FSS alum Kyren Paris promoted to big leagues by Angels

August 31, 2023

According to a tweet by New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series president and CEO Jeremy Booth, the Los Angeles Angels are promoting shortstop prospect Kyren Paris to the majors. Paris becomes the fourth FSS alum to reach the big leagues, following Grayson Rodriguez, Bo Naylor and Tyler Soderstrom to “The Show.”

Paris, now 21 years old, played at the 2018 International Week event when he was just 16, just one year prior to being selected by the Angels with the No. 55 overall pick as one of the youngest players at the 2019 MLB Draft.

The California native had seen his stock quickly rise ever since, including an invite to the prestigious Arizona Fall League in 2022 — where he played at the same site as that International Week event, Camelback Ranch — as well as an appearance in this year’s Futures Game alongside numerous other FSS alums as one of the game’s top prospects. He’d yet to even reach Triple-A, and was hitting .255 with career-bests in homers (14) and RBI (45) at Double-A Rocket City, where he was playing alongside 2019 International Week alum David Calabrese.

A skilled middle infielder who can play both second and short, Paris was considered the No. 8 prospect in the Angels system in FSS Plus analyst Joe Doyle’s midseason updated rankings.

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