Richie Palacios
OF | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 10" 180LBS | Age: 26
Draft: 2018 | Rd: 3, #103, Cleveland Indians | Towson University
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 123 112 7 26 0 2 .232 .293 .286 .579
2023 102 93 9 24 6 2 .258 .307 .516 .823
2 Seasons 225 205 16 50 6 4 .244 .299 .390 .689
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .232 0 2 .579
2023 .258 6 2 .823
2 Seasons .244 6 4 .689
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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%
2022 25 513 93 1 1.1 0.8 85.0 104.7 13.5 26.9 .244 .310 .258 .277 .296 21.5 16.3 7.3
2023 26 408 84 6 7.1 5.9 88.1 106.8 6.3 29.8 .243 .414 .346 .305 .312 33.3 10.8 5.9
Player 921 177 7 4.0 3.1 86.5 106.8 10.1 28.2 .243 .357 .298 .289 .304 27.1 13.8 6.7
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
2022 45.2 17.2 24.7 12.9 31.2 41.9 26.9 5.4 33.3 26.9 30.1 2.2 1.1 0.8
2023 53.6 29.8 13.1 3.6 40.5 35.7 23.8 1.2 46.4 19.0 15.5 10.7 7.1 5.9
Player 49.2 23.2 19.2 8.5 35.6 39.0 25.4 3.4 39.5 23.2 23.2 6.2 4.0 3.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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-Seam Fastball 1.4 2 117 28.7 28 .250 .583 .396 14.8 17.9 14.7 .270 .531 .387 42.1
2023 Sinker 4.6 4 81 19.9 20 .316 .579 .485 9.7 5.0 6.3 .236 .323 .264 38.9
2023 Slider -2.3 -1 59 14.5 14 .250 .250 .208 30.8 28.6 19.0 .250 .288 .219 10.0
2023 Cutter -1.3 -1 43 10.5 15 .231 .308 .297 4.3 0.0 0.0 .199 .287 .276 7.7
2023 Changeup -0.6 0 43 10.5 13 .231 .308 .235 11.5 0.0 0.0 .225 .355 .245 38.5
2023 Curveball 5.7 2 42 10.3 10 .300 1.200 .600 16.7 10.0 5.9 .263 .728 .406 55.6
2023 Split-Finger 1.1 0 13 3.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .240 .254 .220 50.0
2023 Sweeper 0.0 0 8 2.0 -- -- -- 25.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 Knuckleball 1.8 0 2 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -2 204 39.8 41 .256 .333 .279 11.9 14.6 8.7 .197 .277 .228 24.2
2022 Slider -1.7 -1 84 16.4 16 .143 .214 .222 28.1 31.3 16.7 .178 .246 .247 11.1
2022 Changeup -2.7 -2 74 14.4 26 .280 .320 .294 16.3 11.5 10.3 .278 .326 .284 9.1
2022 Sinker -5.6 -3 57 11.1 14 .083 .083 .164 13.0 14.3 18.2 .243 .287 .301 30.0
2022 Curveball -0.7 0 47 9.2 10 .300 .300 .270 31.6 40.0 33.3 .289 .356 .284 33.3
2022 Cutter -0.9 0 24 4.7 6 .250 .500 .325 30.0 0.0 0.0 .139 .175 .287 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -3.5 0 11 2.1 7 .167 .167 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 .453 .535 .472 50.0
2022 Sweeper 4.7 0 10 1.9 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .572 .689 .550 50.0
2022 Slurve 1.8 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 122 513 -7 -9 4 3 -9
2023 102 408 0 0 5 1 6
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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 %
2022 513 51.5 68.9 87.9 26.1 67.7 44.4 27.0 48.1 16.6 6.4 81.8
2023 408 52.5 66.8 87.4 22.2 72.1 45.6 28.4 45.6 14.5 6.4 92.3
Player 921 51.9 68.0 87.7 24.4 69.4 45.0 27.7 47.0 15.7 6.4 86.4
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
2022 17 63 61
2023 26 68 51
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
2023 23.3 6 6.5 -1 2 4 3 50.0
Player 23.3 6 6.5 -1 3 4 3 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 6 7 3 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 6 7 8 5 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 6 9 8 6 6 7 6 7 6 5
Player 6 7 3 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 6 7 8 5 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 7 9 9 6 6 7 6 7 6 5
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.0 88.1 3.1
Launch Angle 13.5 6.3 -7.2
Barrel % 1.1 7.1 6.0
Hard Hit % 21.5 33.3 11.8
Sweet Spot % 26.9 29.8 2.9
xBA .244 .243 -0.001
BA .232 .258 0.026
xwOBA .277 .305 0.028
wOBA .258 .346 0.088
xSLG .310 .414 0.104
SLG .286 .516 0.230
K% 16.3 10.8 -5.5
BB% 7.3 5.9 -1.4
Swing % 48.1 45.6 -2.5
Whiff% 16.6 14.5 -2.1
In Zone % 51.5 52.5 1.0
Out of Zone % 48.5 47.5 -1.0
Out of Zone Swing % 26.1 22.2 -3.9
First Pitch Swing % 27.0 28.4 1.4
First Pitch Strike % 56.6 57.8 1.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 122 73 59.8 .294 .234
2023 Shades L 101 17 16.8 .351 .305
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 111 17.8 20.7% 4.5% 118 22.1 0.0% 5.9%
2023 109 16.4 35.8% 0.0% 87 18.7 9.2% 0.0%
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