Detroit Tigers: Rookies Progress Report
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(ranks out of 47 rookies)
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.