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2.74 San Francisco Giants - Jarrett Parker, OF, Virginia

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The Giants spent the 74th overall pick on Jarrett Parker.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Jarrett Parker   Position: OF   School: Virginia   State: VA   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’4’’   Weight: 210

Bats: L   Throws: L   Birth Date: 1/1/89   Seiler Rating: 1B1   Last Drafted: Never

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

50

148

29

39

4

3

0

16

14

2

19

41

.264

.360

.331

2009

65

265

76

94

20

7

16

65

20

5

39

80

.355

.451

.664

2010

58

218

49

72

15

8

8

50

9

2

29

51

.330

.418

.583


Jarrett Parker is a toolsy collegiate outfielder from the University of Virginia. Parker came to the school from Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia. Though he went undrafted out of high school, he wasn’t a complete unknown. He was heavily recruited throughout his high school career, and he landed at Virginia because scouts were scared away due to his signability. He was never considered an elite high school prospect, but he was far from ignored. At Virginia, he’s turned into an elite-level prospect, though one that went through a slump this spring. He’s been a productive player for the Cavaliers since day one, though, and he recovered late in the spring to regain what draft stock he had coming into the season. He has all the tools to be a starting center fielder at the next level, so cutting down the strikeouts and hitting breaking balls will be the keys to him fulfilling his potential. At the plate, he features an average hit tool that is hampered by swinging and missing too much, but his raw power is above-average to plus. When he gets a pitch out over the plate that he can handle, it’s almost a guarantee that he’s going to put a charge into it. He’s a plus runner, and if he can learn to reign in the strikeouts and produce, he’ll be a solid player. Defensively, he’s an above-average center fielder with an average arm, and he could roam center field for almost any Major League team right now. His tools make him a potential supplemental first round pick, but with his rough spring, most teams see him as a potential second or third round pick, where he should sign quickly for slot money.