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Phils get a Big Ten star in Parr

Phils get a Big Ten star in Parr

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Phils get a Big Ten star in Parr

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.

Paul Hagen is a reporter or MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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