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Kyle Parker | Outfielder | #16

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / COL
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Reds signed OF/1B Kyle Parker to a minor league contract.
Parker had been unemployed since getting let go by the Rockies in spring training. The former first-round pick is expected to report to Triple-A Louisville. Parker hit just .179 with three homers and 11 RBI across 106 at-bats for Colorado last season. Apr 26 - 2:59 PM

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Rockies released OF Kyle Parker.

The Rockies' first round selection from the 2010 draft simply hasn't panned out as expected. The 26-year-old hit just .222 with no homers, two RBI and a 10/1 K/BB ratio in 27 at-bats in Cactus League play. He should be able to find another organization willing to give him a shot on a minor league deal.
Source: MLB.com
Apr 2 - 11:53 AM

Rockies sent OF/1B Kyle Parker outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Parker was designated for assignment last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Gerardo Parra. It's mildly surprising that another club wasn't willing to gamble on his pedigree and talent despite his poor 2015 campaign. He'll continue to function as depth for the Rockies.
Jan 29 - 6:57 PM

Rockies designated OF/1B Kyle Parker for assignment.

As expected, the move clears a spot for Gerardo Parra on the 40-man roster. Originally a first-round pick of the Rockies in 2010, Parker didn't progress as hoped in the minors and has hit just .182/.217/.295 over 64 games in the majors. He's still 26 years old, so somebody figures to take a chance on him.
Jan 20 - 1:46 PM

MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports that the Rockies are expected to designate Kyle Parker for assignment.

The move, which is expected to become official Wednesday, will be to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Gerardo Parra. A former first-round pick, Parker has disappointed in his chances at the big league level, hitting .182/.217/.295 over 64 games. Parker is just 26, so he could draw some interest on waivers.
Jan 19 - 11:20 PM

Kyle Parker struck out all three times up before being removed for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Padres.

Parker is hitting .167 with three homers and 26 strikeouts in 78 at-bats in his part-time role in the Colorado outfield. The 2010 first-round pick needs a big finish if he's going to play any role in the team's plans for 2016.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Kyle Parker hit his first major league home run in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

With the outcome of the game still in the balance, Parker hit a solo shot off reliever Mayckol Guaipe -- not exactly the most memorable opposing pitcher against whom to hit a first-ever homer -- in the sixth inning. It was Parker's lone hit in four at-bats. Parker is hitting .286/.333/.500 after Tuesday's game but will need to show more of that power before becoming fantasy relevant.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 01:50:00 AM

Rockies recalled OF Kyle Parker from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move was expected after Corey Dickerson went down with a rib injury. Parker hasn't fared well in the big leagues, batting only .222 with 14 strikeouts in 27 lifetime at-bats. He did hit a single in his only at-bat of the season June 10 against St. Louis.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies are expected to recall Kyle Parker from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.

He'll take the place of the injured Corey Dickerson. The 25-year-old is hitting .280/.326/.431 with nine homers and 58 RBI in 93 games at Triple-A, though he isn't likely to see enough playing time to be fantasy relevant outside of NL-only formats.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:39:00 PM

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

Parker was only in the majors for a couple of days. He's already headed back to the Triple-A level because Corey Dickerson is ready to return from the disabled list.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 03:27:00 PM

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

Parker was batting .275/.318/.425 with seven home runs and 33 RBI through 53 games this season at Triple-A level. He'll give the Rockies a decent bench bat.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 05:12:00 PM

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

Parker had just one hit in nine at-bats during a short stay with the big club earlier this season. While a nice prospect, he doesn't figure to see enough playing time down the stretch in order to be fantasy-worthy.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 07:41:00 PM

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

He's making room for Brett Anderson's return from the DL. Parker had just one hit in nine at-bats during his short stay with the big club.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 01:16:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 04:43:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez
8Layne Somsen