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38 Jimmy Paredes DH
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 11/25/1988 | Birthplace: Haina, DR | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 32/13 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Orioles' Jimmy Paredes getting rare start in right field on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Jimmy Paredes will make his first appearance in right field since 2013, as he is getting the start out there for the Orioles' matchup with the A's on Monday. Paredes has spent most of the season as the Orioles' designated hitter, but has seen time at third base, second base and left field.


Chris Davis gets day at DH, Jimmy Paredes gets day off for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes gets a rest from the starting lineup on Saturday, after starting 62 games and eight of the last 10. 

Chris Davis moves to DH to replace him for the 12th time this year. 


Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes given day off Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes was not in the lineup for Saturday's game at Detroit, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Matt Wieters will be the designated hitter and hit fourth. Paredes is hitting .167 with one home run and three RBI in his last 14 games.


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes slugging .623 in last 17 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Orioles infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes homered among two hits Wednesday against the Rangers. He had a solo home run off Nick Martinez in the fourth inning and an RBI groundout off Martinez in the sixth.

Pareded, who has 10 home runs, has homered four times in his last 17 games (14 starts). He is batting .377 with a .623 slugging percentage, 1.023 OPS, three doubles, 13 RBI, 12 runs, three walks and 15 strikeouts in that span.


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes hits two-run home run Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes connected off Trevor Bauer in the third inning for a two-run home run, which propelled the Orioles to a 4-0 win over the Indians on Sunday.

It was his ninth home run of the season. He finished the game 2 for 2 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI. He also walked twice.

Prior to his two-hit game Sunday, Paredes was hitting .396 with two home runs and nine RBI in his last 12 games.


Jimmy Paredes has fourth multi-hit game in a row for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes went 3 for 4 in Friday's win over Cleveland. 

Paredes doubled twice and scored twice, recording his fourth multi-hit game in a row. 

Paredes is 10 for 19 over the last four games. He had two extra-base hits in June heading into Friday's game before hitting his first doubles since May 27. He now has 11 on the year.

"Jimmy's slashing and getting after it every day," manager Buck Showalter said. "He never has an off day engaged and being ready. He's not going to let this opportunity get away from him."


Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes belts eighth home run on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes had a nice day at the plate in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Blue Jays. Paredes had three hits in six at-bats, including his eighth home run of the season. 

Paredes' home run was a two-run shot in the first inning, as the Orioles brought in seven runs in the frame. 

Despite getting irregular playing time lately, Paredes refuses to stop hitting. Over his last nine games (seven starts), he's hitting .375 with two home runs. 


Adam Jones not in Orioles lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Jones has started 60 games in center field this season. He hasn't played the position in the last five games, however, starting two of the five at designated hitter. 

Jones has been bothered by a sore shoulder, per the Baltimore Sun.

"He's a little sore today, which now makes me wonder. ... It's not from the swings. It's from the activity, diving into the base," manager Buck Showalter said. "I thought that he would make a jump forward. So I want to take the benefit of a full day today and [Monday with the off-day] and see what we got Tuesday."

Jimmy Paredes will be the DH for the first time in four games. David Lough gets the start in center for the fourth time in five games. 


Orioles DF Jimmy Paredes blasts HR in win over Phillies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes hit his seventh home run of the season in Tuesday night’s 19-3 blowout victory over the Phillies.

Paredes went yard in the second inning, tagging a Dustin McGowan pitch to deep right field. Paredes finished the game 1 for 5 and has now recorded a hit in four consecutive games.

Paredes now holds a slash line of .299/.324/.474.


Orioles' Chris Davis moves to DH, replacing Jimmy Paredes


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis gets a break from the field on Saturday. Davis moves from first to designated hitter for the ninth time this year, replacing Jimmy Paredes

Steve Pearce gets the start at first base, replacing Davis for the 11th time this year. 


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes drives in two runs in Friday's win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes went 3 for 5 with two runs scored in Friday's win over the Yankees. 

Paredes drove in two runs, getting his first multi-RBI game since May 19. 

Paredes now has 28 RBI on the year. 


Matt Wieters replaces Jimmy Paredes at Orioles DH


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Jimmy Paredes is out of the Orioles' starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 31 of the last 33 games in A.L. parks at designated hitter. 

Matt Wieters replaces Paredes. Wieters returned on Friday, after more than a year's absence due to Tommy John surgery. After playing catcher in his first game back, Wieters will DH on Saturday. 


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes batting eighth Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes has been dropped to eighth in the batting order for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Paredes has spent much of the season as the team's No. 2 hitter but has also seen several looks at the No. 3 spot. He's hit lower than third just three times, including a start in the No. 6 spot on Tuesday. Paredes is just 2 for 25 in his last seven games.

The Orioles are underdogs (+120) in Houston on Wednesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes out of lineup Monday vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Astros.

The Orioles are using outfielder Adam Jones as the team's designated hitter on Monday as he recovers from a mild ankle sprain, and rather than have Paredes at second base as they did during a recent three-game series in Miami, he'll get a breather for the first time since April 21. He has hit .314/.345/.513 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 156 at-bats.

