Brandon Parker named ABCA/Rawlings Player of the Year

Colorado Springs, CO – In his rookie campaign for Mississippi Gulf Coast, Brandon Parker slugged his way to the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA DII Baseball Player of the Year award.


  • Position: OF
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: West Harrison, MS

2018 Statistics

  • .424 BA / .500 OBP / .932 SLG
  • 24 home runs
  • 81 RBI
  • 165 total bases
  • 40 extra base hits
  • 1.000 fielding percentage

2018 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA DII Baseball First Team All-American
  • Set school record for home runs
  • 2018 NJCAA DII Baseball leader in RBI
  • NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Mississippi Gulf Coast Head Coach Rodney Batts on Parker

“Brandon was the backbone of our offense all year.  He came up big for us in so many big situations.  To be able to put up the numbers he did says a lot about his work ethic and how much time he puts in.  It’s always good to have accomplishments like this for someone on your team, but it’s even more gratifying when it happens to someone who is one of your hardest workers on the team and one of the best teammates we had.  I couldn’t be more proud of Brandon and what he has accomplished this year. The humbleness he carried himself with all year says a lot about his character and the kind of person that he is.  Well-deserved honor.”

Up Next for Parker

  • New Market Rebels (Valley Baseball Summer League – Shenandoah Valley, VA)