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Jun 20, 2024 0 1 0 0 3
Jun 19, 2024 0 0 0 0 1
Jun 16, 2024 0 1 0 0 1.5
Jun 15, 2024 0 0 0 0 1
Jun 14, 2024 2 0 0 2 5

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The Cardinals picked up Richard Palacios from the Guardians in a trade in June and promoted him to the majors in August. The 26-year-old proved to be a spark down the stretch of St. Louis' lost season, collecting an .823 OPS with six home runs and a couple stolen bases in 102 plate appearances. The elite contact ability Palacios showed in the minors carried over, as well, as he struck out at just a 10.8 percent clip. Palacios also drew walks at a 15.7 percent rate last season at the Triple-A level, but that part didn't translate in the majors (5.9 percent). The 14 homers Palacios hit between the majors and minors in 2023 nearly doubled his pro total coming into the year, and his poor quality of contact at both levels suggests it's unlikely to be repeated. Palacios looks like a viable bench piece, though, with his contact skills and ability to play second base and all three outfield spots.

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2024 1252 30 4 14 24 10 .233
2023 78.52.5 9 6 16 6 2 .258
2022 531 7 10 9 2 .232
3y Avg. 661.5 8 3 13 8 2 .245
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Sitting out Thursday

    Palacios is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game in Minnesota, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Palacios typically starts against right-handers, but he'll end up sitting against a righty (Simeon Woods Richardson) for the second time in three contests. The 27-year-old has gone just 4-for-35 at the plate so far in June.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: On bench against lefty again

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Rays are facing a lefty (Braxton Garrett) for the third straight game, and the lefty-hitting Palacios has been on the bench for each of those contests. Palacios appears to be a strict platoon player for Tampa Bay, with right-handed hitters Harold Ramirez, Jonny DeLuca or Amed Rosario typically replacing him in the lineup when the Rays face left-handed pitchers.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Taking seat versus lefty

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Palacios will hit the bench along with fellow left-handed hitters Jonathan Aranda, Ben Rortvedt and Brandon Lowe as the Rays roll with a full right-handed-hitting lineup versus Orioles southpaw Cole Irvin. Jonny DeLuca will replace Palacios in right field and will bat seventh.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Resting against lefty

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics. The lefty-hitting Palacios will retreat to the bench after he went 1-for-7 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored while starting in right field and serving as the Rays' leadoff hitter each of the past two days. Jonny DeLuca will step in for Palacios in right field.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Heading to bench Sunday

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Palacios should have a clearer path to playing time in the outfield now that Josh Lowe (oblique) has returned to the injured list, though the Rays will typically have only two spots available for three players on a given day. Randy Arozarena appears to be the only player locked into an everyday role in the outfield, while Palacios has to compete with Jose Siri and Jonny DeLuca for the other two spots. Palacios finds himself as the odd man out of the lineup Sunday.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Taking seat Friday

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Royals. Palacios started the previous four games but will sit Friday after he went 3-for-14 with a walk and a run during that stretch. Jonny DeLuca will start in right field and bat third.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Draws fourth straight start

    Palacios will start in right field and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. Palacios will stick in the lineup for the fourth game in a row, with two of his starts having come in right field and one apiece coming in left field and at second base. His blend of speed (seven steals in seven attempts this season) and on-base skills (.347 OBP) looks like it could be enough for Palacios to retain a regular spot in the lineup against right-handed pitching, even though he'll face more competition for playing time moving forward from the likes of Jonny DeLuca, Jose Siri, Amed Rosario and Harold Ramirez after the recent returns of Josh Lowe, Brandon Lowe and Jonathan Aranda from the injured list.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Not starting Saturday

    Palacios isn't in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Palacios will catch a day off after belting a two-run home run during Friday's win in the first game of the series. While he rests, Amed Rosario will start at the keystone and bat sixth.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Heads to bench in Lowe's return

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Palacios has served as a strong-side platoon player in right field for much of the season, but his opportunities in the outfield could be more scarce moving forward with Josh Lowe (hamstring) coming off the 10-day injured list Monday after Jonny DeLuca was activated just three days earlier. Perhaps in preparation to the incoming logjam in the outfield, Palacios has been given more exposure to second base, where he started both of the past two games. He could end up forming a platoon at that spot with the right-handed-hitting Amed Rosario, though it'll be Rosario who gets the starting nod Monday versus White Sox righty Mike Clevinger. Palacios has been one of the better-performing hitters for the Rays this season, posting an .87O OPS while going 5-for-5 in stolen-base attempts across his 95 plate appearances.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Steals fourth bag

