A team official confirmed a report from Jon Morosi that the Yankees have added outfielder Jordan Parraz off waivers from Boston.
Parraz never actually played in the Red Sox system. He was claimed off waivers from the Royals last month, and when Boston took him off their 40-man roster, the Yankees grabbed him.
Baseball American ranked Parraz as the Royals No. 19 prospect entering last season. The magazine described him as a “gap-to-gap hitter with below-average usable power.” His best tool is his arm, “which rates as a 70 on the 20-80 scouting scale.” Last year was his first full season in Triple-A, and he hit .266 with 11 home runs and 27 doubles in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Nothing to get too worked up about, but the Yankees are thin on outfielders in the upper levels, and a guy like Parraz could play a role similar to what Chad Huffman, Colin Curtis or Greg Golson did this year.
Plus he has a cool last name. Parraz. I don’t even know how to say it, but I like it.