Mets untouchable prospects for the trade deadline: C Kevin Parada
It is fairly difficult to find a top shelf catcher and Kevin Parada is just that. He is not only top shelf in his makeup but he’s also the Mets top prospect, who they selected in the first round of the 2022 draft. Parada attended the George Institute of Technology located in Atlanta, Georgia. In two college seasons, his career numbers for collectively impressive for a right handed hitting backstop.
He batted .341 with an impressive .420 on-base percentage; a very sound performance in the competitive Atlantic Coast League. He ended his sophomore year with a .361 batting average, .453 on-base percentage and a 1.162 OPS. Parada’s on-base percentages were always consistent and resulted in him scoring a decent chunk of runs for his club. He also walks as much if not more than he strikes out.
Parada would be a player that you’d deal in a blockbuster trade to bring in ground breaking names; a trade that could include a Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr, Luis Castillo or a gift of that nature. Parada is one of two ranked catching prospects in the Mets organization and is expected to be around in a battery that includes Francisco Alvarez. His estimated time of arrival is 2025.