Yankees claim Jordan Parraz off waivers

The RAB Radio Show: December 17, 2010
Food For Thought: Derek Jeter

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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The RAB Radio Show: December 17, 2010
Food For Thought: Derek Jeter
  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Take THAT Boston. ;P

    • Gonzo

      1st Turpen, now Parraz, next Lester!

  • Granderslam

    PLAN B! Kidding. Good depth move.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    yayyyy! (?)

  • chris s

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      It’s a waiver claim, there’s no sending him back. He’s Yankee property now.

      • Plank

        As long as he’s on the 40-man.

  • Chris M.

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

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Cash caught Theo sleeping again.

  • theyankeewarrior

    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.

    • First Time Poster

      but CA$H!!!!111 hes teh suxor!!!!

      Sorry, I could not refrain. I agree, though.

  • pete

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

  • http://yesnetwork.com solamon

    he’s good but we need a starter