Dodgers Select Second Area Left-Hander in Baseball Draft


Crescenta Valley’s Jim Parque became the second area pitcher to be drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers when he was selected on Saturday in the 50th round of the major league baseball amateur draft.

Parque was among three players from the region chosen on the draft’s final day.

Also picked were Rich Igou of Notre Dame High and Mike Glendenning of Crespi.

Parque, a left-hander who had a record of 12-3 for Crescenta Valley, has signed a letter of intent to play with UCLA next season.


“I wanted to get drafted by the Dodgers,” Parque said, “but I am a little disappointed by the round I was drafted in.”

On Friday, El Camino Real left-hander Randy Wolf was taken by the Dodgers in the 25th round.

Igou, the ace of Notre Dame’s pitching staff with an 11-2 record, was taken by the Kansas City Royals in an undisclosed round.

Lee Igou, Rich’s mother, said, “We are very surprised that Rich was even drafted. We stressed to the scouts that education is very important to us so they considered Rich unsignable.


“He would have gone higher if they knew he was going to play pro instead of college.”

Igou is set to attend the University of San Francisco.

Glendenning was chosen by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 63rd round.

He was the club’s final pick of the draft.

An outfielder, Glendenning played only one season for Crespi’s varsity, batting .356 with 11 runs batted in and 10 doubles.