Married Paola … has two children: Albert and Victoria … was a member of MLB's 2011 All-Star Team that played five exhibition games in Taiwan … was signed by Houston out of the club's baseball academy in Venezuela.
Made seven injury rehabilitation assignment starts in the Kansas City system following ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow on 7/3/12 … made his debut on 6/11 with Class AA NW Arkansas vs. Arkansas, throwing 5.0 scoreless IP … agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75-million contract with the White Sox (deal includes club option for 2015) … acquisition was recommended by Alan Regier and Bill Scherrer.
Felipe was able to make just 7 Major League starts after missing the first 25 games of the season with a right
forearm strain and then leaving in the first inning of his start on June 6 and missing the remainder of the season
after undergoing ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John) on July 3...His 1.67 ERA was the second-best in MLB among pitchers with at least 7 starts (ATL's Kris Medlen, 1.57, 12 starts)...Allowed no runs in 4 of his 6 starts prior to the injury during his seventh start...according to Elias, the only other
pitchers in the Royals' 44-year history who have had such a stretch are Zack Greinke (5 times, including some
overlapping sequences), Mark Gubicza (1989) and Roger Nelson (1972)...Did not allow an earned run in any of his 4 home starts, the only pitcher in the Majors to do so with at least 4 home
starts...Allowed a .158 (9-for-57) average with runners on base and .065 mark (2-for-31) with runners in scoring position...Became the first pitcher in franchise history to blank the Yankees in consecutive starts while pitching at least 6.0
innings in each outing on May 5 (5-1 win) and May 21 (6-0 win)...in addition, according to Elias, Paulino is the
first pitcher to earn two wins and toss at least 6.0 scoreless innings in a calendar month against the Yankees since
Oakland's Scott Sanderson in May, 1990.
Felipe was acquired by the Royals from the Rockies on May 26 for cash considerations and, after one relief appearance, moved into the starting rotation, making 20 starts ... pitched exclusively in relief for the Rockies. ... Struck out 119 in 124.2 innings with KC, a ratio of 8.59 per 9.0 innings which is the fifth-best in club history (min. 120 IP). ... The Royals averaged 4.33 runs per 9.0 innings in his appearances, his most support since his rookie season (4.74/9
for Houston on 2007) ... the 60 runs scored by KC matched the combined total scored while he was on the mound in 2009 and 2010. ... Opened his Royals career with 12.1 consecutive scoreless innings. ... Equaled his career high by striking out 11 in a 4-2 win at Seattle on September 10 ... according to Elias, became the third pitcher in Royals history to record at least 11 strikeouts without a walk (Luke Hochevar, 13 K's on July 25,
2009 vs. Texas and Zack Greinke, 12 K's on June 13 at Cincinnati). ... Following the campaign, was a member of an MLB All-Star team that toured Taiwan and won all five games ... he started the third game, a 6-2 MLB win, allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 4.0 innings, walking 1 and striking out 2.
Finished his campaign 1-9, 5.11 (91.2 ip, 52 er) in 19 games (14 starts)...began the year as the Astros
fifth starter in what was his first appearance on an active Opening Day roster...Allowed only four home runs in his 91.2 innings, averaging just 0.39 home runs per 9.0 innings
pitched...this ranked eighth among all Major Leaguers (min. 75.0 ip)...Made all 14 of his starts to open the season through 6/20 before going on the DL on 6/21 with right shoulder
tendinitis...returned from the DL on 9/12 and made his final five appearances out of the bullpen...Went 1-8, 4.04 as a starter (86 ip, 42 er) and 0-1, 15.88 (5.2 ip, 10 er) in relief...Had a run of seven starts from 5/19-6/20 during which he allowed two-runs-or-less in seven of eight
starts, posting a 3.28 ERA (46.2 ip, 17 er) over that time frame...had that run end with injury and subsequent
DL stint...Went 8.0 innings, a career high, in three consecutive starts from 5/30-6/9...the last Astros pitcher with
three straight starts of 8.0-plus innings each was Roy Oswalt from 9/1-11/08...Began his season 0-7 before his first victory on 6/4 vs. CHC...became the third pitcher in franchise history
to begin a season 0-7, which tied the club record...the other two were RHP Ryan Bowen, who
pitched sparingly throughout the 1992 season, and RHP Don Nottebart in 1964 (4/19-6/5)...Did not record a decision after tossing 8.0 scoreless innings in 2-0, 10-inning win on 5/30 at CIN...marked
only the third time since the 2000 season that an Astros pitcher has gone at least 8.0 scoreless innings
without earning a victory...Fanned a career-high 11 hitters without issuing a walk in 7.0 innings of work on 5/8 vs. SD...previous
high was nine, accomplished on 6/27/09 vs. DET...Set a new career-high with 124 pitches thrown on 5/3 vs. ARI (6.0 ip, 4 er)...124 pitches tied the most
pitches thrown by an Astros starter in 2010...Earned the club's fifth starter's role after going 1-1, 3.78 (16.2 ip, 7 er) in five game (four starts) in Spring
Went 3-11 with a 6.27 ERA (68ER/97.2IP) in 23 games, including 17 starts, for Houston...as a starter, went 2-11 with a
5.69 ERA (55ER/87IP)...posted a 5.46 ERA (36ER/59.1IP) in his 13 games (10 starts) at home...his road ERA was a 7.51 (32ER/38.1IP)
in 10 games (seven starts)...owned a 2.64 ERA (9ER/30.2IP) in seven day games (five starts) while posting a 7.93 ERA (59ER/67IP)
in 16 night games (12 starts)...started the 2009 season at Triple A Round Rock and spent three stints with Houston during the season, including his most recent recall on Aug. 18 when he replaced LHP Mike Hampton
(60-day DL)...his 17 starts were the most by an Astros rookie since 2007, when Chris
Sampson (19gs) and Matt Albers (18gs) were rookies...ranked tied for fifth among all NL
rookie pitchers with 93 strikeouts in 2009...his 93 strikeouts are the most by an Astros
rookie since 2003 when Brad Lidge struck out 97 and Jeriome Robertson struck out 99...
