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2021 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 78: John Parke

Despite a low draft round, the southpaw has been one of the system’s most reliable arms for three years running

MiLB: JUL 04 Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Birmingham Barons
Birmingham Barons pitcher John Parke during the game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Birmingham Barons on July 4, 2019 at Regions Field in Birmingham.
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John Parke

Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
205 pounds
Age: 26
SSS rank among all left-handed starting pitchers in the system: 10
2020 SSHP Top Prospect Rank: 74
2019 SSS Top Prospect Ranking: 68

For a full John Parke snapshot, consult his South Side Hit Pen Under the Radar profile from 2019.

He is likely to return to Birmingham for 2021, with an opportunity for early promotion if he does well.