David Parkinson was your selection as the #18 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Parkinson received 42 of the 191 votes cast (21.99%). Dylan Cozens received 34 votes (17.80%). Mauricio Llovera received 17 votes (8.90%). Darick Hall received 12 votes (6.28%), and Kyle Young received (10 votes (5.24%). Twenty-three guys shared the other 76 votes.
Parkinson was the Phillies 12th round selection in the 2017 Amateur Draft out of the University of Mississippi. Her signed on July 5th and was immediately assigned to Williamsport.
In eleven 2017 appearances (3 starts), Parkinson posted a 1-3 record with a 2.48 ERA in 32.2 innings. He walked 9 (2.5 BB9), struck out 42 (11.6 K9), and posted 1.194 WHIP.
Parkinson was part of an excellent Lakewood rotation in 2018. He posted an 8-1 record with a 1.51 ERA in 17 starts. In 95.1 innings, he walked 26 (2.5 BB9), struck out 115 (10.9 K9), and posted a 1.049 WHIP.
Parkinson was promoted to Clearwater and made 5 August appearances (4 starts and a relief appearance after a Jerad Eickhoff rehab start). His Advanced numbers were equally impressive – 3-0 record, 1.24.ERA, 6 walks (2.8 BB9) and 26 strike outs (8.1 K9), and a 0.897 WHIP.
Parkinson racked up several in- and post-season awards.
- Pitcher of the Week, 5/27/2018 (SAL)
- Pitcher of the Week, 6/17/2018 (SAL)
- Minor League full-season ERA leader (1.45, 4th lowest since 2005). (link)
- Left-handed starter on Phillies Organizational All Star team. (link)
- All-MiLB All Star team. (link)
- Baseball America Low Class-A All Star
With just one month at Clearwater, a return in 2019 is likely. But, Reading isn’t necessarily out of the question.
The poll for the next prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for this poll.