HIGH SCHOOL: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 49th round of the 2002 Major League Draft ... A two-time All-Conference selection at Northglenn High School in Denver, Colo. ... Fashioned a 9-1 record with a 1.96 ERA and 96 strikeouts as a senior in 2002 ... Selected All-State, All-Region, All-Colorado and Metro North Pitcher of the Year in 2002 ... Named the Denver Metro Player of the Month for April 2002 ... Went 8-4 with a 2.50 ERA as a junior ... Also batted .414 with three home runs and 17 RBI as a junior ... Helped lead team to league titles in 2000 and 2002 ... Selected to play for the 2002 Connie Mack U.S.A. Team.
PERSONAL: Full name is John Roland Parscal ... Born Jan. 20,
1984 ... Son of Ronald and Sheila Parscal ... Has two brothers, Randy and David,
and two sisters, Jennifer and Mary ... Major: Education.