Josh Parr
Josh Parr


Chillicothe, Ill.

High School:
Illinois Valley Central






Four Drafted Illini Sign Professional Contracts

Parrs, Lindauer, Johnson Begin Pro Careers


Three Illini, One Signee Picked on Final Day of MLB Draft

Jordan Parr to Diamondbacks, Lindauer to Astros, Johnson to Athletics, Signee Greer to Reds


Justin Parr Drafted by Phillies in Eighth Round

Senior Becomes Highest-Drafted Illini Since 2009

2011 - Junior: Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June 2011 ... Named to the All-Big Ten third team ... Named to the All-NCAA Fullerton Regional team ... Played in 51 games, starting 50 at shortstop ... Reached base in 17 consecutive games to end the season ... Hit .351 (20-for-57) with four doubles, three triples, 11 RBIs, 13 runs and 6-of-6 steals in Illinois' last 17 games ... Shared team lead in multiple-hit games (20) with brother, Justin ... Illinois was 16-4 when Parr had multiple hits in a game ... Hit a team-best .400 in night games, but only .263 in day games ... Hit .333 with two outs, four-best on the team, and had 17 two-out RBIs ... Hit .368 with runners in scoring position, second-best on the team ... Started the season on fire, hitting .471 (8-for-17) in Illinois' first four games ... Went 8-for-19 with two doubles, three RBIs and four runs over Spring Trip (March 17-20) ... Had a 10-game hitting streak from March 12-April 2 ... Drove in the winning run in a 7-6 victory at Penn State on April 1 ... Went 3-for-5 with a solo homer at Bradley (April 5) ... Hyper-extended his knee during batting practice prior to the series opener against Iowa (April 8) and missed six of seven games from April 8-17, only pinch-hitting at Michigan on April 15 ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a season-high four RBIs and a run against Illinois-Springfield (April 26) ... Went 5-for-9 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and three runs in the Ohio State series (May 6-8) ... Went 3-for-8 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs in the Indiana series (May 19-21) ... Went 4-for-13 with two doubles, three RBIs, two runs and 2-of-2 steals in the Big Ten Tournament.

2010 - Sophomore: Earned third-team All-Big Ten honors at shortstop ... Started all 52 games at shortstop ... Hit in the No. 9 spot in 49 games, starting the other three in the leadoff spot ... Tied for the team lead and ranked second in the Big Ten with six triples ... Ranked second on the team and seventh in the Big Ten in stolen bases with 21 in 25 attempts ... Hit .316 in the final 32 games to raise his average 75 points after a rocky start to the season ... Went 5-for-11 in the Iowa series to break out of the early-season slump ... Went 4-for-9 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, three RBIs and four runs in the Northwestern series ... Went 5-for-11 with five RBIs and two runs in the Ohio State series ... Went 4-for-10 with four runs in the Indiana series ... Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League during the summer alongside Illini teammates Adam Davis and Justin Parr ... Earned midseason and postseason NWL All-Star honors, hitting .307 while ranking sixth in the league in hits (77).

2009 - Freshman: Played in 53 games, starting 51 - all at second base ... Ranked second on the team with 13 stolen bases in 20 attempts ... Ranked fifth on the team in batting average with a .337 mark ... Hit .417 against left-handed pitchers and .402 with runners in scoring position ... His 18 multiple-hit games ranked fourth on the team ... Stole three bases in his first collegiate weekend, swiping two against Iowa in the season-opener and one against West Virginia ... Started his college career with a six-game hitting streak ... Went 4-for-4 - his first career multiple-hit game - at Texas-Pan American on Feb. 27, driving in two runs ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run against Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 28 ... Was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week and to the College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup after hitting .700 (7-for-10) with five RBIs and a run at the Al Ogletree Classic Feb. 27-March 1 ... Went 7-for-13 in the Akron series with three runs and two RBIs ... Had a game-winning hit in extra innings against SIU Edwardsville on April 1, capping a 2-for-5 effort with an RBI and a run ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs at Saint Louis on April 22 ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run at Indiana State on April 29 ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs at Northwestern on May 2 ... Was 3-for-4 with a run in the Purdue series opener on May 14 ... Had a career game in the Big Ten Tournament opener, going 4-for-5 with a double, four RBIs and a run ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League during the summer ... Named a Prospect League All-Star at shortstop.

Named to the 2007 and 2008 Class A All-State teams at shortstop by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Listed as the No. 34 prospect in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Named the 2007 All-NCIC Conference shortstop ... Also named to the 2007 and 2008 Peoria Journal Star All-Area teams ... Hit .500 in 2007 ... Led IVC to the 2006 IHSA Class A state title, playing in every game and hitting .300 ... Has earned five varsity letters - three in baseball and two in basketball.

Born Sept. 11, 1989 ... Parents are Cam and Sue Parr ... Has younger twin brothers, Justin and Jordan, and a younger sister, Jessica ... Majoring in communication ... Brother, Jordan, is a freshman baseball player at Illinois State ... Brother, Justin, is a freshman baseball player at Parkland College ... Father, Cam, played baseball and basketball at Huntington College ... Mother, Sue, played tennis at Illinois Wesleyan ... Uncle, Steve McRaven, played tennis at Illinois ... Member of Spanish National Honor Society ... Derek Jeter is his favorite athlete ... Has worked as an umpire for the Mossville Little League in past summers.