Player Spotlight: 2020 LHP Max Parker (Fayetteville Manlius HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

Our "Player Spotlights" will be reserved for any prospect across New York who's abilities on the field have made some noteworthy recent buzz. Possibly a recent event where a Top Performer Spotlight article is just not enough, or maybe a recent commitment to a major program. Whatever it is, I'll (Dan Cevette) be going in-depth on the player spotlighted below with personal insight and honest feedback. Let's get started.

Max Parker LHP / OF / Fayetteville-Manlius, NY / 2020

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT: Pitchers build with a clean long arm swing that points to more velocity as he starts packing on the weight. Already shows the feel for a break ball and there's nothing during his mechanics that have me concerned. This will be a very good LHP prospect to keep an eye on over the next three years.

SCOUTING REPORT: Parker stands 6-foot-1, 155-pounds with a lean athletic build, frame to hold more weight once he physically matures. Offensively- At the plate his setup is mostly upright with a wide stance, hands relaxed. On the pitch he uses a small stride, hands drop to the hitting zone and power forward direct from a fluid path, consistent contact with easy gap-to-gap projection, exit velocity of 79 mph but expect to see that number climb. Defensively- aggressive to the ball, fields on his glove side, clean transfer, fluid arm-action with a release from a high 3/4 slot, 80 mph arm with no restrictions. Pitching- From the mound he works from a consistent tempo to his delivery, high knee lift, powers off his back side landing on the power-line. Arm-action is back and clean, releases from a high 3/4 slot with 77-78 mph fastball velocity, downward action in the zone. Curveball was 63-65 with 2/7 shape. Excited to see him this summer.


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