The 28-year-old Parra is having the best season of his career, hitting .328/.369/.517 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in 351 plate appearances. The two-time Gold Glove winner also has nine stolen bases this season. Parra is a very good defensive outfielder and he’ll remind a lot of Orioles fans of Nick Markakis in the outfield, as he doesn’t have the greatest range, but when the ball is hit is way he’s going to make the play. The one downside to the trade is that Parra will be a free agent following this season.
We ranked Davies as the Orioles sixth best prospect in the preseason. The 22-year-old is having his best season of his career in the minors, posting an ERA of 2.84 over 101 1/3 innings. He also adds a WHIP of 1.22 and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
Source says pending physicals Os will have their outfielder Gerardo Parra for 22 yo Zach Davies— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) July 31, 2015
#Brewers had been seeking two players in exchange for Parra but took highly rated Zach Davies instead. One for one.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 31, 2015