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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.7 5.27 1.63 27 2 2 0 0.0
Birth Date10-5-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight270 lbs
Age34 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.62014
2015
2016
2017
0.02018
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2007 HOU MLB 5 3 19.0 2 1 0 22 7 11 5 .265 104 10.4 3.3 2.4 5.2 48% .274 .297 1.53 6.53 7.11 113 6.45 133.5 -0.2
2009 HOU MLB 23 17 97.7 3 11 0 126 37 93 20 .255 96 11.6 3.4 1.8 8.6 45% .361 .310 1.67 5.07 6.27 92 3.91 83.9 1.8
2010 HOU MLB 19 14 91.7 1 9 0 95 46 83 4 .266 95 9.3 4.5 0.4 8.1 45% .332 .275 1.54 3.46 5.11 105 5.23 118.2 0.0
2011 COL 0 18 0 14.7 0 4 0 23 7 14 3 .262 106 14.1 4.3 1.8 8.6 51% .455 .333 2.05 5.17 7.36 84 3.46 80.4 0.3
2011 KCA 0 21 20 124.7 4 6 0 123 48 119 10 .262 104 8.9 3.5 0.7 8.6 46% .327 .262 1.37 3.54 4.11 96 4.22 98.1 1.2
2012 KCA MLB 7 7 37.7 3 1 0 31 15 39 3 .267 105 7.4 3.6 0.7 9.3 44% .283 .239 1.22 3.20 1.67 105 4.68 107.2 0.2
2014 CHA MLB 4 4 18.3 0 2 0 35 12 14 6 .260 112 17.2 5.9 2.9 6.9 45% .414 .392 2.56 8.01 11.29 130 7.47 183.1 -0.6
2011 TOT MLB 39 20 139.3 4 10 0 146 55 133 13 .262 104 9.4 3.6 0.8 8.6 47% .341 .270 1.44 3.71 4.46 94 4.14 96.2 1.4
CareerMLB9765403.71334045517237351.26210110.13.81.18.346%.340.2871.554.265.221004.65105.12.7

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2003 MAR Rk 16 0 25.7 2 2 1 23 19 27 0 .000 8.1 6.7 0.0 9.5 0% .319 .000 1.63 4.59 5.60 0 0.00 0.0
2004 GRV Rk 10 10 32.0 1 3 0 30 22 37 4 .000 8.4 6.2 1.1 10.4 0% .321 .000 1.62 5.46 7.59 0 0.00 0.0
2005 LEX A 7 5 24.3 1 1 0 21 6 30 2 .252 105 7.8 2.2 0.7 11.1 48% .306 .221 1.11 2.66 1.85 0 0.00 0.0
2005 TCV A- 13 2 30.7 2 2 1 21 11 34 2 .257 44 6.2 3.2 0.6 10.0 47% .250 .190 1.04 3.41 3.81 0 0.00 0.0
2006 SLM A+ 27 26 126.0 9 7 0 119 59 91 13 .000 8.5 4.2 0.9 6.5 0% .282 .000 1.41 4.63 4.36 0 0.00 0.0
2007 HOU MLB 5 3 19.0 2 1 0 22 7 11 5 .265 104 10.4 3.3 2.4 5.2 48% .274 .297 1.53 6.53 7.11 113 6.45 133.5
2007 CCH AA 22 21 112.0 6 9 0 103 49 110 6 .257 104 8.3 3.9 0.5 8.8 39% .303 .242 1.36 3.30 3.62 99 4.88 102.7
2007 lla Wnt 3 3 15.3 1 2 0 14 8 8 0 .000 8.2 4.7 0.0 4.7 0% .286 .000 1.44 3.67 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2007 lla Wnt 6 5 19.7 1 1 0 20 16 19 1 .000 9.1 7.3 0.5 8.7 0% .333 .000 1.83 4.27 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
