Daniel Palka
Daniel Palka
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Chicago White Sox
Day-To-Day
Injury Side
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Daniel Palka in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Claimed off waivers by the White Sox in November of 2017.
Day-to-day after tweaking side
OFChicago White Sox
Side
September 16, 2018
Manager Rick Renteria said Palka is day-to-day after tweaking his left side, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Palka suffered the injury attempting to make a catch in the eighth inning Sunday. Renteria added the outfielder "seems fine," so there's a chance Palka could rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Indians following Monday's off-day. He was 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers prior to exiting, putting him at 24 long balls through 111 games this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+38%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+38%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .595 73 5 2 5 2 .200 .288 .308
Since 2016vs Right .823 328 46 22 55 0 .252 .296 .528
2018vs Left .595 73 5 2 5 2 .200 .288 .308
2018vs Right .823 328 46 22 55 0 .252 .296 .528
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .752 196 30 10 28 1 .247 .301 .451
Since 2016Away .814 205 21 14 32 1 .240 .288 .526
2018Home .752 196 30 10 28 1 .247 .301 .451
2018Away .814 205 21 14 32 1 .240 .288 .526
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Daniel Palka 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.
BB/K
0.19
 
BB Rate
6.2%
 
K Rate
33.2%
 
BABIP
.309
 
ISO
.246
 
AVG
.243
 
OBP
.294
 
SLG
.489
 
OPS
.784
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Palka split 2016 between Double-A and Triple-A, showcasing impressive power potential at both stops. Prior to earning a promotion, he slashed .270/.348/.547 at Double-A while adding 21 home runs and driving in 42 runs. He continued to display power following his promotion to Triple-A. Palka hit 13 home runs in 223 plate appearances, giving him a total of 66 over the past two seasons. However, while his home run totals were a sign of encouragement, his strikeout numbers have been a cause of for concern. Palka posted a 38.6 K% at Rochester, by far the highest of his career and up nearly 10 percent from the number he produced in Double-A. However, if he can maintain his solid BB%, there is still reason to believe he can eventually provide value as a high-power, high-strikeout major league hitter. He will likely begin 2017 back at Triple-A but will have a chance at being called up to the big leagues if he performs well.
Palka raked at High-A Visalia last year, posting 29 home runs and 90 RBI in 129 games (576 plate appearances) while hitting a robust .280 with a .532 slugging percentage. Palka also swiped 24 bases in 31 attempts, and if he can continue to display this kind of power and speed, the 2013 third-round pick could make fantasy owners forget about the fact that he was slightly old for his level as a 23-year-old last year. He was traded from Arizona to Minnesota in the offseason, but he’s not close enough to the majors for that to affect his outlook. He sold out a little for power at High-A, posting a 28.5 percent K rate last year, up from 24.8 percent in 2014. Where Palka plays in the field will also be something worth watching. He primarily played in the outfield last year, but did start 37 games at first base—- his primary position in college at Georgia Tech.
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Exits with undisclosed injury
OFChicago White Sox
Undisclosed
September 16, 2018
Palka was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles with an undisclosed injury.
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Out of lineup Saturday
OFChicago White Sox
September 15, 2018
Palka is not in the lineup for Saturday's game at Baltimore, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Out of lineup Wednesday
OFChicago White Sox
September 12, 2018
Palka is not starting Wednesday against the Royals.
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Slugs homer in loss
OFChicago White Sox
September 10, 2018
Palka went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.
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Held out Sunday versus lefty
OFChicago White Sox
September 9, 2018
Palka is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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