Top 100 Countdown: Number 28 Jarrett Parker (Virginia)

JarrettParker The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 28 junior outfielder Jarrett Parker from Virginia. He is from Stafford Virginia and attended Colonial Forge High School. His senior season saw him hit .470 with 12 homers, 27 RBI, 32 runs and 12 stolen bases. He picked up several honors including First-team All-Commonwealth District, All-Northwest Region, All-Area, and Second Team All-State. He participated in the Cal Ripken Senior League after his senior season where he finished with a .311 batting average which was fifth in the league. He was also named to the All-League Team and was a starting outfielder in the All-Star game.

Parker appeared in 50 games while starting 45 as a freshman for the Virginia Cavaliers. He finished the season with a .264 with no homers and 16 RBI. He did finish the season with 14 stolen bases in 16 attempts. He did play excellent defense making only one error for a fielding percentage of .989.

Jarrett had a breakthrough season as a sophomore where he hit .355 with a team high 16 homers and 65 RBI in 65 games. He also had 20 doubles and seven triples JarrettParkerAction as he had a slugging percentage of .664. He continued with his strong base running as he stole 20 bases in 25 attempts. He worked on his patience at the plate as he got 39 walks and was hit by a pitch on 11 occasions. One downside was the fact that Parker’s strikeout numbers nearly doubled up to 80 on the year. He was named a First-Team All-American by Rivals.com and Second-Team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America and NCBWA while being named a Third-Team All-America outfielder by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger. He spent the summer of 2009 with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He struggled in the summer as he appeared in 29 games with a batting average of .188 with a homer and 13 RBI.

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