saw action in 69 games
behind the plate (57 starts)
...Cubs pitchers had a 3.81 ERA
while he was catching (215
had a .987 fielding
percentage (6 E/479 TC).
threw out 11 of the 36
baserunners who attempted to
steal off him - and picked 2
runners off base.
in the 6th inning of the
Cubs' 1-0 victory at Florida
July 19, he threw out both Juan
Pierre and Luis Castillo
attempting to steal second.
from August 2 through
the end of the season (28
games), he batted .273 (21-77).
had one of the best
games of his major league career
April 5 at Cincinnati, going
4-for-5 with a career-high 6 RBI
...the 4 hits equaled his career
high (third time) ...batted 3
times with the bases loaded,
recording a triple and a pair of
had 3 triples - the most
for a Cubs catcher since Benito
Santiago had 3 in 1999 ...the
last Cubs backstop with 4
triples was Tim Blackwell in
2002Paul joined the Brewers in a spring training deal with Atlanta ... in his lone season in Milwaukee, he saw his most extensive major league playing time since his rookie campaign -- appearing in 87 games and batting .235 with
4 homers and 20 RBI.
appeared in 76 games at catcher (65 starts) and had a .991 fielding percentage (4 E/457 TC) in his team-high 587.2 innings behind the plate ... threw out 14 of the 59 baserunners who attempted to steal off him.
had 12 multi-hit efforts and equaled his career high with an 8-game hitting streak May 2-May 15 (10-24, .417).
recorded a season-best 3-hit game June 29 at Minnesota, going 3-for-5 with a homer and 3 RBI.
had the second 3-run contest of his big league career August 30 at Cincinnati.
2001Paul spent most of the year as Atlanta's backup catcher, primarily catching Greg Maddux -- who went 17-11 with a 3.05 ERA.
Braves hurlers had a 3.40 ERA when he was catching (150 ER/397.1 IP).
threw out 33.3-percent of the baserunners who attempted to steal off him (18-54).
at the plate, he batted .212 in 61 games with 2 homers and 15 RBI.
had a career-high 4-RBI game July 25 vs. Cincinnati, going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.
appeared in 3 National League Division Series games against Houston and in 3 N.L. Championship Series contests against Arizona.
in Game 3 of the Division Series (a 6-2 Braves win), he went 2-for-2 with a 2-run homer off Shane Reynolds ... later added a third RBI by successfully laying down a suicide squeeze bunt.
2000Played in 81 total contests for Houston, Florida and Atlanta.
opened a season in the majors for the first time, breaking camp with the Astros ... appeared in just 1 game, though, before being traded to Florida April 11 -- where he batted .242 in 56 games.
the defensive specialist was awarded to Atlanta on a waiver claim July 21 ... batted .190 in 24 games.
Braves pitchers recorded a 3.68 ERA while he was behind the plate (64 ER/156.1 IP).
caught 14 of Greg Maddux's starts ... the right-hander had a 2.63 ERA in those contests.
played first base for the first time during his big league career August 22 at Colorado.
participated in postseason play for the first time, going 0-for-1 in 2 Division Series contests against St. Louis.
1999Spent most of the season with Houston after being obtained in an off-season trade ... hit .256 in 73 games.
began the campaign with the Astros' New Orleans (AAA) affiliate ... was recalled April 27.
Astros pitchers had a 3.95 ERA when he was the catcher (242 ER/551.0 IP) ... threw out 18 of the 53 runners who tried to steal off him (34.0 percent).
had his second big league 4-hit game July 29 at Colorado.
was a member of Houston's Division Series roster, but did not see any postseason action.
1998Saw his first big league action with Detroit after opening the year at Toledo (AAA) ... in his first 96 M.L. games, he batted .272 with 3 homers and 30 RBI.
was recalled from Triple-A April 29 ... made his debut the next day with a starting assignment vs. Texas, going 0-for-4.
in his second game May 1 at Seattle, he went
2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, a double and 3 RBI ... his first M.L. hit was a 2-run double off Bill Swift.
hit his first homer May 15, a 3-run shot off Oakland southpaw Mike Mohler.
recorded his first 4-hit game July 21 at Yankee Stadium, going 4-for-4.
1997Spent his final year in Cincinnati's organization at Indianapolis (AAA).
had a .991 fielding percentage in 99 appearances behind the plate while throwing out 42.0-percent of the runners who attempted to steal off him.
1996Earned Southern League all-star honors at Chattanooga (AA) after leading league catchers in putouts (694), assists (84) and total chances (791).
his .294 average was the 9th-highest mark in the league ... added 8 homers and 48 RBI.
1995Was rated by Baseball America as the best catching prospect in Cincinnati's farm system after a season in which he had a .989 fielding percentage at Winston-Salem (A).
batted .285 in 82 games with 7 homers and 27 RBI.
1994Spent the campaign at Winston-Salem (A), batting .204 in 90 games.1993Began his professional career with Cincinnati's Billings (Rookie) club, earning Pioneer League all-star honors ... batted .314 -- the 7th-highest mark in the league -- with 4 homers and 30 RBI.