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Parr drafted seven rounds after twin brother

Parr drafted seven rounds after twin brother

Parr drafted seven rounds after twin brother

Selected seven rounds after his twin brother, Illinois third baseman Jordan Parr became the first third baseman taken by the D-backs in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, grabbed off the board in the 15th round (450th overall) on Saturday.

Jordan's brother, Justin, a teammate at Illinois, was picked by the Phillies in the eighth round on Friday. A third Parr brother, Josh, was also taken by the D-backs out of Illinois back in 2010.

"Of the three boys, we now employ two of them," said D-backs scouting director Ray Montgomery. "We would've loved to make it a trio of brothers, but unfortunately the Phillies got [Justin] first."

As for Jordan, he began his college career at Parkland College, hitting .355 with 50 runs scored and 32 RBIs in 2011. Following a redshirt sophomore year in 2012, in which he started all 53 games at first base for the Illini and led the team with a .348 average, the Dodgers selected Parr in the 26th round last year.

Parr opted to return to school for the 2013 campaign and showed plenty of power, batting .305 with nine homers and 47 RBIs.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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