02/02/2020 - Interactive Video Program - Mobile, AL
Parker continues to show progressing skills and did so during his last workout in Mobile. At 3B, Parker has active feet, athletic actions, and he fields cleanly. He squares up well to the ball, his exchange is clean, and he throws with momentum and accuracy from a short arm action across the diamond. On the mound, Parker keeps his eyes on target, he throws strikes, and he lands in a square position toward home plate. Offensively, Parker has a square/athletic stance, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has a consistent/direct barrel, he hits line drives, and taps into his lower body. Continued work on the following can help skills improve.
1. Follow throws
3. Arm strength
3. Arm strength
1. Bat speed
12/14/2019 - Florida Regional Offensive Skills and Pitching/Catching Combined Weekend (Ages 12-14)
Parker is an athletic 2026 RHP prospect that was coachable and eager to learn. On the bump, Parker gathers over the rubber, he separates on time, and has a loose arm action. He extends through his delivery and rotates toward his target. His release is inconsistent and he tends to stand up on his finish. Continuing to ride his back leg toward the plate and working north to south will improve his delivery. He throws his fastball down in the zone for strikes and has some feel for his changeup. At the plate, Parker starts in an athletic stance, he loads his hands back into the drive position, and gets his front foot down on time. He rotates his lower half and gets his bat through the strike zone. He needs to continue to improve his pitch recognition, attack the inside part of the ball, and keep his head down at contact. Parker will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory's Fall Classic Tournament at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Parker is a solid, athletic C/RHP who will graduate in 2026. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times show a range of 3.39 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to build more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he shows a squared with balance setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 55-56 mph with cutting action. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength, works to throw more strikes, and develops better off speed stuff. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, plays hard, and is very coachable. With 6 years to further develop, Parker has potential with time and room to progress his game.
08/25/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Pensacola, FL
Parker is a solid, 2-way player who plays 3rd base and RHP. Defensively, Parker has a good 1st step to the ball, feet are active, and hands are firm. He fields in a square position and has a consistent arm across the diamond. On the mound, this RHP stands well over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He repeats his delivery, gets good extension on his pitches, and he competes in the zone. At the plate, Parker is an aggressive hitter with good barrel accuracy and he swings in good rhythm. He has explosive bat speed, makes consistent contact, and has pop in his bat. Parker can continue to get better with work on the following.
1. Arm strength
2. Arm action
1. Lower body
2. Let ball travel