Parker French

#34 PARKER FRENCH – RHP
Height: 6-2 Weight: 225
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Born: Austin, Texas
Resides: Austin, Texas
High School: Dripping Springs (Dripping Springs, Texas)
College: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas – “Longhorns”)
Draft: 5th – COL – 2015…19th – DET – 2014
Born: 3/19/93 Opening Night Age: 26
Classification: LS-3

Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 4/6/19…career 21-29 record with a 4.69 ERA in 89 games, 70 of them as a starting pitcher…two career complete games, including one shutout…three career games finished…414.2 career innings pitched, allowing 436 hits, 125 walks (seven percent of career batters faced), and 42 home runs…255 career strikeouts…2016 High-A California League All-Star…has pitched at the Double-A level each of the past two seasons…career 1.66 ground out/air out ratio (2018 Major League average was 1.03)…has held right-handed batters to a .244 average as a professional (819 AB)…has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 45 of 70 career starts…has walked two batters or less in 56 of 70 starts, including 19 starts in which he allowed zero walks…has pitched 6.0 or more innings in 38 of 70 career starts…drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fifth round in 2015…also drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 19th round in 2014…played four seasons of college baseball at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas from 2012-15…combined 22-15 with three saves and a 2.60 ERA for the Longhorns in 70 games, 54 of them as a starting pitcher…finished with an ERA of 2.83 or lower in each of his four collegiate seasons…voted Big-12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2012…served as Longhorns’ “Friday Night Starter” during sophomore season in 2013…departed program fifth all-time in starts…majored in Finance…played at Dripping Springs High School in Dripping Springs, Texas…full name is Parker Allen French

2018
Hartford (Eastern/AA/Colorado): 1-4 with a 7.95 ERA for the Yard Goats in 27 games, 19 of them in relief…finished three games…60.0 innings pitched, allowing 79 hits, 42 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 28…started and took no-decision on 4/9 vs. Richmond, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and won on 5/13 at Bowie, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings while striking out one…made first career relief appearance on 5/24 at Portland, allowing two earned runs in 4.0 innings while striking out three…did not allow an earned run in nine of final 15 relief appearances

2017
Hartford (Eastern/AA/Colorado): 8-11 with a 6.37 ERA for the Yard Goats in 24 games, all of them starts…pitched one complete game…128.2 innings pitched, allowing 154 hits, 52 walks, and 22 home runs…struck out 69…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of 24 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 16 of them…walked two batters or less in 16 of 24 starts, and walked three batters or less in 21 of them…pitched 6.0 innings or more in 14 of 24 starts…started and won on 4/9 at Richmond, allowing one unearned run in 7.0 innings while striking out six…started and took no-decision on 4/21 at New Hampshire, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 5/4 at Harrisburg, allowing two earned runs and striking out four in 6.0 innings…started and won on 5/20 vs. Akron, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and won on 5/30 vs. Richmond, striking out four in 8.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/7 at Binghamton, striking out two in 6.0 shutout innings…took complete game loss on 7/25 at Trenton, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/13 vs. Harrisburg, allowing one earned run in 6.2 innings while striking out three

2016
Modesto (California/A+/Colorado): 8-9 with a 2.85 ERA for the Nuts in 24 games, all of them starts…pitched one complete game, a shutout…154.2 innings pitched, allowing 136 hits, 25 walks, and nine home runs…struck out 109…California League All-Star…ranked first in the California League in ERA, third in innings pitched, and tied for third in opponent’s batting average (.237)…no pitcher finished with an ERA better than 2.85 in the California League during the 2017 and 2018 seasons…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 16 of 24 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 21 of them…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 19 of 24 starts…walked two batters or less in 23 of 24 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…started and took no-decision on 4/30 vs. Stockton, allowing one earned run and striking out seven in 6.0 innings…picked up the win during start on 5/5 vs. Lake Elsinore, striking out five in 6.1 shutout innings…started and won on 5/12 vs. High Desert, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out five…started and took the loss on 5/27 vs. San Jose, striking out four and allowing two earned runs in 7.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 6/7 at Lancaster, allowing two earned runs in 7.2 innings while striking out five…started and won on 6/18 vs. Inland Empire, allowing one earned run and striking out six in 6.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 6/24 at Bakersfield, striking out three in 7.0 shutout innings…pitched complete game shutout on 6/29 vs. Stockton, allowing four hits, zero walks, and striking out nine in 9.0 innings…started and won on 7/10 vs. Lake Elsinore, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…started and won on 7/16 at Stockton, striking out five and allowing one earned run in 6.2 innings…started and took no-decision on 7/22 vs. Bakersfield, striking out nine in 7.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 8/12 at Inland Empire, allowing one earned run and striking out five in 7.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 8/17 vs. Rancho Cucamonga, allowing one earned run and striking out six in 7.0 innings…picked up the win during start on 8/23 at Visalia, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/28 vs. Lancaster, allowing two earned runs in 7.0 innings with one strikeout…started and won on 9/3 at Rancho Cucamonga, striking out five in 5.0 shutout innings

Asheville (South Atlantic/A/Colorado): 2-1 with a 1.17 ERA for the Tourists in four games, all of them starts…23.0 innings pitched, allowing 17 hits, four walks, and zero home runs…struck out 13…allowed zero earned runs in three of four starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in all of them…walked two batters or less in all four starts…pitched 6.0 innings or more in three of four starts…started and won on 4/8 at Greenville, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 4/13 at Charleston, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 4/23 at Rome, striking out five in 6.0 shutout innings

2015
Grand Junction (Pioneer/R/Colorado): 2-4 with a 3.72 ERA for the Rockies in 10 games, all of them starts…48.1 innings pitched, allowing 50 hits, two walks, and four home runs…struck out 36…finished 13th in the Pioneer League in ERA (minimum 45.0 IP)…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 10 starts…walked zero batters in nine of 10 starts and two batters or less in all of them…made professional debut on 6/21 at Idaho, allowing seven earned runs and striking out two in 2.1 innings during start while taking the loss…picked up first career win during start on 6/27 vs. Idaho Falls, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven in 5.2 innings…started and won on 7/3 at Orem, striking out two in 6.2 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 7/10 vs. Helena, striking out five in 5.0 shutout innings…started and took the loss on 8/11 vs. Great Falls, striking out eight and allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 8/19 at Great Falls, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with four strikeouts

Rick Forney on Parker French: I’m pleased that both Dominic (Ficociello) and Parker have decided to play for us in 2019. Parker will compete for a rotation spot, and I’m hopeful that we can get him throwing the ball the way he was back in 2016. Parker has good velocity and sink on his fastball, and I think he will keep our infielders quite busy.