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Jarrett Parker

#32 | OF | AngelsLAA
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Jarrett Parker
Name: Jarrett Paul Parker
Born: Jan 1, 1989 in Stafford, Va. USA
High School: Colonial Forge HS, Stafford, Va.
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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2019105.305.447.5626
Career2,626.262.368.458109
Drafted in the 2nd round (74th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2010 (signed for $700,000)
Parker was a key player in Virginia's College World Series run in 2009, and he looked like a likely first-rounder with his body and track record. He slowed down by the time the Cavaliers arrived in Omaha, though, and he hit just .188 in the Cape Cod League. He got off to a slow start in 2010, and his stock continued to fall. His average dipped below .300 for some time, though he turned it on as the draft approached, raising his line to .322/.414/.574 with seven home runs in mid-May. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Parker would be the final product if someone were asked to draw up the body of a major league outfielder with his long, lean frame. He's a good defender in center field with plus speed and an average arm. At the plate, Parker's strength and leverage give him good raw power. Against Duke this season he crushed a hanging changeup that one-hopped an office building in right field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, which is also home of the Triple-A franchise. Parker's long arms do make him prone to a long swing and high strikeout numbers, and most scouts think he won't hit for a very high average. He would benefit from shortening up his swing and utilizing his speed more. Many hoped for a better season out of him and see him as a risky pick, but there's a lot of upside as well. He could go in the sandwich round, though it's possible that he could slide into the second round.
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