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Darnell Parker Jr.

Darnell Parker Jr. SS/2B

  • Carrollton, VA
  • IMG Academy
  • Grad 2023
  • Ht 5'11''
  • Wt 160 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 91 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.82 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.81 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.56 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.82 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.81 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.60 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.70 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'9'' Broad Jump
  • 6'6'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 6'5'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 107 psi Grip (L)
  • 97 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 91 mph mph Velocity
  • 60 Arm Grade

Position - SS

  • 60 Fielding Grade

Position - 2B

  • 60 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 58 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 50 Power Grade (R)
  • 81 mph mph Exit Velocity

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • SS/2BPosition Projection

09/04/2020 - HS All-Region Tournament Darnell continues to shine on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities are at a pro level as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Throws are accurate with carry across the diamond. At the plate, hitting abilities are excellent through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Only a 2023 grad - Parker is a definite follow over the next couple of years.

01/17/2020 - 2020 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament Darnell has worked incredibly hard over the past 2 years and his improvements showed at the Pre-Season Rookie All-American. On the infield, Darnell shows athletic movements with smooth and effective footwork as he moves to the ball. He gets a +1st step off the bat showing agile range and fields the ball with soft and confident hands exchanging the ball in front of his body. He gets rid of the ball with a strong arm and accuracy showing a 91 MPH raw velo. At the plate, he sets up slightly closed with comfortable hands and starts his swing with a simple load. He gets his foot down under control as he gets his lower thru showing a smooth swing. He makes consistent contact with a line drive approach hitting the ball to all fields. Darnell has been an impressive prospect over the past few years and will be a player to watch as he continues to grow and get better.

10/16/2019 - Arizona Freshman Fall Classic Darnell is a coachable MIF prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Arizona Fall Classic. In the field, Darnell takes a good first step and is smooth moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball out in front of his body with soft, sure hands. He makes a quick exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a controlled stride. He is fluid getting his hands activated in his load and hits against a strong front side, producing solid contact. Overall, Darnell is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.

01/18/2019 - 2019 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament Darnell shined once again at the All American Preseason Rookie tournament. At SS, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.

07/22/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14) Darnell continues to shine on the diamond. At SS, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up, presenting hands as he makes the plays. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.

12/27/2017 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14) Darnell continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth actions. Feet are active as he attacks balls but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard.

09/23/2017 - FDI Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend (12-14) Darnell is a coachable player who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square, athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and leads well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with decent bat speed which leads to consistent, square contact. Darnell can improve as a hitter by finishing his swing with a firm front side in his lower half. With six more years to develop, Darnell has the time and potential to further progress his skills at the plate.

07/18/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14) Darnell continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. At SS, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are aggressive in attacking balls but needs to play through more with his body. Glove action is soft / clean but will benefit by presenting more out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on the backhand play. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.

03/26/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Ashburn (DC), VA Darnell is a SS/OF who will graduate in 2023. At SS, he displays quick/fluid footwork and he fields Gb's in a low/athletic position. He attacks the ball with soft hands and a clean exchange to throw. In the OF, he takes active routes tracking down hard-hit fly balls. He gets behind the ball and makes accurate/on line throws to his target. Offensively with the bat, Darnell presents an athletic setup with a smooth rhythm to load. He stays balanced as he drives pitches with pull side pop from gap to gap. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.

Infield
1. Keep glove down
2. Arm strength (long toss)
Outfield
1. Quicker 1st step
2. Play through more
Offense
1. Improve bat speed
2. Extend through contact

								

Profile

Darnell Parker Jr. Carrollton, VA info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position SS
Grad Year 2023 Secondary Position 2B
High School IMG Academy Bats Right
Height 5'11'' Throws Right
Weight 160 LBS Arm 91 mph
60 YD 7.82

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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