Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Paulino Ready for Breakout in KC

Former G- Stro Felipe Paulino is featured in a write up by the Kansas City Star.  He talks about how he is enjoying being in KC and is optimistic about 2012. 
“I believe I found my home here last year with KC,” Paulino said. “I’m really happy about the opportunity that KC gave me. They let me be a starting guy last season, and that’s what I’ve prepared to be for all of my career.

His manager, Ned Yost, says this about him: 
“His stuff is dynamic and electric, but he still can’t pitch effectively out of the strike zone. He can’t pitch up, and he can’t pitch out. It was a very fine line with him.
“He would overpower guys at times last year, but in order for him to maintain his consistency, and become a consistent winner, he’s got to command the fastball down in the zone. When he gets out of the zone, when he gets the ball up, he gets hammered.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/23/3447941/royals-paulino-believes-hes-poised.html#storylink=cpy
He has been working with new pitching coach, Dave Eiland to improve his mechanics in bullpens and the initial results are promising.  But the fans from Missiouri are waiting for the "show me" results in a game.  He suffered a hamstring tweak last week but is expected to get his first spring training action this week. 

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/23/3447941/royals-paulino-believes-hes-poised.html#storylink=cpy

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