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Paulo Roberto Orlando

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 165 lb.

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Paulo Orlando has played two years in the minor leagues through 2007 and has also appeared on the Brazilian national team.

Orlando signed with the Chicago White Sox and scout Orlando Santana in 2005 and hit .322/~.365/.504 for the DSL White Sox. In 2006, he hit .262/.305/.391 for the Kannapolis Intimidators with 10 triples and 29 stolen bases (caught 9 times). He only walked 18 times while striking out in 143 of 470 AB. He led White Sox farmhands in triples. Surprisingly, Orlando was not the only Brazilian on the team as Anderson Gomes was also in their outfield.

In 2007, Paulo batted .253/.294/.376 for the Winston-Salem Warthogs with 20 steals in 27 tries. He slightly improved his batting eye with 19 walks to 84 strikeouts in 391 AB. Baseball America named him the fastest baserunner and best defensive outfielder in the Chicago organization. He played for Brazil in the 2007 Pan American Games, going 3 for 12 with 2 steals and 2 runs; he tied Gomes for the team lead in swipes.

On August 9, 2008, Orlando was sent to the Kansas City Royals' organization in exchange for left-handed pitcher Horacio Ramirez. Orlando was assigned to the Royals' Class A team, the Wilmington Blue Rocks. He hit .262/.308/.408 with 28 steals in 37 tries for Winston-Salem before the deal, .254/.325/.507 in 18 games for Wilmington after. He paced the Carolina League that year with 14 triples between his two stops, but he also led with 8 outfield errors.

in 2009, Orlando batted .261/.303/.351 with 20 steals in 25 tries for Wilmington in his third straight season in high-A.

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