Top 10 Profiles of 2022: No. 6 Parker Detmers

By: Peter Hamot
Area Scout, Staff Writer

Taking over the No. 6 position in our countdown is Louisville commit Parker Detmers (Glenwood, 2023). The right-hander was a key factor in Glenwood’s overall success throughout the spring, eventually leading them to the 3A state finals as he tossed a complete-game gem with 14 strikeouts in the state semi-finals. His dominance throughout the spring earned him PBR Second-Team All-State honors after he posted a 9-2 record to go along with 59 innings pitched, 103 strikeouts, a 2.62 ERA and WHIP of 1.05.  

His summer continued on a similar trajectory, being selected to the White Sox Area Code team where he stood out to our Vice President of Scouting, Shooter Hunt. Hunt had this to say about Detmers; “…RHP Parker Detmers (Glenwood HS, IL), a Louisville recruit, stands at a strong 6-foot-4, 210 pounds. He is the younger brother of 2020 first-round pick Reid Detmers and it’s clear spin runs in the family and has been passed down, as he showcased a tight one with depth at 76-77. His fastball was 89-92, touching 93 and he mixed in a mid-80s changeup. In three innings of work, Detmers allowed a hit and walk while striking out three”.  

One of the driving factors in Detmers’ dominance is his polish over his arsenal. The right-hander has true control over three pitches, going to his fastball/breaking ball combination most often. He has a calm demeanor and is seemingly unfazed in big situations, which when paired with his raw arm talent, makes him one of the more difficult pitchers to face in the state. Another aspect that should not be overlooked is the bloodlines he has to the game of baseball; with his brother, Reid, making his MLB debut with the Angles in August of 2021 - and his father, Kris, having played professional baseball for seven years. 

It will be exciting to see what 2023 has to offer for the big righty as he will look to continue his stellar play into the new year. 

 No. 6 Parker Detmers 

Parker Detmers

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Glenwood
    State: IL
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Scouting Report


Louisville commit, currently ranked No. 4 in the Illinois 2023 class. 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame, strong-bodied with a physical lower-half, durable build. Started on the mound in the State Semifinals and dominated; tossing a complete game one-hitter with 14 strikeouts - also while displaying pitchability and mound presence well above his years. Controlling his tempo throughout, Detmers moves with an athletic leg-kick, slightly coiling into balance point before moving with a tall/fall operation down the mound, remaining in-line with the plate and landing with a closed foot. His arm works with a clean/repeatable arm-circle, transitioning into a high ¾ slot. He showed above-average fastball command over the zone, primarily pitching to his glove-side but showing the ability to come inside on righties as well. His fastball plays with some finish/ride through the zone, holding 90-91 mph throughout most of his outing and topping out at 93 mph a couple times. He went to his breaking ball often throughout the outing, thrown both for strikes and to put hitters away while manipulating shape, playing with sharp 11/5 action and depth at 73-78 mph. He flashed a couple changeups throughout his outing as well, thrown with arm-speed and playing with late diving action, 82 mph. High-level 2023 that profiles as a starter at the next level. 



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