Analysis: Kyle Parker to the Rockies


On the evening of the first round of the 2010 MLB draft, MLB draft bloggers Jason A. Churchill and Keith Law will provide pick-by-pick analysis in the first round.

Before diving into the analysis, here are some key resources related to the 2010 MLB draft:

And now, analysis of Kyle Parker going No. 26 to the Colorado Rockies:

Law: Parker's college football career is almost certainly over now that he's been selected in the first round but I have heard major reservations from area scouts about his tools. Despite playing quarterback at Clemson, his arm doesn't translate well to baseball, and he's a below-average runner who's probably limited to first base, DH or maybe left field, if you're optimistic. In a field where defense really matters in Colorado, Parker is really going to have to max out his above-average raw power.

Churchill: Parker is good, but this did seem a little high at No. 26.