Isaac Paredes

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Isaac Edgardo Paredes Calderon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Isaac Paredes was signed by the Chicago Cubs before the 2016 season. He began his professional career with the AZL Cubs, where he hit .305 in 47 games, before earning a brief late-season promotion to the South Bend Cubs. In 2017, at only 18, he was assigned to South Bend from the start of the season, where he was a full three years younger than the average player in the Midwest League. In 92 games, he hit .264/.343/.401, confirming his stature as a top prospect. On July 30th, he and Jeimer Candelario were traded to the Detroit Tigers in return for two major leaguers, C Alex Avila and P Justin Wilson.

He was named to the roster of the American League team for the 2019 Futures Game. He played 127 games with the Erie SeaWolves of the eastern League that season, and batted .282/.368/.416 with 13 homers and 66 RBIs. He made his major league debut during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, playing 34 games and hitting .220 with 1 homer and 6 RBIs. That was all the action he saw that year, since the minor leagues were shut down by the pandemic. In 2021, he played just 23 games in the majors, batting .208. He spent most of that season with the Toledo Mud Hens of the Triple-A East, hitting .265/.397/.451 in 72 games, with 11 homers and 42 RBIs.

On April 4, 2022, just before the start of the season, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays along with a Compensation Round B pick in the 2022 amateur draft in return for OF Austin Meadows. On June 21st, he had the first three-homer game of his career, and the 7th in Rays history, in a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees. The first two long balls were off Nestor Cortes and the third against Clarke Schmidt.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2022 & 2023)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2023)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Brent Maguire: "A look at how MLB's most unconventional 30-HR hitter does it",, September 27, 2023. [1]

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