Royals Sign John Parrish

The Royals signed lefty John Parrish to a minor league deal, according to a team press release.  Parrish, 32, missed all of '09 with a shoulder injury.  In 2008 he posted a 4.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, and 4.04 ERA in 42.3 innings for the Blue Jays.  He has not had success against lefties in recent years.


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11 Comments on "Royals Sign John Parrish"


Guest
5 years 6 months ago

We need to be optimistic about these minor league signings. possibly the next david aardsma? (even though he wasnt a minor league signing)

S8P7W
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t think he has the upside to be the next Aardsma, but he could be a decent mid-season callup.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

yeah but the whole point of minor league signings is that you never know. How could have thought that Aardsma or Kevin Correia would do what they did?

S8P7W
5 years 6 months ago

Aardsma was always an intriguing arm with a lot of potential (mostly due to his fastball velocity). Correia had some nice seasons as a reliever/spot starter before last year.
But as I look at Parrish’s numbers of years past, I see a pretty decent pitcher. I don’t think he has much upside, but he could be a league average hurler next year. And I’m rooting for him, as a Jays fan.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Please don’t try and avoid the undeniable fact that John Parrish has no value at all.

5 years 6 months ago

Technically, you’re right–anyone could be the next David Aardsma. However, it’s more likely he’ll be the next, well, John Parrish.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

ok thats actually a good point. But it’s good to be optimistic. We all love good Baseball stories!!

mstrchef13
5 years 6 months ago

Parrish is very useful when he has some control. He’s pretty useless when he can’t. He’s a good guy, so I hope that KC signed the good version.

dugoutdog
5 years 6 months ago

Another underwhelming Royals rehab signing. Not as bad as a major-league contract to Brian Anderson, but likely just a stop-gap Hans Brinker type who’ll get a turn somewhere down the line. Not as promising as Campillo, but still… Good luck on the comeback Mr Parrish.

Alldaybaseball
5 years 6 months ago

Campillo, Betement, now Parish can never have enough depth.

teewashy
5 years 6 months ago

The final missing piece to the Royals 2010 World Series Championship is now complete. Ain’t no stoppin us now!!