Pro Notebook: Parker Returns to Major Leagues With Angels


July 5 - Jarrett Parker is back in the Major Leagues, the outfielder promoted earlier this week by the Los Angeles Angels.

Parker, a 2007 graduate of Colonial Forge, entered as a defensive replacement for Justin Upton in a 6-2 win at the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and flew out in his lone at-bat. Yesterday, he got the start in left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 9-3 loss. 

His latest big league stint comes 21 months after he last played with the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old began the 2017 season as San Francisco’s starting left fielder, but had his campaign derailed by a broken collarbone suffered when he slammed into the outfield wall at Oracle Park that April. He was out of baseball last year while working back to full health.

Prior to being called up, Parker was having a big season at Triple-A Salt Lake, hitting .296 with a .424 on-base percentage, 12 doubles, 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 64 games. 

Agnos Sharp in Debut With Staten Island

Jake Agnos (Battlefield) was sharp in his debut with short-season Single-A Staten Island, making the start and striking out five without allowing a hit over three scoreless innings in a 5-2 win over Tri-City on Wednesday. 

A fourth-round draft pick last month by the New York Yankees, Agnos issued a two-out walk in the first inning before retiring the final seven batters he faced. He struck out the side in the second and finished with 42 pitches, 27 for strikes. “[Agnos] was 90-92 MPH with his fastball,” wrote Robert Pimpsner of Pinstripe Prospects. 

Agnos made his professional debut last week with one of the club’s affiliates in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, allowing four runs (two earned) on two hits while fanning six in two innings. The left-hander had an All-American campaign this spring at East Carolina University, going 11-3 with a 2.29 ERA and setting school and American Athletic Conference single-season records with 145 strikeouts in 102 innings. 

Scrubb Continues Impressive Campaign at Double-A Tulsa

Now in his fourth professional season, Andre Scrubb (C.D. Hylton) has been one of the top relievers in the Double-A Texas League. 

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound right-hander enters the day 5-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 24 relief appearances with Tulsa. He has 48 strikeouts to 20 walks in 41 innings, and opposing batters are hitting just .195 against him. 

Scrubb has posted an ERA of 2.86 or better in each of his four minor league campaigns since the Los Angeles Dodgers took him in the eighth round from High Point University in 2016.

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Photos, clockwise from left, of Jarrett Parker courtesy of Associated Press, Jake Agnos by Robert Pimpsner, and Andre Scrubb courtesy of MiLB.com.