Back in late July before the trade-deadline the Houston Astros shipped Jose Veras to the Detroit Tigers for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later.
That player who was set to be named later has finally surfaced. The Astros completed the trade by acquiring 19 year old right handed pitcher David Paulino.
Paulino is a 6’5 180 pound pitcher who was born on February 6th, 1994 in Nizao, Peravia, Dominican Republic who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers a couple of seasons ago. He made four starts for the Tigers in the Rookie League Gulf Coast League this year where he went 2-1 and had a decent ERA of 2.70.
He’s the younger brother of Detroit’s prospect Brenny Paulin. The young prospect who was acquired by the Astros underwent Tommy John Surgery and will be available to report to the minor leagues for the Astros by midseason of 2014.
The Houston Astros are currently in rebuild mode and have one of the youngest rosters in the league. A team who started off strong slowly started to roll down hill. But in the long run with all these developing players in their minor league system, they could give their division a run for their money in the future.