Jarrod B. Parker…graduated from Norwell High School (Ossian, IN)…in 2007, was named Indiana Mr. Baseball, Louisville Slugger State High School Baseball Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year…earned Northeast Hoosier Conference first-team honors in 2006…selected to the United States Junior National Team that played in and won the World Championships in Cuba in 2006.
Began his rehab from March 24, 2014 Tommy John surgery on April 23 but made just four starts before re-injuring the elbow May 8…started his rehab assignment with Class-A Stockton and went 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA in two starts…struck out eight and did not walk a batter in 8.2 innings…was transferred to Triple-A Nashville May 3 and went 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in two starts with the Sounds…combined for a 2-1 record and a 5.79 ERA in his four starts…struck out 15 and walked two in 18.2 innings…tossed 5.2 innings in his final start May 8 against Round Rock…allowed five runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings for the win…left the game early with the elbow injury…underwent season-ending surgery May 19 with Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla…his previous revised ulnar collateral ligament did not need repairing and the avulsed medial epicondyle fracture was cleaned up and repaired.
Had no decisions and a 10.61 ERA in three spring training starts before it was announced he would undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career…was placed on the 60-day disabled list March 20 and had the surgery March 24…the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in the Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Florida…also had Tommy John surgery Oct. 28, 2009 while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
Went 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA in 32 starts in his second season with the A's after going 13-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 29 starts as a rookie in 2012…walked 63 batters for the second consecutive season, which also led the A's for the second straight year…the 63 walks match the fewest by a team-leader in Oakland history (2012) …also led the A's in runs allowed (92) and tied for the team lead in games started and hit batters (7)…surrendered 25 home runs, which more than doubled his 2012 total of 11…struck out 134 batters for an average of 6.12 per nine innings, which was sixth lowest in the American League … had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.13, which was also sixth lowest … averaged the sixth fewest pitches per game (93.5) and the seventh fewest pitches per inning (15.2)…tied for second in sacrifice hits allowed (8) after tying for first in 2012 (7)…tied for fifth in no decisions (12)…went 2-6 with a 5.76 ERA, .294 opponents batting average and 11 home runs allowed over his first 10 starts, 9-0 with a 2.59 ERA, .205 opponents average and eight home runs allowed over his next 18 starts from May 28 to Sept. 4 and 1-2 with a 7.40 ERA, .299 opponents average and six home runs allowed over his final four starts…tied for fourth in the AL in wins from May 28 to Sept. 4 and had the fifth lowest ERA…allowed a .242 opponents batting average, which included a .221 (69-for-312) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .257 (109-for-424) against left-handers…the mark against righties was seventh lowest in the AL … opponents hit .219 with runners in scoring position, which ranked ninth in the AL…had the fourth lowest mark in 2012 (.215) and now has a .214 (64-for-299) opponents average with RISP in his career…the opponents one and two hitters batted a combined .337 off him but he held the three, four and five hitters to a .193 average…including .167 against the cleanup hitter, which was third lowest in the AL and fourth lowest in Oakland history (min. 162.0 ip)…has allowed a .202 (102-for-505) combined average to the three, four and five hitters in his career…the number nine hitter batted .324 in 2013, which was fifth highest in the AL…surrendered 18 of his 25 home runs on the road, which tied for third most in the AL…17 of the home runs he allowed were solo shots as are 25 of the 36 he has allowed in his career…was 9-3 with a 3.87 ERA in 15 starts on four days rest, 3-5 with a 4.08 ERA in 17 starts on five days rest or more…had a 6-6 record before the All-Star Break compared to 6-2 after the break…is now 11-10 in his career before the break, 14-6 after the break…went 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in two interleague starts…received two runs of support or fewer in 13 of the 20 games in which he took the loss or had a no decision…went 3-8 in 16 starts with two runs of support or fewer, 9-0 in 16 starts with three runs or more…is now 20-0 in 30 career starts with run support of three or more…is 24-2 in 40 starts with run support of two or more… left a start with a lead four times only to have the bullpen blow the save (July 6 and 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 10)…committed four errors, which were the most among AL pitchers and tied for second most in the majors…had three errors in 2012 and his seven errors are tied for second most in the majors over the last two years (Shields, 8)…the A's were 17-15 (.531) in his starting assignments and are 34-27 (.557) in his career…tossed six or more innings in 23 of his 32 starts and walked two batters or fewer 22 times.
