Mar. 19, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker after being pulled from the game in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a spring training game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Former D-Backs Top Prospect to Make Debut for Oakland A’s


As you may have heard, the D-backs traded top prospect Jarrod Parker this past offseason to the Oakland A’s for their one time ace Trevor Cahill.  Well, Parker will get his second major league start on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox–he had one scoreless start for the D-backs late last season pitching five plus innings with no runs allowed.

Cahill has been mostly up this season for the D-Backs, despite allowing seven runs–four earned–in his last start. Overall he’s 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and impressive .197 batting average against.

Before his call up, Parker was 1-0 with a 2.18 ERA in 20 innings for the Sacramento River Cats, the A’s Triple-A affiliate. Collin Cowgill was also a part of the deal, however he is hitless in four major league at-bats this season and is batting just .125 at Sacramento. Ryan Cook, the third player in the deal, has had the most impact on the Athletics thus far pitching 7.1 innings of scoreless, one-hit baseball for the A’s out of their bullpen.

It’s difficult to say early one which team got the best of the deal, but Parker’s performance over the next few weeks could help tip the scales in one direction or another.

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