Jarrett Parker | OF, 24 yo, 6-4, 210, BL, TL | 2010 Draft – 2 | (AA) 131 G, 524 PA, .245/.355/.430, .785 OPS, 18 HR, 13 SB, 11 CS, 60 BB, 161 K
He was drafted one round behind Gary Brown in 2010, and has now caught up to the former first round pick after having to repeat San Jose in 2012. Offensive performance has been pretty consistent between the Cal and Eastern Leagues, including surprising power numbers from the left side this year in Richmond. He was assigned to the AFL, where he showcased some pretty good defense in CF. Has an athletic 6-foot-4 frame. Strikes out in bunches, but can take a walk as well. His success on the bases fell pretty drastically with the move up to AA. He wasn’t protected on the 40-man this month, but he still has a chance to pass Brown in the pecking order next year if he performs.
They said it: “He made a lot of good adjustments in spring training. I think Kenny Joyce has done some good things with him to kind of smooth out his mechanics a little bit, simplified it, and he’s swinging the bat good right now,” ~ Dave Machemer, Richmond Manager