Baseball Is 'A Lifestyle' For Brey

Bruce Hefflinger
PBR Michigan Senior Writer

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Baseball Is 'A Lifestyle' For Brey

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Parker Brey OF / RHP / Portage Northern, MI / 2020

PORTAGE - Parker Brey has been a baseball fan since he can remember.

“I’ve been watching baseball since I was three or four,” Brey said. “When I was five I could name every player in the American and National leagues. My dad was a big supporter, that’s where it all started. Ever since then it’s been a goal of mine to play college baseball. Hopefully, it becomes a reality soon.”

Ball State has been in contact with the Portage Northern junior the most, with Toledo and Western Michigan others showing a strong interest in Brey.

“Ball State likes my overall athleticism, my arm and my raw power,” the 31st-rated 2020 in the state noted. “Toledo likes my arm from the outfield and my athleticism while Western is talking to me about my potential as a two-way player. I’m not opposed to that.”

PBR Michigan Director of Scouting Aaron Wilson believes that is a possibility.

“Parker has a high upside with a lot of raw ability,” Wilson explained. “He.has shown a 90 mph arm from the outfield with easy arm action. He has power potential at the plate with the ability to drive the ball out of the yard. He also has unlimited potential on the mound. He could make a college program very happy.”

There is more that the fifth-ranked uncommitted outfielder in Michigan feels he can bring to the next level.

“I feel I’m a very vocal leader and I’m not going to step down from any challenge,” Brey said. “In the classroom I don’t slack off. I have a weighted GPA of 4.5.

“I’m a good teammate and I think that translates over to college. In games I’m always hustling after any ball, I don’t take any plays off.”

Those strong traits have led to a powerful work ethic as well.  

“I see my game continuing to improve with hard work,” explained Brey, a right-handed pitcher when not playing in the outfield at Portage Northern. “Just keeping everything the same every at bat will help along with keeping a good path to the ball.”

Now a 6-2 180-pounder, the realization college baseball was in his future came just prior to freshman year for Brey.

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