Dec
17

Yankees claim Jordan Parraz off waivers

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Via Chad Jennings, the Yankees have claimed outfielder Jordan Parraz off waivers from the Red Sox, who claimed him off waivers from the Royals earlier this offseason. The 26-year-old posted a .341 wOBA in 501 plate appearances with Kansas City’s Triple-A affiliate in 2010, playing rightfield exclusively. He dabbled in center a few years back.

Baseball America ranked Parraz as the 19th best prospect in the Royals system coming in this season, saying he’s a “gap-to-gap hitter with below-average usable power,” although they note that he shows very good power in batting practice. A cannon throwing arm is Parraz’s best tool. It sounds like he’s a classic ‘tweener, without enough bat for a corner or enough glove for center. It’s a depth pickup, because the Yankees have very little outfield depth at the Triple-A level.

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13 Comments»

  1. bexarama says:

    Take THAT Boston. ;P

  2. Granderslam says:

    PLAN B! Kidding. Good depth move.

  3. chris s says:

    is he really going to make the team as a 4th outfielder? so get ready to send him back.

  4. Chris M. says:

    Stick him on the mound. No use with the stick anymore.

  5. Steve H says:

    Cash caught Theo sleeping again.

  6. theyankeewarrior says:

    Instead of joking about these minor moves, I will just go ahead and say that this sounds solid.

    Our AAA outfielders are flat out terrible. This guy sounds like he could come up in a pinch and get us through a week or two if we have injuries – ala Huffman – only with more upside.

    Good to see Cash is on the grind.

    I’ve make a lot of BS comments about this lack of moves this off-season but at this point, the less we hear, the better.

    Cash needs to operate in stealth mode in order to nab us some starting pitching. I don’t want to hear a thing until we ninja a #2 from someone.

  7. pete says:

    I’m gonna have so many old-fashioned photographs taken of me wearing wild west clothing, it’s gonna be SICK

  8. solamon says:

    he’s good but we need a starter

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