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Isaac Paredes

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Isaac Paredes
Detroit Tigers – No. 19
Shortstop
Born: (1999-02-18) February 18, 1999 (age 21)
Hermosillo, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 2020, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2020 season)
Batting average.220
Home runs1
Runs batted in6
Teams

Isaac Edgardo Paredes (born February 18, 1999) is a Mexican professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Chicago Cubs

Paredes signed with the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent in July 2015. He made his professional debut in 2016 with the Arizona League Cubs and posted a .305 batting average with one home run and 26 RBIs in 47 games. He played in three games with the South Bend Cubs that season. He started 2017 with the South Bend Cubs.[1]

Detroit Tigers

On July 31, 2017, Paredes was traded along with Jeimer Candelario to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Alex Avila and Justin Wilson.[2] The Tigers assigned him to the West Michigan Whitecaps where he spent the remainder of the season. In 124 total games between South Bend and West Michigan he batted .252 with 11 home runs and 70 RBIs.[3] He spent 2018 splitting time between the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Erie SeaWolves where he hit .278 with 15 home runs and seventy RBIs over the course of 123 games with the two teams. He returned to Erie to begin 2019. That summer, Paredes was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[4] He was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox following the season.[5] He would finish the season with 13 home runs, 66 RBIs, a .282 average, and 57 walks to 61 strikeouts with an OBP of .368.

Paredes was added to the Tigers 40–man roster following the 2019 season.[6]

On August 17, 2020, the Tigers recalled Paredes,[7] and he made his MLB debut later that day against the Chicago White Sox playing third base.[8] In his second at-bat of his career, Paredes hit a bases-loaded, two-RBI single off Gio Gonzalez for his first major league hit.[9]

On August 21 against the Cleveland Indians, Paredes hit a grand slam for his first major league home run. He is the first Tiger player to hit a grand slam for his first major league homer since Brennan Boesch in 2010, and the youngest Tiger to hit a grand slam since Al Kaline in 1954.[10] In 34 games during the 2020 season, Paredes hit .220 with one home run and six RBI.

References

  1. ^ "Cubs prospect report: Shortstop Isaac Paredes stands out defensively". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Beck, Jason (July 31, 2017). "Tigers acquire prospect Candelario from Cubs". MLB.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Isaac Paredes Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Jim Callis (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-arizona-fall-league-rosters
  6. ^ Anthony Fenech (November 20, 2019). "Detroit Tigers protect six players from Rule 5 draft. Here are their selections". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Jason Beck (August 17, 2020). "Tigers call up top prospects Mize, Skubal". MLB.com. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Tigers, White Sox lineups: JaCoby Jones leading off, Isaac Paredes making MLB debut". MLive.com. August 17, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  9. ^ Petzold, Evan (August 17, 2020). "Watch: Isaac Paredes' first big-league hit was a good one for Detroit Tigers". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  10. ^ Beck, Jason (August 21, 2020). "Paredes slams 1st HR; Tigers finally top Tribe". MLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
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