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Paulino Experiences Whiplash
08-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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Paulino Experiences Whiplash
Felipe Paulinos stuff is dreamy. His fastball has sink and sits in the 94-96 range; occasionally touching the upper 90s and it has been clocked in triple digits during his minor league Avery Williamson Jersey time. Paulino po se ses the innate ability to spin the ball; a gift showcased within the form a hammer curve that alongside his heat gained him prospect status and showcased at the major league level in the slider. He doesnt always have full command over his pitches and hes yet to build up an advisable third pitch, but the guy has got the raw talent. In a little under 100 innings Paulino is walking 6% of the batters he faces while striking out nearly 21%. His line drive percentage is sub-20% and that he generates 42% groundballs, yet he's a Nate Palmer Jersey 5.8 tRA and 5.23 FIP. What gives? 18.2% of Paulinos fly balls are leaving the arena. Amongst pitchers with at least 90 innings this season that marks as the third highest, behind only Josh Geer and Randy K.J. Maye Jersey Johnson. Paulinos xFIP is 4.12; a decent mark for a soon-to-be 26-year-old in the first semi-full major league season. As we know starting pitchers regre s to some home run rate around 11%, and there's no indication to believe Paulino will be a consistent outlier. Hes quit 20 home runs in 92 innings this year and 28 in 386 minor league innings. Factor in Paulinos sub-75% Brett Kern Jersey contact rate and its clear something in his arsenal generates whiffs. Grumbling about whether Paulino is really a future reliever will probably magnify together with his large ERA, but Im unconvinced that the transition should be made prior to pick up. Allow Paulino a full season of pitching before writing him off as extremely hittable and incapable of from the majors. I am talking about heck, this same organization gave Brandon Backe 70 starts during the last 4 years to demonstrate he Deiontrez Mount Jersey didnt belong within the league, and that he didnt po se s the upside of Paulino.
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