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#15 James Parker

James Parker - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
INF
Height:
6-1
Weight:
200
Class:
*So.
Hometown:
Anderson, S.C.
High School:
T.L. Hanna HS
B/T:
R-R
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … was the starting shortstop in 2020 and 2021 … a career .303 hitter with a .454 slugging percentage and .373 on-base percentage in 92 games (80 starts) over three seasons … had 18 doubles, 10 homers, 53 RBIs, 49 runs, 29 walks, seven hit-by-pitches and five steals.

2021: Drafted in the eighth round (No. 234 overall pick) by the Seattle Mariners and signed in July … Second-Team All-ACC selection … All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .324 with 33 runs, 13 doubles, eight homers, 38 RBIs, a .500 slugging percentage, .411 on-base percentage, 24 walks, seven hit-by-pitches and a steal in 52 games (52 starts at shortstop) … led the team in batting average, at-bats (210), hits (68), doubles and multiple-hit games (21) … tied for the team lead in games, starts and two-out RBIs (19) … only Tiger to start all 52 games in the batting order … had a .929 fielding percentage (14 errors) … had 12 multiple-RBI games … had 19 two-out RBIs … had a 12-game hitting streak from March 2020 to February 2021, which included the last seven games of 2020 and the first five games of 2021 … had an 11-game hitting streak from March to April … had a 10-game hitting streak in May … went 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and the walkoff single in the 10th inning against Cincinnati on Feb. 21 … went 3-for-5 with a game-tying homer in the ninth inning and two RBIs against No. 16 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C. on Feb. 27 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs and a walk against No. 13 Virginia Tech on March 19 … went 1-for-3 with a homer and walk against No. 13 Virginia Tech on March 20 … hit a go-ahead three-run homer on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the eighth inning against No. 13 Virginia Tech on March 21 … went 3-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs at Boston College on March 26; hit a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to tie the score … went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs, a run and walk in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27; was 8-for-16 with a homer, six RBIs and four runs in the series … went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs against Virginia on April 9 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and two walks against College of Charleston on April 13 … went 3-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and three runs against No. 4 Louisville on May 2 … went 1-for-2 with an RBI, two walks and a hit-by-pitch against No. 16 South Carolina on May 11; received the Bob Bradley Award, as he was 6-for-11 (.545) with a homer, double, four RBIs, two runs and a .667 on-base percentage in the season series … went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs at No. 10 Florida State on May 15 … went 3-for-4 with a homer, double, four RBIs, two runs and a walk against No. 17 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26; was 4-for-8 with a homer, double, four RBIs, three runs and two walks in two ACC Tournament games … No. 327 college prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 44 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .294 with 10 runs, two doubles, a homer, seven RBIs, a .392 slugging percentage, .315 on-base percentage, two walks and three steals in 13 games (13 starts, including seven at shortstop and six at third base) … tied for the team lead in sacrifice bunts (1) and steals … was 8-for-20 (.400) after the fifth inning … went 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs, a walk and steal against Liberty on Feb. 16 … suffered a leg injury against Furman on Feb. 19 and missed four games … went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, a run and walk against South Carolina on March 1; hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning … went 1-for-5 with a double, RBI and run against Boston College on March 8; hit a walkoff fielder’s choice.

2019: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .232 with six runs, three doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, a .339 slugging percentage, .271 on-base percentage, three walks and a steal in 27 games (15 starts, including 12 at third base and three at second base) … had a .950 fielding percentage, committing only two errors … hit .350 with two outs … hit a two-run homer off the bench against East Tennessee State on Feb. 26; was his first career hit … hit a two-run double at Boston College on March 22 … went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run against No. 8 Louisville on April 7 … No. 268 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 55 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Wilmington in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .259 with seven doubles, a triple, homer, six RBIs, 10 runs and seven steals in 24 games; Coastal Plain League All-Star Game selection.

Before Clemson: North-South All-Star Game selection … all-state as a senior … four-time all-region … holds the school record for career hits … lettered five times in baseball at T.L. Hanna High School, where he was coached by Daniel Crenshaw.

Personal: His father, Tim, played at Clemson in 1987,88,90; had a 13-6 record, a save, 3.22 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 187.0 innings pitched over 45 appearances (35 starts); led the 1990 team in starts (17), innings pitched (97.0), ERA (2.97), strikeouts (90), complete games (5) and shutouts (3); was a third-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs … graduated May 6, 2021 with a degree in management … born James Timothy Parker Jr. on March 26, 2000 in Anderson, S.C.

Favorite hobbies – Hunting, hanging out with friends and driving with the windows down
Interesting fact about family/parents – His father pitched at Clemson from 1989-91
One fact that most people don’t know – Scared of spiders
Favorite food or candy – Peach cobbler
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Shooting his first deer at eight
Ideal vacation spot – Any farm in Iowa
Childhood hero – His grandfather
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Julius Erving