Wes Parsons

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Wes Parsons
Atlanta Braves – No. 52
Born: (1992-09-06) September 6, 1992 (age 26)
Clarksville, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 2018, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through May 19, 2019)
Win–loss record1–3
Earned run average4.66

Arthur Wesley Parsons (born September 6, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).


After graduating from Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tennessee, Parsons enrolled at Jackson State Community College. In 13 games started as a freshman, he had a 7–3 win–loss record with a 4.31 earned run average (ERA), striking out 60 in ​79 13 innings pitched.[1] After his freshman year, he played for the Thunder Bay Bordercats in the Northwoods League,[2] a summer wooden bat league for top college prospects. After making the league's All-Star game, Parsons signed with the Atlanta Braves as an undrafted free agent in 2013.[3]

After signing, Parsons was assigned to the Rome Braves where he was 7–7 with a 2.63 ERA in 19 starts. In 2014 he pitched for the Lynchburg Hillcats, posting a 4–7 record and a 5.00 ERA in 23 starts. Parsons pitched in only five games in 2015 due to injury. He spent the majority of 2016 with the Carolina Mudcats where he was 0–2 with a 3.86 ERA in 16 games (seven starts), along with pitching one game for the Mississippi Braves. In 2017, Parsons pitched in 26 games (ten starts) for Mississippi where he compiled a 3–3 record and 2.71 ERA, and ​8 13 innings for the Gwinnett Braves where he posted an 8.64 ERA.[4] He began 2018 with Mississippi[5] and was promoted to the Gwinnett Stripers in May after pitching to a 1–2 record and a 1.23 ERA over eight games (seven starts) for Mississippi.[6]

Parsons was called up to the major leagues by Atlanta on June 27, 2018.[7] In 14 appearances, with 13 being as a starter for Gwinnett prior to his callup, he had compiled a 3–1 record and a 2.83 ERA.[8] Parsons returned to the International League without making a major league appearance.[9] He was recalled back to the Braves on August 1 for his second call up in the 2018 season. He was then optioned back to Gwinnett the following day. Parsons received another promotion on August 7,[10] and made his major league debut two days later against the Washington Nationals.[11] Parsons made the Braves' Opening Day roster at the start of the 2019 season.[12] He appeared in relief of Sean Newcomb on April 1, 2019, pitching one inning against the Chicago Cubs to earn his first major league victory.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Former JSCC General Moving up as a Pro | Jackson State Community College". Jscc.edu. January 22, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Northwoods League – Get Ready for the Show!". Northwoods League. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Atlanta Braves Scouting Report on RHP Wes Parsons". October 6, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Wes Parsons Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mississippi Braves reveal 2018 Opening Day Roster – WLBT.com – Jackson, MS". Msnewsnow.com. August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "M-Braves pitcher Wes Parsons promoted to AAA Gwinnett". KLTV.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mike Soroka moves from Braves' 10-day disabled list to 60-day DL". www.myajc.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Braves' Wes Parsons: Promoted to big leagues". CBSSports.com. June 27, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  9. ^ O'Brien, David (June 28, 2018). "Braves activate Acuna, put McCarthy on DL". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Braves place LHP Fried, RHP Carle on DL". Gwinnett Daily Post. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Burns, Gabriel (August 9, 2018). "Anibal Sanchez exits early after being struck by liner". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Bowman, Mark (March 26, 2019). "Parsons works way onto Braves' roster". MLB.com. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  13. ^ Bowman, Mark (April 2, 2019). "Native son helps Atlanta roll vs. Cubs". MLB.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  14. ^ "McCann's two-run single helps Braves beat error-prone Cubs". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

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