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Gerardo Parra
Gerardo Parra (20190689676).jpg
Parra with the Orioles in 2015
Washington Nationals – No. 88
Outfielder / First baseman
Born: (1987-05-06) May 6, 1987 (age 32)
Santa Barbara del Zulia, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 13, 2009, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through September 29, 2019)
Batting average.276
Home runs88
Runs batted in522
Career highlights and awards

Gerardo Enrique Parra (born May 6, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2009. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, and San Francisco Giants.

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Major league career

Arizona Diamondbacks

Parra during his tenure with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011
Parra during his tenure with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011

On May 13, 2009 he was called up from AA (Double A) Mobile BayBears when left fielder Conor Jackson was placed on the disabled list.[1] He was inserted into the starting lineup the same day, and in his first Major League at bat he became the 100th player in MLB history to hit a home run in his first at bat.[2]

In his first five games he had at least one RBI, becoming the second player since Mike Lansing (1993) in the last 30 years to accomplish this feat. Parra was named NL Rookie of the Month for May and reached base in each of his first 17 games.[3]

In 2011, Parra broke out batting .292 with 8 home runs and 46 runs batted in. Not only did he do well offensively, he also established himself as a threat with his powerful throwing arm, throwing out runners on various occasions. He was a very underrated player in 2011 as he was a key ingredient in leading the Diamondbacks turnaround.[4]

After an outstanding season defensively Parra was awarded the 2011 National League Left Fielder Gold Glove award on November 1, 2011.[5]

In an 18 inning game on 24–25 August 2013 at the Philadelphia Phillies, Parra collected a career-high five hits. The teams drew a combined 28 bases on balls, a National League record. The Diamondbacks' 18 walks tied the National League mark. The game lasted seven hours and six minutes, the longest in franchise history for both clubs.[6][7]

Milwaukee Brewers

On July 31, 2014, the Diamondbacks traded Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor leaguers Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda.[8] Parra hit between Arizona and Milwaukee .261 with 9 home runs and 40 RBI's.

Baltimore Orioles

On July 31, 2015, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for Zach Davies.[9] After a slow start with the O's, Parra tied a career-high in hits with five on August 16 in an 18-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The five hits were the most hits he had collected in a nine-inning game.

Colorado Rockies

On January 19, 2016, Parra signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Rockies.[10] In his first season as a Rockie, he spent time on the disabled list. He played in 102 games, hitting just .253/.271/.399 with a strikeout to walk ratio of 73/9.

He bounced back the following season, hitting career highs in average (.309) and RBIs (71).

On April 13, 2018, Parra was suspended for four games due to his involvement in a brawl that occurred with the Padres two days prior. He ended his three year contract hitting .284/.342/.372 with 6 home runs and 53 runs batted in.

On October 30, 2018, the Rockies declined the 2019 option on Parra's contract, instead paying him a $1.5 million buyout and making him a free agent.[11]

San Francisco Giants

On February 12, 2019, Parra signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants that included an invitation to spring training.[12] He batted .198/.278/.267. He was designated for assignment on May 3, 2019.

Washington Nationals

On May 9, 2019, Parra signed a one-year major league contract with the Washington Nationals.[13][14] His first hit with the team was a go-ahead grand slam in a May 11 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.[15] In 2019 with the Nationals he batted .250/.300/.447. Between the Giants and the Nationals combined, in 2019 he batted .234/.293/.391 with nine home runs and 48 RBIs in 274 at bats.[16] During his time with the Nationals, at the suggestion of his children, Parra changed his walk-up music to the popular children's song "Baby Shark". This became a crowd favorite throughout the second half of 2019, as crowds at Nationals Park began to sing along and do the accompanying motions whenever Parra came up to bat.[17]

See also


  1. ^ Schlegel, John (May 13, 2009). "Shorthanded D-backs call up outfield help". Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  2. ^ Singer, Tom (May 13, 2009). "Parra goes deep in first career at-bat". Retrieved June 30, 2009.
  3. ^ Rubin, Adam. "". Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Dodgers, Red Sox trios lead Gold Glove winners". 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  6. ^ "D-backs outlast Phillies in game lasting over 7 hours". August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "D-backs win longest game in franchise history". August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  8. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks trade Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee Brewers for prospects Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda". Arizona Sports. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  9. ^ Todd, Jeff (July 31, 2015). "Orioles Acquire Gerardo Parra". mlb traderumors. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  10. ^ Harding, Thomas (January 19, 2016). "Parra officially a Rockie, thrilled to play at Coors". Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "Rockies decline $12.5M option on outfielder Gerardo Parra". Fox Sports. October 30, 2018.
  12. ^ Adams, Steve (February 12, 2019). "Giants, Gerardo Parra Agree To Minor League Deal". Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Nationals agree to terms with Gerardo Parra". Nationals Communications. May 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "Nationals sign outfielder Gerardo Parra to 1-year deal," Associated Press, May 9, 2016, Retrieved May 9, 2019
  15. ^ "New arrival Gerardo Parra's grand slam lifts Nationals over Dodgers". Washington Post. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Gerardo Parra Stats". Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  17. ^ Shaikin, Bill (October 5, 2019). "Nationals' Gerardo Parra starts stadium craze with 'Baby Shark' song". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 16, 2019.

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