Delay Of Game: New York Mets’ Hunter Parsons

Parkside alum speaks on first MiLB season being cancelled

SALISBURY, Md- As a high school pitcher for the Parkside Rams, most people in the Delmarva area knew Hunter Parsons had a chance to become a professional. Equipped with an electric right arm and a cerebral game just as sharp, many would tell you they saw big things in his future.

After a successful four year career at the University of Maryland, Parsons was selected by the New York Mets in the 2019 MLB draft. Parsons was enjoying his first spring training, when the pandemic struck. “It sucked, we were down there for about a week when we got the call,” he said. Parsons is one of thousands of professionals who saw their whole first season officially canned last Tuesday, when Minor League Baseball formally announced the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Parsons, a proclaimed man of faith, sees the time off as an opportunity, instead of a burden. “God’s got a plan,” said the 23-year old. “You just have to trust his plan for your life.”

Check out Parsons interview with Sports Director Travon Miles in the latest episode of Delay of Game.

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