We wrote often this summer of the defensive exploits of Arizona Diamondbacks outfielders Gerardo Parra and Chris Young.
As we recall, Parra didn't even start the season as an everyday left-fielder but won the full-time job by dint of his solid hitting (he hovered around .300 all year long) and by what he brought to the table defensively.
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