07/16/2022 - Baseball Factory National World Series at IMG Academy- Session 1 (HS)
Parker continues to show improvements on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive swing path. Lower half works well through an aggressive hip turn. At the event, he was 2 for 3 with 2 BB and 2 2B. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 76 mph. Fastball shows good sinking action. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
01/17/2022 - All-In Membership - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Parker is an OF/LHP prospect who will graduate in 2024. Medium frame athletic build with strength present and room to add throughout. In the OF, shows a good pre-pitch routine, with efficient footwork, and ability to cover ground. Aggressive routes on groundballs, with ability to pick out hops, and tries to field the baseball out front. Works through the baseball, with a clean transfer, and squares his shoulders to throw. Made consistent throws from a high 3/4 arm slot, with a long/loose arm action, and an arm velocity up to 77mph. On the mound, he gathers over the rubber and works with good direction towards target. Keeps his frontside closed and has a good glove tuck. He attacks hitters with a FB that sits 71-72mph with plus command, a 1/7 shaped breaking ball with early break, and a changeup with arm side run that he throws with FB arm speed. At the plate, he starts with an upright and even stance. Shows good balance at contact point with ability to keep hands inside the baseball. A quiet head enables him to track pitches well. Has a direct barrel path as he squared up baseballs to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 77mph. As he continues to develop and mature, we see him making huge strides on the baseball field.