Jul 3, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra (8) is greeted in the dugout after scoring a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning at PNC Park. The Diamondbacks won 10-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Gerardo Parra traded to Milwaukee. Does this make him fantasy relevant?

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony Banda.

Parra is hitting .259 with 18 doubles, three triples, six homers, and 30 RBI this season.

The Diamondbacks likely moved Parra to alleviate the logjam they currently have in the outfield.  With David Peralta and Ender Inciarte playing well, A.J. Pollock nearing a return, and need Mark Trumbo‘s power in the lineup, the D-Backs needed to make some room.  The most logical thing to do was trade the serviceable Parra for prospects.


Peralta will get a chance to shine with Parra being traded. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Parra will likely move into a platoon with Khris Davis in Milwaukee, and will probably see less at bats than he did in Arizona.  Parra was never a standard mixed league option anyway, but for those of you in moderate leagues, he can likely be dropped.  Deep leaguers may want to see how the Brewers use him first before making any roster decisions.

This  move should increase the value of David Peralta.  He is hitting .313 with nine doubles, four triples, three homers, a pair of steals, and 19 RBI in 176 at bats.  That kind of production make him worthy of a spot in any moderate or deep league.  If he gets everyday at bats and keeps this up, he may be standard league material just in time for the stretch run.

A.J. Pollock will also have an everyday spot reserved for him now when he comes off of the disabled list.  Pollock is on track to begin a rehab assignment this weekend, and could be back in the Diamondbacks outfield in less than two weeks.  His .316 average, eight homers, and six steals make him worthy of stashing in all but standard leagues.  Even then, if you are a standard league owner in need of all around production and have a bench slot, I would recommend grabbing him since playing time will no longer be an issue.

The prospects that the Diamondbacks got in return likely will not see the major leagues this season.  The 23 year old Haniger was .255 with ten homers for AA Huntsville, and could earn a September call up if he plays well in the Diamondbacks organization.  He was the number three prospect in the Milwaukee organization prior to the trade, and may be worth a look if he gets a call in September.

The 20 year old Banda likely will be a reliever, and will have no immediate fantasy relevance.

Stay tuned to FantasyCPR today and tomorrow to find out the impact of all of the deadline trades!

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