Re: D'Backs to sign Cody Ross
How much better than Heisey is Parra?
If you go by OPS+, Heisey's career numbers are slightly better. If you go by wRC+, it's even more pronounced.
Defensively, Parra's undoubtedly better, though the different defensive measurements disagree as to how much.
On the basepaths, Heisey is obviously better.
If it seems that I'm again banging the drum for Heisey, I am. In nearly 1000 career ABs, he's a slightly better than league average bat who's proven capable of playing off the bench and providing power and baserunning acumen, two oft-overlooked components of a bench player.
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