Signed on August 16, 2010 by Rockies scout Jay Matthews...started all 14 of the Tigers games at quarterback in 2009...finished the season completing 205 of 369 passes for 2,526 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions...the pass completions, passing yards and touchdowns were all Clemson freshman records...was named a second-team freshman All-American by College Football News and a first-team freshman All-ACC by Sporting News.
Spent the majority of the 2014 campaign at Triple-A Colorado Springs, his first experience at that level...made his MLB debut on June 16 at Los Angeles-NL and had three separate stints on the Major League roster...Began 2014 at Triple-A and played 128 games for the Sky Sox...hit .289 (145-for-502) with 30 doubles, 15 home runs, 72 RBI, 73 runs at Triple-A...the 30 doubles he hit at Triple-A were a new career-high...2014 marked the fourth-straight season he has had at least 15 home runs and 70 RBI...Originally recalled by the Rockies on June 16 and spent five days on the active roster before being optioned on June 21...was again recalled July 8 then optioned July 12...was recalled for the remainder of 2014 on Sept. 2...Notched first MLB hit on July 9 vs. San Diego off Eric Stults...scored first run on Sept. 3 vs. SF...notched his first RBI on Sept. 27 at LAD...All but one of Parker's five hits were singles...his lone extra-base hit was a double on Sept. 27 at LAD, a game in which he went 2-for-5, his lone multi-hit game as well...Parker played both right field and first base for the Rockies, seeing time at first base for two games while playing four games in right field...has played the majority of his Minor League career in the outfield prior to 2014...in 2014, Parker played 40 games at first base in Triple-A, nine games in left and 74 in right.
Was a Texas League Post-Season All-Star after batting .288 with 23 doubles, 23 home runs, 74 RBI and 70 runs in 123 games in his first season at the Double-A level... Finished 5th in the Texas League in home runs and 2nd on the team, only one HR behind teammate Kiel Roling...his .492 slugging percentage was the 4th-highest mark in the league... Finished the season strong, as he hit .304 (73-for-240) with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs and 47 RBI following the All-Star break...owned a .525 SLG after the break and slugging .458 prior to the break..had 22 RBI in July and 23 RBI in September... Spent the majority of the season in left field and also saw action in right...finished the season seeing the majority of his playing time at first base, which was his first action of his professional career at the position... Played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League following the season...hit .278 (27-for-97) with 9 doubles 2 triples, 4 home runs and 18 RBI in 24 games for Salt River.
Played in 102 games for High-A Modesto and led the California League with a .415 on-base percentage and ranked fourth in slugging (.562) while clubbing 23 homers, driving in 73 runs and scoring 86 times (third-most in the Rockies system)...named a CAL Post-Season All-Star and MiLB.com Organization All-Star...slugged 44 home runs in his first two professional seasons, the first two seasons of his life focusing strictly on baseball...Baseball America ranked him as the Rockies 4th-best prospect following the season, also the Best Power Hitter and Best Strike-Zone Discipline.