Daniel Palka
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After being outrighted by the Twins last offseason, Palka was scooped up by the White Sox and went on to tie the Yankees' Miguel Andujar for the most home runs among American League rookies. He logged 157 fewer plate appearances than Andujar. Palka slugged a ridiculous .657 in July and reached eight homers in two different months of the campaign. However, Palka is not without his warts. His power comes with quite a bit of swing and miss (34.1 K%), and he hit just .200/.277/.293 against same-handed pitching. He was rather pull-happy, posting a 45.5% pull rate. Further, Palka is not a good defender, so he won't have as much wiggle room to work through cold stretches at the plate. As a cheap source of power, Palka makes some sense, but his skill set is not particularly unique or valuable in today's game. Operate with the understanding that Palka could be off your roster by May. Read Past Outlooks
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