Let’s take a look at another potential Miami Marlins draft pick… catching prospect Kevin Parada. I already covered the draft before, but now we’ll be looking at each top prospect and potential draft pick separately. We can then get a better view of who The Fish have available.
Kevin Parada could be the next Miami Marlins catcher.
Kevin Parada is projected as a potential .300 hitter with 20-25 home runs per season. That would be perfect for the Miami Marlins, as our current catching situation leaves a lot to be desired to say the least.
The 20 year old Parada received a 60 rating for both his power and contact, and also received a 50 rating for his work in the field. That last rating does concern me a bit, as catchers should be very good defensively, but he’s young enough that he still has room for improvement.
Let‘s take a look and see what MLB.com says about him:
"Parada doesn’t try to do too much at the plate, keeping his right-handed swing under control and lashing line drives all over the park. He has good feel for the barrel, makes repeated hard contact against all types of pitching and he’s showing increased power to all fields this year. He projects as a potential .280-.300 hitter with 20-25 homers per season who could fit into the middle of a big league batting order.Parada runs well for a catcher but isn’t the most agile or physical behind the plate, and he wore down over the course of last spring and summer with Georgia Tech and Team USA. He has looked better as a sophomore and scouts credit him for working diligently on his defense. He earns average to solid grades for his receiving and needs to improve his fringy arm strength and his throwing accuracy after erasing just 12 percent of basestealers as a freshman."
I‘m actually pretty excited about the possibility of the Miami Marlins drafting Kevin Parada at the upcoming draft, as I see a lot of potential at a position of need. Who knows, he may end up as the best catcher in the game at some point.