Daniel Palka
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Daniel Palka
Daniel Palka
Chicago White Sox
Born: (1991-10-28) October 28, 1991 (age 28)
Greenville, South Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 2018, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.218
Home runs29
Runs batted in71

Daniel Bennett Palka (born October 28, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Chicago White Sox organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the White Sox.


Palka attended Greer High School in Greer, South Carolina. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 19th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign with the Phillies and attended Georgia Tech, where he played college baseball.[1] In 2011 and 2012, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he was the West division MVP of the league's all-star game in 2012.[2] After his junior year, he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft.[3]

Palka made his professional debut with the Missoula Osprey and was later promoted to the Hillsboro Hops. He played for the South Bend Silver Hawks in 2014 and the Visalia Rawhide in 2015.[4] After the 2015 season he played in the Arizona Fall League. On November 10, 2015, Palka was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Minnesota Twins for Chris Herrmann.[5] He started 2016 with the Chattanooga Lookouts and was promoted to the Rochester Red Wings in July.[6][7] Palka finished 2016 with a combined .254 batting average, 34 home runs and 90 RBI's between both clubs.[8] The Twins added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[9] In 2017, he played for Rochester, posting a .274 batting average with 11 home runs and 42 RBIs in 84 games.[10]

He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on November 3, 2017. Palka was called up to the Major Leagues on April 24, 2018, and made his major league debut the next day.[11] Palka led the 2018 Chicago White Sox with 27 home runs and finished fifth in AL Rookie of the Year voting. He began the following season on a 0-32 slump before snapping it on April 17, 2019.[12] He was sent down the following day.

On November 21, 2019, Palka was designated for assignment by the White Sox.[13] He was outrighted to AAA on November 25.[14]


  1. ^ "Phillies select Greer slugger Palka in 19th round". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Cape League All-Star game ends in draw". Yarmouth Register. Yarmouth, MA. August 2, 2012. p. 16.
  3. ^ "Greer product Palka drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Magruder, Jack. "D-backs minor-league report: Palka's bat booms as he climbs ladder". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Twins acquire Daniel Palka from Diamondbacks". Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Daniel Palka happy to have fresh start with the Lookouts". Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Daniel Palka powers Wings with two HRs in debut". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Daniel Palka Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Ex-Lookouts On The Move As Twins Make Roster Changes". Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Daniel Palka Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "With Avisail Garcia on 10-day DL, White Sox call up Daniel Palka".
  12. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/daniel-palka-sits-vs-pitcher-he-s-hit-well
  13. ^ "Chicago White Sox Transactions - November 2019". mlb.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ RotoWire Staff (November 25, 2019). "White Sox's Daniel Palka: Remains in organization". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2019.

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