Preseason All State Spotlight: Brandon Parks
February 6, 2019
The Preseason All-State will split into two days this year after a banner event in 2018 saw over 100 players descend on Virginia Sports Complex in Ruther Glen, Virginia to be seen by the PBR VA/DC staff. In the coming weeks, we will spotlight players that we are excited to see again at our biggest pre-season event.
Class of 2020 / 1B
Graduating Class: 2020
Primary Position: 1BSecondary Position: LHP
High School: BethelState: VA
- Summer Team: Richmond Braves
Height: 5-11Weight: 175lbs
- Bat/Throw: L/L
Top Prospect Games II 8/8/18
Parks is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open upright athletic stance, strides on line, short load back, hips rotate completely, some balance to swing. Very short to ball, slightly uphill swing path, showed good approach working gap to gap, exit velocity was 84. At first base, gets body behind ball and fields with average hands. Throws from high three quarters arm slot, position velocity was 82. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a very short loose arm action that is quick with normal effort. Shoulders uphill and on line, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 75-78, touching 79, with downward plane and a bit of late run. Curveball was 63-65 with some armspeed and sharp late 1/7 break. Change-up was 64-66 with some armspeed and sink.
Underclass Games 6/20/18
Parks is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has some projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open athletic stance, strides closed, short load back with some rhythm, hips rotate with some explosion, and he has some balance during his swing. Short to ball, level line drive swing, showed good approach working gap to gap, has potential for some extra base power, exit velocity was 82. At first, gets body behind the ball and fields with average hands and a wider base, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, infield velocity was 79. On the mound, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a very short free arm action that is quick, throws with normal effort. Strides out on line, fall off finish. Fastball was 75-77, touching 79, with downward plane and some sink to it. Curveball was 67-68 with some armspeed and 1/7 break.
Preseason All-State 2/17/18
Parks is 5-11 with an athletic frame, he hits from the left side from an open athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth short load back, has some rhythm. Hips rotate and he keeps some balance during his swing. Short to ball with some extension through it, some quickness to his bat. Slightly uphill path with a line drive swing and pull preference, chance to develop some power, exit velocity was 85. At first, gets body behind the ball, fields with average hands. Throws from low three-quarters arm slot, infield velocity was 74. On the mound, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with normal effort, shorter free arm action. Shoulders on line and level, lands square with a slight fall off finish. Fastball was 77-79 with downward plane to it. Change-up had good armspeed and was 71-74 with a bit of run to it. Curveball was 68-71 with good armspeed and hard 12/6 break.