2008 ROU AAA 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .306 95 12.9 12.9 0.0 12.9 50% .500 .325 2.86 4.91 0.00 111 8.29 154.2
2009 HOU MLB 23 17 97.7 3 11 0 126 37 93 20 .255 96 11.6 3.4 1.8 8.6 45% .361 .310 1.67 5.07 6.27 92 3.91 83.9
2009 ROU AAA 7 7 34.7 2 1 0 30 23 29 1 .282 93 7.8 6.0 0.3 7.5 59% .282 .275 1.53 4.31 3.11 95 3.84 77.1
2010 HOU MLB 19 14 91.7 1 9 0 95 46 83 4 .266 95 9.3 4.5 0.4 8.1 45% .332 .275 1.54 3.46 5.11 105 5.23 118.2
2010 CCH AA 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 .286 95 4.5 2.2 0.0 6.8 40% .200 .141 0.75 2.41 0.00 97 5.13 112.2
2011 COL MLB 18 0 14.7 0 4 0 23 7 14 3 .262 106 14.1 4.3 1.8 8.6 51% .455 .333 2.05 5.17 7.36 84 3.46 80.4
2011 KCA MLB 21 20 124.7 4 6 0 123 48 119 10 .262 104 8.9 3.5 0.7 8.6 46% .327 .262 1.37 3.54 4.11 96 4.22 98.1
2012 KCA MLB 7 7 37.7 3 1 0 31 15 39 3 .267 105 7.4 3.6 0.7 9.3 44% .283 .239 1.22 3.20 1.67 105 4.68 107.2
2012 NWA AA 3 3 13.3 1 0 0 12 4 14 3 .254 106 8.1 2.7 2.0 9.4 47% .257 .253 1.20 5.00 4.05 90 2.81 62.2
2013 NWA AA 2 2 8.0 0 0 0 5 4 8 1 .258 105 5.6 4.5 1.1 9.0 52% .200 .229 1.12 4.17 2.25 97 3.68 85.1
2013 OMA AAA 5 5 19.7 0 3 0 30 11 18 2 .263 89 13.7 5.0 0.9 8.2 43% .418 .365 2.08 5.04 8.24 109 6.15 124.2
2014 CHA MLB 4 4 18.3 0 2 0 35 12 14 6 .260 112 17.2 5.9 2.9 6.9 45% .414 .392 2.56 8.01 11.29 130 7.47 183.1
2014 CHR AAA 5 5 19.7 0 3 0 29 16 16 5 .251 110 13.3 7.3 2.3 7.3 38% .375 .342 2.29 7.62 9.61 126 9.73 216.2
2015 IOW AAA 20 20 104.0 5 9 0 108 52 83 9 .269 94 9.3 4.5 0.8 7.2 50% .321 .288 1.54 4.88 4.93 107 6.20 127.5
2016 COH AAA 10 0 13.0 1 1 0 5 5 10 1 .249 3.5 3.5 0.7 6.9 41% .129 .161 0.77 3.78 2.77 99 4.11 101.5
2017 SLT AAA 20 1 25.7 3 2 6 30 13 21 4 .000 10.5 4.6 1.4 7.4 0% .313 .000 1.68 5.74 7.01 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1695 0.5032 0.4236 0.7173 0.5780 0.2672 0.8114 0.5111 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
Career67340.49550.4320.75970.58970.27780.84450.58160.2403

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 2012-10-04 60-DL 119 107 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-03 -
2012-06-07 2012-06-07 On-Alr 0 0 Right Groin Strain - -
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.

