Joshua Palacios
RF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 4, #132, Toronto Blue Jays | Auburn
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 42 35 7 7 0 0 .200 .293 .200 .493
2022 49 47 8 10 0 1 .213 .245 .255 .500
2023 264 247 26 59 10 5 .239 .279 .413 .692
3 Seasons 355 329 41 76 10 6 .231 .276 .368 .644
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .200 0 0 .493
2022 .213 0 1 .500
2023 .239 10 5 .692
3 Seasons .231 10 6 .644
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2021 25 163 26 1 3.8 2.4 93.5 104.4 8.4 26.9 .230 .333 .236 .302 .354 42.3 26.2 7.1
2022 26 209 32 0 0.0 0.0 81.3 104.0 4.9 28.1 .208 .247 .225 .221 .294 31.3 30.6 2.0
2023 27 958 194 19 9.8 7.2 91.3 109.6 7.7 30.9 .259 .438 .297 .318 .383 45.4 21.2 4.5
Player 1330 252 20 7.9 5.6 90.2 109.6 7.4 30.2 .249 .399 .280 .302 .369 43.3 23.1 4.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 57.7 30.8 11.5 0.0 30.8 50.0 19.2 7.7 38.5 23.1 26.9 0.0 3.8 2.4
2022 50.0 12.5 25.0 12.5 31.3 28.1 40.6 9.4 40.6 21.9 25.0 3.1 0.0 0.0
2023 47.9 25.3 23.2 3.6 41.2 39.2 19.6 3.6 38.1 19.6 22.7 5.2 9.8 7.2
Player 49.2 24.2 22.2 4.4 38.9 38.9 22.2 4.8 38.5 20.2 23.4 4.4 7.9 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 327 34.1 87 .244 .354 .280 21.1 24.1 21.2 .281 .477 .339 54.8
2023 Slider 0.4 1 153 16.0 35 .219 .500 .333 36.1 22.9 18.6 .195 .315 .259 37.5
2023 Sinker 1.4 2 127 13.3 39 .243 .486 .317 13.6 20.5 36.4 .272 .530 .346 43.3
2023 Changeup 0.0 0 110 11.5 37 .235 .441 .333 29.9 13.5 17.9 .232 .431 .301 40.0
2023 Cutter -1.2 -1 87 9.1 25 .238 .286 .306 20.0 12.0 18.8 .403 .543 .455 50.0
2023 Curveball -1.8 -1 81 8.5 19 .263 .526 .332 50.0 26.3 23.8 .164 .285 .190 28.6
2023 Sweeper -3.5 -2 47 4.9 10 .200 .200 .180 28.0 30.0 20.0 .197 .232 .188 14.3
2023 Splitter -1.5 0 23 2.4 9 .222 .556 .322 25.0 22.2 22.2 .253 .472 .308 71.4
2023 Slurve -11.7 0 2 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 100.0 -- -- .000 0.0
2022 4-Seamer -1.1 -1 80 38.3 19 .316 .368 .303 25.5 42.1 27.6 .281 .347 .275 45.5
2022 Curveball -7.2 -2 33 15.8 6 .000 .000 .000 15.8 16.7 8.3 .199 .211 .183 20.0
2022 Slider 6.2 2 30 14.4 8 .429 .571 .469 33.3 12.5 9.1 .156 .198 .222 33.3
2022 Sinker -4.4 -1 22 10.5 6 .167 .167 .150 9.1 0.0 0.0 .287 .310 .269 33.3
2022 Cutter -5.6 -1 20 9.6 4 .000 .000 .175 54.5 75.0 60.0 -- -- .175 --
2022 Changeup -3.3 -1 20 9.6 4 .000 .000 .000 12.5 25.0 10.0 .102 .109 .093 0.0
2022 Splitter -13.3 0 3 1.4 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 50.0 .009 .020 .012 0.0
2022 Sweeper 0.0 0 1 0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -3.0 -3 87 53.4 19 .267 .267 .278 32.5 31.6 26.1 .236 .428 .330 63.6
2021 Slider -4.7 -1 29 17.8 7 .167 .167 .229 27.8 28.6 16.7 .247 .282 .301 0.0
2021 Curveball 5.6 1 19 11.7 4 .333 .333 .400 42.9 25.0 14.3 .181 .197 .304 0.0
2021 Sinker -5.7 -1 14 8.6 5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .247 .279 .233 60.0
2021 Cutter 2.2 0 6 3.7 2 .000 .000 .350 33.3 0.0 0.0 .109 .257 .428 0.0
2021 Changeup -6.6 0 5 3.1 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 33.3 50.0 .312 .368 .294 50.0
2021 Splitter -21.5 0 2 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 Sweeper -20.3 0 1 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .191 .196 .184 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 42 163 -2 -4 1 1 -5
2022 49 209 -5 0 -1 1 -5
2023 264 958 -5 -6 5 3 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2021 163 52.1 60.0 74.5 37.2 55.2 46.6 28.6 49.1 31.3 11.0 88.9
2022 209 51.2 72.9 76.9 36.3 56.8 46.4 28.6 55.0 26.1 9.1 68.4
2023 958 51.6 72.5 79.3 30.2 57.1 43.6 31.1 52.0 26.7 9.2 79.5
Player 1,330 51.6 71.0 78.4 32.0 56.8 44.4 30.4 52.1 27.1 9.4 79.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2021 34 81
2022 13 81
2023 52 72 87
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
2023 25.7 10 9.9 0 2 7 5 50.0
Player 25.7 10 10.1 0 3 7 5 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2023 10 9 9 8 12 10 11 8 8 9 9 10 9 10 10 11 10 10 9 12 8 12 12 11 10 10 10 12 10 11 8
Player 10 10 9 8 12 10 11 8 8 9 9 10 9 10 10 11 10 10 10 12 9 13 12 12 10 10 10 12 11 11 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 93.5 81.3 -12.2 91.3 10.0
Launch Angle 8.4 4.9 -3.5 7.7 2.8
Barrel % 3.8 0.0 -3.8 9.8 9.8
Hard Hit % 42.3 31.3 -11.0 45.4 14.1
Sweet Spot % 26.9 28.1 1.2 30.9 2.8
xBA .230 .208 -0.022 .259 0.051
BA .200 .213 0.013 .239 0.026
xwOBA .302 .221 -0.081 .318 0.097
wOBA .236 .225 -0.011 .297 0.072
xSLG .333 .247 -0.086 .438 0.191
SLG .200 .255 0.055 .413 0.158
K% 26.2 30.6 4.4 21.2 -9.4
BB% 7.1 2.0 -5.1 4.5 2.5
Swing % 49.1 55.0 5.9 52.0 -3.0
Whiff% 31.3 26.1 -5.2 26.7 0.6
In Zone % 52.1 51.2 -0.9 51.6 0.4
Out of Zone % 47.9 48.8 0.9 48.4 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 37.2 36.3 -0.9 30.2 -6.1
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 28.6 0.0 31.1 2.5
First Pitch Strike % 45.2 55.1 9.9 58.0 2.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts L 30 10 33.3 .175 .088
2022 Shifts L 49 7 14.3 .224 .229
2023 Shades L 264 57 21.6 .305 .266
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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