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Kyle Parker | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies recalled 1B/OF Kyle Parker from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Parker, a first-round pick of the Rockies in 2010, has hit .292/.344/.475 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 83 games this season at the Triple-A level. He went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in a cup of coffee with Colorado earlier this year. The 24-year-old is not fantasy-relevant. Jul 8 - 4:43 PM

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Rockies OF/1B prospect Kyle Parker went 2-for-4 with a home run for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

Parker has four hits and two walks in 10 plate appearances since he was optioned back to Triple-A. Parker's first appearance in the major leagues was neither long nor particularly successful, but there may be long-term dividends from the time he spent with major league hitters and watching major league pitchers. Parker will likely see more time with the Rockies later this season, and could be their starting right-fielder in 2015.
Jun 24 - 9:26 AM

Rockies optioned OF/1B Kyle Parker to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Christian Friedrich will take his place on the active roster. Parker went 0-for-6 during his first stint in the majors.
Jun 21 - 1:43 PM

Rockies recalled OF/1B Kyle Parker from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The former first-round pick earned the promotion after batting .292/.347/.478 with seven homers and 38 RBI over 66 games at Colorado Springs. Parker could see playing time in the corner outfield spots with Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer both sidelined. He's worth picking up in NL-only formats.
Jun 16 - 7:14 PM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are calling up prospect outfielder Kyle Parker.

The Rockies have yet to make an official announcement. Parker, 24, is batting .292/.347/.478 line with seven home runs and 38 RBI over 66 games in Triple-A this season. He could see playing time in the corner outfield spots with Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer both sidelined in addition to spelling Justin Morneau at first base.
Jun 16 - 5:25 PM

Rockies prospect outfielder Kyle Parker went 3-for-5 with a double for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.

Parker is quietly putting up a .292/.347/.478 line with 20 doubles, three triples, and seven home runs. With Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez out for the next month-plus, he could see some time as a corner outfielder if the Rockies decide they need some extra thump. He could also spell Justin Morneau at first base.
Jun 16 - 7:21 AM

Rockies outfield prospect Kyle Parker went 1-for-4 for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, blasting his sixth home run of the season.

Parker is sporting a .283/.337/.492 season line with 16 doubles, three triples, and six home runs. He's blocked in Denver by Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, and Carlos Gonzalez, but he could see time in September as an extra bat, or before that in the event of an injury. Look for him as a potential replacement for Cuddyer in 2015.
May 29 - 10:01 AM

Rockies outfield prospect Kyle Parker went 3-for-4 with two doubles for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

Parker is waiting patiently for an opening in Denver, but he is blocked by a half dozen players who are flat-out raking for the red-hot Rockies. Parker is hitting .317/.380/.577 in Triple-A, so he could see a promotion if there is a full-time opening.
May 10 - 11:12 AM

Rockies 1B/OF prospect Kyle Parker went 1-for-3 on Friday, and has picked up hits in seven of his last eight games.

Parker has also played first base in five of those eight games, a position he did not play for the first 12 games of the season. Many view him as the Rockies first baseman of the future, though the off-season signing of Justin Morneau pushes back his timeline. If Morneau struggles, Parker could be part of a platoon due to his success against left-handed pitching (.421/.542/.684 in 2014 and .305/.330/.505 in 2013).
Apr 26 - 11:27 AM

Rockies optioned 1B/OF Kyle Parker to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The former first-round pick hit .261/.292/.522 with a homer and eight RBI in 10 Cactus League contests. Parker is a nice prospect but needs a little more time in the minors.
Mar 13 - 11:07 PM

Kyle Parker homered in the Rockies' 13-0 rout of the Cubs on Tuesday.

Parker, one of the Rockies' top prospects, blasted a two-run homer off of Travis Wood in the third inning. Despite the fact that he hasn't played at Triple-A yet, manager Walt Weiss said that Parker could play his way onto the team's 25-man roster with a strong spring performance.
Mar 11 - 7:28 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss indicated Friday that Kyle Parker has a chance to crack the Opening Day roster with a strong spring.

Weiss alluded to Parker getting work in the outfield and at first base, and noted "It's a right-handed power bat -- not a lot of those running around, I mean legit power." The Rockies first round selection from the 2010 draft, Parker slashed .288/.345/.492 with 23 homers and 74 RBI in 123 games at Double-A Tulsa in 2013.
Source: MILB.com
Feb 21 - 10:38 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of OF Kyle Parker from Double-A Tulsa.

Parker was a first-round pick of the team in 2010 and has hit .293/.374/.510 through three minor league seasons. The 24-year-old is protected from being drafted in the Rule 5 Draft in December. It likely won't be long before he gets a shot with the big club.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 07:32:00 PM

Rockies prospect Kyle Parker is batting .152/.176/.303 with two home runs in 12 strikeouts through eight games in the Arizona Fall League.

Parker, a former quarterback at the University of Clemson, posted an .836 OPS with 23 home runs this past season at Double-A Tulsa. However, after splitting time between the outfield and first base, the Rockies are auditioning the 24-year-old at the latter position this fall, suggesting they view him as a potential replacement for the retired Todd Helton. Parker homered in his first AFL contest but, since then, he’s struck out multiple times in four of seven games. He has plenty of power, especially in context of Coors Field, however, both his approach and contact rate will need to improve before reaching the major leagues.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Rockies outfield prospect Kyle Parker broke his ribs while playing quarterback for Clemson in the Meineke Bowl Friday.

Parker was injured near the end of the first half and didn't return to the game. He was drafted No. 26 overall in the 2010 amateur draft and given a $1.4 million signing bonus but decided to return to Clemson to play football for his sophomore season. Parker had a disappointing year -- throwing 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions -- and is leaving Clemson to begin his professional baseball career in the spring.
Fri, Dec 31, 2010 02:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Kyle Parker
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Eddie Butler
8Tyler Matzek
9Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Chad Bettis
9Brooks Brown