February 23, 2008

Jarrod Parker Update

An update on how Norwell's Jarrod Parker is doing with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jarrod Parker's stay in big league camp was brief, but the impression that he made will last for a while.

The D-backs sent their No. 1 pick from last year's First-Year Player Draft to Minor League camp Friday morning, a move designed to let him get more work on fundamentals before he starts his first professional season...

He will likely start out with Class A South Bend and throw somewhere in the neighborhood of 115-125 innings.

"For a kid right out of high school he wasn't overmatched by anything here," D-backs manager Bob Melvin said. "I told him that he should take a lot of confidence out of this experience."

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