Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider
Parker was a 27th-round pick of the Cubs last year. He has a chance to go better in this year’s draft after an excellent season as a starter at San Jacinto (Texas) JC. Parker struck out 15.5 batters per nine innings while posting a 1.54 ERA. He sits 89-93 mph and has improved his splitter and curveball this year. He has always shown the ability to spin a breaking ball, but he now locates it better. Parker’s delivery does raise some concerns. He has a long arm action with a plunge, leading to control issues (6.3 walks per nine).