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Birth Date10-5-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight270 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 14 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
2007 HOU MLB 5 3 19.0 2 1 0 22 7 11 5 104 10.4 3.3 2.4 5.2 0% .274 1.53 6.53 7.11 110 5.55 114.9 0.0
2009 HOU MLB 23 17 97.7 3 11 0 126 37 93 20 96 11.6 3.4 1.8 8.6 0% .361 1.67 5.07 6.27 92 3.92 84.0 1.8
2010 HOU MLB 19 14 91.7 1 9 0 95 46 83 4 95 9.3 4.5 0.4 8.1 0% .331 1.54 3.46 5.11 104 4.92 111.0 0.4
2011 COL 0 18 0 14.7 0 4 0 23 7 14 3 106 14.1 4.3 1.8 8.6 0% .455 2.05 5.17 7.36 83 3.58 83.1 0.2
2011 KCA 0 21 20 124.7 4 6 0 123 48 119 10 103 8.9 3.5 0.7 8.6 0% .327 1.37 3.54 4.11 98 4.43 103.0 0.9
2012 KCA MLB 7 7 37.7 3 1 0 31 15 39 3 104 7.4 3.6 0.7 9.3 0% .283 1.22 3.20 1.67 107 5.06 115.9 0.1
2014 CHA MLB 4 4 18.3 0 2 0 35 12 14 6 111 17.2 5.9 2.9 6.9 0% .414 2.56 8.01 11.29 128 7.45 182.6 -0.6
2011 TOT MLB 39 20 139.3 4 10 0 146 55 133 13 104 9.4 3.6 0.8 8.6 0% .000 1.44 3.71 4.46 97 4.34 100.9 1.1
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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-
2003 MAR Rk APL 16 0 25.7 2 2 1 23 19 27 0 8.1 6.7 0.0 9.5 0% .319 1.63 4.59 5.60 0 0.00 0.0
2004 GRV Rk APL 10 10 32.0 1 3 0 30 22 37 4 8.4 6.2 1.1 10.4 0% .321 1.63 5.46 7.59 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LEX A SAL 7 5 24.3 1 1 0 21 6 30 2 105 7.8 2.2 0.7 11.1 0% -.500 1.11 2.66 1.85 77 3.31 65.1
2005 TCV A- NYP 13 2 30.7 2 2 1 21 11 34 2 44 6.2 3.2 0.6 10.0 0% -.380 1.04 3.41 3.81 87 2.86 56.3
2006 SLM A+ CRL 27 26 126.0 9 7 0 119 59 91 13 8.5 4.2 0.9 6.5 0% .282 1.41 4.63 4.36 0 0.00 0.0
2007 HOU MLB NL 5 3 19.0 2 1 0 22 7 11 5 104 10.4 3.3 2.4 5.2 0% .274 1.53 6.53 7.11 110 5.55 114.9
2007 CCH AA TXS 22 21 112.0 6 9 0 103 49 110 6 104 8.3 3.9 0.5 8.8 0% .303 1.36 3.30 3.62 84 4.24 87.0
2007 lla Wnt VWL 3 3 15.3 1 2 0 14 8 8 0 8.2 4.7 0.0 4.7 0% .286 1.44 3.67 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2007 lla Wnt VWL 6 5 19.7 1 1 0 20 16 19 1 9.1 7.3 0.5 8.7 0% .333 1.83 4.27 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
2008 ROU AAA PCL 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 95 12.9 12.9 0.0 12.9 0% .500 2.86 4.91 0.00 99 5.97 122.2
2009 HOU MLB NL 23 17 97.7 3 11 0 126 37 93 20 96 11.6 3.4 1.8 8.6 0% .361 1.67 5.07 6.27 92 3.92 84.0
2009 ROU AAA PCL 7 7 34.7 2 1 0 30 23 29 1 93 7.8 6.0 0.3 7.5 0% .282 1.53 4.31 3.11 100 4.09 86.1
2010 HOU MLB NL 19 14 91.7 1 9 0 95 46 83 4 95 9.3 4.5 0.4 8.1 0% .331 1.54 3.46 5.11 104 4.92 111.0
2010 CCH AA TXS 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 93 4.5 2.3 0.0 6.8 0% .200 0.75 2.41 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 COL MLB NL 18 0 14.7 0 4 0 23 7 14 3 106 14.1 4.3 1.8 8.6 0% .455 2.05 5.17 7.36 83 3.58 83.1
2011 KCA MLB AL 21 20 124.7 4 6 0 123 48 119 10 103 8.9 3.5 0.7 8.6 0% .327 1.37 3.54 4.11 98 4.43 103.0
2012 KCA MLB AL 7 7 37.7 3 1 0 31 15 39 3 104 7.4 3.6 0.7 9.3 0% .283 1.22 3.20 1.67 107 5.06 115.9
2012 NWA AA TEX 3 3 13.3 1 0 0 12 4 14 3 106 8.1 2.7 2.0 9.5 0% .257 1.20 5.00 4.05 108 4.02 83.8
2013 NWA AA TEX 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 5 4 8 1 104 5.6 4.5 1.1 9.0 0% .200 1.13 4.17 2.25 103 3.22 69.9
2013 OMA AAA PCL 5 5 19.7 0 3 0 30 11 18 2 89 13.7 5.0 0.9 8.2 0% .418 2.08 5.04 8.24 109 8.92 193.8
