More on Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes
Paredes, Alcantara and King are all promising talents as well.
However, they’re more likely to break into the Majors alongside the likes of Manning, Faedo and Derek Hill in the next three or four years.
Candelario has already played 16 games with Cubs in the Majors. He could conceivably be with the Tigers before the 2017 season is through.
He’s exactly the kind of player Detroit should be targeting in deals moving forward as the team looks to get younger while staying competitive.
Obviously the prospect further away from the minors of the two, Paredes was playing in Single-A before the Tigers acquired him.
He was impressive at the level, batting .264 with a .343 on-base percentage, a .401 slugging percentage, a .744 OPS, 49 runs scored, 49 RBI, 25 doubles, seven home runs and two stolen bases.
Numbers obviously aren’t everything when evaluating prospects.
However, Paredes was posting those numbers against competition that was—on average—over three years older than him.
That certainly bodes well for his future as he makes his way up the organizational ladder.
Long-term, he gives the franchise another young piece to build around for the future. The presence of prospects like Paredes in the Detroit Tigers system should help the team stay competitive down the road.
There’s also the possibility of a player to be named later. Said player could bring even more minor league talent to the Tigers’ organization.