Cardinals Prospect #24 - Mike Parisi

Parisi posted a 3.23 ERA in 13 starts for Palm Beach in 2005. Player Profile

Position: RHP

DOB: 4/18/1983

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Bats: R

Throws: R

School: Manhattan College

Became a Cardinal: Selected in the ninth round of the June, 2004 First-Year Player Draft. Received a $60,000 signing bonus.

2005 G W-L IP Hits BB K ERA
Quad Cities (Low-A) 14 5-5 86 98 25 66 4.08
Palm Beach (High-A) 13 5-6 78 79 22 63 3.23

Staff Comments

JS (28): "Though he doesn't have much to offer with his secondary pitches, Parisi pitches at 92-93 mph with his fastball and is able to keep it down fairly well. He did, however, allow more hits than innings pitched at both Quad Cities and Palm Beach in 2005. The Florida State League is also a pitchers league, so if he continues to succeed at the Double-A level next season, he will rise on my list."

LM (23): "This is pretty much the ranking I gave Mr. Parisi. A ninth round selection he is one of the better performers out of the 2004 draft. 2005 saw him promoted from class A to class A-Advanced. He finished the season strong, capping it with two key postseason wins including the league championship clinching game against an excellent Lakeland team. At 22 he was the youngest pitcher on the Palm Beach roster and third youngest overall behind Tyler Greene and Jarrett Hoffpauir. Parisi has set himself up well for 2006."

RM (24): "Was a strike out pitcher in college setting records at Manhattan College, during his sophomore season and then breaking his own record his junior year and then setting the college career mark with 272 Ks in 244 innings. Palm Beach pitching coach, Derek Lilliquist, spent a lot of time with Parisi to wean him off of his dependency of striking out batters and allowing the defense to play behind him. I think Parisi could be playing in AA Springfield before the end of the season."

BW (27): "I may be guilty of over-optimism ranking by Parisi here. The Cards' ninth-rounder from two years ago has looked as good as most from the 2004 class, pitching ok at three levels since joining the organization. However, I am not sure he is good enough to realistically be ranked this highly. It's not that Parisi has pitched all that badly, but honestly, he doesn't particularly stand out, either. Still, he is young and has upside, so I will watch."

STAFF COMMENTS KEY: Staff Member (Individual Ranking); JS = Jason Scott; LM = Leonda Markee; BW = Brian Walton; RM = Ray Mileur; NR = Not Rated

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