Xavier Paul
Xavier Paul
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Xavier Paul in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Rangers in January of 2018.
PFree Agent  
March 16, 2015
Paul was released by the Phillies on Monday.
He'll try to latch on elsewhere this spring, but Paul is most likely to spend his 2015 season at Triple-A regardless of his organization.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Xavier Paul
Phillies Team Preview: Finally Rebuilding
March 13, 2015
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August 29, 2014
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August 10, 2014
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Saturday Lineup Card: Worley of a Pickup
August 8, 2014
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Friday Lineup Card: Rockies Not Giving Hawkins Save Opportunities
August 7, 2014
As league trade deadlines approach, it's always smart to reassess your roster with only a third of the season remaining...
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Paul filled in capably for a while when the Reds had both Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey on the DL, highlighted by a month of May where he posted a .441 OBP. But he eventually trailed off as he got exposed to more regular playing time, which then dwindled when first Heisey and then Ludwick returned. He's best suited as a pinch-hitter and spot-starter against select right-handers, and not a real candidate for extended playing time even after signing with the Orioles on a minor league deal in December.
Paul caught lightning in a bottle with the Reds over the span of 86 at-bats, many coming off the bench as the Reds' only lefty until roster expansion in September. But this likely was his most optimal outcome and not to be repeated - for instance, he hit .379 on balls in play. You might think that he's worth a look in the endgame in your NL-only leagues based on his results with the Reds, but that last dollar can be spent better elsewhere. There's very little chance he ends up with a starting job with the team or anywhere else.
Unlike 2009, Paul managed to stay healthy for the most part in 2010, but he may have missed his window to be a big league regular after batting .231/.277/.314 in 121 at-bats. Paul did hit .320/.380/.575 in 57 games for Triple-A Albuquerque, but he now has Trayvon Robinson and perhaps 1B/OF Jerry Sands to contend with for future opportunities. The fact that the Dodgers also signed the light-hitting Tony Gwynn Jr. in the offseason speaks volumes about the lack of confidence the organization has in Paul. A change of scenery might benefit both parties.
Paul was limited to just 125 total at-bats due to a staph infection in his leg. He batted .328/.378/.500 in 116 Triple-A at-bats before a late-season cup of coffee with the Dodgers. Paul is excellent defensively and has some skills at the plate, but for the Dodgers, he's likely nothing more than a fourth outfielder candidate for the near term. That's a role he could find himself in for 2010 after Juan Pierre was traded to the White Sox in December.
While the Dodgers' outfield situation is likely to be crowed again this year, Paul established himself as a possible option after having a bit of a breakout in 2008. The 23-year-old hit .316/.378/.463 with 17 stolen bases in 443 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas. The nine home runs leave his future as a starting outfielder in doubt, but Paul should be in line for a few at-bats for the big club this year as a No. 4 or 5 outfielder.
Paul makes his 40-man roster debut this year courtesy of a solid season for Double-A Jacksonville where he hit .291/.366/.429 with 11 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 422 at-bats. Paul plays a solid center field, though the fact that he doesn't have any particularly impressive tool probably relegates him to fourth outfielder status. He'll open the year in Triple-A and should make his big league debut at some point in 2008.
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PPhiladelphia Phillies  
November 13, 2014
Paul signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, which includes a spring training invite, on Thursday, Rich Dubroff of CSN reports.
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PFree Agent  
August 29, 2014
Paul was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
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PArizona Diamondbacks  
August 8, 2014
Paul's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
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Xavier Paul: Released By Orioles Sunday
PFree Agent  
August 3, 2014
Paul was released by the Orioles' affiliate at Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
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PBaltimore Orioles  
May 2, 2014
Paul (back) has played in seven games in the last nine days through Friday for Triple-A Norfolk after being activated from the minor league DL.
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