The Orioles are underdogs (+100) in Houston on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes gets three hits in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes went 3 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Houston. 

Paredes recorded his second three-hit game in his last five and third multi-hit game over that span. He added his eighth double of the season and scored the Orioles' only run of the night. 


Hot-hitting Jimmy Paredes starts at second base for Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Without the luxury of the designated hitter position while in a National League park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is keeping the hot bat of Jimmy Paredes in the lineup on Friday against the Marlins. Paredes will play second base in favor of Steve Pearce, who is on the bench.

Paredes has been a tough out this season, reaching base via a hit or a walk in all but two of the 27 games he's played. 


Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes blasts sixth home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes went 2 for 5 at the plate in Baltimore's 9-4 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Paredes did his damage in the sixth when he belted a two-run home run off of Danny Farquhar, his sixth of the season. He also added an RBI single in the game, totaling four RBI.

"Jimmy's such a sincere guy," manager Buck Showalter said to MASN Sports. "Those guys give themselves such a chance to be successful because he never gives in in the effort department. I was watching him during the last out. He's in every pitch.

"I know down deep he'd like to be playing a position right now, but it fits well for us what he's doing. I don't want to mess with him too much. That was a big hit. He had seven or eight changeups thrown there. Jimmy finally got one up and over, it was actually a ball, and he poked it into left field.

Paredes is now hitting .346 with 25 RBI in 104 at-bats this season.


O's move Paredes back to No. 2 hole; Jones to bat third, De Aza sixth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter shuffled the batting order again Saturday night against the Angles, moving Jimmy Paredes back to the No. 2 hole, followed by Adam Jones in the No. 3 spot, per the team's official website.

Paredes has started 17 games at the second spot in the order. Alejandro De Aza, who batted second in back-to-back games, was dropped to the No. 6 hole.

Baltimore is favored (-130) at home against the Angels, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes wants more than just DH role


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Jimmy Paredes is having a strong season for the Orioles (.364 avg.), but thinks he can do even more if he played the field instead of serving as the Orioles' designated hitter, according to the Baltimore Sun

“I’m a young guy. I want to be in the field,” Paredes said. “But if they give me a chance to be in the lineup at DH, I feel great with that. I enjoy the game and I’ll put some energy into it. I like being in the lineup every day. No matter what, I want to be in the lineup.” 

Paredes has started just three games at second base will making 18 starts at DH.

He also has five homers and 18 RBI in 88 at-bats this season and brought a 12-game hitting streak into Friday's game.


Jimmy Paredes just keeps on hitting for Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) In the category of "who saw that one coming" is Orioles slugger Jimmy Paredes. Paredes, who has never played in more than 48 games in his career, has been seeing regular playing time at second base, third base, and primarily as the Orioles' designated hitter.

And he has rewarded manager Buck Showalter's faith in him by collecting hits in all but one of his 21 games played this season since being activated from the disabled list on April 18. He has at least one hit in all 12 games this month, and is hitting .347 (17 for 49) during the 12-game hitting streak. 

"I feel great because I've gotten an opportunity and have taken advantage of it. Been trying to do a good job and am so excited to get this chance," the 26-year-old Paredes said prior to Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays, per MASNSports.com.

Just over a month into the season and Paredes has already more than doubled his career-high in home runs with five. 


Jimmy Paredes drives in both Orioles' runs in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes drove in both runs in Tuesday's loss to Toronto. 

Paredes went 1 for 4,  dropping his average to .357. He drove in his 17th run of the season. 


Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes begins season hot at the plate


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes has begun this season red hot, hitting .363/.386/.675 with five home runs and 15 RBI. 

Paredes is in his fifth year of MLB experience and first with the Orioles. He said that to start the year he's been locked in at the plate. 

"Just seeing the ball well and looking for a good pitch to hit," Paredes said, via MASN Sports. "When I see my pitch, I don't want to miss it. If I do, I just get ready for the next one and try to put a good swing on it. Just trying to be consistent."


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes homers in three-hit game Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes went 3 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Yankees Saturday.

Paredes came just shy of a cycle, homering in the third inning to put his team on the board then adding a triple in the seventh and a single in the ninth. The big performance extended his hitting streak to eight games, though it was the first time during that stretch he's managed more than one hit.

Paredes owns a .347/.373/.681 line with five home runs and 15 RBI in 72 at-bats.


Orioles DH Jimmy Paredes hits fourth HR of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes hit his fourth home run of the season in Thursday night's 4-3 loss to the Yankees. 

Paredes took a 3-2 pitch to right field a solo home run off of Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi in the top of the first inning. This was Paredes' first home run since April 25.

Paredes finished the game 1 for 2 and also drew two walks. He now holds a slash line of .339/.369/.645.  


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes starting at second base Tuesday vs. Mets


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Without the use of a designated hitter at his disposal, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has inserted Jimmy Paredes at second base for Tuesday's matchup against the Mets. Paredes is making his second start at second this year, but his bat is what is likely keeping him in the lineup.

In 51 at-bats this season, Paredes is batting a robust .353 with three homers and 10 RBI. He has been a revelation early on, and should continue to see regular playing time while his bat stays hot.