Kevin Parada

CLASS OF 2020

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1B

Kevin
Parada

Georgia Tech
Loyola (HS) • CA
6-0 • 200LBS • R/R

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2020
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7/25/21

Cape Cod- Parada played just nine games for Chatham before heading to Team USA and then shutting it down for the summer. He was worn down after serving as Georgia Tech's everyday catcher all spring, and he did not show great receiving or throwing skills for Chatham. He'll need to clean those things up, but his bat is his calling card, and he can really hit. Here's David Seifert's report on Parada after seeing him with Team USA: At the plate, the righthanded hitter stayed inside the ball well and showed power to all fields. He has the potential to hit for a high average and above-average power and finished second on the CNT in batting average at .400 (10-for-25). Behind the plate, he is limited defensively with fair hands, fringe arm strength, and his one-knee setup may be more comfortable, but isn't conducive for high-level blocking. However, with an exceptional work ethic, anything is possible and Parada could continue to grind it out behind the plate. Otherwise, a move to first base is likely in his future at the next level. Based on his bat alone, Parada is likely to receive Day One consideration in 2022.

7/05/21

A bat-first backstop, Parada is likely age eligible for the 2022 draft. With an early August birthday, it all depends on the date of the MLB draft next summer. At the plate, the righthanded hitter stayed inside the ball well and showed power to all fields. He has the potential to hit for a high average and above average power and finished second on the CNT in batting average at .400 (10-for-25). Behind the plate, he is limited defensively with fair hands, fringe arm strength and his one-knee setup may be more comfortable, but isn’t conducive for high-level blocking. However, with an exceptional work ethic, anything is possible and Parada could continue to grind it out behind the plate. Otherwise, a move to first base is likely in his future at the next level. Based on his bat alone, Parada is likely to receive Day One consideration in 2022.

6/07/19

Georgia Tech recruit. The 6-foot, 194-pounder features a sturdy frame with noticeable strength in both the upper and lower-half. Utilizing a simple approach from the right side, he generates impressive power from quick hands and strong wrists/forearms. He drove a home run over the right field fence that left in a hurry, and demonstrates the ability to drive the ball to all fields. He works noticeably uphill with a two-handed swing, and gets a bit heavier onto his back side in the finish. He has shown well in the past against some of the nation’s better pitching, and is a prospect to know as the 2020 MLB Draft season kicks off.

10/22/18

C Kevin Parada (Loyola HS, CA) is a strong kid and receives well behind the plate. He has strength at contact. Like Thomas, he had two doubles in the first round of the playoffs and finished the weekend 11-for-23 with four doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs.

9/16/18

Parada will have an argument for being the best defensive catcher in his class in California when it’s all said and done. Receives with soft hands and a quiet body. No wasted movements in his setup/shift. The arm is strong and accurate - popped 1.98-2.02 between innings - and he controls the running game well. The Georgia Tech commit is physical at 6-foot, 195-pounds

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