Parker Morin is in his third year as a Royals bullpen catcher, adding Lead Strategist to his title for the 2022 season. The former minor league backstop played in the organization from 2012-18, before catching 70 games with Lancaster in the Independent Atlantic League in 2019. In his current role, Morin assists the coaching staff, catching bullpen sessions before and during the games, working directly with Pitching Coach Cal Eldred and Bullpen Coach Larry Carter.
Morin played in 442 games in the Royals organization, reaching Triple-A Omaha in 2016. In his most recent campaign in affiliated ball, he batted .265 (40-for-151) with 10 doubles, a homer and 16 runs scored in 53 games with the Storm Chasers in 2018. He was named the 2015 Mike Sweeney Award winner, which honors the player that best represents the organization, and was selected to participate in the USA Baseball Premier 12 Tournament in 2015 as well.
He was originally selected by the Royals in the 14th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, after playing collegiately at the College of Southern Idaho and the University of Utah. With the Utes in 2012, he led the team in batting average (.314) and collected 11 doubles, three homers and 35 RBI.
Born in Richmond, Va., Morin resides in Denver, Colo.