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Felipe Paulino | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 270
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation.
Paulino was rocked for 10 runs on 13 hits in just 3 2/3 innings Friday night against the Rangers. He'll probably be moved to the bullpen when his health returns. Apr 19 - 4:16 PM

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Felipe Paulino was obliterated in Friday’s loss to the Rangers, getting pounded for 10 runs on 13 hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

With an already depleted bullpen, manager Robin Ventura tried to leave Paulino in there to take his medicine and eat some innings, but he simply couldn’t get hitters out. With an 11.29 ERA and 2.56 WHIP through his first 18 1/3, it’d be shocking if he wasn’t demoted to the bullpen after this debacle.
Apr 18 - 11:02 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Felipe Paulino is still in the team's rotation "as of right now."

"As of right now we’ll continue to go," Ventura said. "We have guys in the bullpen … you can’t have guys coming in the fifth inning. It’s just not a recipe that’s going to make guys last, so it has to be better." The White Sox have some options at Triple-A Charlotte in Tommy Hanson, Dylan Axelrod, Eric Surkamp, Andre Rienzo and Charlie Leesman if they ultimately wind up demoting Paulino.
Apr 13 - 9:34 AM

Felipe Paulino was absolutely brutal in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday, allowing six runs on six hits over his five innings of work.

Paulino walked three, struck out three and allowed three home runs on the afternoon. While the stuff still appears to be there, for whatever reason he seems to have mental lapses which causes him to hang pitches, or catch too much of the plate when he’s ahead in the count. With a 7.98 ERA and 2.11 WHIP on the season, he may not get the chance to turn things around against the Rangers in Texas on Friday.
Apr 12 - 5:38 PM

Felipe Paulino had a rough excursion to Coors Field on Monday, getting blasted for six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the Rockies.

In his second start with the White Sox, Paulino struck out only two, walked four, and gave up a double and a single over two matchups against fellow starter Jordan Lyles. It was a night to forget, and you wonder how many more of those he'll have as a starter at this pace. Paulino sat out for the entire 2013 season due to shoulder issues and signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with Chicago in December. He was awful this spring, and will carry a 6.52 ERA into this weekend's matchup against the Indians.
Apr 7 - 11:38 PM

Felipe Paulino allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 innings and struck out six against the Twins on Wednesday.

Paulino was less than stellar this spring, but the White Sox gave him the fifth spot anyway and he made the decision look pretty good today. If he can keep the walks under control, he should be an effective starter. That said, he's not going to have that strong of an ERA in U.S. Cellular and he probably won't work deep into games, making him little more than a sixth starter in AL-only leagues.
Apr 2 - 6:46 PM

Felipe Paulino allowed three runs in four innings in Thursday's start against the Cubs.

Paulino struck out three, walked one, and allowed three hits including a solo home run to Ryan Sweeney in the second inning. The right-hander has been hit hard this spring, but has also struck out 21 in 22 2/3 innings. The White Sox are hoping that Paulino, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, can have a successful and injury-free season.
Mar 27 - 5:09 PM

Felipe Paulino allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a Cactus League loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Paulino allowed one home run and walked four in the outing. The right-hander also struck out three. The shellacking raised his ERA to 6.75, and it hurts his bid for a spot in the White Sox' rotation when the team breaks camp. He should get one more chance to state his case before spring ends.
Mar 22 - 8:17 PM

Felipe Paulino pitched well in Monday's start, holding the Brewers scoreless over five innings.

Paulino allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out four. The right-hander has steadily been getting better as the spring has progressed. If the trend continues, he could earn a spot at the back of the White Sox rotation.
Mar 17 - 6:11 PM

Felipe Paulino gave up two runs over 3 2/3 innings in Wednesday's start against the Giants.

Paulino struck out five and didn't walk anyone. Due to a shoulder injury, he hasn't pitched since 2012, but if he earns a spot at the back of the White Sox rotation, he'll rack up the strikeouts, making him a great buy-low option in fantasy leagues.
Mar 12 - 5:14 PM

Felipe Paulino had mixed results in his second Cactus League start, surrendering three runs on four hits over three innings of work on Friday.

The hard-throwing right-hander racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking one. Still working his way back from a shoulder injury that cost him the entire 2013 season, Paulino has shown some rust early on, but also glimpses of his tremendous potential. If he earns a spot in the rotation out of spring training, his strikeout potential alone makes him relevant in most mixed league formats.
Mar 7 - 8:39 PM

Felipe Paulino was disastrous in his Cactus League debut against the Ranges on Sunday, surrendering four runs in eight hits in 1 2/3 innings of work.

Paulino also walked one and struck out one in the disappointing outing. The 30-year-old right-hander entered camp with no restrictions after missing the entire 2013 season due to shoulder injuries, but sure looked rusty in his first start. He still has a strong chance of securing a spot in the Opening Day rotation, but must improve the results as spring progresses.
Mar 2 - 9:20 PM

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper indicated Sunday that Felipe Paulino is pitching without any restrictions.

The 30-year-old hurler has a strong chance of making the Opening Day rotation as long as he makes it through the spring healthy. His ability to generate strikeouts makes him appealing in all fantasy formats.
Feb 16 - 5:02 PM

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper noted Sunday that Felipe Paulino has a "real good chance" at earning a spot in the White Sox Opening Day rotation.

The highly-talented 30-year-old missed the entire 2013 season due to shoulder injuries. Before the injury, he had a major breakout with the Royals in 2012, where he posted a 1.67 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 39/15 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He makes for a very intriguing flyer in mixed league drafts.
Jan 26 - 5:23 PM

White Sox signed RHP Felipe Paulino to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with a $4 million club option for 2015.

There's a $250,000 buyout for the option. Paulino sat out for the entire 2013 season due to shoulder issues, but he's expected to carry a clean bill of health into the spring of 2014 and is capable of a big bounceback summer. The 30-year-old right-hander had a 1.67 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings with the Royals in 2012.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 03:17:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Marcus Semien
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Jeff Keppinger
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Dayan Viciedo
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Erik Johnson
5Felipe Paulino
6Andre Rienzo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Ronald Belisario
4Scott Downs
5Daniel Webb
6Zach Putnam
7Maikel Cleto
8Jacob Petricka