My name is Peyton Parkinson; I am currently a junior in high school and attend Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, AL. Oak Mountain High School plays in the 7A division, which is the highest classification in Alabama. I am currently 5’11” and weigh 175 LBS. My primary position is catcher and my secondary position is utility player. I can play anywhere in the infield and have played some in the outfield. I have had the opportunity to learn the game of baseball from many great coaches. I know I have gained valuable knowledge from listening to great coaches along the way. I’m always looking for opportunities to improve my skills as a baseball player and person. I understand it takes hard work and dedication to succeed in baseball and life. When I’m not studying or playing ball, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also have a love for the outdoors. I enjoy hunting and fishing with friends and family. During my baseball career, I have had the opportunity to play and visit some great places along the way. I truly enjoy having the opportunity to meet new people/ teammates and compete at a high level. I feel it’s important as a player to always give your best to make sure you are not letting your coaches or teammates down. I also feel it’s important to always have the mindset of wanting to improve. It’s important to make sure your putting work in during the off season in the gym and in the cages to make sure you are growing as a player and individual.
I had the opportunity to make varsity as a catcher my sophomore year of high school. I have been awarded several times in Perfect Games for tournament top performers. This past summer, I hit .441 in Perfect Game. I have made the all-tournament team two years in a row for the Honor the Game fall wood bat league in Birmingham, AL.
In conclusion, I would like to assure college coaches that are interested in me that I'm always going to give 100% in everything I do. I understand the commitment that is required in the college level and will work hard every day for the opportunity to play the game I love.