5 - Juan Parra
Juan Parra
Height: 5-7
Weight: 135
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Caguas, P.R.
High School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School
Position: OF

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Appeared in 35 games, making 15 starts ... batted .246 and scored 14 runs to go with eight stolen bases ... singled and drove in a pair of runs in his only at-bat Feb. 2 against Utah ... batted safely in five straight games from Feb. 16-23, batting .389 (7-for-18) and scoring six runs ... went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored against Cal Poly on Feb. 23 ... scored three runs against Stanford on March 6 ... singled in his only at-bat Apr. 29 against Loyola Marymount.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Appeared in 27 games, making one start ... defensive specialist and pinch-runner extraordinaire ... stole two bases on the year ... made a spectacular diving catch to preserve a tied game against UC Riverside on Feb. 19 ... scored a run March 18 against Northwestern ... stole a base and scored a run as a pinch-runner at Loyola Marymount on April 22.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School in Gurabo, P.R. ... played baseball under head coach Edwin Correa ... was named league's Defensive Player of the Year ... batted .456 as the team finished second at the World Palomino Championships ... team finished the year 25-3.

PERSONAL: Born in Bayamon, P.R. ... son of Juan Parra and Olivia Ortiz ... has three brothers, Juan Antonio, Juan Carlos, and Hector Pellot ... relatives Alex and Joey Cora have gone on to professional careers in Major League Baseball ... goals include becoming a professional baseball player and a successful businessman ... major is finance.

 

Parra's Career Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2006 .000 10/0 10 2 0 0/0/0 0 0/6 2/3
2007 .246 35/15 57 14 14 1/0/0 5 11/9 8/10
2008 DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 .260 46/36 123 19 32 3/2/0 16 16/26 3/4
Career .242 108/52 190 35 46 4/2/0 21 27/2 13/17