his 11 losses were the second-most among NL rookies and were tied for the fifth-most
among all MLB rookies...had a career-long, seven-game losing streak from July
3-Sept. 26...marked the longest losing streak in a single season by an Astros pitcher
since RHP Jose Lima set the club record with a 13-game losing streak in 2000 from
April 10-July 4...in 29.1 innings over six starts from Aug. 23-Sept. 20, the Astros
offense did not score a run while he was pitching...the last pitcher to go six-plus
consecutive starts, with as many as 29.1 innings pitched in those starts, and not
have a run scored for him while he was in the game was Mike Paul of the Indians
in 1969...Paul pitched 33.0 innings in six straight starts from May 16-June 22
without his team scoring a run while he was in the game (source: Elias)...tossed
4.0 shutout innings on Aug. 23 vs. ARI, his longest career relief appearance...in his
three combined stints at Round Rock, went 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA (12ER/34.2IP) in seven
starts...recorded 29 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched.
Did not make a Major League appearance while recovering from a pinched nerve in his right arm...attended his third
Major League Spring Training and pitched in two games (one start), allowing four earned runs in 5.0 innings (7.20 ERA)...did
not make his next appearance until Aug. 5 in a rehab assignment with Round Rock...reaggravated the injury and did not
make another appearance in 2008.
Went 2-1 with a 7.11 ERA (15ER/19.0IP) and 11 strikeouts in five appearances (three starts) with the Astros in 2007...tossed 6.0 scoreless innings and notched his second career win as the starter in the season finale on Sept. 30 vs. ATL...allowed only two hits and struck out three...recorded his first Major League win on Sept. 25 at CIN...tossed 5.0 innings and allowed five runs on eight hits and struck out two...made his first career Major League start on Sept. 18 vs. MIL...tossed 4.0 innings and allowed five runs on five hits, including a grand slam (Estrada), in the loss...struck out three and walked one...made his Major League debut on Sept. 5 at MIL...threw 3.0 innings of relief...allowed five runs on six hits and struck out one...recalled from Round Rock on Sept. 4...was his first appearance on a Major League active roster...spent the season at Double A Corpus Christi and finished 6-9 with a 3.62 ERA (45ER/112IP, 4th in TL) in 22 games (21 starts)...recorded 110 strikeouts and 49 walks...his 110 strikeouts ranked fifth in the Texas League.
Appeared in 27 games (26 starts) for Single A Salem
and went 9-7 with a 4.35 ERA...established minor league career highs in wins (9), games (27), innings pitched (126.1), and
strikeouts (91)...his nine wins and 126.1 innings pitched were both tied for second on the Avalanche pitching staff, while his
91 strikeouts ranked third...struck out a season-high eight hitters in 6.0 innings on May 11 vs. Winston-Salem...finished the
season by winning each of his final four starts, posting a 4-0 record with a 2.08 ERA in that span.
Made 13 appearances (two starts) at Short Season Class-A Tri-City...posted a 2-2 mark with a 3.82 ERA and 34 strikeouts for the ValleyCats...rated as the No. 7 top prosepect in the Astros organization and as posessing the best fastball by Baseball America
Made 10 starts at Rookie League Greeneville.
Made five appearances for the Venezuelan Summer League Astros before joining Rookie League Martinsville...posted a 2-2 mark with a 5.61 ERA in 16 games for the Astros.
Posted a 1.29 ERA in his first professional stint in the Venezuelan Summer League.