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Joe Palumbo

Joe Palumbo

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 168 | Age: 24
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 30, #910, Texas Rangers) - St John The Baptist (NY) HS
Holbrook, NY USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 2 11.81 4 3 0 10.2 9 1.97
1 Season 0 2 11.81 4 3 0 10.2 9 1.97
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 4 0-2 11.81 10.2 9 1.97
1 Season 4 0-2 11.81 10.2 9 1.97

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 TEX AL 54 0 2 11.81 4 3 0 10.2 16 14 14 4 5 9 1.97
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

Palumbo weighed just 160 pounds and threw in the mid-80s as a New York high schooler in 2013, but area scout Takeshi Sakurayama liked his loose arm and persuaded the Rangers to sign him for $30,000 as a 30th-rounder. He spent two years in Rookie ball and didn't break out until excelling as a reliever and a starter in low Class A in '16. After blowing out his elbow and requiring Tommy John surgery in April 2017, he came back last June and reclaimed his previous stuff.

Palumbo's plus downer curveball not only overmatches left-handers, but it also keeps right-handers in check. He sets it up with a low-90s fastball that reaches 96 mph and gets on hitters quicker than they anticipate. He understands the importance of using his changeup, which continues to get better and should be an average third offering.

Though he's smaller than desired for a starter, Palumbo makes up for his lack of size with arm speed and athleticism. He doesn't require a lot of effort to produce his effective arsenal, and his control and command have improved throughout his career. He located his pitches better than ever when he returned to the mound last year, adding to the belief that he can become a mid-rotation starter.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 207 38 4 10.5 90.4 16.2 .300 .564 .475 .410 .455 39.5 16.7 9.3
ALL 207 38 4 10.5 90.4 16.2 .300 .564 .475 .410 .455 39.5 16.7 9.3
MLB 38638 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/20/2019 Texas Rangers recalled LHP Joe Palumbo from Nashville Sounds.
08/04/2019 Nashville Sounds activated LHP Joe Palumbo from the 7-day injured list.
07/25/2019 Nashville Sounds placed LHP Joe Palumbo on the 7-day injured list retroactive to July 23, 2019.
07/08/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Joe Palumbo to Nashville Sounds.
07/07/2019 Texas Rangers recalled Joe Palumbo from Nashville Sounds.
06/20/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Joe Palumbo to Nashville Sounds.
06/19/2019 Texas Rangers recalled Joe Palumbo from Frisco RoughRiders.
06/12/2019 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Nashville Sounds.
06/09/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Joe Palumbo to Nashville Sounds.
06/08/2019 Texas Rangers recalled Joe Palumbo from Frisco RoughRiders.
06/07/2019 Frisco RoughRiders placed LHP Joe Palumbo on the reserve list.
03/08/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Joe Palumbo to Frisco RoughRiders.
10/02/2018 Texas Rangers recalled Joe Palumbo from Frisco RoughRiders.
08/22/2018 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Down East Wood Ducks.
07/16/2018 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Joe Palumbo to Down East Wood Ducks.
07/16/2018 Texas Rangers reassigned LHP Joe Palumbo to the minor leagues.
07/13/2018 Texas Rangers sent LHP Joe Palumbo on a rehab assignment to Down East Wood Ducks.
06/24/2018 Texas Rangers sent LHP Joe Palumbo on a rehab assignment to AZL Rangers.
02/23/2018 Texas Rangers placed LHP Joe Palumbo on the 60-day disabled list. Recovery from Tommy John surgery.
11/20/2017 Texas Rangers selected the contract of LHP Joe Palumbo from Down East Wood Ducks.
09/30/2017 Down East Wood Ducks activated LHP Joe Palumbo from the 7-day disabled list.
04/20/2017 Down East Wood Ducks placed LHP Joe Palumbo on the 7-day disabled list.
10/03/2016 Hickory Crawdads activated LHP Joe Palumbo from the 7-day disabled list.
09/01/2016 Hickory Crawdads placed LHP Joe Palumbo on the 7-day disabled list.
03/29/2016 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to Hickory Crawdads from Spokane Indians.
09/08/2015 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to Spokane Indians from Hickory Crawdads.
09/07/2015 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to Hickory Crawdads from Spokane Indians.
09/02/2014 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to Spokane Indians from AZL Rangers.
06/20/2013 LHP Joe Palumbo assigned to AZL Rangers.
06/13/2013 Texas Rangers signed LHP Joe Palumbo.