OAKLAND: Went 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA and .374 opponents batting average over his first five starts from April 2 to 25…the losing streak was the longest of his career…allowed a career-high eight runs on a career-high tying nine hits in 3.1 innings in a 10-1 loss to Detroit April 14…finished April with a 1-4 record, a 7.36 ERA and .350 opponents batting average in six starts…the losses matched the most in Oakland history by a pitcher in the month of April (12th time)…the ERA was the fifth highest April ERA in Oakland history among pitchers with 25 or more innings pitched and the opponents batting average was fourth highest among pitchers with 100 or more batters faced…yielded a career-high four home runs in 5.0 innings in a 7-3 loss at Cleveland May 6…had a streak of 16 consecutive starts with six hits or fewer and three innings pitched or more from May 11 to August 9…that was the second longest such streak by an A's pitcher since at least 1916 (20, Trevor Cahill, May 5-Aug. 14, 2010)…allowed a .192 opponents batting average during the streak…lost at Texas May 22 to fall to 2-6 with a 5.76 ERA and .294 opponents batting average over his first 10 starts…then went 9-0 with a 2.61 ERA and .209 opponents batting average over his next 19 starts from May 28 to Sept. 10…the winning streak was a career-high, tied for third longest in the AL in 2013 and tied for eighth longest in Oakland history…the 19-start unbeaten streak was the longest by an A's pitcher since Lefty Grove had a 21-start streak without a loss from April 22-August 19, 1931 (had 10 relief appearances during the streak, including one loss)… had a seven-start streak from May 28 to June 29 where he allowed five hits or fewer and two walks or fewer…that matched the longest such streak by an Athletics starting pitcher since at least 1916 (Alan Wirth, May 6-Sept. 15, 1978)…had a streak of 11 consecutive outings with five hits or fewer and three innings or more from May 28-July 28, which matched the longest streak by an Athletic since at least 1916 (Rich Harden, April 9, 2006-April 15, 2007)…had a streak of six consecutive no decisions from June 23 to July 28, which matched the longest by an Athletics starter since at least 1916 (fourth time, last: Carlos Reyes, June 10-July 17, 1994)…had a 3.50 ERA and .191 opponents batting average during the streak…the A's lost five of the six games…left his June 29 start against St. Louis after 3.2 innings with tightness in his right hamstring but did not miss any time…went 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA and .169 opponents batting average in six starts in the month of June…had the lowest opponents batting average in the AL in June and ranked third in ERA…is now 6-1 with a 2.13 ERA (17 er in 72.0 ip) in 11 career starts in June…issued a career-high seven walks in 5.0 innings July 28 against Los Angeles (AL) but had a no decision in the A's 10-6 win…tossed his first career complete game Aug. 19 against Seattle, an eight-hitter in the A's 2-1 win in Oakland…did not walk a batter and struck out eight…it came in his 55th career start, his 54th as an Athletic…the 53 consecutive starts without a complete game is the fourth longest streak in Oakland history…the complete game was part of a three-game streak from Aug. 14-24 where he tossed eight innings or more and allowed one run or fewer, matching the longest such streak by an A's pitcher over the last 33 years…tossed a career-high 117 pitches for his 10th win of the season, a 2-1 A's win at Baltimore Aug. 24…went 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA in six starts in the month of August…it marked the first four-win month of his career… tied for second in the AL in wins in August and ranked fourth in ERA…then went 2-2 with a 6.41 ERA in five starts in September…allowed a career-high tying eight runs in 4.1 innings for the loss Sept. 16 against Los Angeles (AL) and went 1-2 with a 9.20 ERA over his final three starts…won his only ALDS start against the Tigers, a 6-3 A's win in Game 3 at Detroit (5.0 ip, 5 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 1 so).
