09/04/2020 - HS All-Region Tournament
Parker continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are strong (83 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times showed in the 2.18 range with accuracy / carry (87 mph velocity) on his throws. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 82 mph Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with tight spin and late depth. He maintains arm speed on his changeup showing a feel for pitch with sink. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and 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.
07/28/2020 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Parker is a coachable catching prospect who worked hard on his skills during the National World Series at Pirate City. Behind the plate, Parker tracks the ball into his glove and replaces his feet to throw. He creates good angles to block and is quick recovering to his feet. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a centered stride. He rotates his core through the zone well and produces solid line drives. Overall, Parker is a solid prospect who has upside on the diamond.
11/17/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Germantown (Memphis), TN
Parker is an athletic and talented 2023 utility prospect. Behind the dish, Parker presents a low target, he works behind the ball, and sees the ball into his glove. When blocking, he leads with his glove and moves laterally well. When throwing, he has a clean exchange, he has good footwork, and has a quick release. At 2B, Parker is on time with his prep step, he presents a low/early glove, and works from the ground up. He has a good first step to the ball and makes the routine play. At the plate, Parker starts in a crouched stance, he gets his front foot down on time, and stays balanced through contact. He has a good bat path and is a line drive hitter that shows pop to the middle part of the field. Parker will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown
Parker is a coachable C/2B prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Spring Training at Historic Dodgertown. Behind the plate, Parker tracks the ball into his glove and gains momentum well on his throws. His arm fits his position and he makes accurate throws with carry through the 2B bag. He is quick moving to block and creates good angles. Sitting in a lower primary stance can help Parker improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a soft stride. He gets his hands activated on time and is explosive driving his lower half through. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed and good extension, leading to solid gap to gap pop. Parker can improve as a hitter by continuing to add strength. With four more years to develop, Parker has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/18/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Germantown (Memphis), TN
Parker is a solid, 2-way player who catches and plays 2nd base. Behind the plate, Parker sits in well, he tracks the ball to the glove, and keeps it in front of his body. He has a quick exchange and a quick release to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.35 seconds. At 2nd base, Parker fields in a low position, he funnels well, and has a quick/accurate arm across the diamond. Offensively, Parker has a square set-up, he flashes some bat speed, and hits with strength to the pull side. Parker will need to work on the following in order for skills to improve.
2. Gain ground
1. Quicken feet
2. Fielding position
3. Arm strength
1. Lower body
3. Swing path