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The Decision: Will Kyle Parker Sign With The Rockies?

Back on June 7 the Rockies drafted Clemson OF and also starting QB Kyle Parker in the first round. At the time Clemson was participating in the College World Series, so Parker was unable to negotiate with the Rockies until his team was eliminated.

Here's what Andy Seiler of MLB Bonus Baby had to write on Parker:

He has the tools to be a Major League regular at a corner outfield spot, but that may be the wrong way to approach his credentials this June. At the plate, he’s somewhat of a mistake hitter, having an average hit tool and plus raw power. He’s quite patient at the plate to a fault, and he goes through spurts where he’s overly passive. He’s an average runner, and when that's combined with an average arm and fringe-average range in right field, it comes together into an average corner outfielder. As you can tell, his talent has been blown a little out of proportion due to the attention, but he still has enough talent to go in the first fifty picks, though he could last into the second round on talent alone. His signability is a big question mark at this point, and no one knows what might happen.

Parker is the latest in a long line of quarterbacks the Rockies have drafted. The two current ones on the Rockies' roster are Todd Helton and Seth Smith.