Isaac Paredes
21-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
2020 Fantasy Outlook
It is tempting to romanticize Paredes' 83:76 K:BB in 166 games at Double-A. He clearly has an excellent command of the strike zone, especially for a player who doesn't turn 21 until February. However, he is a 5-foot-11, 225-pound third baseman with below-average speed and average raw power. A mediocre defender whose body figures to get even worse over the next five years, Paredes will need to max out offensively to be an everyday player. He could have some seasons where he hits .280 with 20 home runs, but we should not expect more than that. To say Detroit lacks high-end position player talent on the big-league roster would be an understatement, so even if Paredes is just OK, he will be given a long leash as an everyday player. However, if/when the Tigers get serious about winning, he could start to get squeezed for playing time. He should spend most of the year at Triple-A. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
ADP
$Signed an $850,000 contract with the Cubs in July of 2015. Traded to the Tigers in July of 2017.
Records three hits Wednesday
3BDetroit Tigers
September 23, 2020
Paredes went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Twins.
ANALYSIS
Paredes collected three hits in a game for just the second time this season, and it was his first multi-hit effort of any kind since Aug. 25. The 21-year-old rookie hasn't done much at the plate with a .590 OPS across 30 games this year, though he should factor into the 2021 plans for the rebuilding Tigers.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
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6
20
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+74%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+74%
OPS vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .908 17 0 0 2 0 .438 .471 .438
Since 2018vs Right .522 88 7 1 4 0 .185 .250 .272
2020vs Left .908 17 0 0 2 0 .438 .471 .438
2020vs Right .522 88 7 1 4 0 .185 .250 .272
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .646 36 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .313
Since 2018Away .529 72 4 1 6 0 .206 .250 .279
2020Home .646 36 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .313
2020Away .529 72 4 1 6 0 .206 .250 .279
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Isaac Paredes compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
7.4%
 
K Rate
22.2%
 
BABIP
.280
 
ISO
.070
 
AVG
.220
 
OBP
.278
 
SLG
.290
 
OPS
.568
 
wOBA
.258
 
Exit Velocity
81.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.4%
 
Barrels/PA
1.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Paredes' game is predicated on making hard contact at a high clip -- he had a 15.1 K% as one of the youngest players at High-A and Double-A. Cutting his infield-flyball rate from 32.2% to 23.9% and upping his line-drive rate from 15.9% to 22.5% helped him raise his AVG to .321 at Double-A, but that mark does not appear sustainable. He pulled the ball over 57% of the time last year. For context, Andrelton Simmons led qualified MLB hitters with a 51.0 Pull% last season, so Paredes will need to make adjustments in the coming years to avoid being neutralized by the shift. He has 50-grade power but is a below-average runner (listed at 5-foot-11, 225 pounds), which is why he seems destined for third base or the keystone. The Tigers are not competing anytime soon, so even if he appears ready this summer, they may play service-time games and keep him down until 2020.
The youngest qualified hitter in the Midwest League, Paredes more than held his own (108 wRC+), even while experiencing brutal luck (.214 BABIP) after a deadline trade from the Cubs to the Tigers. While Jeimer Candelario was the big-league ready piece in that deal, which sent Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to Chicago, Paredes was the lower-level prospect for Tigers fans to dream on. He hit four home runs in his first 10 games after the trade, but notched just 10 hits in his final 22 games. Even amid those struggles, he posted a 13:13 K:BB in 32 games with the Whitecaps. A thick 5-foot-11, he lacks prototypical size for the left side of the infield, but his bat has a chance to profile at third base if he eventually moves off shortstop. He excels at making contact, and while his batting averages don't stand out, he gets rave reviews for his hitting ability. Paredes is not as exciting or toolsy as he is polished and skilled, making him one of the safer teenage prospects in the game.
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Added to lineup
3BDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2020
Paredes was added to Saturday's lineup against Cleveland.
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Not in lineup Saturday
3BDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2020
Paredes isn't starting Saturday against Cleveland.
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Takes seat Wednesday
3BDetroit Tigers
September 16, 2020
Paredes is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.
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On bench Saturday
3BDetroit Tigers
September 12, 2020
Paredes will be on the bench Saturday against the White Sox.
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Takes seat for second game
3BDetroit Tigers
September 10, 2020
Paredes isn't in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
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