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16 Paulo Orlando LF

Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
900.167560
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018KC25906150532500.194.200.167

Player Updates

May 10, 2019 07:12 PM
White Sox's Paulo Orlando: Traded to White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was traded from the Dodgers to the White Sox for an undisclosed return Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

The 33-year-old has appeared in 278 career major-league games, hitting an uninspiring .263/.289/.384. He'll likely fill an organizational depth role in Chicago.

January 5, 2019 10:56 AM
Dodgers' Paulo Orlando: Signed to minors deal by Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Orlando posted a wRC+ of 2 (no, that's not a typo) in 93 plate appearances for the Royals last season, hitting .167/.194/.200. The 33-year-old's career .263/.289/.384 mark puts him firmly in organizational depth territory. It would be a surprise to see him get more than a handful of major-league at-bats this season.

November 2, 2018 02:12 PM
Paulo Orlando: Slated to hit free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will become a minor-league free agent.

This move frees up roster space for prospects in need of protection from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Orlando appeared in just 25 games for the Royals in 2018, hitting .167/.194/.200. The 33-year-old figures to serve as organizational depth in 2019 wherever he winds up.

July 24, 2018 03:08 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Sent back to Omaha
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

He was sent down to clear space for Adalberto Mondesi. Orlando logged a trio of starts during his most recent stint with the big club, going 1-for-11 with two strikeouts. The 32-year-old has hit below the Mendoza Line the past two years and may not get another extended look at the major-league level.

July 13, 2018 03:16 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Recalled from Triple-A Omaha
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

In a corresponding move, Rosell Herrera was placed on the paternity list. Orlando will be utilized as extra outfield depth while he's with the club. Across 22 games with the Royals this year, he's hit just .177 with a .422 OPS and 23 strikeouts.

June 23, 2018 04:36 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Optioned to Omaha
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was sent back down to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

In a corresponding move, the Royals activated Lucas Duda (foot) from the DL. Orlando hasn't been able to find a groove with the big-league club this season, hitting just .177 with an unsightly .422 OPS across 22 games. Though it's likely Orlando will return to Kansas City at some point this season, don't expect him to make much of an impact.

June 20, 2018 05:04 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Heads to bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers, 610 Sports Radio - KC reports.

Orlando has managed just four hits in eight games (28 at-bats) since returning from the disabled list, so he'll hit the bench to clear his head. Mike Moustakas is serving as designated hitter in his stead, with Alex Gordon, Rosell Herrera and Whit Merrifield covering the outfield from left to right.

June 10, 2018 03:44 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Gets fourth straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando will start in center field and bat fifth Sunday against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Orlando will receive his fourth consecutive start Sunday and looks like he may be the main beneficiary of the recent trade that sent outfielder Jon Jay to the Diamondbacks. The Kansas City outfield will become a little more crowded once Jorge Soler has recovered from the toe injury that has kept him out of the lineup for two straight games, but the Royals' unsettled situation at designated hitter still presents another avenue to at-bats for Orlando.

June 7, 2018 06:04 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Recalled from Omaha
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

Orlando has spent the last six weeks at the Triple-A level after appearing in 13 games for Kansas City to open the 2018 campaign. During those games, he slashed .191/.224/.234 with four RBI in 49 plate appearances. He will likely be utilized as a fourth or fifth outfielder and isn't expected to make much of an impact in the fantasy realm.

April 24, 2018 04:20 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Heads back to Omaha
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

Orlando enjoyed a stretch of increased playing time, but with Alex Gordon returning from the disabled list, the 32-year-old will head back to the minors. His stats in the minors have been fine, but Orlando hasn't been able to produce in the big leagues the past two seasons, putting up a batting average below the Mendoza Line each of the past two years.

April 21, 2018 10:36 AM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is out of the lineup against the Tigers on Saturday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

Orlando will head back to the bench after going 0-for-3 with one strikeout during Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader. Abraham Almonte will draw another start in center field with right-hander Mike Fiers on the hill for Detroit.

April 20, 2018 11:08 AM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Sitting first game of doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

It's likely that the Royals will give most or all of their hitters the chance to start in one of the two games. Abraham Almonte will get the start in center field in the first half of the twin bill. With Alex Gordon nearing a return from his hip injury, Orlando's temporary starting job isn't likely to last much longer. He's done very little to claim more playing time, hitting .225/.244/.275 through 11 games.

April 17, 2018 06:24 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Out of lineup for Game 2 of doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Orlando will head to the bench for a breather after playing all nine innings and going 0-for-4 in the first game of the twin bill. In his place, Abraham Almonte will start in center field and hit seventh.

