21-Year-Old Shortstop – Cleveland Indians
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dorssys Paulino in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Paulino, 19, is batting .233/.297/.322 with one home run, 21 RBI, and three steals through 71 games for Low-A Lake County this season.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Dorssys Paulino.
The best thing one can say about Paulino is that he is still young. He spent a second full season at Low-A Lake County as a 19-year-old last season, and his performance remained fairly underwhelming. The one noteworthy takeaway from Paulino’s 2014 season was that the Indians moved him off of shortstop, as he played 82 of his 113 games in the outfield, and 75 of those were in left field. If the baseball world had not already soured on Paulino because of his lack of development on offense, the fact that he no longer projects as an up-the-middle infielder extinguishes his upside completely.
Paulino had some growing pains at Low-A Lake County but that's to be expected from an 18-year-old in the Midwest League. He hit just .246 with 91 strikeouts in 523 plate appearances, but managed to rack up 28 doubles and showed improvement as the season wore on. Francisco Lindor gets most of the ink in write-ups about the Indians' prospects, but Paulino's bat may actually wind up becoming a more useful tool. If he remains in the Cleveland organization long term, a move to second or third base seems likely, since Lindor is the superior defender at the premium position, but until the duo share the field together, Paulino is likely to remain at shortstop as he ascends the Indians' system.