You could say that baseball runs in the Justin Parr's family. His twin brother, Jordan, is an Illini teammate and older brother Josh plays in the D-backs organization.
Justin, taken with the 241st overall pick on Friday, was the Big Ten Player of the Year after leading the conference with a .399 average (third in all of Division I) and 51 RBIs. He also had a school-record 33-game hitting streak and is a semifinalist for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award.
The left-handed hitter stands 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds and, as a senior, should be signable.
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