Friday, September 13, 2013

David Paulino is the PTBNL

Via MLBTR, we get this Jason Beck tweet indicating that the PTBNL in the Jose Veras trade with Detroit is 19-year old pitcher David Paulino.

Paulino, a 6'5" 180lb RHP from the Dominican Republic, has spent the last two seasons playing for the GCL Tigers. This season he made four starts, throwing 20IP and allowing 16H/6ER, 22K:2BB, for a 2.70 ERA/0.90 WHIP, but has been on the 60-Day DL since his last start on July 13 after injuring his pitching elbow. He had Tommy John surgery this summer, so we'll see you in 2015, Paulino.

Remember the Astros also got 19-year old outfielder Danry Vasquez in that Veras trade. In 32 games (not including playoffs), Vasquez hit .288/.323/.398 for Quad Cities in 2013.