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Blake Parker | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 16 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Blake Parker boasts a 45/9 K/BB ratio over 30 relief innings for the Angels this season.
He's also unscored upon over his last 17 appearances, putting up a 23/4 K/BB ratio over 17 frames during that stretch. Parker ranks 14th among all relievers with his 36.9 percent strikeout rate this season. He's been the Halos' best reliever, but with Bud Norris pitching well as the current closer and Cam Bedrosian (groin) likely back before long, Parker is, at best, third in line for saves. Jun 13 - 8:51 AM

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Angels purchased the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Parker was removed from the Angels' 40-man roster in January, but he earned a spot back with a fantastic spring that included a 0.73 ERA and 24/2 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 frames. He'll work in middle relief.
Apr 2 - 8:29 AM

Angels outright RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Parker cleared waivers after being designated for assignment lat week. The 31-year-old put up a 4.67 ERA over 17 appearances between the Mariners and Yankees in 2016.
Jan 24 - 3:26 PM

Angels designated RHP Blake Parker for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Juan Graterol on the 40-man roster. Parker was just claimed off waivers from the Brewers about a month ago, but he could soon be on the move once again. The 31-year-old posted a 4.67 ERA over 17 appearances in the majors in 2016.
Jan 19 - 5:11 PM

Angels claimed RHP Blake Parker off waivers from the Brewers.

The Brewers had claimed him off waivers from the Angels a month ago, and he's now headed back the other direction. Parker will try to win a spot in the Halos' bullpen.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Brewers claimed RHP Blake Parker off waivers from the Angels.

Parker was designated for assignment over the weekend. The Angels had previously claimed him off waivers from the Yankees in early October. In 17 appearances this past season (one with the Mariners, 16 with the Yankees), the 31-year-old right-hander pitched to a 4.67 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP over 17 1/3 frames.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Angels designated RHP Blake Parker for assignment.

That takes Parker off the 40-man roster. He was claimed off waivers from the Yankees about a month ago. The veteran reliever posted a 4.67 ERA across 17 major league outings in 2016.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Angels claimed RHP Blake Parker off waivers from the Yankees.

This will be his third organization in the past two months. Parker, 31, made 16 appearances with the Yankees down the stretch while posting a 4.96 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Yankees claimed RHP Blake Parker off waivers from the Mariners.

Parker was designated for assignment by Seattle last week to free up a roster spot for Arquimedes Caminero. The 31-year-old right-hander will be added to the Yankees' 25-man roster as soon as he reports. He owns a decent 3.63 ERA in 74 1/3 career major league frames.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP Blake Parker for assignment.

The M's acquired Arquimedes Caminero from the Pirates on Saturday and needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster, so Parker got the boot. He could attract interest on waivers.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Tacoma.

The 31-year-old right-hander earned his promotion by registering an impressive 2.72 ERA over 38 outings in Triple-A. Parker has served as Tacoma's closer this year but the Mariners plan to use him in middle relief.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Mariners signed RHP Blake Parker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Parker was released from the Cubs' Triple-A team in May and failed to latch on with a new organization. The 30-year-old is organizational relief depth for Seattle.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:15:00 PM

Cubs released RHP Blake Parker.

The move comes just one day after the club designated him for assignment to make room for James Russell on the 40-man roster. Parker had decent numbers in the minors in recent years and should find another club to latch on with.
Wed, May 6, 2015 09:10:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Blake Parker for assignment.

Parker's being DFA'ed to make room for James Russell. The 29-year-old Parker posted a 5.14 ERA and 24/4 K/BB ratio over 21 innings last season. He has a chance to pass through waivers.
Tue, May 5, 2015 07:52:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker, 29, had a 5.14 ERA and 24/4 K/BB ratio across 21 innings with the Cubs last season. We'll likely see him in Chicago's bullpen again at some point this year.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Huston Street
4Andrew Bailey
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8David Hernandez
9Keynan Middleton