In a pinch me moment last season the Detroit Tigers began a rebuild that has been years in the making and will take years to complete. Too me one player stood out in last seasons trade frenzy.
Don’t get me wrong. I thought the Detroit Tigers did very well in the Justin Verlander trade. But, for me the best prospect they gained was a 19 year old short stop front the Chicago Cubs.
Isaac Paredes, came to the Tigers and was thought to be a secondary player as the team also netted third baseman Jaimer Candelario. Who is a very solid player.
For me the real prize is Paredes. The kid can flat out hit. Not for power so much. But man alive he can drive the ball in the gap. The ball jumps off his bat.
Isaac has a thick frame and it is difficult to see him at short stop when he arrives in Motown. To me he is much better suited for second base. And his glove work and his work ethic show he can be above average at the position.
His first year of American baseball found in in Grand Rapids with the Whitecaps. He has graduated and will begin this season in high A ball with the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
I would not be surprised and almost expect Isaac Paredes will be in Erie with the Seawolves at some point this season.
He is absolutely part of the Detroit Tigers long term plans. Fans should be excited. I know I am.