Parker Bridwell

Position: RHP
Born: 8/2/1991
Height: 6'4
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 4-2 with a 4.13 ERA in 24 games, seven of them starts, among the Gulf Coast League (Rookie), Aberdeen (Short-Season A), Bowie (Double-A) and Norfolk (Triple-A), striking out 53 while walking 31 and allowing 62 hits in 69.2 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Norfolk August 21 when RHP Odrisamer Despaigne was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/21/2016

Debut Details
August 21, in a 5-3 win against the Astros. The last of two pitchers, he came on to pitch the last two innings in relief of starter Yovani Gallardo, allowing one run on two hits in two innings, striking out two without walking a batter and allowing one homer. He started the eighth and struck out the first batter he faced, Evan Gattis, swinging. The next batter, Tony Kemp, who was pinch-hitting for fellow debutante Yulieski Gurriel, lined out to center field before Jake Marisnick hit a two-out solo homer to left field. Marwin Gonzalez then grounded out in front of the plate for a 2-3 put-out at first. In the ninth, Teoscar Hernandez led off with a single to left field. George Springer flied out to left, and Hernandez was caught stealing second, after which Alex Bregman struck out looking to end the inning.

Player Notes
Bridwell earned his “tough cookie” card when he pitched with a broken rib for much of the beginning of the 2016 season before finally fessing up to the pain and going on the DL. An Arizona Fall League Rising Star in 2014, he’s a good athlete with plus secondary pitches, most notably his changeup, as well as a fastball that sits in the low 90s. At Bowie in 2015, he went 4-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 18 starts, striking out 93 in 97 innings, missing time with elbow tendinitis. Over six pro seasons coming into 2016, he’d posted a 4.83 ERA so his numbers have improved in his last two summers.