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Mets' Kevin Parada: Draws raves for defense
Parada has made significant improvement with his throwing and pitch framing since making his pro debut last year, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
"From what we saw last summer, his receiving and throwing needed a lot of improvement, and I've never seen a guy improve at both so much this quickly," New York farm director Kevin Howard said this week. "He looks almost big league ready in both." Parada's bat has never been in question, so if he is able to turn himself into a viable catcher defensively, his timeline to the majors could be accelerated. Francisco Alvarez remains ahead of him in the system, but Parada could still end up being the Mets' long-term answer behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Kevin Parada: Getting reps in rookie ball
Parada has appeared in three games for the Mets' Florida Coast League squad, going 3-for-11 with a pair of doubles, two walks and one strikeout.
New York's 2022 first-rounder (11th overall) hasn't looked out of place while making his debut in pro ball. Parada may get bumped up to see some Single-A action before the season is out. He's been deployed at catcher so far, but it remains an open question whether he'll stick there in the long run.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs|
|Birthplace: Pasadena, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|