Christian Parra

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Christian Parra

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Biographical Information[edit]

Christian Parra pitched three seasons in the minors, winning one league pitcher of the year honor.

Undrafted, Parra was signed by the Atlanta Braves. He split 1999 between the Jamestown Jammers (1-2, 3.10, 62 K in 49 1/3 IP) and Macon Braves (1-1, 3.31 in 6 G). He tied for 7th in the New York-Penn League in whiffs. He was amazing for the 2000 Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 17-4, 2.28 with 163 strikeouts and only 98 hits in 158 2/3 IP. In his lone relief outing, he went the final six innings to finish a combined 7-inning no-hitter with Tim Spooneybarger against the Frederick Keys. He led the Carolina League in wins (two more than runner-up Horacio Ramirez), tied CC Sabathia, Luke Hudson and Ramirez for second in shutouts (2, one behind Geronimo Mendoza) and was second in strikeouts (5 behind Ryan Cameron). In the Braves chain, he was led in wins by 2 over Ramirez, led in ERA and was second in strikeouts (5 behind Matt Belisle). He was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Year. He fell to 3-8, 5.44 for the 2001 Greenville Braves with 56 walks in 89 1/3 IP, missed 2002 to injury and never played in the minors again, disappearing from the scene almost as suddenly as he had appeared. He later played in minor loops in Mexico.

Overall, Parra had gone 22-15 with a 3.36 ERA in 59 minor league games; the only relief appearance was his six-inning no-hit effort. In 329 innings, he struck out 344 and walked 143 while allowing 264 hits. At the plate, he went 5 for 20 with a walk and two homers for a .550 slugging percentage.

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