11th round pick Logan Parker 1B
He showed marked improvement in 2006.
CINCINNATI, Ohio---University of Cincinnati senior first baseman Logan Parker has added his name to a lengthy list of Bearcat draftees as the Cincinnati Reds used a 12th round selection to grab the Odessa, Texas native during the opening day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft on Tuesday.
Parker becomes the 11th player under current head coach Brian Cleary to get a call on draft day and the 34th Bearcat since 1965 to be drafted. The Reds selected Parker with the 354th overall pick. The selection of Parker marks the second straight year at least one Cincinnati player has been drafted, following in the footsteps of Mark Haske (23rd round, Detroit Tigers) and Josh Kay (31st round, Oakland A's) last season. Parker is also the highest drafted Bearcat since current Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis was taken in the eighth round of the 2001 draft.
Parker enjoyed an incredible senior season for UC, capping it off with a third team All-BIG EAST selection. He finished the year hitting .344 and ranked among the conference leaders with 11 home runs, 69 RBI, 61 runs scored, 18 doubles and seven triples. Parker helped the Bearcats to a 32-26 overall record and a spot in the BIG EAST tournament, marking UC's first post-season appearance since 2001.