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

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2. Paulo Orlando

We had to know that, at some point in time, the Paulo Orlando Experience would go through a rough patch. After all, it was not likely that a 29 year old career minor leaguer would turn into the second coming of Sam Crawford upon reaching the major leagues.

This week was one of those rough patches. Perhaps pitchers are beginning to adjust to Orlando, as he produced a mere .133/.133/.133 batting line. It has now been almost two weeks since his last triple, making us wonder if there is something wrong with KC3PO. He’s supposed to be a triples hitting droid!

If this is a matter of pitchers beginning to adjust to Paulo Orlando now that there is a bit of a scouting report on him, it will be fascinating to how he adjusts to those adjustments. After all, that is the difference between someone that can thrive in the majors and someone who is a backup or minor league depth player. Can Orlando make the chances necessary?

We still have a bit of time before Alex Rios is slated to come back from his wrist injury. These next couple of weeks should be key to seeing what, exactly, Paulo Orlando can be for the Royals.

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