gerardo Parra having a breakout year now that we know he will finally be playing everyday because of the injuries?
(Todd from Dallas)
I am not at all convinced he will be playing every day once Adam Eaton gets healthy. (Zachary Levine)
2012-06-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Admit it I'm the new Gerardo Parra, I get no respect, but all I do is produce.
(Ruben Tejada from Cooperstown)
You have a .361 on-base percentage since the start of last season. For now, you haven't played enough for people to notice and buy in. Keep it up. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)What is the ceiling for our hero ? How do you see him developing ?
(Gerardo Parra Fan Club from The Dumps)
Really? A Gerardo Parra question? How utterly random. I never saw him as more than a borderline starter/fourth OF. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Quien es mas macho: Julio Borbon o Gerardo Parra? Por que?
(Felipe De Jesus Calderon Hinojosa from Mexico City, MX)
Borbón, porque es más rápido y puede jugar en el medio. (Kevin Goldstein)


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