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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster Review: Jarrod Parker

By Scott Allen

So the mourning period for the Arizona Diamondbacks 2011 season is over. The postseason is finally over as well and now it is time to start looking ahead to 2012, especially since the season starts in like 18 seconds. It’s a short off-season. We are just shy of four months till pitchers and catchers report. So it is time to review the current roster, look at what they did in 2011 and what the prospects are for 2012. Next up: Jarrod Parker

2011 review:  Parker showed Dbacks fans a glimpse of the future with a spot start in the last week of the season.  He pitched so well in that outing, he was added to the postseason roster after only one career game.  He pitched 5.2 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up only four hits.  He was hit hard in his one-third inning in the NLDS, however, I still think it was a good move to give the future star a taste of the postseason so early.

2012 preview:  Parker will fight for a starting rotation spot no doubt.  The biggest question will be his durability.  He had Tommy John surgery in 2010 and although he pitched well in his one start, he is going to have to fight hard in spring.  He won’t be just given a spot.  There will be competition.

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