2014 CHA MLB AL 4 4 18.3 0 2 0 35 12 14 6 111 17.2 5.9 2.9 6.9 0% .414 2.56 8.01 11.29 128 7.45 182.6
2014 CHR AAA INT 5 5 19.7 0 3 0 29 16 16 5 110 13.3 7.3 2.3 7.3 0% .375 2.29 7.62 9.61 137 8.68 183.8
2015 IOW AAA PCL 20 20 104.0 5 9 0 108 52 83 9 96 9.3 4.5 0.8 7.2 0% .321 1.54 4.88 4.93 112 5.55 121.7
2016 COH AAA INT 10 0 13.0 1 1 0 5 5 10 1 3.5 3.5 0.7 6.9 41% .129 0.77 3.78 2.77 102 2.73 60.2
2017 SLT AAA MEX 20 1 25.7 3 2 6 30 13 21 4 10.5 4.6 1.4 7.4 0% .313 1.68 5.74 7.01 0 0.00 0.0
2018 LAR Wnt VWL 24 0 22.7 1 1 1 33 6 16 1 13.1 2.4 0.4 6.4 47% .500 1.72 3.22 5.56 0 0.00 0.0
2019 ROU AAA PCL 18 0 17.0 1 0 7 24 7 20 3 12.7 3.7 1.6 10.6 38% .396 1.82 4.98 8.47 100 5.48 112.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 1695 0.5038 0.4236 0.7173 0.5785 0.2663 0.8117 0.5089 0.2827
2010 1598 0.4825 0.4312 0.7663 0.6083 0.2660 0.8465 0.5955 0.2337
2011 2397 0.5065 0.4526 0.7641 0.5931 0.3085 0.8528 0.5890 0.2359
2012 636 0.4921 0.3978 0.7905 0.5463 0.2539 0.8363 0.6951 0.2095
2014 408 0.4559 0.4020 0.8354 0.6129 0.2252 0.9386 0.6000 0.1646
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-19 2014-09-29 60-DL 163 145 Right Shoulder Tendonitis Rotator Cuff - -
2013-09-10 2013-09-10 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Cyst Decompression, Rotator Cuff and Labrum Debridement 2013-09-10 -
2013-02-12 2013-09-30 60-DL 230 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-03 -
2012-06-07 2012-06-07 On-Alr 0 0 Right Groin Strain - -
2012-06-07 2012-10-04 60-DL 119 107 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-03 -
2012-06-06 2012-06-06 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-03-26 2012-05-05 15-DL 40 25 Right Forearm Strain - -
2012-02-12 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-03 -
2011-08-27 2011-09-05 DTD 9 9 - Low Back Tightness - -
2011-08-10 2011-08-10 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2010-06-21 2010-09-12 60-DL 83 72 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2010-03-29 2010-04-05 Camp 7 0 Low Back Spasms -
2009-06-08 2009-06-27 15-DL 19 16 Right Groin Strain -
2008-03-19 2008-09-28 60-DL 193 160 Right Shoulder Nerve Injury Pinched Nerve -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CLE $
2015 BOS $
2014 CHA $1,500,000
2013 KCA $1,750,000
2012 KCA $1,900,000
2011 COL $790,000
2010 HOU $415,000
2008 HOU $390,000
2006 HOU $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$7,072,000
7 yrTotal$7,072,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 163 dOctagon1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/1/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 5/20/16. Signed by Seibu Lions of Japan 6/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/27/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.925M in majors. Released by Boston 3/31/15. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 5/3/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2014), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/9/13. 14:$1.5M, 15:$4M club option, $0.25M buyout. Chicago White Sox declined 2015 option 10/30/14.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 11/29/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance and roster bonuses: may earn additional $0.25M based on games started and days spent on active roster. Refused outright assignment 11/20/13.