Was one of three players acquired from Arizona in the Trevor Cahill
trade during the offseason and went 13-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 29
starts...tied with fellow rookie Tommy Milone for the team lead
in wins as they both set an Oakland record for wins by a rookie...
the previous mark of 12 was held by Chris Codiroli (1983) and Joe
Blanton (2005)...had the most wins by an Athletics rookie since
Harry Byrd won 15 games for the 1952 Philadelphia A's en route to
Rookie of the Year honors...the A's became the first team since the
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers to have two rookies win 13 or more games
(Joe Black 15, Billy Loes 13)...it was the second time in Oakland
history the A's had two rookie 10-game winners...the other time was
in 2009 (Anderson 11, Cahill 10)...with Milone making 31 starts,
this was the third time in Oakland history the A's had two rookies
with 20 or more starts (Keough and Johnson in 1978; Anderson and
Cahill in 2009)...led the A's with 140 strikeouts, which was the third
best mark by a rookie in Oakland history and the fourth best in Athletics history...his 29 starts were 10th
most by an Oakland rookie...tied for second among American League rookies in wins, ranked fourth in
strikeouts and innings pitched (181.1) and tied for fourth in starts...his ERA was the lowest among AL
rookies with 130 or more innings, his .619 winning percentage was second best and his .248 opponents
batting average was third best...received one third place vote in the BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year
balloting and finished fifth...his winning percentage was 10th best among all AL pitchers...allowed just
11 home runs in 181.1 innings, an average of 0.55 per nine innings...that was the second lowest mark
in the AL and third lowest in the majors...had a .358 opponents slugging percentage, which was sixth
lowest in the AL...eight of the 11 home runs he allowed were solo shots...issued a team-leading 63
walks, which were the fewest by a team-leader in a non-strike season in Oakland history...the previous
low was 69 by Doug Johns in 1996...walked four batters or more in six of his first 12 starts (36 bb in
73.2 ip, 4.40 per nine innings)...then walked three batters or fewer in each of his final 17 starts (27 bb
in 107.2 ip, 2.26 per nine innings)...tied for first in the AL in sacrifice hits allowed (7), tied for third in
sacrifice flies (8), ranked fifth in stolen bases against (21) and tied for sixth in wild pitches (10)...went
5-3 with a 2.46 ERA and .209 opponents batting average over his first 13 starts, 2-4 with a 6.15 ERA and
.309 opponents average over a seven-start stretch from July 7 to Aug. 14 and 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA and
.252 opponents average over his final nine starts...had eight wins after the All-Star Break, which tied
for third in the AL...allowed a .248 opponents batting average, including .247 (86-for-348) against left-handed hitters and .248 (80-for-322) against right-handers...opponents hit .215 with runners in scoring
position, which ranked fourth lowest in the AL...yielded a .173 batting average to the number three
hitter in the order, which was fourth lowest in the AL...was 6-5 at home compared to 7-3 on the road...
however, had a 2.61 ERA at home compared to 4.54 on the road...had the fifth lowest home ERA in the
AL...compiled a 5-2 record and 2.64 ERA in nine starts during the day compared to 8-6 with a 3.87 ERA
in 20 starts at night...had the fourth lowest day ERA in the AL...posted a mark of 6-1 with a 3.03 ERA
in 12 starts on five days rest or more...was 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 17 starts on four days rest or fewer...
received one run of support or fewer in 11 of his 29 starts and was 0-8 with a 5.03 ERA in those starts...
went 13-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 18 starts with support of two runs or more...allowed 20 of his 71 runs in
the fifth inning for a 6.26 ERA...had a 2.98 ERA in all other innings...the A's were 17-12 (.587) in his
starting assignments and his teams are 18-12 (.600) in his career...tossed at least 6.0 innings in 22 of his
29 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 17 times and walked two batters or fewer 18 times.
Spent the entire season at Double-A Mobile, earning a promotion to Arizona after the BayBears won the
Southern League Championship...was selected by the Diamondbacks Sept. 19 and made one regular
season start in his Major League debut...faced Los Angeles (NL) Sept. 27 and had a no decision in
Arizona's 7-6, 10-inning win...tossed 5.2 shutout innings, yielded just four hits, walked a batter and
struck out one...retired the first seven batters he faced, including a strikeout of Jerry Sands with one out
in the first inning, his first big league strikeout...left the game with no score...the Dodgers scored five
times in the 10th but Arizona came back with six in the bottom of the inning for the win...also made
one postseason appearance in the NLDS against Milwaukee, a relief outing in Game 4...entered the
game in the sixth inning with the Diamondbacks leading 7-3 and allowed a run on two hits and a walk in
0.1 innings...was rated as Arizona's fourth-best prospect by Baseball America following the season...
was also rated as having the best slider in the organization...was later tabbed by as the A's number one
prospect following the trade.
