Physical Description: Solid
catcher's frame. No remaining projection.
Starts square and utilizes a leg kick timing device. Hands start
around his chest, but end up in a good hitting position. Solid
bat-to-ball skills. Puts the ball in play consistently,
understands the strike zone. Does a good job taking what the
pitcher gives him and not expanding the strike zone.
Power: Minimal power projection. Currently has
below-average raw power and projects for well-below average game
power at best. Doesn’t lift the ball with authority. Not a part
of his game.
Run: Not a part of his
game. Bottom-of-the-scale speed.
Receiving and framing need work. Framing is inconsistent, has
varied between above-average to below-average from year-to-year.
Receiving can get a little loose and needs to tighten up those
skills. Potential average defender.
Plus arm. Quick release. Does a good job controlling the running
Career Notes: Won 2019 MiLB
Gold Glove Award as top defensive catcher in the minor leagues,
although advanced metrics did not necessarily square with that
assessment. Spent four years in Rookie ball, and was set to
repeat Low A in 2018 before Myrtle Beach (and former PawSox)
manager Buddy Bailey requested Pareda to be his starting catcher
in High A, where he had a strong campaign. Played at the
Alternate Training Site in 2020. Apparently agreed to sign a
two-year deal just before being added to Club Player Pool, but
at any rate did not hit minor league free agency in 2020 as he
otherwise would have.
Summation: Projects as an up-and-down, defense-first
catcher. Arm is his carrying tool. Still has work to do on
receiving and framing. Offense lags behind defensive tools. Has
a good eye and contact skills, but his bat lacks the punch to
project as a consistent major league contributor. Strong makeup
Note: This page will be updated with a
complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the
player in person.
Scouting Report Update (3.27.20)
State of the System 2020: Catchers (4.15.2020)