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Steve Parker

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Steve Parker
Name: Stephen Calder Parker
Born: Sep 3, 1987 in San Diego, Calif. USA
High School: American Fork (Utah) HS
College: Brigham Young
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career2,048.265.350.41051
Drafted in the 5th round (153rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2009 (signed for $165,600)
The first player likely to be selected out of the Beehive State is Brigham Young third baseman Steve Parker, who drew glowing praise from coaches and scouts. BYU recruiting coordinator Ryan Roberts said he likes Parker's chance to hit in the big leagues more than any other player he's coached in his 12 years in the business. The numbers back up the rave reviews. In 205 at-bats, Parker hit .361/.465/.595 with 13 doubles and nine home runs. He shows good pitch recognition and strong wrists. He can drive the ball the other way with authority and is short to the ball with a swing that spends a lot of time in the strike zone. Parker has worked hard to improve his defense at third base, cutting his errors in half this season. He's still likely to move off the position, perhaps to second base, but even if he goes to first base he is a pure enough hitter to warrant a Mark Grace comparison from one scout.
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