“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 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.
“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.”