    Palacios went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base Wednesday against the Brewers. Palacios was the lone offensive bright spot for the Rays on Wednesday, and he now has three multi-hit efforts in his last five starts. He also stole his third base in that span Wednesday, bringing his total to four on the season. Palacios has a large-side platoon role in right field and has maintained an impressive 163 wRC+ and .395 wOBA across 87 plate appearances on the campaign.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Posts big stat line in loss

    Palacios went 3-for-3 with a home run, two runs, two RBI, three walks and two stolen bases in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the White Sox. Palacios put up a salivating fantasy stat line Saturday, reaching base six times and contributing both a two-run homer and a pair of steals. The outfielder had been in a bit of a slump coming in, collecting just one hit over his previous 11 at-bats. Overall, Palacios is slashing .298/.429/.491 with three homers, five RBI, 13 runs, three thefts and a 12:18 BB:K while largely serving on the strong side of a right-field platoon in the absence of Josh Lowe (oblique/hamstring).
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Sitting against lefty

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers. The lefty-hitting Palacios will exit the lineup with southpaw Tarik Skubal on the mound for Detroit, enabling Amed Rosario to get another turn as the Rays' starting right fielder. Palacios and Rosario have largely been deployed in a platoon this season, but the Rays have been making more of an effort to get Rosario regular at-bats against right-handed pitching while he's been swinging a hot bat of late. For his part, Palacios has done well to ward off Rosario thus far, as he enters Monday's contest with a .304/.429/.478 slash line across 56 plate appearances.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Slugs second homer

    Palacios went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees. The 26-year-old took Clarke Schmidt deep in the sixth inning for the game's first run, Palacios' his second long ball of the year. He has been on a tear of late in his strong-side platoon role, collecting multiple hits in four of his last six starts while batting .400 (10-for-25) with two doubles and a homer. Palacios' performance could have the Rays re-thinking their outfield alignment, as Josh Lowe (oblique) began his rehab assignment Friday playing center field instead of right field, suggesting it's Jose Siri who might lose his spot when Lowe returns, and not the Palacios-Amed Rosario tandem.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Gets day off vs. lefty

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. Palacios will hit the bench for the third time in four days, with all three of his absences coming against left-handed pitchers. He continues to hold down a strong-side platoon role in the corner outfield, but he'll give way to Amed Rosario on Wednesday.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Productive in Tuesday's win

    Palacios went 2-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Angels. The 26-year-old outfielder produced his third multi-hit performance in his last four starts, a stretch in which Palacios is batting .368 (7-for-19). Despite the surge, time is ticking on his stint as a regular part of the Tampa Bay lineup, as Josh Lowe (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment later this week. Through 44 plate appearances this season, Palacios is slashing .270/.386/.378 with one homer, one steal, two RBI and six runs.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Sits against lefty

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The lefty-hitting Palacios rapped out five base hits while starting in right field in each of the past three games, but he'll take a seat for the series finale while southpaw Blake Snell toes the rubber for San Francisco. Amed Rosario checks in for Palacios in right field.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Settling into key role

    Palacios went 3-for-4 Saturday against the Giants. Palacios has been in a large-side platoon role to begin the season, primarily batting fifth in the Rays' order. However, with the team's top three lefty hitters each sidelined -- Josh Lowe (oblique), Brandon Lowe (oblique) and Jonathan Aranda (finger) -- Palacios has batted third in consecutive games. Palacios will still sit regularly against lefties, but he should be in a good position to rack up counting stats against right-handed pitching.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Palacios hit the bench Saturday with Toronto starting a southpaw, and he'll sit again Sunday against right-hander Kevin Gausman. Amed Rosario will receive another start in right field.
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  • Rays' Richie Palacios: Opportunity knocks

    Between Josh Lowe's oblique injury and Jonny DeLuca's right-hand fracture, Palacios has a good chance to make the Opening Day roster and earn frequent playing time, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Palacios has three homers this spring and has been playing all three outfield positions. Both he and Harold Ramirez might get more reps than anticipated early on this season. "He's done a good job. He gives very competitive, good at-bats. He's driven the ball really, really well," manager Kevin Cash said. "Continuing to work on the defense in the outfield, be the best outfielder he can be [and that] will help out his opportunities."
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  • Cardinals' Richie Palacios: Goes yard in loss

    Palacios went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Brewers. Palacios has five homers this season, four of which have come over his last six games. The downside is those long balls are his only hits in his last nine contests. The 26-year-old outfielder is hitting .268 with 10 RBI, five runs scored, two doubles and a stolen base over 61 plate appearances in the majors this year.
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