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Blake Parker
Birthdate: 6/19/1985 (31 y, 9 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/225     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 16, Pick: 13, Overall: 479, Team: Chicago Cubs
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RotoWire News: Parker cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A on Tuesday. (1/24/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Parker signed a minor league deal with the Mariners prior to 2016, pitching for their Triple-A squad and throwing 39.2 innings while striking out 37.3% of hitters en route to a 3.12 FIP. Then he came up for the Mariners, pitched one inning, was designated, and was promptly claimed by the Yankees, for whom he pitched 16.1 innings before seasons end. He was DFA’d again, and on October 5 was claimed by the Angels. Then on November 23, the same thing happened again and he was claimed by the Brewers. In keeping with the apparent trend, the Brewers DFA’d Parker, which led to a slightly different version of the Angels, yet again, claiming him on December 23. So, while it won’t show up on his FanGraphs page, Parker was with five organizations during the 2016 calendar year, pitching actual innings for 2 of them. All of this is more information than the reader probably expected on Blake Parker. It is certainly more information than I expected to write about him… However, it is indicative of the type of player Parker is: a pitcher that teams will happily claim (sometimes more than once) because they believe his right arm could be potentially useful, but not someone they care about enough to actually protect. (Joe Douglas)

The Quick Opinion: Parker spent 2016 with the Mariners, Yankees, Angels, Brewers, and a slightly different version of the Angels than had claimed him previously. While he has succeeded against Triple-A hitting, and even MLB batters over about 90 innings, he is not fantasy-relevant and appears likely to open 2017 in the Angels' minor league system.

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DatePlayerInn.OutsBaseScorePlayLIREWEWPARE24
8/30J Bianchi7-T0___9-10Jeff Bianchi flied out to second (Fly).0.980.4930.4 %.0250.23
5/17S Victorino8-T1_232-5Shane Victorino struck out looking.0.451.404.4 %.0230.80
5/17J Pierre8-T0_232-5Juan Pierre grounded out to second (Grounder).0.311.983.1 %.0130.58
5/17F Galvis7-T11__1-5Freddy Galvis non-force gdp to first (Grounder). Hector Luna out at second.0.260.525.6 %.0120.52
9/4I Desmond3-B212_5-0Ian Desmond out on a dropped third strike.0.350.426.3 %.0090.42
6/1M Bumgarner6-B21_34-0Madison Bumgarner flied out to shortstop (Fly).0.270.443.6 %.0070.44
5/17T Wigginton7-T0___1-5Ty Wigginton struck out swinging.0.210.505.6 %.0050.24
9/4T Moore3-B0___5-0Tyler Moore grounded out to third (Grounder).0.190.486.1 %.0050.23
6/1J Arias6-B1_2_4-0Joaquin Arias grounded out to shortstop (Grounder). Brett Pill advanced to 3B.0.180.613.3 %.0040.29
9/4J Flores3-B1___5-0Jesus Flores grounded out to third (Grounder).0.130.256.6 %.0030.15
6/1M Cabrera7-B11__4-0Melky Cabrera flied out to center (Fly).0.110.452.2 %.0020.25
5/19B Lillibridge8-T11230-6Brent Lillibridge struck out swinging.0.081.570.5 %.0020.80
6/1G Blanco7-B0___4-0Gregor Blanco struck out looking.0.080.412.2 %.0020.20
9/5R Bernadina7-B012_8-0Roger Bernadina flied out to right (Fliner (Liner)). Kurt Suzuki advanced to 3B.0.011.440.1 %.0000.29
5/27M Hague7-B0___10-0Matt Hague struck out looking.0.000.450.0 %.0000.21
5/27M McKenry7-B1___10-0Michael McKenry singled to left (Fliner (Liner)).0.000.240.0 %.000-0.24
5/27Y Navarro7-B11__10-0Yamaico Navarro grounded into a double play to shortstop (Grounder). Michael McKenry out at second.0.000.480.0 %.0000.48
9/5B Harper7-B11_38-0Bryce Harper walked. Chad Tracy advanced to 2B.0.011.150.1 %.000-0.38
9/5K Suzuki7-B0___8-0Kurt Suzuki singled to left (Fliner (Liner)).0.010.480.1 %.000-0.37
9/5C Tracy7-B01__8-0Chad Tracy walked. Kurt Suzuki advanced to 2B.0.010.850.1 %.000-0.60
6/1B Crawford6-B2__34-0Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked.0.220.323.8 %-.001-0.12
9/5D Espinosa7-B0___8-0Danny Espinosa homered (Fly).0.020.480.3 %-.001-1.00
6/1R Theriot7-B1___4-0Ryan Theriot singled to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.050.212.4 %-.002-0.23
9/4E Jackson3-B2___5-0Edwin Jackson singled to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.090.106.9 %-.003-0.12
6/1B Pill6-B11__4-0Brett Pill advanced on a stolen base to 2B.0.170.453.6 %-.003-0.16
9/5I Desmond7-B0___7-0Ian Desmond homered (Fly).0.030.480.6 %-.003-1.00
5/19A De Aza8-T21230-7Alejandro De Aza walked. Alex Rios scored. Alexei Ramirez advanced to 3B. Eduardo Escobar advanced to 2B.0.100.770.7 %-.004-1.00
9/4J Werth3-B21__5-0Jayson Werth singled to center (Fliner (Liner)). Edwin Jackson advanced to 2B.0.180.226.7 %-.004-0.20
5/17H Luna7-T1___1-5Hector Luna singled to shortstop (Grounder).0.140.266.1 %-.005-0.26
5/17R Halladay8-T0___2-5Roy Halladay singled to right (Fliner (Liner)).0.260.506.9 %-.010-0.38
5/17R Halladay8-T012_2-5Jimmy Rollins advanced on a passed ball to 2B. Passed ball by Welington Castillo.0.461.494.5 %-.014-0.49
5/17J Rollins8-T01__2-5Jimmy Rollins walked. Roy Halladay advanced to 2B.0.400.885.9 %-.014-0.61
5/17H Pence8-T2_232-7Hunter Pence reached on error to pitcher (Grounder). Roy Halladay scored on error. Jimmy Rollins scored on error. Hunter Pence advanced to 2B. Error by Blake Parker.0.570.606.7 %-.049-1.72
8/30C Ransom7-T0___9-10Cody Ransom homered (Fly).1.540.5050.0 %-.196-1.00