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Rafael De Paula P  

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Birth Date3-24-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 26 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 DYA Rk DSL 14 14 61.7 8 2 0 35 18 85 2 101 5.1 2.6 0.3 12.4 0% .254 0.86 1.78 1.46 69 1.76 36.7
2013 CSC A SAL 13 13 64.3 6 2 0 43 23 96 3 87 6.0 3.2 0.4 13.4 0% .305 1.03 2.30 2.94 71 2.44 53.0
2013 TAM A+ FSL 11 10 49.0 1 3 0 54 30 50 5 98 9.9 5.5 0.9 9.2 0% .345 1.71 4.66 6.06 108 6.17 134.0
2014 LEL A+ CAL 8 8 42.7 2 4 0 47 17 41 7 92 9.9 3.6 1.5 8.6 0% .333 1.50 5.35 6.54 111 5.16 109.2
2014 TAM A+ FSL 20 17 89.0 6 5 0 88 38 104 5 102 8.9 3.8 0.5 10.5 0% .347 1.42 3.32 4.15 88 4.62 97.8
2015 LEL A+ CAL 35 18 120.3 5 9 0 125 47 129 14 105 9.3 3.5 1.0 9.6 0% .333 1.43 4.47 5.01 101 4.62 101.4
2016 SAN AA TEX 37 0 55.3 4 2 0 42 19 74 2 6.8 3.1 0.3 12.0 40% .325 1.10 2.10 2.44 69 3.15 69.6
2016 ELP AAA PCL 8 0 9.0 0 0 1 15 3 13 0 15.0 3.0 0.0 13.0 44% .556 2.00 2.49 4.00 65 4.35 96.2
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 10 0 9.7 0 0 0 10 3 9 0 9.3 2.8 0.0 8.4 0% .323 1.34 1.75 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2017 DAY A+ FSL 4 0 4.7 1 0 1 3 1 9 0 5.8 1.9 0.0 17.4 71% .429 0.86 0.09 0.00 41 1.91 40.6
2017 SAN AA TEX 15 0 26.3 2 1 0 17 7 27 2 5.8 2.4 0.7 9.2 37% .231 0.91 3.05 2.05 87 2.94 62.5
2017 ELP AAA PCL 14 0 21.7 2 1 0 25 11 20 4 10.4 4.6 1.7 8.3 39% .339 1.66 5.93 5.40 113 5.63 119.7
2017 LOU AAA INT 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 20% .200 1.00 2.84 0.00 98 3.33 70.9
2017 PDR Rk AZL 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0% .000 0.00 -1.78 0.00 61 1.00 21.4
2018 PEN AA SOU 37 0 49.7 3 4 3 39 25 58 7 7.1 4.5 1.3 10.5 39% .269 1.29 4.55 3.44 108 4.17 88.1
2018 LOU AAA INT 5 0 8.3 0 0 0 9 5 15 2 9.7 5.4 2.2 16.2 32% .412 1.68 4.65 3.24 85 4.19 88.5
2018 ESC Wnt DWL 21 0 21.7 2 1 0 17 6 23 0 7.1 2.5 0.0 9.6 40% .133 1.06 1.92 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2019 MIS AA SOU 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 6.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 33% .333 0.67 -0.04 0.00 53 2.72 55.9
2019 GWN AAA INT 33 0 39.3 1 2 6 35 25 45 4 8.0 5.7 0.9 10.3 46% .326 1.53 4.64 4.35 96 3.34 68.6

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 8.5 0 1.7 38 3 65.2 47 27 71 6 .255 1.14 3.03 3.4 -2.6 -0.3
80o 7.5 0 1.4 34 3 59.1 46 26 64 6 .270 1.22 3.41 3.82 -5.0 -0.5
70o 6.8 0 1.3 32 3 54.8 45 25 59 6 .280 1.29 3.69 4.14 -6.4 -0.7
60o 6.3 0 1.2 30 3 51.2 44 25 56 6 .289 1.35 3.93 4.41 -7.4 -0.8
50o 5.8 0 1.1 28 2 48.0 43 24 52 6 .298 1.40 4.16 4.67 -8.3 -0.9
40o 5.3 0 1 26 2 44.8 42 24 49 6 .306 1.46 4.40 4.93 -8.9 -1.0
30o 4.8 0 0.9 24 2 41.5 40 23 45 5 .315 1.52 4.65 5.22 -9.5 -1.0
20o 4.3 0 0.8 22 2 37.7 39 22 41 5 .326 1.60 4.96 5.56 -10.0 -1.1
10o 3.5 0 0.6 19 2 32.6 36 20 35 5 .340 1.71 5.39 6.04 -10.3 -1.1
Weighted Mean5.701.127247.44224516.2961.394.134.63-8.0-0.9

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who will be more missed by the Yankees in 5 years: Peter O'Brien, or Rafael De Paula?
(John Niggli from Lagos)
My answer forever and always is Eric Duncan. (Ben Carsley)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a keeper league that includes a 12 player minor league roster for the future. I currently own Stetson Allie and Rafael De Paula, my question is would you drop either or both of them for any of the following players: Alex Dickerson, Franklin Barreto, Eddie Butler, Lucas Sims? Thanks for your help!
(Jeff from Kansas City)
I'd take all of those guys over Allie, and especially Butler and Sims. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Rafael De Paula under consideration for this list?
(Daniel from NY)
He was. Very high on him. Think he ends up in the 'pen. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Rafael De Paula? Legit or just overpowering inferior competition?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Both! He and Eddie Butler have probably been the two best arms in the Sally League. By the way, Eddie Butler doesn't get enough love! I've written him up twice on the Monday Morning Ten Pack. I had a scout tell me "best pitching prospect in the Sally League" earlier this season, and then after Butler was promoted to High-A, another scout told me "immediately the best pitching prospect in the Cal League." 2/3 starter potential with a 7 fastball and plus-plus life. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Jose Rafael De Paula (NYY) or Miguel Almonte (KC) and why ?
(Ernie from Boston)
Hi Ernie:

This is really a question for Jason Parks and his crack team of minor league mavens. I had to look both of these guys up. In a fantasy league, I'd take De Paula just because he's a little older and in fantasy teenage pitchers are a complete crapshoot. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Care to give a brief scouting report on Rafael De Paula?
(Jim from Buffalo)
Powerful build; arm speed is near elite; fastball can work 91-95l touch even higher; huge life; misses barrels; shows plus potential with both hard, power curve and changeup; command profile could push him to the 'pen down the line, as could secondary development. He's a big time arm. He's also too good for his level and putting up video game strikeout numbers. I really like him, though. Glad BP put him in the Yankees Top Ten coming into the season despite no stateside experience. (Jason Parks)


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