The more Kyle Parker talks, the more it appears it’s all but a foregone conclusion that he’s planning to sign that pro contract with the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies selected Parker with the 26th overall pick in this week’s Major League draft.
Nothing is set in stone and stranger things have happened in this world. Then again, if you listen to Parker talk he just doesn’t sound like a guy that is looking forward to two-a-days this summer.
Kyle Parker discusses his future plans
You can expect a decision shortly after Parker and the Tigers baseball season ends. This shouldn’t be a long drawn out process.
That is good news for Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney. Swinney is still holding out hope that Parker will find a way to get back on the football field this fall.
Swinney expects Parker to sign with the Rockies, but in his mind that doesn’t necessarily mean Parker won’t return for one more year of football. Swinney is quick to point out other draftees that have signed and returned to play football in the fall before reporting to play baseball the following spring.
N.C. State’s Russell Wilson was drafted in the 4th round by the Rockies this week and he plans to sign and play football this week. The only difference is Wilson is a 4th rounder and the Rockies won’t have as much invested in him.
A pro baseball team is very unlikely to allow its first round pick and million plus dollar investment to spend his fall being chased around by huge linebackers with the goal of taking their prospect’s head off.