Arthur Wesley Parsons … son of Don and Beth … has a sister, Stephanie … resides in Clarksville, Tenn., during the offeason... Enjoys hunting and playing golf in his free time.
Made 32 combined appearances between the Atlanta Braves and the Rockies … acquired by Colorado via waivers on Aug. 19…Made 17 appearances for the Braves across three stints, allowing runs in four games…mad his first career Opening Day roster… Designated for assignment on Aug. 16 and claimed off waivers by Colorado on Aug. 19... Assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque, but did not make an appearance prior to being recalled by the Rockies on Aug. 22... Made his Rockies debut on Aug. 23 at St. Louis … remained on the active roster for the remainder of the season … appeared in 15 games, posting a 6.98 ERA (19.1 IP, 15 ER) with 16 walks and 14 strikeouts … scored upon eight times... Made 27 appearances for Triple-A Gwinnett, going 2-3 with a 2.86 ERA (56.2 IP, 18 ER), 21 walks and 54 strikeouts before he was designated for assignment on Aug. 19.
Had three separate stints with Atlanta and made his major league debut with a relief appearance on 8/9 at WSH…Spent the remainder of the season in the minor leagues ... Began the season with Double-A Mississippi, and went 1-2 with a 1.23 ERA (4 ER/29.1 IP) in eight games, seven starts…He was promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett on 5/12 and the Braves selected his contract for the first time on 6/27 ... Did not appear in that game and was optioned back to the Stripers that same day….Returned on 8/1 to Atlanta and again optioned back the same day ... Recalled on 8/7 and made his major league debut on 8/9 with 5.0 innings of relief at Nationals Park…Allowed four runs, earned, to take a no-decision in the longest appearance by a Braves reliever in 2018 ... Finished out the season with the Stripers…Went 7-4 with a 3.27 ERA (32 ER/88.0 IP) and one save in 16 games, 14 starts at the Triple-A level.
Appeared in 30 games (11 starts) between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, combining to go 3-3 with a 3.15 ERA (39 ER/111.1IP) and 108 strikeouts ... The 111.1 innings came after throwing 86.1 combined innings over the previous two seasons ... Ranked in the Top 10 among Braves farmhands (min. 75.0 IP) in staters ERA (6th, 3.15) and strikeouts (9th, 108).. ... Went 2-1 with a 2.24 ERA across 11 starts.
Split his 2016 campaign between three levels of the Atlanta system, combining to go 0-2 with a 3.51 ERA (26 ER/66.2 IP) in 21 games (nine starts) between High-A Carolina, the GCL Braves and Double-A Mississippi ... Tossed 66.2 innings after pitching just 19.2 frames in 2015.
Made two stints on the disabled list that limited him to just five appearances (four starts) on the season, combining to go 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA (6 ER/19.2 IP) between the GCL Braves, Rome (A)and Carolina (High-A) ... Entered the 2015 campaign as Atlanta's 22nd-rated prospect as ranked by Baseball America.
Spent his second season in the organization with High-A Lynchburg and was tabbed by Baseball America as the Braves' 20th-best prospect entering 2014 after signing as a non-drafted free agent in 2013.
Picked up a pair of Pitcher of the Month Awards, one in June and another in August.