After another stellar outing by Parra yesterday I got curious about his past workload. Here are his yearly IP according to The Baseball Cube:
2002 - 49.2
2003 - 138.2
2004 - 73.1
2005 - 91.0
2006 - 86.0
2007 - 133.0
Assuming he is past his arm problems, it is conceivable that even if he makes the team out of spring training we are not going to have a full year of him. If you use this law of 30 that everybody was referencing with Gallardo, we probably shouldn't expect more than 160-165 innings. That being the case, what is the best way to distribute those innings or do we consider him a special circumstance that isn't bound by that 30 inning rule because he is older than Gallardo?
If limited by his IP totals, how would you prefer Parra's innings be controlled?
start him off in the bigs, shut him down mid-season with an allotment of innings remaining so he could be used down the stretch (9 votes)
throw IP out the window and ride him all year long (17 votes)
other (8 votes)
aaa to start the season to keep his IP down before a mid-season call up (23 votes)
ride him from the start of the season right up till he hits his limit (8 votes)
65 total votes