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Tyler Parker, c

School: Georgia Tech. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 212 Birthdate: 5/13/81
Previously Drafted: Mets '99 (6th round).
Scouting Report: Parker may have the highest ceiling of any catcher in the draft, but he shared time behind the plate in his first two seasons, missed much of his sophomore year with thumb and wrist injuries and never has played as well as he did in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2000. His raw tools, including his size (6-foot-3, 212 pounds), power and arm strength, are fine. He has a long swing and strikes out too much, has some funkiness to his arm action and doesn't receive balls as well as he should. Some clubs say he's more suited for first base, but a catcher-hungry team that believes in his potential and thinks that all he needs is the repetition of pro ball could take him in the second or third round.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.318

223

51

71

18

3

9

54

13

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