• Full name Parker Jake Chavers
  • Born 07/25/1998 in Montgomery, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Coastal Carolina
  • Drafted in the 7th round (214th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2021 (signed for $125,000).
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    Chavers ranked as the No. 167 prospect in the 2020 class and likely would have ranked higher than that if it wasn’t for an arm issue that prevented him from playing at all in the shortened season. Plenty of scouts really liked the five-tool ability Chavers has shown, but they wanted to see more collegiate production and were a bit worried about some of his swing-and-miss tendencies. This spring, Chavers led the Chanticleers in hitting and posted a .318/.407/.477 line with five home runs and lowered his strikeout rate from 18% in 2019 to 13%. Listed at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Chavers is a plus-plus runner with above-average defense, above-average arm strength and at least solid raw power. He didn’t tap into as much in-game juice this spring as he showed in 2019, but that overall tool set from a lefthanded-hitting center fielder is typically coveted by scouts. What could complicate Chavers’ draft stock is his age. He’ll be 23 just after the draft and how teams decide to weigh that could lower him on some boards. While Chavers does have the tools for an everyday profile, he has struggled throughout his collegiate career against lefthanders, and this spring hit just .246/.313/.328 against them in an admittedly small sample—though he also struggled against southpaws in 2019.

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Career Transactions

  • OF Parker Chavers assigned to Chicago Cubs.
  • OF Parker Chavers roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.

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