Aug. 1, 2014
Twitter: @UVaBaseball | Coach O'Connor Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Former Virginia outfielder Jarrett Parker was called up Friday (August 1) by the San Francisco Giants. He will be in uniform Friday night for his first major-league game as the Giants play the New York Mets in the start of a four-game series at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.
The native of Stafford, Va., was batting .275 with 12 home runs and 58 RBI in double-A for the Richmond Flying Squirrels at the time of his promotion.
A second-round pick (No. 74 overall) in the 2010 MLB Draft, Parker is the 35th Cavalier to reach the big leagues and the second in the last nine days, as former teammate Chris Taylor made his debut with the Seattle Mariners on July 24. Parker will be the ninth former UVa player to play in Major League Baseball in 2014, a program record for one season, and the third Cavalier to earn his first MLB call-up this year. Kyle Crockett (Cleveland) also made his MLB debut this year.
Former Cavaliers Sean Doolittle (Oakland), Phil Gosselin (Atlanta), Brandon Guyer (Tampa Bay), Javier Lopez (San Francisco), Mark Reynolds (Milwaukee) and Ryan Zimmerman (Washington) also have spent time in Major League Baseball this season.
Parker is the 11th Cavalier to have played under the current coaching staff to reach Major League Baseball (since 2004).
Parker played from 2008-10 for Virginia and was a member of the Cavaliers' first College World Series team in 2009. In three seasons at UVa, Parker batted .326 with 26 home runs, 214 hits and 137 RBI. He had one of the best seasons in program history in 2009, when he batted .355 with 16 homers, 65 RBI, 76 runs and 20 stolen bases while earning All-America honors.
He holds the school career record with 18 triples and ranks ninth in career home runs, runs (161) and total bases (369). Parker was impressive in the field as well, earning an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award during an error-less campaign in center field in 2010.
New Coaches Welcomed Into Cavaliers' FoldWomen's Rowing8/18/17Virginia's rowing team heads into 2017-18 with two new coaches: associate head coach Emily Ford and assistant Erin Neppel.Nelson Making Name for Himself in SecondaryFootball8/16/17Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a starting job in Virginia's nickel defense.DeSorbo Hits Ground Running at UVASwimming & Diving8/16/17After six seasons as NC State's associate head coach, Todd DeSorbo now oversees men's and women's swimming & diving at Virginia.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia's Summer Baseball Wrapup
Baseball | 8/16/2017
Rising junior Daniel Lynch had a breakout summer while playing for the Orleans Firebirds and was ...
Jeff White: UVA Greats Enjoying Reunion in D.C.
Baseball | 7/28/2017
Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle, who were teammates at UVA in 2005, now play together on the...
Cavaliers in the Pros: All-Star Break Update
Baseball | 7/12/2017
For the third straight season, 11 former Virginia baseball players have seen time at the Major...
Summer Baseball Update
Baseball | 7/11/2017
Virginia's Bobby Nicholson (NECBL) and Grant Donahue (PGCBL) each were named their respective...
Three Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Baseball | 6/29/2017
Robbie Coman, Tommy Doyle and Chesdin Harrington each were named to the all-academic team for the...
Cavaliers Competing in Summer Baseball Leagues
Baseball | 6/15/2017
The Cavaliers have spread out across the country to play in wood-bat summer leagues as they...
Haseley, Doyle Earn All-America Honors
Baseball | 06/15/2017
Adam Haseley and Tommy Doyle each earned All-America honors from the NBCWA.
Bennett Sousa Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft
Baseball | 06/14/2017
The sixth Cavalier to be selected in the 2017 MLB Draft, Sousa was picked in the 34th round (No. ...
- Online Stores