Edward Paredes signs with Angels
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hardly packed it in early for the holiday, working right up until Thursday when they signed Revolution left-handed reliever Edward Paredes to a minor league contract.
This is a great development for Paredes’ career, as despite entering his ninth professional season, he’s only 29. Paredes spent almost three full seasons with the Revolution, and grew into one of the better middle-relief southpaws in the Atlantic League. In 131 career games with York (141 innings), his ERA is exactly 3.00, with a nearly 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The Villa Arriva, Dominican Republic native averaged better than a strikeout per inning with the Revs, fanning 152 during his time in the White Rose City. Paredes struck out a remarkable 73 batters in just 57 innings in 2015.
Any pitcher with plus-punch out numbers like that will draw attention, but this continues the trend of the Angels being among the most active organizations in courting Atlantic League talent, and the Revolution has been no exception. Paredes is the fifth former Rev to join that organization since May 2013, joining RHP Josh Judy, 3B Andy Marte, RHP Anthony Lerew and 1B Chad Tracy, who will enter his second season as a minor league manager in the Angels system. Tracy managed Class-A Burlington (Iowa) in the Midwest League last season.
Paredes joined York early in the 2013 season, from the Cleveland Indians organization and Double-A Akron. He spent the first five years of his career in the Seattle Mariners system, ascending as high as Triple-A Tacoma in 2011.