05/19/2013 - College PREP - Lebanon (Nashville), TN Parker is a 2B/RHP that will graduate in 2014. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.34 60 time. Feet are active as he moves well laterally and works to square balls up, displaying clean hands. He shows off his athletic abilities on slow roller plays but needs to work on his feeds / turns of the double play to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Ward shows a balanced approach. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path and makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For grades to continue to improve, he needs to work on keeping hands inside the ball to utilize all fields and get stride foot down sooner. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to load more and use his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 77-79 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with sharp break and shows flashes of being a quality pitch when he stays on top of ball. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a solid feel for with fading action. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and throws more strikes. Parker has abilities with room to improve.