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18 Daniel Palka RF

Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
842.107440
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CHW1244175610027673015321.294.484.240
2019CHW3084492483501.194.179.107

Player Updates

November 25, 2019 06:00 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Remains in organization
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Palka unsurprisingly went unclaimed after a rough 2019 campaign, in which he hit .107/.194/.179 in 93 big-league plate appearances. He'll have to sort things out in the minors if he's to earn another shot.

November 21, 2019 12:16 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Thursday.

Following a respectable season in the majors in 2018 when he played in 124 games, Palka struggled mightily in 30 major-league contests last season, hitting just .107/.194/.179 with two home runs and 35 strikeouts. He now finds himself off the 40-man roster in order to make room for Yasmani Grandal, who was signed by the White Sox on Thursday.

September 27, 2019 06:16 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Swats first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Thursday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.

Palka swatted his first home runs of the season in the win. It's been a frustrating year for the outfielder, who began the season as the starting right fielder but was sent down to the minors after going 1-for-35 out of the gate. He's experiencing some measure of success over the last week, going 7-for-16 over his last five games, including two consecutive games with multiple hits. With Leury Garcia (shoulder) and Eloy Jimenez (illness) sidelined, Palka and his power bat could see action in the final three games over the weekend.

September 7, 2019 01:40 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Sits again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka remains on the bench Saturday against the Angels.

Palka started two games in a row after returning to the big leagues Tuesday but has since sat for three straight. He's gone 0-for-9 with five strikeouts this month, though that's not all that much worse than the 1-for-45 line with 18 strikeouts he managed earlier in the season. Ryan Cordell will start in right field Saturday.

September 7, 2019 01:56 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

Palka started two straight contests after being promoted from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, but he's now on the bench for the second straight game. The 27-year-old is 0-for-8 with four strikeouts since his return.

September 6, 2019 11:52 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Hitless in another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka started in right field for a second straight game and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Indians.

A year removed from leading the White Sox with 27 home runs, Palka's nightmare of a season continued unabated. His hitless night leaves him 1-for-53 (.019) with the White Sox in 2019. According to Stats by STATS, the only other player in the live-ball era with one hit or fewer in his first 50 at-bats of a season was Mike Garbark of the Yankees, who was 1-for-50 in 1945. For what it's worth, Palka was productive at Triple-A Charlotte, posting a .901 OPS with 27 home runs in 106 games.

September 4, 2019 02:56 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Hitless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Indians.

Palka was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte earlier in the day and immediately put to work in right field, an unsettled position all season, and particularly so since Jon Jay (hip) was lost for the balance of the campaign. Palka is just 1-for-49 with a 35.7 K% in three separate stints for the White Sox this season. Chicago's outfield from here on out will consist of Eloy Jimenez, Leury Garcia and any one of a group that includes Palka, Adam Engel, Ryan Cordell or Ryan Goins.

September 3, 2019 06:00 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka was recalled by the White Sox on Tuesday and will bat seventh as the right fielder against Cleveland.

Palka appeared in just 17 games for the White Sox earlier in the season, struggling to a very poor .022/.154/.022 slash line. He was productive during his time with Charlotte, hitting .263/.374/.527.

July 7, 2019 05:24 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Sunday's game against the Cubs, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Palka has struggled mightily at the dish during his time in the big leagues this season, collecting just one base knock in 45 at-bats (17 games), so this move isn't all that surprising. He'll get some time in the minor leagues to figure out his swing. The White Sox have yet to announce a corresponding move.

July 1, 2019 07:44 AM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Pinch hits Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Twins.

Since rejoining the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, Palka has started one of three games. Despite the power potential his bat provides, he's not going to be handed the everyday job as designated hitter until he can demonstrate consistency at the dish. Palka is hitless in five plate appearances since his return to the majors and 1-for-40 (.025) overall. Jose Rondon and Zack Collins have also served as the DH since Palka's return. None of the three have hit like they deserve to be the primary DH.

June 29, 2019 10:12 AM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Hitless in return to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka served as the designated hitter Friday and went 0-for-4 in a 6-4 win over the Twins.

Palka was called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday as a replacement for Yonder Alonso, who was designated for assignment. Palka had one hit in 35 at-bats with the White Sox before getting demoted earlier this season, but he didn't let that discourage him in the minors. He had a .917 OPS with 16 home runs and 42 RBI over 60 games for the Knights. Palka, who led the White Sox in homers last season, is expected to serve as the primary designated hitter.

