Graduate of Colonial Forge (VA) High School. Named first-team All-Commonwealth District and secondteam All-State as a senior (2007). Holds 14 school records at Colonial Forge including home runs (21), runs (67), slugging pct. (1.053), on-base pct. (.613) and single-season RBI (32). Attended the University of Virginia and was named All-ACC as a freshman in 2008. Enjoyed a breakthrough season as a sophomore in 2009, batting .355 with a team-high 16 home runs to help lead UVA to the 2009 College World Series. In fall ball of his freshman year he hit .100. He took a summer job working Virginia baseball camps at Davenport Field at UVA, supplemented with a slate of summer school classes and a regular date with the weights inside the team's clubhouse. He put on 20 pounds and found a way to let struggles roll off his back. He set the single-season runs record for UVA with 76 his sophomore year. Involved with the following organizations: Little League Support.
Hit .247 with 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 23 RBI in 51 games with SF...Made his fi rst Opening Day roster and was SF's starting left-fi elder...Crashed into the left-field wall making the catch on a D.J. LeMahieu drive on April 15 vs. Colorado...he immediately grabbed his right shoulder, suffering a broken right clavicle...Was placed on the 10-day DL on April 16 and later transferred to the 60-day DL on April 26...Was pulled off his rehab assignment on July 8 after his neck stiffened up...Returned from his rehab assignment and was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 3...appeared in 42 games.
Was recalled by the Giants three separate times during the season, appearing in 63 games, hitting .236 (30-for-127) with five home runs and 14 RBI. Started 31 games for San Francisco and hit .229 (22-for-96) with four HRs and 12 RBI as a starter. Went 3-for-18 (.167) with three runs, one walk and three HBPs as a pinch-hitter. Hit .273 (53-or-194) with 16 home runs and 35 RBI in 53 games with triple-A Sacramento.
Made two separate appearances with the Giants, hitting .347 (17-for-49) with six HRs and 14 RBI in 21 games...Appeared in four games for SF from June 13-16 and went 1-for-9 (.111) at the plate....Was recalled Sept. 11 and hit. 400 (16-for-40) with six home runs and 14 RBI in 17 games....Went 3-for-6 with a double, one home run and two RBI as a pinch hitter....Had career day on Sept. 26 at Oakland becoming the first Giants rookie in franchise history to hit three homers in a game... he was the first Giant with a three-homer game since 2013 when Pablo Sandoval accomplished the feat....Went 5-for-9 with five home runs and nine RBI during a three game stretch from Sept. 23-26...became the first Giants player with five HRs in a span of nine at-bats since Barry Bonds in 2004....Became the first Giants player with at least six HRs through his first 14 career games since Willie McCovey in 1959....Batted .283 (123-for-434) with 74 runs scored, 25 doubles, 23 home runs and 74 RBI in 124 games with triple-A Sacramento....His 23 home runs with the River Cats were tied for the fifth-most in the Pacific Coast League....Ranked by Baseball America as the Giants' #9 prospect entering the 2016 season.
Split his fourth professional season between Double-A Richmond (.275, 12 HRs, 58 RBI) and Triple-A Fresno (.278, 3 HRs, 10 RBI), while also enjoying a brief call-up to the big leagues with San Francisco...On July 31, was asked to get off the Squirrels' team bus that was headed for Altoona, PA…Matt Duffy was also asked to get off the bus…the pair later learned that the Giants had promoted the pair to the Major Leagues…the duo became the second and third players (Eric Surkamp - 2011) to ever be promoted straight from Richmond to the Giants...Joined the Giants in New York, NY, for their series against the New York Mets...Dressed for one game, but did not appear for the Giants and was optioned Aug. 2…spent the remainder of the season with Triple-A Fresno.
Parker departed the Richmond Flying Squirrels having established their all-time record for career HRs (30)… established a single-season record in 2013 with 18 and added 12 in 2014 … Mario Lisson equaled his seasonseason record (18) in 2014.
Spent the entire 2012 campaign with Class A Advanced San Jose and played all three outfield positions...Stole a team-high 28 bases and was caught just six times (82% success).