Paulo Orlando, Outfield, Kansas City Royals, #16
Date of Birth: 11/1/1985
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Orlando, outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, was first signed by the Chicago White Sox in January, 2005. After two and a half years in the minor leagues, the White Sox traded him to the Royals in August, 2008. He then continued to play in the Royals' minor league system.
As a minor league player from 2006 through 2014, Orlando had 1,023 hits, 164 doubles, 200 stolen bases, 414 RBIs, and 749 strikeouts to 221 walks in 1,017 games. Defensively, he played 547 games in center field, 273 games in right field, and 163 games in left field.
Orlando hit his first major league home run on May 26, 2015. He hit his first grand slam on July 7, 2015, doing it in style, as a walk-off home run. He finished the 2015 season with 60 hits, 14 doubles, and a .249 batting average in 86 games. Defensively, he played 37 games in left field, 5 games in center field, and 45 games in right field. In postseason play, he had 3 hits and 1 RBI in 11 at-bats in 12 games.
In 2016, Orlando had a .302 batting average in 128 games with the Royals. He finished the season with 138 hits, 24 doubles, and 43 RBIs. Defensively, he played 37 games in center field and 89 games in right field.
Orlando and his wife Fabricia have one daughter.