James Parr

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 1 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) RHP  IF
Ht/Wt 6-1, 185 lb
School  La Cueva
Hometown  Alburquerque, NM USA
Summer Team  Heat/ABD
Fall Team  Heat/ABD
MLB Debut 
Braves Sep 04, 2008
MLB Draft 
Round 4 by Braves in 2010
Round 4 by Braves in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - RHP
NM State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment

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2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 10
The multi-talented Parr is one of the most polished and versatile baseball players we’ve seen in a while. He’s equally at home on the mound throwing any of three quality pitches, at the plate swinging the bat or playing either middle infield position. Despite his athleticism and ability to make hard, consistent contact with wood, Parr’s size and relative lack of speed (7.2) will probably eventually make him an above average hitting and fielding pitcher down the line. We’ve seen Parr touch 94 mph on his fastball, but in Lincoln he was consistently in the 86-87 mph range with sinking action to it. Parr raises up during his delivery and appears to pitch from up on his toes, which gives him much better leverage and plane to the plate than you’d expect from a 6-0 pitcher. His arm works smoothly and his athleticism enables Parr to repeat his somewhat complicated delivery well and throw consistent strikes. Both of Parr’s secondary pitches were quality offerings. His curveball was hard and sharp at 72-74 mph and is and will continue to be a strikeout pitch for him even in pro ball. Parr could have used his deceptive 78 mph change up more than he did but often didn’t need that pitch at this level. If he's not a high pick look for Parr to end up signing with a national power college program where he should become one of their most valuable pitchers. James is an excellent student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 92 mph
98.01% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.27 sec
62.05% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
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