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Ronny Paulino

32-Year-Old Catcher – Detroit Tigers

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  8/1/2014
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 250   DOB: 4/21/1981
BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Paulino signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in November of 2013.

February 12, 2014  –  Ronny Paulino News

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Paulino has been suspended 100 games for a violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program, Bob Nightengale of USA Today report.

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Ronny Paulino Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 AA ALT 98 406 367 54 105 40 23 2 15 60 3 2 32 62 1 3 3 .286 .346 .482 .828
2005 24 AA ALT 43 184 168 24 49 12 6 0 6 20 3 0 15 30 1 0 0 .292 .350 .435 .785
2005 24 AAA IND 77 302 273 49 85 33 18 2 13 42 3 0 26 48 1 2 0 .311 .369 .535 .904
2005 24 MAJ PIT 2 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
2006 25 AAA IND 8 32 29 2 7 3 3 0 0 4 1 0 3 8 0 0 0 .241 .313 .345 .658
2006 25 MAJ PIT 129 481 442 37 137 25 19 0 6 55 0 0 34 79 1 2 2 .310 .360 .394 .754
2007 26 MAJ PIT 133 494 457 56 120 36 25 0 11 55 2 2 33 79 0 2 2 .263 .314 .389 .703
2008 27 R GCL 8 30 28 3 8 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .286 .333 .429 .762
2008 27 AAA IND 30 126 111 16 34 18 13 1 4 18 0 2 13 31 0 2 0 .306 .373 .550 .923
2008 27 MAJ PIT 40 130 118 8 25 7 5 0 2 18 0 0 11 24 0 1 0 .212 .277 .305 .582
2009 28 MAJ FLA 80 266 239 24 65 19 10 1 8 27 1 0 25 48 1 1 0 .272 .340 .423 .762
2010 29 MAJ FLA 91 344 316 31 82 22 18 0 4 37 1 0 25 51 0 3 0 .259 .311 .354 .665
2011 30 A+ St. 5 17 17 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .176 .176 .235 .411
2011 30 AAA Buf 7 26 25 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .200 .231 .240 .471
2011 30 MAJ NYM 78 248 228 19 61 15 13 0 2 19 0 0 15 38 1 3 1 .268 .312 .351 .663
2012 31 AAA Nor 40 164 150 13 43 11 9 1 1 15 0 0 13 25 0 1 0 .287 .341 .380 .721
2012 31 MAJ BAL 20 64 63 5 16 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 .254 .266 .302 .568
2013 32 AA Bow 8 30 24 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 7 0 0 0 .292 .433 .292 .725
2013 32 AAA Tol 13 47 45 3 12 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 .267 .298 .378 .676
2013 32 AAA Nor 8 27 23 2 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 .174 .296 .348 .644
3-Year Averages MAJ   49 154 145 12 38 9 8 0 1 12 0 0 8 23 0 1 0 .262 .299 .338 .637
Career  (View All) MAJ   573 2032 1867 181 508 127 93 1 33 216 4 2 145 328 3 12 5 .272 .324 .376 .700

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Ronny Paulino Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 16 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 15 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 12 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 11 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 9 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 8 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 5 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 4 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 3 KC Did not play.
Apr. 2 KC Did not play.
Mar. 31 KC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Ronny Paulino: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 11 8
2011 68
2010 85
2009 77

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Ronny Paulino Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012293010.207.276.509
2011909180.289.389.752

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012342040.294.324.618
2011138101110.254.326.602

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012263030.385.423.808
201111441100.237.298.592

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012372020.162.216.400
201111415190.298.404.734
Ronny Paulino Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AA ALT 406 367 7.9% 15.3% 0.52 83% .310 .196
2005 24 AA ALT 184 168 8.2% 16.3% 0.50 82% .326 .143
2005 24 AAA IND 302 273 8.6% 15.9% 0.54 82% .340 .224
2005 24 MAJ PIT 5 4 20% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2006 25 AAA IND 32 29 9.4% 25% 0.38 72% .333 .104
2006 25 MAJ PIT 481 442 7.1% 16.4% 0.43 82% .367 .084
2007 26 MAJ PIT 494 457 6.7% 16% 0.42 83% .297 .126
2008 27 R GCL 30 28 6.7% 10% 0.67 89% .292 .143
2008 27 AAA IND 126 111 10.3% 24.6% 0.42 72% .395 .244
2008 27 MAJ PIT 130 118 8.5% 18.5% 0.46 80% .250 .093
2009 28 MAJ FLA 266 239 9.4% 18% 0.52 80% .311 .151
2010 29 MAJ FLA 344 316 7.3% 14.8% 0.49 84% .299 .095
2011 30 A+ St. 17 17 0% 23.5% 0.00 76% .231 .059
2011 30 AAA Buf 26 25 3.8% 15.4% 0.25 84% .238 .040
2011 30 MAJ NYM 248 228 6% 15.3% 0.39 83% .314 .083
2012 31 AAA Nor 164 150 7.9% 15.2% 0.52 83% .339 .093
2012 31 MAJ BAL 64 63 1.6% 14.1% 0.11 86% .296 .048
2013 32 AA Bow 30 24 20% 23.3% 0.86 71% .412 .000
2013 32 AAA Tol 47 45 4.3% 25.5% 0.17 73% .344 .111
2013 32 AAA Nor 27 23 14.8% 25.9% 0.57 70% .200 .174
3-Year Averages MAJ   154 145 5.2% 14.9% 0.35 84% .306 .076
Career MAJ   2032 1867 7.1% 16.1% 0.44 82% .315 .104

