Embed from Getty Images In a minor league pipeline in need of more bats, Isaac Paredes stands out. Paredes is a vey solid hitter and a very solid infielder. At just 20 years old Isaac Paredes has a lot of plus gradings. In a pipeline primed with excellent pitching Paredes stands out with his offensive skill set.
Isaac Paredes’ numbers jump out on the stats sheet. playing the entire season at Double-a Erie, Isaac batted .336 in August and .321 in September. he sported on OPS of .866, no that is not a misprint.
Where things get a little less clear is where Paredes will end up playing in the field. He broke into baseball with the Chicago Cubs as a shortstop. Paredes played two games a week at the position with the Seawolves. There are some scouts who do not think he will stick at shortstop.
At 5′ 11″ Isaac Paredes weighs 225 LBS. making it difficult to get to ground balls in the hole. Many believe Paredes is destined for third base. He gets a good jump on the ball and has shown good range at the hot corner, with a strong arm to boot.
It is his advanced hitting skills that has executives around MLB drooling. As of this moment Isaac Paredes is the only Erie Seawolf regular player to be a sure-fire major league player.
Paredes again at just 20 years old is so advanced offensively, the Detroit Tigers plan on giving him time next season at Triple-A Toledo with the Mud Hens.
Isaac Paredes has rocketed through the Tigers farm system. Just last season at 19 years old he batted .321 with a .864 OPS at Single-A Lakeland. A sluggish star to this season (by Paredes’ standards) saw the young player catch fire as mid-season approach.
Paredes has something many young hitters need time to develop, an advanced approach at the plate. Paredes does not swing at bad pitches. Paredes credits his good eye at the plate during the winter he spent playing ball in the Mexican league. He said his manager, Jose Luis Sanibel, told him being picky would help him advance faster.
Wherever Isaac Paredes winds up playing he is set to make an impact. He is a very good building block for the future Detroit Tigers team post rebuild.