Dodgers 2018 Player Review: Edward Paredes
Edward Paredes, Los Angeles Dodgers
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After making his MLB debut last season, Edward Paredes figured to be in line for another year primarily spent with Triple-A Oklahoma City and a candidate for time with the Los Angeles Dodgers as needed.

The call came in May when Paredes replaced Ross Stripling on the active roster. To that point, the southpaw had pitched to a 1.86 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and collected 10 strikeouts in 9.2 innings across nine appearances for Oklahoma City.

Paredes appeared in one game for the Dodgers before being returned to Triple-A three days after joining the club. He recorded two outs and hit a batter in the relief appearance against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Paredes was recalled twice more, then designated for assignment on July 11 as a corresponding move to the Dodgers claiming Zac Rosscup off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. The 32-year-old cleared waivers and was sent outright to Oklahoma City, where he finished out the season.

Appearing in 15 games for the Dodgers, Paredes went 2-0 with a 5.87 ERA, 5.64 FIP and 1.17 WHIP, tallying eight strikeouts in 7.2 innings. He fared marginally better with OKC, going 3-2 with two saves, a 3.79 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 41 strikeouts over 35.2 innings pitched in 36 games.

2018 Highlight:

During his separate stints with the Dodgers, Paredes went 2-0 and held opponents to a .091/.130 .182 while tossing 8.2 shutout innings over 10 appearances. The scoreless stretch was snapped by the Chicago Cubs when the pushed across three runs.

Of his 15 games, Paredes only allowed runs in two of them.

2019 Outlook:

Paredes remains under team control and should see another season that’s gone like each of the last two.