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Rockies | Gerardo Parra set for starting job

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:23:12 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Gerardo Parra will be left with a starting spot to win in the outfield after the Rockies traded OF Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Jan. 28. Parra can play left with OF Charlie Blackmon in center field and OF Carlos Gonzalez in right. OF Brandon Barnes will be the fourth outfielder and fill in everywhere.

Fantasy Tip: Parra had career highs in batting average (.291), home runs (14) and runs (83) last year with the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. Coors Field was the best possible landing spot for him, and now he's in a starting role. He could improve on his solid 2015 season with the Rockies, and he should be a target in the later rounds of all mixed leagues.

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Rockies | Gerardo Parra salary breakdown

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:25:23 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Gerardo Parra will have a salary breakdown as follows: $8 million, $8 million and $10 million with a $12 million club option for 2019 and a $1.5 buyout.

Fantasy Tip: Parra could have a career year in Coors Field if enough playing time is available, which it should be at that salary. He's an OF4 to target later in drafts.

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Rockies | Colorado lands Gerardo Parra

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:04:41 -0800

Free-agent OF Gerardo Parra (Orioles) signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Jan. 12, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: A second-half move to the American League didn't agree with Parra last year, as he hit only .237 with five homers in 55 games for the Baltimore Orioles. He could easily be in line for a nice rebound with regular playing time in Colorado, one of the best hitting environments in baseball. Target Parra as an undervalued commodity in the late rounds to build outfield depth.

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MLB | Gerardo Parra seeking three-year deal

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:10:38 -0800

Free-agent OF Gerardo Parra (Orioles) is speculated to be seeking a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $24 million, but Parra's agent, Jose Mijares, only is saying that his client wants a three-year contract. The Colorado Rockies are one of three teams pursuing Parra, and a deal could be agreed on soon. The Rockies would be more likely to trade OFs Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon if they were to sign Parra.

Fantasy Tip: Parra faded after his trade to the Baltimore Orioles last year, but he can still be useful for stretches of time in all fantasy leagues. A rebound is entirely possible, and he would be that much more attractive as a late-round sleeper if he signed with the Rockies.

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MLB | Gerardo Parra hopes to sign soon

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:06:24 -0800

Free-agent OF Gerardo Parra (Orioles) said that the Colorado Rockies are one of three teams "in the mix" to sign him, and Parra is hoping to make a decision in the "next couple days."

Fantasy Tip: Parra hit just .237 (53-for-224) with five home runs in 55 games for the Baltimore Orioles after a midseason trade, so many fantasy owners will be down on him entering 2016. But with everyday playing time next year, Parra could be a bounceback candidate, especially if he lands in another great hitting environment like Coors Field. Stay tuned.

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MLB | Gerardo Parra unlikely to sign immediately

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:27:19 -0800

Free-agent OF Gerardo Parra (Orioles) is not expected to sign with a team until after several of the big-name outfielders who are still available have come off the market. He has received varying levels of interest from multiple teams, including the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: In addition to the clubs listed above, the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets have also been linked to Parra this offseason. He's worth selecting as a reserve outfielder in the later rounds of next year's fantasy drafts due to his high batting average and solid, although unspectacular, production in most other offensive categories.

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Rockies | Colorado keen on Gerardo Parra

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:05:44 -0800

Free-agent OF Gerardo Parra (Orioles) is of serious interest to the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Colorado has been rumored to be looking to move some of its current outfielders, and as long as Parra is in line to receive full-time at-bats, he is a low-end outfield option in the majority of seasonal leagues. He chips in across all fantasy categories, and should he land in Colorado, Coors Field would project to help his numbers, too.

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Royals | KC won't re-sign Alex Gordon

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:18:24 -0800

Free-agent OF Alex Gordon (Royals) told the Kansas City Royals that as things currently stand, they have "no chance" of re-signing him, according to sources. The Royals are now looking around at other free-agent outfielders such as Denard Span (Nationals), Austin Jackson (Cubs) and Gerardo Parra (Orioles). The Royals are believed have made a four-year offer to Gordon in the "$12-13 million" per year range. Gordon is believed to be seeking a deal closer to $20 million a season and is drawing interest from the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants and others.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon won't give the Royals a hometown discount this time around. He's a well-balanced player that can give a team a huge boost in outfield defense, as well. He doesn't do anything that particularly stands out, but he has great contact and on-base skills that can provide nice outfield depth for fantasy owners in the middle rounds.

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Mets | New York prefers Denard Span

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:02:17 -0800

The New York Mets prefer signing free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) over free-agent OFs Will Venable (Rangers), Alejandro De Aza (Giants) or Gerardo Parra (Orioles), but Span is coming off hip surgery and is looking for a multi-year deal. Parra's defense has slipped in recent years and might be looking for too rich of a contract. The Mets continue to look for a left-handed hitting center fielder who could platoon with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Span was having a fine season for the Nationals last year before injury struck, as he hit .301 (74-for-275) with 11 stolen bases and 38 runs in 61 games. Span is mainly useful for his contact-oriented approach, on-base skills and runs, but part-time duty with New York would limit his fantasy upside and relegate him mainly to deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Mets | Center field a need for the Mets

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:04:40 -0800

Free-agent OFs Gerardo Parra (Orioles), Denard Span (Nationals) and Will Venable (Rangers) are of interest to the New York Mets, according to sources, and general manager John Ricco said the organization will look at each one individuall Thursday, Dec. 10. New York is looking for a left-handed-hitting outfielder to platoon in center field with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares struggles against right-handed pitching, so adding an outfielder to platoon with him makes sense. However, platoons are rarely useful for fantasy purposes in the majority of formats. Parra, Span and Venable are all low-end options with full-time gigs, too. Stay tuned for updates, but it appears the Mets will be adding an outfielder.

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