Kevin Parada (22), the best catcher for the New York Mets, has been invited to the spring camp.
U.S. Yahoo Sports reported on the 4th (Korean time) that Parada was one of 15 players invited to the Mets’ spring camp. Parada was selected 11th overall in the first round of the 2022 draft. A graduate of Georgia Tech, he boasted tremendous potential and won the Buster Posey Award, given to the college’s best catcher. As a result, he was called the fastest among the catchers in the 2022 draft, and the signing contract was a whopping $5,019,735 (6.3 billion won). 메이저놀이터
MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB), currently classifies Parada as one of the “big three” minor league catcher prospects along with Francisco Alvarez (New York Mets) and Diego Cartaya (LA Dodgers). Parada’s last year’s Minor League Rookie League and Single A records were 13 appearances, a batting average of 0.275 (11 hits in 40 at-bats), 1 home run and 8 RBIs. He didn’t play many games, but his skills were tested in big-league camp as the team’s expectations were high.
Meanwhile, the Mets invited outfielder Alex Ramirez (20) to the camp in addition to Parada. Ramirez played 121 games in minor league single A and upper single A last year, batting average of 0.281 (140 hits in 498 at-bats) with 11 homers and 71 RBIs. The Mets also included New York Yankees outfielder Tim Locastro and Puerto Rican catcher Michael Perez on their camp roster.