Gerardo Parra Should Also Be An Early Season Fantasy Option for the Colorado Rockies

Apr 5, 2017

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The Colorado Rockies’ misfortunes have opened the door for a couple of veterans to have increased fantasy value in the early going. Yesterday we discussed Mark Reynolds getting extra time with Ian Desmond on the shelf. An injury to David Dahl (rib) should lead to extra at bats for Gerardo Parra.
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So far Parra has responded going five for nine (.556 batting average) with a run and four RBI in the first two games.
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Parra hit .253 with 45 runs, seven home runs, 39 RBI and six stolen bases in 368 at bats for Colorado last year.
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As I mentioned yesterday the Rockies have 13 home games in the next 21 games so that should play into Parra’s favor. Parra hit .294 at home last year (.210 on the road) with five home runs. For his a career he has a .289 average.
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April was by far his best month last year in terms of batting average as well as he hit .287 compared to .241 the rest of the way.
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So if you are looking for a good value in outfield for the first couple weeks of the season, Parra is a nice option.

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