Detroit Tigers: Rookies Progress Report

DETROIT, MI - JULY 14: Casey Mize #74 of the Detroit Tigers looks on and smiles during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 14: Casey Mize #74 of the Detroit Tigers looks on and smiles during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – AUGUST 23: Isaac Paredes #19 of the Detroit Tigers at bat during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 23, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Isaac Paredes 

(ranks out of 47 rookies)

Grade: C+

Analysis: Paredes is one of Detroit’s top offensive prospects, and fans quickly learned to appreciate his mature, patient approach at the plate. His first major-league home run was a memorable grand slam, but he hasn’t made much hard contact since. The elevated strikeout rate isn’t too concerning, because he never struck out more than 16% of the time at any minor-league stop, and he’s been the victim of some unfavorable umpiring – he’s had 2 pitches in the strike zone called balls, and 9 outside the zone called strikes. He’s been average on defense so far.