April 14, 2018 10:32 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Will DH Saturday due to sore knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando has a sore knee, which is why he is in Saturday's lineup as the designated hitter, hitting sixth against the Angels, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

It's not even serious enough to get his bat out of the lineup, so it sounds like he will avoid missing any time with the soreness. Whit Merrifield is making his first start in center field and hitting second. Orlando is hitting .241 with zero home runs and zero steals in 29 plate appearances.

April 12, 2018 04:44 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Orlando will get the series opener off after starting the previous three games, going 4-for-13 with two doubles and three RBI during that span. In his place, Abraham Almonte draws a start in center field and will bat sixth in the order.

April 7, 2018 04:36 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Out of lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Cleveland, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Orlando will occupy a seat on the bench for the second straight game, and fourth time this season. When he has been in the game, Orlando has collected just one hit in 12 at-bats. It seems as though the 32-year-old is being utilized in a platoon, a situation unlikely to change for the better if he continues to come up empty at the plate.

March 29, 2018 03:36 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Not in Opening Day lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando is not in the Royals' lineup for Thursday's Opening Day matchup with the White Sox, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

Orlando is the odd man out for the season opener with Cheslor Cuthbert picking up the start at DH and Jon Jay, Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler holding down the outfield from left to right. It's unclear what Orlando's role will at this point, but he could be forced to settle for a reserve outfield role if manager Ned Yost is content with his Opening Day crew. The 32-year-old could also settle into the short side of a platoon with Jay.

March 21, 2018 04:12 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Returns to action Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando (hamstring) is back in the Royals' lineup in right field for Wednesday's contest against Cleveland, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

Orlando has been sidelined for the last 10 days with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, though he should be fully operational heading into the homestretch of spring training. The 32-year-old appeared in just 39 major-league games last year due to a cold start at the plate and then a fractured shin, but he should be fixture on the Opening Day roster for the start of the 2018 season.

February 20, 2018 03:16 PM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Battling for starting job in center this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando has entered spring training in a competition with Billy Burns for the Royals' starting job in center field, the Kansas City Star reports.

The 32-year-old nearly racked up 500 plate appearances for the Royals in 2016, but he struggled last season while hitting .198/.225/.302 over 39 games. As a right-handed hitter, Orlando could fall into the small side of a platoon if the Royals deem the switch-hitting Burns to be the better option against right-handed pitching, and if the team decides not to add a more proven player to take over the job via free agency. Over parts of three seasons with Kansas City, Orlando is a career .274/.300/.406 hitter over 823 plate appearances.

September 28, 2017 10:36 AM
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Hits first homer as season wanes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season against the Tigers on Wednesday.

After hitting .302 over 128 games for the Royals last season, Orlando had his 2017 derailed by injury, the result being that he's played in just 77 games split between three levels. With only 76 MLB at-bats on the season coming into Wednesday's game, it's no big surprise that he hadn't gone yard yet. He's still hitting just .175/.205/.225 while doing part-time work in center field.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP5380 .196 .170 .151
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015KC86241316072755333 .269 .444 .249
2016KC1284575213854313105143 .329 .405 .302
2017KC39869172612011 .225 .302 .198
2018KC25906150532500 .194 .200 .167
Total 27887498230148122203187 .289 .384 .263
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2015KCOF7963138129541 .971
2016KCOF122115245235642 .984
2017KCOF382050491001.000
2018KCOF21205047120 .960
Total  26021848346013103 .979
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2015KC14610712200
2016KC244185337112
2017KC302600203
2018KC301800003
Total 44103364511118
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015KC121133010200 .250 .273 .273
Total 121133010200 .250 .273 .273
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006 A-Kannapolis11647071123231063118143299 .305 .391 .262
2007 A-Winston-Sal10239149991648341984207 .294 .376 .253
2008 A-Wilmington18711118523981914 .325 .507 .254
2008 A-Winston-Sal1124517311815129422297289 .308 .408 .262
2009AFA-Wilmington10135646932032341580205 .303 .351 .261
2010AA-Northwest Arkansas N12141984128226136424622510 .366 .480 .305
2011AA-Northwest Arkansas N451673051510424133584 .362 .527 .305
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers581872444102127113063 .281 .326 .235
2012AA-Northwest Arkansas N116420541171826403057216 .329 .374 .279
2013AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers92293418193546225683 .326 .379 .276
2014AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers136501611512196633986349 .355 .415 .301
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers41170204711031783290 .309 .394 .276
2017AA-Northwest Arkansas N124141410036700 .426 .366 .341
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers30116143410021992622 .357 .431 .293
Total 110040535821118186636845324481421171 .317 .403 .276
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
11/1/1985
Age:
33
Hometown:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
4