While Paulino’s appearances were limited, his four-seam fastball was his primary offering and strike-getter, which he threw early and ahead in counts. As far as velocity and movement, it was an average pitch, losing some of the rise it had in previous years. He did hold opponents, impressively, to a .167 batting average against on the pitch.
While Paulino’s change was his second-most used pitch, the results are skewed from a small sample size. He threw the pitch down and in to righties, but whenever he failed to paint the corner and missed either way, he was hammered, leading to an unimpressive .273 batting average against. While he does get a decent amount of swings on the pitch, they are all outside the zone, and he needs to locate it better before it can be effective.
Despite getting no swinging strikes on the curveball, Paulino threw it most in two-strike counts. While it appeared in only a few at-bats, all of them ended in contact, and half resulted in hits. There is some work to do before the slow, looping curve can be a weapon.
Paulino didn’t give up a single hit over the few at-bats that featured the slider. He didn’t keep it in the zone often, having it end up low and outside to right-handed batters more often than not. Until he can keep it in the zone more effectively, it’ll serve as a show-me pitch only.