Kansas City Royals Week Three Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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2. Paulo Orlando

For a while, it seemed as though all Paulo Orlando did was hit triples. That is no longer the case, as he has proven to be far more than just a strange statistical anomaly.

An afterthought and someone who very little was expected from, Orlando has seized the opportunity he received when Alex Rios went on the disabled list. The 29 year old career minor leaguer is beginning to develop a cult following among the Royals faithful, and given the excellent start to his career, it is certainly no surprise as to why that would be.

Paulo Orlando continued his torrid play for the Kansas City Royals this past week, producing a .318/.375/.455 batting line. He had two extra base hits, a double and one of his ever popular triples, while stealing a base and playing solid defense in right. In fact, Orlando has proven to be the exact type of player that the Royals would love.

It has been an excellent start to Orlando’s major league career. Hopefully, his start proves to be more than a fun story that will fade away as the season wears on.

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