June 28, 2019 06:24 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Rejoining White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka is being called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Palka had a horrid start to the season in the majors with a .219 OPS in 42 plate appearances, but he looked significantly better at Triple-A with a .922 OPS and 38:61 BB:K in 262 plate appearances. The 27-year-old could immediately see regular action at designated hitter and first base with Yonder Alonso no longer on the roster.

May 21, 2019 07:16 AM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: On fire at Charlotte
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka was named the International League Player of the Week for the period of May 13-20, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He went 9-for-20 with three home runs in six games for Triple-A Charlotte.

Palka is destroying International League pitching during the month of May, slashing .364/.493/.818 with eight homers and 16 RBI over 15 games. He bears no resemblance to the man who went 1-for-35 with 15 strikeouts in Chicago before being demoted.

April 17, 2019 06:56 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

Palka struggled to begin the year, going 0-for-32 with 15 strikeouts in his first 12 games. With Palka heading to Triple-A, Leury Garcia will probably shift to right field with Adam Engel becoming the primary starter in center field. The White Sox will make a corresponding move Thursday, likely calling up Nicky Delmonico or Ryan Cordell.

April 17, 2019 12:36 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Benched after another hitless game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Palka went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's 5-1 win, leaving him hitless through 39 plate appearances so far this season. Though Palka has a minor-league option remaining, the White Sox haven't publicly indicated that the struggling outfielder is at risk of a demotion to Triple-A Charlotte. He's thus expected to keep filling a large-side platoon role for the White Sox, though he'll find himself out of the lineup in the series finale even with a right-hander (Brad Keller) on the bump for Kansas City.

April 13, 2019 05:04 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Platoon role continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka sits for the second straight game Saturday against southpaw CC Sabathia and the Yankees.

Palka has started against every righty while sitting against every lefty this season. He's gone 0-for-25 at the plate with 12 strikeouts, so it would be surprising to see his role expand any time soon. Leury Garcia slides to right field in his absence, with Adam Engel starting in center.

April 12, 2019 01:44 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Sitting against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.

Left-hander J.A. Happ is set to take the mound for New York, sending Palka to the bench in favor of Adam Engel and Leury Garcia in center and right field, respectively. Palka has provided little reason to be inserted into the lineup considering he is hitless through 29 plate appearances to begin the season.

April 8, 2019 10:44 AM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Out versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Palka will ride the pine for the third time in four days with the White Sox set to face another lefty starter (Blake Snell). The 27-year-old still has a line on the large side of a platoon in right field, but his early struggles -- he's hitless while striking out nine times in 21 at-bats this season -- probably render him an unappealing lineup option in weekly leagues.

April 7, 2019 12:52 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Sits amid struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Palka has failed to record a hit in 21 at-bats while striking out in 39.1 percent of his plate appearances. The slugger continues to occupy the strong side of a platoon in the corner outfield, but he'll cede a start to Ryan Cordell in the series finale with southpaw Wade LeBlanc on the bump for Seattle.

April 6, 2019 07:24 PM
White Sox's Daniel Palka: Back in lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka returned to the starting lineup Saturday and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a 9-2 loss to the Mariners.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria gave Palka the day off Friday, hoping the break would jumpstart his bat. It didn't. Palka extended his hitless run to 21 at-bats. He was eventually lifted for pinch hitter Ryan Cordell in the eighth inning when lefty Roenis Elias entered the game.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit1230 .250 .250 .250
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vs RHP6982 .218 .203 .116
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHW0000000000------------
2019CHW3084492483501.107.194.1790.372
2018CHW1244175610027673015321.240.294.4840.778
2017MIN0000000000------------
Total1545016010929713818822.218.277.4330.710
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHW000000000
2019CHW30001500103
2018CHW12415320200237
2017MIN000000000
Total154153217003310
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Missoula Osprey562053662200738294522.302.386.502
2013ASX-Hillsboro Hops124710161221071610.340.418.575
2014AFX-South Bend Silver Ha1184556311323522825612993.248.332.466
2015AFA-Visalia Rawhide12951195143363299056164247.280.352.532
2016AA-Chattanooga79300428112421653810074.270.348.547
2016AAA-Rochester5420331471201325188621.232.296.483
2017R-GCL Twins6184500122110.278.350.444
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings8433247911331142278012.274.329.431
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
10/28/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Greenville, SC
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:
Georgia Tech
MLB Experience:
2