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All Aboard The Pete Parise Train

Springfield, Missouri and the Springfield Cardinals are sad to see Pete Parise move on, but are happy with what he was able to contribute to the Double-A club in his short stint this season.  Matt Baker of the Springfield News-Leader talks about Parise’s interesting journey to get to Triple A in his piece, Parise on fast track.  Here are a few snippets:

As Pete Parise finished his senior season at Pitt in 2007, he knew his .285 average and zero home runs weren’t going to give him a chance to play professional ball as an outfielder.

So the New York native followed the advice of scouts and became a pitcher.

Parise draws praise from the Cardinals for throwing the ball low in the strike zone and pitching to contact. Scouts have compared him to former Springfield Cardinal Kyle McClellan, now a reliever in St. Louis.

“He’s been picking up a lot of important innings as far as bridging the gap between starters and late relievers,” Springfield pitching coach Bryan Eversgerd said. “Getting to those guys, that’s a vitally important role right there, he’s done a good job of it.”

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.