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Kyle Parker

Kyle Parker
Name: Kyle James Parker
Born: Sep 30, 1989 in Fort Thomas, Ky. USA
High School: Bartram Trail HS, Jacksonville
College: Clemson
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (26th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2010 (signed for $1,400,000)
Parker has unique leverage, as he's a junior in baseball but finished his redshirt freshman football season in January as Clemson's starting quarterback. He threw for 2,526 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Tigers, and he's the first player in Division I history to throw for 20 touchdowns and hit 15 homers in the same season. Parker graduated high school a semester early to join the baseball team and was a Freshman All-American in 2008, clubbing 14 homers. His plate discipline slipped last year, but he has bounced back with a splendid junior season, hitting .391 with 17 home runs, making more consistent contact and being much more selective at the plate. Parker's a good athlete but not an elite, fast-twitch one, and his arm strength, like many quarterbacks, is just average in baseball. He may have enough arm for right field but would be a solid-average left fielder with polish. He has tremendous bat speed at the plate as well as good strength. He's a grinder on the ballfield, and scouts like his aptitude.
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