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18 Daniel Palka 1B

Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
22%17%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
41727.24067562
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CHW1244175610027673015321.294.484.240

Player Updates

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White Sox's Daniel Palka: May work in left field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka could end up seeing most of his playing time in left field in 2019 after general manager Rick Hahn said Saturday that he expects Jose Abreu and Yonder Alonso to fill most of the starts at designated hitter and first base, Phil Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Heading into the winter, there was some thought that Abreu and Palka would split first base and DH duties during the upcoming campaign, but the recent acquisition of Alonso temporarily spells an end to that plan. Like Palka, Alonso also bats from the left side, so even a timeshare between the two wouldn't be an ideal arrangement when both are healthy. As a result, Palka's clearest path to playing time looks like it'll come as a strong-side platoon bat in the corner outfield, barring no other major offseason additions at the position. Palka graded out as a negative defender in both right and left last season, so deploying the 27-year-old slugger in the outfield doesn't seem like a tenable long-term plan. Fortunately for Palka, both Abreu and Alonso can both become free agents after 2019, so there's a good possibility that one or both players will be dealt ahead of the trade deadline if the White Sox aren't in playoff contention.

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White Sox's Daniel Palka: Will train at first base in offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka will work out at first base during the offseason, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Palka, who has played both corner outfield spots and designated hitter this season, has played first base in the Diamondbacks and Twins minor-league systems and taken grounders in practice for the White Sox. Manager Rick Renteria is pleased with Palka's power but understands his outfield defense will limit the manager's flexibility. Palka could be the primary DH next season, and by expanding his position versatility, he can work his bat into the lineup at first base or the outfield when Renteria uses the DH spot to spell a position regular.

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White Sox's Daniel Palka: Hits walkoff single
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Cleveland.

Palka rescued the White Sox from defeat with a two-run, walkoff single. Palka's an adventure in the field, but his production at the plate -- he leads the team with 27 home runs and his 66 RBI are second only to Jose Abreu -- could land him a gig as the primary designated hitter in 2019.

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White Sox's Daniel Palka: Sits vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka isn't in Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs.

Palka will catch a breather with left-hander Jon Lester slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Welington Castillo slots in as the designated hitter and Kevan Smith draws the start behind the dish with Palka on the bench.

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White Sox's Daniel Palka: Launches pinch-hit homer Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palka hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in Friday's win over the Cubs.

The blast was his fourth as a pinch hitter this season -- setting a new White Sox record -- and his 27th homer overall, which leads major-league rookies. His defense in the outfield remains an adventure, but Palka's production at the plate puts him on the radar for a gig as the primary designated hitter next season.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota4571 .240 .267 .156
vs Littell (Career)000000
vs RHP3408325 .294 .521 .244
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017MIN0000000000 --- --- ---
2018CHW1244175610027673015321 .294 .484 .240
Total 1244175610027673015321 .294 .484 .240
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018CHWOF686295923011.000
Total  686295923011.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2017MIN00000000
2018CHW15320200237
Total 15320200237
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013R-Missoula Osprey562053662200738294522 .386 .502 .302
2013ASX-Hillsboro Hops124710161221071610 .418 .574 .340
2014AFX-South Bend Silver Ha1184556311323522825612993 .332 .466 .248
2015AFA-Visalia Rawhide12951195143363299056164247 .352 .532 .280
2016AA-Chattanooga79300428112421653810074 .348 .547 .270
2016AAA-Rochester5420331471201325188621 .296 .483 .232
2017R-GCL Twins6184500122110 .350 .444 .278
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings8433247911331142278012 .329 .431 .274
Total 5382071328558117171063542336214719 .343 .496 .269
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
10/28/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Greenville, SC
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
1