2018 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 3.7 2.6 0 10 10 50.0 46 20 41 6 .273 1.30 3.76 4.26 7.1 0.8
80o 3.1 2.4 0 9 9 43.8 43 18 36 6 .289 1.41 4.18 4.72 4.1 0.5
70o 2.7 2.3 0 8 8 39.5 41 18 32 6 .301 1.49 4.49 5.06 2.4 0.3
60o 2.4 2.2 0 7 7 36.0 39 17 29 5 .311 1.56 4.76 5.36 1.0 0.1
50o 2.1 2.1 0 7 7 32.7 37 16 27 5 .320 1.63 5.02 5.64 0.0 0.0
40o 1.9 1.9 0 6 6 29.6 35 15 24 5 .329 1.70 5.29 5.93 -0.9 -0.1
30o 1.6 1.8 0 5 5 26.3 33 14 21 5 .339 1.78 5.57 6.25 -1.6 -0.2
20o 1.3 1.6 0 5 5 22.6 30 13 18 4 .351 1.88 5.92 6.62 -2.3 -0.2
10o 1 1.4 0 4 4 17.6 25 11 14 3 .367 2.02 6.42 7.16 -2.7 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.1207732.03615265.3171.614.985.60.10.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20193571002626155176761272545.3181.635.175.5810.24.47.41.50.2
2020366802121125142611012045.3191.635.215.6210.34.47.31.40.1
202137580202011913658961945.3191.635.205.6110.34.47.31.40.1
202238570202011813458951945.3181.635.195.6010.24.47.31.50.1
202339570202011613256931845.3181.635.205.6110.34.47.21.40.1
202440580202012113759961945.3181.625.195.6010.24.47.21.40.1
202541580202011813558941945.3181.635.225.6310.34.47.11.40.1
202642570191911012754871845.3181.645.235.6410.44.47.11.50.1
202743470171710211750801645.3191.645.255.6610.44.47.11.40.0

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1 85 Pat Misch 2016 0.00 DNP
2 84 Adam Pettyjohn 2011 0.00 DNP
3 83 Walter Silva 2011 0.00 DNP
4 82 Aaron Small 2006 9.43
5 82 Matt Kinney 2011 0.00 DNP
6 82 Denny Stark 2009 7.36
7 81 Alan Benes 2006 0.00 DNP
8 81 Casey Fossum 2012 0.00 DNP
9 81 Eric Junge 2011 0.00 DNP
10 80 Randy Keisler 2010 0.00 DNP
11 80 Seth Etherton 2011 0.00 DNP
12 79 Josh Towers 2011 0.00 DNP
13 79 Brian Mazone 2011 0.00 DNP
14 79 Jeff Harris 2009 0.00 DNP
15 79 Jon Leicester 2013 0.00 DNP
16 78 Daniel McCutchen 2017 0.00 DNP
17 78 Shawn Hill 2015 0.00 DNP
18 78 Virgil Vasquez 2016 0.00 DNP
19 77 Tim Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
20 77 Justin Lehr 2012 0.00 DNP
21 77 Jeremy Powell 2010 0.00 DNP
22 77 Scott Richmond 2014 0.00 DNP
23 77 Tsuyoshi Wada 2015 3.90
24 76 Travis Smith 2007 0.00 DNP
25 76 Brian Burres 2015 0.00 DNP
26 76 Lindsay Gulin 2011 0.00 DNP
27 76 Brandon Duckworth 2010 0.00 DNP
28 76 Nate Bump 2011 0.00 DNP
29 75 Chien-Ming Wang 2014 0.00 DNP
30 74 Marty McLeary 2009 0.00 DNP
31 74 Travis Driskill 2006 0.00 DNP
32 74 Josh Roenicke 2017 0.00 DNP
33 74 Justin Thompson 2007 0.00 DNP
34 74 R.A. Dickey 2009 4.76
35 73 Michael Romano 2006 0.00 DNP
36 73 Chris Narveson 2016 8.64
37 73 John Wasdin 2007 5.95
38 73 Tim Redding 2012 0.00 DNP
39 73 Dave Bush 2014 0.00 DNP
40 73 Nate Robertson 2012 0.00 DNP
41 72 Claudio Vargas 2012 0.00 DNP
42 72 Brian Moehler 2006 7.08
43 72 Angel Castro 2017 0.00 DNP
