Gerardo Parra to the Brewers

Arizona Diamondbacks’ two-time gold glover and long time outfielder Gerardo Parra has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two minor league prospects in OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda.

Mitch Haniger is a 6’2 215 lbs outfielder who was a former first round pick by the brewers back in 2012, he has spent the entire season in AA where he is hitting .255 along wit 10 home runs in 67 games. Scouts say he has good power that is still developing  for the 24 year-old righty. While the other prospect Anthony Banda is only 20 years old, the 6’2 LHP has good makeup to become a solid major league pitcher. He’s not going to be a #1 or a #2 he’s more fit for a middle of the rotation type pitcher in a few season.

Gerardo Parra was told by the Diamondbacks this offseason that they want him to improve on hitting lefties, however Parra has hit .212 vs. lefties this season. With the emergence of youngster David Peraltait seemed as if Parra’s days in the desert were numbered. Today the Snakes finally pulled the trigger and made the move as the fans in Arizona are heartbroken because Parra was a fan favorite. Parra has one year left of arbitration and after that he could become an expensive platoon player, his defense is where he makes his money and in Milwaukee with Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun he doesn’t need to be that big bat to be effective for this team, who is trying to make a push for the playoffs.

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