MOBILE: Was 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 26 starts for Mobile...tied for second in the Southern League
in wins, ranked third in opponents batting average (.236) and fifth in ERA...tied for the league lead
in balks (3)...was third in the Diamondbacks farm system in wins, fifth in strikeouts (112) and 10th
in ERA...had career highs in starts, innings pitched (130.2), losses (8), runs (61), earned runs (55)
and walks (55)...his opponents batting average included a .209 (58-for-277) mark against right-handed
hitters, compared to .274 (54-for-197) and five of his seven home runs against left-handers...allowed
a .188 average to hitters leading off an inning...went 5-6 with a 4.87 ERA before the All-Star Break
but was 6-2 with a 2.84 ERA after the break...as a hitter, he went 9-for-32 (.281) with a walk and three
strikeouts...the BayBears were 15-11 (.577) in his starting assignments...allowed one run or fewer in
13 of his 26 starts...however, tossed more than 6.0 innings just once...walked two batters or fewer 15
times...his start April 11 at Carolina was his first since July 30, 2009...allowed a season-high eight
runs in 3.2 innings for the loss...allowed seven runs in 3.1 innings in his second start April 17 against
Mississippi...then went 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA over his next four starts from April 22 to May 10...
surrendered a season-high three home runs May 20 at Tennessee...that gave him seven home runs over
his first eight starts...did not yield another home run the rest of the way, a span of 18 starts, 94.2 innings
pitched and 384 batters faced...did not allow a run or walk a batter in back-to-back starts May 31 at
Mississippi (5.0 ip, 3 h) and June 5 against Huntsville (5.0 ip, 2 h)...issued a season-high six walks in
4.2 innings, June 16 against Montgomery...went 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six starts in July...the fourgame
winning streak was his longest of the season...struck out a season-high eight batters July 18 at
Chattanooga and July 30 at Mississippi...tossed a season-high 6.2 innings in the latter contest...allowed one run or fewer in four of his last five regular season starts (2-1, 3.00 ERA)...then went 1-0 with a 1.50
ERA (12.0 ip, 9 h, 2 r, 2 er, 3 bb, 12 so, 1 hr) in two postseason starts.
Missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on Oct. 28, 2009...Rated by Baseball America as the D-backs' top prospect despite his injury...Spent most of the season in Tucson, Ariz. in the organization's extended spring camp prior to joining Double-A
Mobile in June to continue his rehab process...Saw his first game action in over a year while participating in the D-backs' instructional league camp in Tucson in
September and October...reached 97 mph while pitching 2.0 innings against a Rockies instructional league team on
Oct. 7 at Chase Field, coming into the game after Brandon Webb pitched 2.0 innings while on injury rehab.
Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the 29th-best prospect in baseball and the No. 6 prospect among righthanded
starters...also rated as having the best fastball and breaking pitch in the Southern League...Started the season with Single-A Visalia...made 4 starts, allowing just 2 earned runs in 19.0 innings while limiting opponents
to a .179 average (12-for-67)...tied for the California League lead with a 0.95 ERA during the month of April...Promoted to Double-A Mobile on April 27...Named the organization's Pitcher of the Month for June after going 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA (7 ER in 23.1 IP) with 19
strikeouts and a .212 (18-for-85) opponents average...Named to the Southern League's regular season All-Star team...Owned a 2.61 ERA (11 ER in 38.0 IP) with 33 strikeouts over 7 road starts...Made his final start of the 2009 campaign on July 30 before being shut down for the remainder of the season with a
strained right elbow.
Finished second among Single-A South Bend pitchers with 12 wins and 117 strikeouts and third with 117.2 innings
pitched...Named a regular season Midwest League All-Star...Made his professional debut on April 11 @ Quad Cities...Earned victories in 4 straight starts from April 28-May 15, posting a 1.64 ERA (4 ER in 22.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts...Collected a season-high 10 strikeouts on Aug. 6 vs. Lancaster...Was ninth in the Midwest League with a 2.00 ERA (6 ER in 27.0 IP) in August.