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2012). Signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.79M (2011). Re-signed by Colorado 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2010). Re-signed by Houston 2/23/10. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Houston 11/18/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed by Houston 2/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Houston 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Houston 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/05. Re-signed by Houston 2/06.
  • Signed by Houston 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 3.1 2.2 0.7 23 7 51.0 44 21 44 6 .263 1.26 3.69 4.08 6.3 0.7
80o 2.6 2 0.6 20 6 44.6 41 19 38 6 .279 1.37 4.12 4.54 3.4 0.4
70o 2.3 1.9 0.5 18 5 40.1 40 19 34 6 .291 1.45 4.43 4.88 1.6 0.2
60o 2 1.8 0.5 16 5 36.4 38 18 31 5 .300 1.52 4.70 5.17 0.3 0.0
50o 1.8 1.6 0.4 15 4 33.1 36 17 28 5 .310 1.59 4.96 5.45 -0.7 -0.1
40o 1.6 1.5 0.4 13 4 29.8 34 16 25 5 .319 1.66 5.23 5.74 -1.5 -0.2
30o 1.3 1.4 0.3 12 3 26.4 31 15 23 5 .329 1.74 5.52 6.05 -2.2 -0.2
20o 1.1 1.2 0.2 10 3 22.6 28 13 19 4 .341 1.83 5.86 6.43 -2.8 -0.3
10o 0.8 1 0.2 8 2 17.5 23 11 15 3 .357 1.97 6.36 6.96 -3.1 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.71.60.414432.33516285.3071.574.925.41-0.5-0.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see a bounceback year out of Felipe Paulino for the White Sox? Looked strong in 2012 for the Royals.
(Joe from KS)
I'm a Paulino fan. Just hope he can stay healthy. (Ronit Shah)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Felipe Paulino. Any shot at him making good on his lukewarm promise?
(Tom from NJ)
I think so but health is always difficult for us on the outside to evaluate. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Daniel Hudson, Danny Duffy, and Felipe Paulino? Will any have value this year? Who's best long-term?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
No idea this year, wouldn't really waste much time. Hudson long-term. (Paul Sporer)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on the 2012 Royals?
(Ryan Glass from The District)
It comes down to their pitching. I can see their young position players taking steps forward, but that rotation needs to carry its weight, too. If Luke Hochevar and Danny Duffy can improve and Felipe Paulino continues to pitch like he did with KC last season then that team looks a lot better than it does now. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on Felipe Paulino would be very much appreciated. Also, is he a breakout candidate and what do you see as his upside?
(thresh50 from boston)
Royals pitching coach Bob McClure has really worked some magic with Paulino in a short period of time. He's got a big arm, which means his ceiling is high. If he can continue to throw strikes, I can see him being a possible No. 2. However, that still remains a big if despite his recent success with the Royals. (John Perrotto)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think we're seeing a flukey career year from Prado or as he emerged as one of the league's top 2b? I just traded Franklin, Gorzy and De La Rosa for him and Felipe Paulino in a keeper league...
(Adam from Rochester)
I think it's a career year, but that's not the same thing as a fluke. It's the best year of a very good player's career. You can safely file him near the top of any 2b list for the next half-decade or so. (Ken Funck)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Latos and Felipe Paulino? I view them both as sleepers for this year and beyond. Obviously Latos has more upside but I feel Paulino's surface stats are worse than they should have been due to bad luck...
(Steve from Detroit)
I spent $9 on Latos even though I shouldn't have because I'm convinced he'll be San Diego's best starter once he's in the rotation. Love Latos.

Listening to Megadeth, "Rust in Peace". It's a metal kind of day. (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What the insert expletive are the astros going to do about their pitching staff besides trying to run Roy Oswalt out for 300 innings? Does there even seem to be some semblance of a plan?
(matt from austin)
They're going to put on rose-tinted glasses, hope that Wandy Rodriguez continues to develop (he lopped nearly 2 runs off his PERA last year, suggesting that his gains were real enough), hope that Felipe Paulino pitches like a guy who's one of the top two prospects in a system that's much stronger than Houston, hope that Brandon Backe's elbow continues to hold together, and that Woody Williams can pitch like it's 2003 and preserve the team's ball budget... are you detecting a trend here? (Jay Jaffe)


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