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Mitchell Parker

#17 | LHP | NationalsWAS
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Mitchell Parker
Name: Mitchell James Parker
Born: Sep 27, 1999 in Albuquerque, NM
High School: Manzano HS, Albuquerque
Junior College: San Jacinto (Texas) JC
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 5th round (153rd overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2020 (signed for $100,000)
San Jacinto (Texas) JC averaged 13 strikeouts per nine innings as a team this spring, so high strikeout numbers are commonplace for the Gators. But even on a team that collected strikeouts in bunches, Parker stood out. He had 64 strikeouts and 18 walks in 30.1 innings, good for 19 strikeouts per nine innings to lead all of NJCAA D-I. Parker has a strong lower half and some funkiness to his delivery that makes it hard for hitters to get comfortable swings. His two-seam fastball sits 89-93 mph with some armside run and an above-average spin rate. His big-breaking, mid-70s downer curveball plays well off his fastball. He struggles to locate his breaking ball at times, but it’s a plus pitch when it's. His splitter functions as his changeup and shows above-average potential with some late fade. He’s tinkered with a slider, but it hasn’t really developed. Parker is a Kentucky signee.
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