"He told me a lot of things about hitting," said Paredes, who was moved to the outfield last spring. "He told me to see the ball and look for a good pitch you can drive. He said, 'Don't swing at bad pitches. Don't swing at the pitcher's best pitch.' He's a good guy."
Paredes' offseason regimen when he wasn't playing winter ball began every day at 6:30 a.m. with a workout to get stronger. He did a lot of agility work in the gym and has gained about 15 pounds of muscle, pushing his weight up to about 215.
"Every day I worked on my body," Paredes said.