44 72 Vladimir Nunez 2009 36.00
45 72 Jarrett Grube 2016 0.00 DNP
46 72 Joe Roa 2006 0.00 DNP
47 72 Jose Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
48 72 Chris Jakubauskas 2013 0.00 DNP
49 72 Tomo Ohka 2010 0.00 DNP
50 71 Brandon Knight 2010 0.00 DNP
51 70 Dustin McGowan 2016 3.49
52 70 Chan Ho Park 2007 15.75
53 70 Brad Thomas 2012 0.00 DNP
54 70 Julio Manon 2007 0.00 DNP
55 70 Josh Fogg 2011 0.00 DNP
56 70 Stephen Randolph 2008 0.00 DNP
57 69 Jeff Weaver 2011 0.00 DNP
58 69 Damian Moss 2011 0.00 DNP
59 69 Jim Crowell 2008 0.00 DNP
60 69 Jerome Williams 2016 8.31
61 69 Jeff Francis 2015 6.55
62 68 Joe Saunders 2015 0.00 DNP
63 68 Bobby M. Jones 2006 0.00 DNP
64 68 Bruce Chen 2011 4.12
65 68 Jared Fernandez 2006 11.37
66 68 Todd Ritchie 2006 0.00 DNP
67 68 Paul Wilson 2007 0.00 DNP
68 68 Andrew Lorraine 2007 0.00 DNP
69 67 Chris Bootcheck 2013 9.00
70 67 Darryl Kile 2003 0.00 DNP
71 67 Kevin Correia 2015 8.87
72 67 Roberto Hernandez 2015 5.10
73 67 Ross Ohlendorf 2017 0.00 DNP
74 67 Yoslan Herrera 2015 0.00 DNP
75 67 Wilson Alvarez 2004 4.18
76 67 Brian Lawrence 2010 0.00 DNP
77 67 Ryan Vogelsong 2012 3.61
78 66 Dave Goltz 1983 6.79
79 66 Matt Palmer 2013 0.00 DNP
80 66 Chris Smith 2015 0.00 DNP
81 66 Tim Stauffer 2016 0.00 DNP
82 66 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
83 66 Camilo Pascual 1968 3.22
84 66 Bob Bruce 1967 6.98
85 65 Denny Neagle 2003 7.90
86 65 Manny Delcarmen 2016 0.00 DNP
87 65 Rick Sutcliffe 1990 5.91
88 65 Juan Sandoval 2015 0.00 DNP
89 65 Frank Sullivan 1964 0.00 DNP
90 65 Cal McLish 1960 5.00
91 65 Mike Krukow 1986 3.31
92 65 Steve Hargan 1977 6.89
93 65 Jim Wilson 1956 4.72
94 65 Mark Redman 2008 7.94
95 65 Woodie Fryman 1974 4.64
96 65 Kris Benson 2009 9.27
97 65 Jim Kaat 1973 4.93
98 65 Masato Yoshii 1999 4.45
99 65 Nick Bierbrodt 2012 0.00 DNP
100 65 Buddy Carlyle 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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YearComment
2016 Felipe Paulino's scintillating fastball landed him briefly on the Cubs' 40-man roster last year; his dull everything else ensured no major-league appearances.
2015 Elbow injuries and Tommy John surgery tend to dominate the goddang-all-these-pitchers conversation, but Paulino offers further proof that shoulder injuries are scarier. The 31-year-old missed the vast majority of the 2014 season dealing with shoulder tendinitis, and that's after undergoing surgery last offseason to remove a cyst from his shoulder and clean up his rotator cuff and labrum. It's been two years since Paulino has been healthy or good, and with the White Sox declining his $4 million club option for 2015, it's tough to see him landing another guaranteed contract until he has put at least six healthy weeks together.
