Paulo Orlando
Paulo Orlando
33-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
When the Royals can't look past your bat and cherish you for your speed, hope is lost. The Royals -- the team that signed Billy Hamilton and brought back Terrance Gore on a major-league contract to pair with Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi. Orlando fell short of 100 PA with the major-league club for a second straight year, after he logged 483 plate appearances in 2016. He hit .302 that season but his xBA was .264 according to Statcast, and Orlando has been a disaster in his limited opportunities since. He had a 2 wRC+ at the big-league level in 2018, and while he was slightly-above-league-average at Triple-A, that's not saying much for a player who was 32 years old (now 33). Orlando was a track star in his native Brazil and speed is increasingly difficult to find, but Orlando was outrighted off Kansas City's 40-man roster and it's hard to imagine he will hit enough to make it back to the big leagues with the Dodgers or any other organization. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Dodgers in January of 2019. Traded to the White Sox in May of 2019. Released by the White Sox in August of 2019.
Cut by White Sox
OFFree Agent  
August 28, 2019
The White Sox released Orlando from his minor-league contract last week, Kegan Lowe of Baseball America reports.
ANALYSIS
Orlando has played exclusively at the Triple-A level in 2019, slashing .235/.305/.419 with 12 home runs and six steals across 364 plate appearances between the White Sox and Dodgers organizations. Set to turn 34 years old in November, Orlando's chances of resurfacing in the majors appear slim.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .496 53 2 0 4 1 .212 .226 .269
Since 2017vs Right .443 129 13 2 7 0 .169 .202 .242
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .432 37 1 0 3 0 .189 .189 .243
2018vs Right .366 56 5 0 2 0 .151 .196 .170
2017vs Left .646 16 1 0 1 1 .267 .313 .333
2017vs Right .501 73 8 2 5 0 .183 .205 .296
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Since 2017
 
 
+115%
OPS at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
+132%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+104%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .643 83 10 2 7 1 .244 .253 .390
Since 2017Away .299 99 5 0 4 0 .128 .172 .128
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .565 43 4 0 4 0 .238 .256 .310
2018Away .244 50 2 0 1 0 .104 .140 .104
2017Home .725 40 6 2 3 1 .250 .250 .475
2017Away .356 49 3 0 3 0 .152 .204 .152
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Last season turned out to be a mess for Orlando. On the heels of a strong 2016 campaign, the 32-year-old began the year on the major-league roster. This didn't last long, however, as he was relegated to the minors after a dreadful start at the plate. Orlando fractured his shin on a foul ball shortly thereafter, sidelining him from regular action for a majority of the season. He wasn't able to return in full until late August, but by that time he had virtually no time to contribute meaningfully to the major-league team. In the past, Orlando flashed good contact ability and decent base-stealing skills. With Lorenzo Cain now out of the picture, Orlando may have one more shot to retain a regular role in the Royals' outfield. He needs to focus on getting on base.
After eight-plus years on the farm, Orlando finally saw time in the bigs in 2015, playing well enough to be in the Royals' picture in 2016, especially since injuries availed playing time opportunities early in the season. Orlando parlayed a strong April and May into near regular playing time the rest of the summer, ending the season with a fantasy-friendly .302 batting average with a handful of homers and some steals. While a breakthrough season at age 30 is a nice story, a repeat is highly questionable. Orlando's success was propped by an unsustainable .380 BABIP, completely unsupported by an average line-drive rate and low hard-hit percentage, gaining about 15 more groundball hits than expected as compared to league BABIP on grounders. Considering Orlando's paucity of counting stats, impending batting average correction and uncertain playing time entering the season, he's reserve fodder at best for mixed leagues and a back-end outfielder for AL-only, so long as you aren't paying for last year's seeing-eye grounders.
Orlando had been stuck in the upper levels for the Kansas City farm system from 2010-2014, but finally cracked the major league roster as a 29-year-old rookie. Orlando’s name was known to fans for his performances on the basepaths in spring training, but that never translated to a shot in the majors. His value to the team was tough to measure statistically because his overall line was not impressive, but he made key plays with his legs, his glove, and his bat. That said, there’s no upside to his skill-set and there is a reason he spent so many years in Wichita and Omaha. Despite his speed and stolen base totals in the minors, he swiped only three bases in the majors, and his impatience at the plate is likely to leave him as more of a fan favorite than a fantasy one. That said, he will get the chance to be the starting right fielder for the first few weeks of the season as Jarrod Dyson is expected to open the year on the DL with an oblique injury. If he performs well early on he could work himself into a time share for the rest of the season.
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Traded to White Sox
OFChicago White Sox  
May 10, 2019
Orlando was traded from the Dodgers to the White Sox for an undisclosed return Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Signed to minors deal by Dodgers
OFLos Angeles Dodgers  
January 4, 2019
Orlando signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Slated to hit free agency
OFFree Agent  
November 2, 2018
Orlando was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will become a minor-league free agent.
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Sent back to Omaha
OFKansas City Royals  
July 24, 2018
Orlando was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
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Recalled from Triple-A Omaha
OFKansas City Royals  
July 13, 2018
Orlando was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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