Paniagua was acquired from San Angelo of United League Baseball for a player to be named later during the off-season, and returns for a third season in York where he has been an instrumental influence behind the plate on one of the league’s top pitching staffs over the last two years. The Revs’ pitching staff holds a composite 4.12 ERA with Paniagua catching over the last two seasons, while the Atlantic League’s average ERA during that timeframe has been 4.41. Paniagua caught seven of the Revs’ nine postseason games during their championship run in 2011.
Paniagua also provides power at the plate, combining to hit 11 home runs in 97 games with York over the last two seasons, and 92 home runs over the course of his pro career. Paniagua originally signed with the Boston Red Sox in 2001, and has played at the Double-A level in both the Red Sox and New York Mets organizations.