2014 Oft-injured FIP darling Felipe Paulino didn't make good on his Internet-sleeper status while he was with the Royals, but the thing about Internet-sleeper status is how resilient it is. Now with the White Sox, he's a sleeper, according to the Internet.
2013 Too bad they don't have those frequent-customer punch cards for Tommy John surgery like they do at your favorite sandwich shop. Because if they did, Paulino's operation would have been free. Paulino was hands down the best Royals starting pitcher through his nine starts, and his removal from the rotation crunched a team already light on starting pitching. Paulino has a violent delivery that made him a ticking time bomb for this type of injury. Like Duffy, the best-case scenario would have him making a few starts at the end of 2013 before contributing in 2014.
2012 Proof that one manís trash is another manís treasure. Last winter, Paulino was shipped from Houston to Colorado (in exchange for Clint Barmes!) and lasted just 14 disastrous innings in the mountains before he was waived by the Rockies. Word was the Royals long had their eye on Paulino, admiring his velocity (he averages 95 mph with his fastball) and his ability to keep the ball down, so once he was available, Dayton Moore snapped him up for cash considerations. He performed much as advertised for the Royals, riding his fastball to career-best strikeout rate and getting a ground ball on 45 percent of all balls in play. The knock on Paulino has always been his spotty command, which reared its ugly head in a couple of starts where he issued at least five bases on balls. If he can find consistency around the strike zone, the Royals will have a bargain on their hands.
2011 The Astros finally ran out of patience with Paulino at the end of 2010 and traded him to the Rockies for infielder Clint Barmes. The righty has the raw ability to be a successful starting pitcher, drawing upon a fastball that sits at 95 mph and reaches 98 with heavy boring action, a hard slider, a hammer curveball, and a serviceable changeup. However, his control has long been lacking, and so has his command, as he leaves too many pitches over the heart of the plate. Perhaps a change of scenery will serve Paulino well after spending his entire 10-year career with the Astros, but the odds are against him as he steps into baseball's toughest pitching environment in Denver.
2010 Paulino is an interesting case. That hideous ERA was caused more by an outlandishly high balls in play average than by Paulino himself; add in a high rate of fly balls becoming home runs, and what you have is either a remarkably unfortunate pitcher or the Cookie Monster's best-ever enabler. As a starter, Paulino's peripherals were good: 87 IP, 81 strikeouts, 29 walks. A converted shortstop with liquid flame for heat and a power curve, he missed almost all of 2008 with a plethora of arm problems and only pitched 35 career innings at Triple-A, so there's not much else to go by. Don't be fooled by the record and the runs allowed; the book on Paulino has yet to be written, but the raw material's a great start, and not just for cookie dough.
2009 Paulino faced four batters in 2008, then became an episode of "House," presenting with a pinched nerve, then elbow tightness, and then shoulder bursitis. He never pitched again. Before his arm trouble, his fastball could hit 100 mph, although it tended to come in flat and high (see his translated home run rates for what happened next). After his arm trouble, well, who knows how hard he'll throw? He didn't pitch this winter, but the Astros believe he'll be fine for the spring.
2008 This big Dominican is the best prospect remaining in the Astros' system, and while he has just one season above A-ball, he may well find himself in the rotation come April. Paulino throws a mid-90s fastball and hard breaking stuff and has the kind of size that lets you project a big workload onto him. He even improved upon moving up to Double-A last year. He's a legitimate mid-rotation prospect.
2007 Owner of the best arm in the Houston minor league system, Paulino touched 98 MPH last year and has lit up three digits on radar guns in the past. Unfortunately, he`s just not a very good pitcher--his fastball is a little bit too true, his curveball is inconsistent, his changeup is just not good, and if all that wasn`t enough, he has problems throwing strikes. Every once in a while, something clicks with pitchers who have this kind of talent, but more often than not it just proves the lesson that man cannot live by fastball alone. Yes, his last name is actually `Paulino del Guidice,` it just doesn`t fit above.

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BP Chats

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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