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Offline imref

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Follow the Prospects: Mitchel Parker, LHP
« Topic Start: June 08, 2021, 11:53:08 AM »
6-4, 225lbs
Drafted in the 5th round of the 2020 draft (153rd overall). Previously drafted by the Cubs in 2018 and Tampa in 2019.
Played at San Jacinto College, Houston TX (same school as Jackson Rutledge)
From Albuquerque NM
Born September 27, 1999

Final season at JuCo: 5-0, 1.19 ERA, 64Ks in 30.1 innings

Currently assigned to Fredricksburg (Low-A)

So far in 2021:
6 starts, 2-3, 3.29 ERA, 27.1 IP, 18 H, 13 R, 17 BB, 50 Ks, 1.280 WHIP
16.5 SO9

Nationals assistant general manager and vice president of scouting operations Kris Kline called Parker’s delivery “funky” and “unconventional”. And this is a good thing, according to Parker’s college coach at San Jacinto, Tom Arrington.

“Mitchell is unique in his delivery,” Arrington said. “His arm slot and his arm is a little longer on the back side, but it comes out of the same slot with each of his pitches. He creates a tunneling effect. He can throw the four-seam fastball, which has got good spin rate on it. And then the tunneling of the breaking ball coming right out of that same slot, it’s hard to hold up on. I think he had over two strikeouts per inning. That’s tough to do, even at our level.”

Parker in High School:

Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mitchel Parker, LHP
« Reply #1: June 08, 2021, 01:30:54 PM »
Once cavalli (and probably Henry) move up to AA, I imagine he’ll be called up to Wilmington

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mitchel Parker, LHP
« Reply #2: June 08, 2021, 01:31:23 PM »
If that delivery stays consistent, he's going to fare really well against righty batters.  That ball is really well hidden from that handle.