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Parker in Striking Position

Blake Parker (PHOTO/LARRY WOOLIS)

Blake Parker is off to another strong start in the bullpen for Class AAA Iowa. The right-hander has been dominant in late-inning situations in his career and is proving himself again this season.

Parker was drafted in 2006 as a catcher in the 16th round from the University of Arkansas. He was quickly converted to pitcher and spent his first full season in the minor leagues between Class-A Peoria and High-A Daytona in 2008, appearing in 43 games and posting a 1.98 ERA with 12 saves in 68 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old Parker followed that up last season by making 55 appearances (45 in...

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