David Parkinson

Born: 12/14/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 210
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 18th, 2019
Dates Seen: May 14, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin Phils
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, avg build, long limbs.
Mechanical Notes
FWU w/ over-head break and deceptive moving parts. High/closed front side hides the ball, crossfire landings show it late. Off-line arm-circle shows on backside into 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 20 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 40 Lack of velocity limits effectiveness of FB despite solid movement and command. Projects best facing LHH in short-exposure, situational matchups.
Lack of velocity limits effectiveness of FB despite solid movement and command. Projects best facing LHH in short-exposure, situational matchups.
Fastball Velocity 30 30 88 86-90 Well below-avg velo; finesse lefty who rarely cracks 90.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Light overall life that relies on deception. Closed front side shows the ball late and sneaks FB up on batters; mixes occasional short cut-type variant.
Light overall life that relies on deception. Closed front side shows the ball late and sneaks FB up on batters; mixes occasional short cut-type variant.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Advanced command for his age/experience; spots low to both sides to stay out of trouble.
Advanced command for his age/experience; spots low to both sides to stay out of trouble.
Slider
Slider 45 45 78 76-80 Sweepy slurve w/ long, gliding tilt. Comes way back to LHH w/ tough angle. Good feel for, adds+subtracts w/ ability to change shape.
Sweepy slurve w/ long, gliding tilt. Comes way back to LHH w/ tough angle. Good feel for, adds+subtracts w/ ability to change shape.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 80 78-82 Third pitch, shows more to RHH. Gets separation w/ decent fade action, projects as usable off-speed.
Third pitch, shows more to RHH. Gets separation w/ decent fade action, projects as usable off-speed.
Control
Control 45 50 Control artist, leans on deception and sequencing. Ability to land three pitches for strikes is what allows below-avg mix of stuff to get outs at this level.
Control artist, leans on deception and sequencing. Ability to land three pitches for strikes is what allows below-avg mix of stuff to get outs at this level.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Finesse LHP, control and pitchability are best attributes that give him a chance at the big leagues. Don't see enough stuff for regular ML role; likely upper-level depth w/ chance for cups of coffee in mopup or situational role. Follow grade.