We’re already seeing the benefits of the prime return in the Justin Wilson and Alex Avila trade with the Cubs in Jeimer Candelario. The secondary piece there was a young middle infielder by the name of Isaac Paredes. While there wasn’t much buzz around him at the time of the trade he spent the better part of August proving himself to be a major surprise for the Tigers organization.
If you’re wondering how he might be doing in 2018 allow me to provide you with an update. After closing out 2017 at West Michigan the organization felt he had proven himself adequately as an 18-year-old, and Paredes started the 2018 season with the Advanced-A Lakeland Flying Tigers. At the age of 19, he’s about three to four years below the average age for the level, but he’s holding his own.
Below you can witness him taking on the Florida Marlins third ranked prospect, pitcher Jorge Guzman, last night, and see him tag a 99 mph fastball into left field for a double. That crack you hear at the three second mark is what potential sounds like. He’s young, but there’s a lot to be excited about here.
Thanks to James Chipman @_jchipman, for the clip.