Josh Palacios

Josh Palacios

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The Blue Jays designated Palacios for assignment last spring and the Nationals didn't see enough in 2022 to want to keep him around. Pittsburgh ended up selecting Palacios in the second round of the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft in December, providing the outfielder with another fresh start. Palacios brings decent speed to the table, but he hasn't been able to cut it in center field. His bat is a tough sell in a corner-outfield spot although he showed last year that he can make contact and swipe bags at a high level of professional baseball (15.7 K%, 19 steals in 76 games with Triple-A Rochester). Pittsburgh will be a land of opportunity in 2023, and while he's not on the 40-man roster, Palacios could get his eventually if the Pirates need to dig into the organization for outfield reinforcements. Read Past Outlooks
$Waived by the Blue Jays in April of 2022. Claimed off waivers by the Nationals in April of 2022. Selected by the Pirates in the 2022 minor-league Rule 5 draft in December of 2022.
Catches on with Bucs organization
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
December 14, 2022
The Pirates selected Palacios in the second round of the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft last week.
ANALYSIS
Palacios slashed .213/.245/.255 over 49 plate appearances in the big leagues with the Nationals in 2022 before he was outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier this month. With Washington choosing not to protect the 27-year-old outfielder in the Rule 5 draft, Pittsburgh opted to roll the dice on him. He'll likely head to Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the upcoming campaign.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
6
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+75%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+72%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+80%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .800 11 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400
Since 2020vs Right .458 80 13 0 6 1 .181 .250 .208
2022vs Left .800 5 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400
2022vs Right .465 44 7 0 2 1 .190 .227 .238
2021vs Left .800 6 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400
2021vs Right .444 36 6 0 4 0 .167 .278 .167
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+164%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+156%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+290%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .785 38 9 0 4 1 .333 .421 .364
Since 2020Away .297 53 6 0 2 0 .122 .154 .143
2022Home .890 14 4 0 1 1 .385 .429 .462
2022Away .348 35 4 0 1 0 .147 .171 .176
2021Home .717 24 5 0 3 0 .300 .417 .300
2021Away .184 18 2 0 1 0 .067 .118 .067
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Josh Palacios compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.07
 
BB Rate
2.0%
 
K Rate
30.6%
 
BABIP
.313
 
ISO
.043
 
AVG
.213
 
OBP
.245
 
SLG
.255
 
OPS
.500
 
wOBA
.226
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
12.5%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.213
 
Expected SLG
.252
 
Sprint Speed
25.0 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
21.9%
 
Fly Ball %
28.1%
 
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More Fantasy News
Loses spot on 40-man roster
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
December 1, 2022
Palacios cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Recalled to majors
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 20, 2022
Palacios was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Optioned to minors
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 14, 2022
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Back in lineup
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 7, 2022
Palacios will start in right field and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
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Heads to bench Friday
OFWashington Nationals  AAA
August 5, 2022
Palacios is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies, Bobby Blanco of MASN Nationals reports.
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