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Ronny Paulino (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mike Pelfrey MIN 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 .800 1.400 2.233
Wade LeBlanc ANA 5 3 1 4 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.629
Brett Tomko KC 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Antonio Bastardo PHI 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 7 3 1 2 2 1 0 .429 .857 1.413
Francisco Liriano PIT 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .800 1.400
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 10 5 1 4 2 0 0 .500 .800 1.383
John Lannan NY-N 6 3 0 0 2 1 0 .500 .667 1.292
Jon Niese NY-N 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 .571 .714 1.286
Randy Wolf AZ 10 6 0 0 1 2 0 .600 .600 1.236

Worst Matchups for Ronny Paulino (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Albers HOU 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Haren LA 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 6 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
Jaime Garcia STL 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano WAS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Valverde NY-N 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Price TB 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Romo SF 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Edward Mujica BOS 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ronny Paulino: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Paulino signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.

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Paulino was reinstated from the DL on Tuesday and promptly outrighted from Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk to Detroit's Triple-A Toledo, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

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Paulino signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Paulino was released by the Mariners on Saturday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Paulino has taken care of his visa issues in the Dominican Republic and was in attendance at Mariners camp Sunday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Paulino might not report to Mariners camp for a few more days because of visa issues, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Paulino agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Mariners, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Paulino will be a free agent after declining an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk, MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ronny Paulino.

2012

Paulino was signed by the Mets to a one-year deal to serve as a right-handed complement to Josh Thole. He missed the first month while completing a suspension for PED usage and illness, but got off to a strong start driven mainly by an unsustainable BABIP. Paulino crashed back to earth, going just 25-for-124 over the last three months and getting dogged by questions about his defense and work ethic. The Mets non-tendered him in December and he will look to hook on elsewhere to fill a similar part-time platoon role.

2011

John Baker's injury hurt Paulino's 2010 numbers, as he's better suited in a platoon where he only has to face left-handers than as an everyday player. His PED suspension brought a sudden end to his Marlins tenure, though, and he'll pick his career back up with the Mets as Josh Thole's veteran caddy. If New York can make sure he doesn't see much right-handed pitching, he could be a useful second fantasy catcher.

2010

Paulino proved to be an excellent fit as John Baker's backup/platoon partner, smacking left-handed pitchers around at a .290/.343/.458 rate and playing acceptable defense. His fantasy upside is limited, as a Baker injury would get Paulino bulk production at the cost of more average-killing at-bats against righties, but he fits the Marlins' needs (and pocketbook) quite well.

2009

New Pirates manager John Russell told Paulino late in spring training that Ryan Doumit was his starting catcher and Paulino never really recovered. After seeing sporadic time in Pittsburgh, the team finally shipped him out to Triple-A Indianapolis at the beginning of June. Following a first game in which he went 5-for-5, Paulino suffered an ankle injury that cost him most of his summer. Paulino finished 2008 with a .302 batting average in the minors and .212 with Pittsburgh. He'll get a change of scenery after being dealt to the Phillies and could help the big catcher re-start a career that saw him hit .310 as a rookie in 2006.

2008

Paulino's final line doesn't begin to explain the inconsistencies and downright lack of production the bulky catcher experienced in 2007. Following a fine 2006 campaign when Paulino hit a surprising .310, many observers believed the oversized backstop's batting average would drop but his power numbers would increase. In the final analysis, that's exactly what happened but the road was bumpier than Wrigley Field's infield. Paulino got off a .218 start (34-for-156) the first two months of the season, when many fantasy owners likely dropped him. His stance at the plate prevented him from reaching outside corner strikes. Amazingly, he did little to correct his approach but raised his final batting average to .263 by hitting .293 after the All-Star break. His defense ranked among the worst in the league, as relay throws to home plate were commonly dropped and passed balls were the norm. Still, as it stands, the Pirates haven't signed another backstop to compete with Paulino, and Ryan Doumit is even worse defensively, meaning Paulino could start another 130-plus games. If you draft the lumbering catcher, make sure you have a plentiful stock of aspirin.

2007

It wouldn't at all be surprising to see Paulino post more catcher-like numbers, both offensively and defensively, in 2007. As a rookie, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound backstop, who looks a lot more like Albert Pujols than Mike Lavalliere, had Spanky-like power production. Paulino, 25, batted an outstanding .310 in 442 at-bats but hit just six home runs with 55 RBI. Defensively he was a wreck, ranking among the league leaders in errors (11) and passed balls (9), though pitchers seemed comfortable with him behind the plate. Look for his defense to improve in 2007 -- if it doesn't, Ryan Doumit looms.

2006

Paulino is coming off of a fine 2005 campaign that reignited his prospect status. The 25-year-old catcher, who split time between Double-A and Triple-A ball, hit a combined .306 with 19 home runs and 62 RBI. Claimed by the Royals as a Rule 5 player by the Royals in 2003 and then returned, he had a cup of coffee with the Pirates in September and went 2-for-4. He's a capable defender with good size (6-foot-3, 235 pounds). With injuries to catchers Ryan Doumit and Humberto Cota -- a very possible scenario -- Paulino could see time with Pittsburgh in 2006. His offensive potential at a weak-hitting position makes him worth keeping an eye on.

2005

Paulino, who batted .285 with 15 homers and 60 RBI in 99 games for Double-A Altoona in 2004 and was added to the Pirates 40-man roster in October, has thrown out 40 percent of those trying to steal against him since the 1999 season. It's not likely that Paulino will make any sort of fantasy impact in 2005, but the Pirates don't want to lose the catcher in the Rule 5 draft like they did following the 2002 season.

2003