Nelson Paulino

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Nelson Rafael Paulino

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 155 lb.

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Nelson Paulino has been a minor league infielder, manager and coach.

Paulino debuted as a player in 1991 with the DSL Braves and had a great year at .340/~.443/.449 with 23 steals and 61 runs in 69 games. He was 5th in the Dominican Summer League in average and presumably among the leaders in runs and OBP as well. He came stateside with the '92 Pulaski Braves and batted .276/.343/.342 with 21 steals in 28 tries while fielding .944 at second base. He was 7th in the Appalachian League in swipes and tied for third with 4 triples. He was a backup middle infielder for the 1993 Macon Braves, producing at a .231/.269/.295 clip with 24 stolen bases (caught 5 times). He tied Marty Malloy for the team lead in steals. He was a utility infielder for the '94 Durham Bulls, hitting only .191/.258/.250 and stealing 11 bases in 20 tries. He backed up Malloy at 2B, Bobby Smith at 3B and Julio Trapaga at SS.

The Boston Red Sox hired Paulino in 1998 to work in their player development system and he has been with the organization ever since. He spent his first 14 seasons in the Dominican Summer League (DSL) before moving stateside in 2012.

Paulino was scheduled to be hitting coach for the Salem Red Sox in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • 1998-2000 Scout DSL Red Sox
  • 2001-2002 Hitting Coach DSL Red Sox
  • 2003-2006 Manager DSL Red Sox
  • 2007 Bench Coach DSL Red Sox
  • 2008-2011 Hitting Coach DSL Red Sox
  • 2012 Hitting Coach Lowell Spinners
  • 2013 Hitting coach Salem Red Sox
  • 2014-2015 Hitting coach Greenville Drive
  • 2016-2018 Hitting coach Salem Red Sox
  • 2019 Hitting coach Greenville Drive
  • 2021-2022 Hitting coach Salem Red Sox

In addition to his work with the Red Sox, Paulino has also coached in fall and winter leagues.

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