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Portrait of Rafael De Paula

Rafael De Paula PPadres

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date3-24-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 6 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 DYA Rk 14 14 61.7 3.08 141 .186 .239 .332 .330 .256 .254 100 18.8 1.8 18.8 1.8
2013 CSC A 13 13 64.3 2.50 139 .203 .246 .316 .365 .258 .305 91 18.4 1.9 18.4 1.9
2013 TAM A+ 11 10 49.0 4.85 93 .309 .266 .338 .383 .263 .345 97 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 LEL A+ 8 8 42.7 5.32 81 .322 .268 .335 .428 .275 .333 91 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 TAM A+ 20 17 89.0 3.91 117 .260 .257 .323 .372 .251 .347 102 17.4 1.8 17.4 1.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 DYA Rk 8 2 0 14 14 61.7 35 18 85 2 44% .254 5.1 2.6 0.3 12.4 0.86 1.46 18.8 1.8
2013 CSC A 6 2 0 13 13 64.3 43 23 96 3 37% .305 6.0 3.2 0.4 13.4 1.03 2.94 18.4 1.9
2013 TAM A+ 1 3 0 11 10 49.0 54 30 50 5 29% .345 9.9 5.5 0.9 9.2 1.71 6.06 1.8 0.2
2014 TAM A+ 6 5 0 20 17 89.0 88 38 104 5 40% .347 8.9 3.8 0.5 10.5 1.42 4.15 17.4 1.8
2014 LEL A+ 2 4 0 8 8 42.7 47 17 41 7 35% .333 9.9 3.6 1.5 8.6 1.50 6.54 2.0 0.2

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BP Articles

Rafael De Paula is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 12Jeff Moore2014-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 6Jeff Moore2014-08-07
BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread BP Staff2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Headley ChasedJeff Moore2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Headley ChasedMike Gianella2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Headley ChasedSam Miller2014-07-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 25Zach Mortimer2013-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: World Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game RostersJason Parks2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 16-19Zach Mortimer2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 13BP Prospect Staff2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting ReportsZach Mortimer2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who will be more missed by the Yankees in 5 years: Peter O'Brien, or Rafael De Paula?
(John Niggli from Lagos)
My answer forever and always is Eric Duncan. (Ben Carsley)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a keeper league that includes a 12 player minor league roster for the future. I currently own Stetson Allie and Rafael De Paula, my question is would you drop either or both of them for any of the following players: Alex Dickerson, Franklin Barreto, Eddie Butler, Lucas Sims? Thanks for your help!
(Jeff from Kansas City)
I'd take all of those guys over Allie, and especially Butler and Sims. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Rafael De Paula under consideration for this list?
(Daniel from NY)
He was. Very high on him. Think he ends up in the 'pen. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Rafael De Paula? Legit or just overpowering inferior competition?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Both! He and Eddie Butler have probably been the two best arms in the Sally League. By the way, Eddie Butler doesn't get enough love! I've written him up twice on the Monday Morning Ten Pack. I had a scout tell me "best pitching prospect in the Sally League" earlier this season, and then after Butler was promoted to High-A, another scout told me "immediately the best pitching prospect in the Cal League." 2/3 starter potential with a 7 fastball and plus-plus life. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Jose Rafael De Paula (NYY) or Miguel Almonte (KC) and why ?
(Ernie from Boston)
Hi Ernie:

This is really a question for Jason Parks and his crack team of minor league mavens. I had to look both of these guys up. In a fantasy league, I'd take De Paula just because he's a little older and in fantasy teenage pitchers are a complete crapshoot. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Care to give a brief scouting report on Rafael De Paula?
(Jim from Buffalo)
Powerful build; arm speed is near elite; fastball can work 91-95l touch even higher; huge life; misses barrels; shows plus potential with both hard, power curve and changeup; command profile could push him to the 'pen down the line, as could secondary development. He's a big time arm. He's also too good for his level and putting up video game strikeout numbers. I really like him, though. Glad BP put him in the Yankees Top Ten coming into the season despite no stateside experience. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Rafael De Paula threw 16 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in . In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph) and Change (83mph).