09/02/2022 - Baseball Factory's All-Region Tournament (HS) with Video Showcase
Parker continues to show as a prospect with his baseball abilities at the All-Region tournament. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.12 range with accuracy on his throws. Throws are accurate with carry (88 mph velocity) on his throws. He shows a squared setup, tracks well, and sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he shows a balanced setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
12/20/2021 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1
Parker is a coachable C prospect who showed well during the Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City. Behind the dish, Parker sits in an athletic stance and receives with a strong glove. His exchange is clean and he gets rid of the ball quickly, making accurate throws with carry through the 2B bag. He is smooth moving to block and centers dirt balls in the middle of his body. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance with loose hands. He is fluid to load and is explosive driving his lower half through. He generates fast bat speed through the zone and drives the ball from gap to gap with authority. Overall, Parker is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
10/17/2021 - All-In Membership - Grapevine (DFW), TX
Parker is a solid, strong catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. He is a pure catch and throw backstop who also will make an impact with the bat. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. Quick lateral movements allow him to center/deaden pitches in the dirt off a soft chest. Receiving / blocking tools show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. Runners will not want to test his cannon for an arm (85 mph velocity) with impressive pop times of 2.17. Offensively, he continues to shine with solid hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. He has athletic/smooth actions with fluid rhythm to load. He gets good hand separation and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. With 3 years to further develop, Parker has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.