12/01/2013 - College PREP - Cedar Hill (DFW), TX Parker is a lean, athletic RHP/3B that will graduate in 2016 and shows potential at both positions. On the mound, delivery is repeatable as he uses his lower half well and allows his arm action to work long and well to the plate through a 3/4 arm slot. Fastball shows a range of 83 - 84 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break and shows potential as being a quality pitch. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with arm side run. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At 3B, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays clean / smooth actions. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.32 60 time. He utilizes his quick feet well in attacking ground balls, playing through ground balls, and displays soft / sure hands. He moves well laterally, displaying range and shows a solid backhand. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he works to present hands more out front. At the plate continues to shine, displaying solid hitting abilities and above average power through an athletic setup with rhythm. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through level swing path. He has strength and shows a feel for the barrel with ball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to stay inside the ball to utilize all fields. With 3 years to further develop, Parker has the makings of a special type player and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities, possibly as a two-way player.