Richard Palacios, an American professional baseball outfielder, presently competes for the Major League Baseball Cleveland Guardians. He is currently 24 years old and was born on May 16, 1997. Palacios comes from Brooklyn in New York City.
Prior to making his major league debut earlier this year against the Los Angeles Angels, Palacios participated in 168 minor league contests.
Palacios has always worked hard to be a great baseball player and a reliable member of his team, not only by putting in the necessary effort but also by being willing to go above and beyond in his professional endeavors.
The 180-pound, 5-foot-10 outfielder is hitting a .294/.333/.353 batting line and 15 hits with the Guardians in 54 plate appearances as of June 9. Palacios put in a lot of effort to not only play in the major leagues but also succeed after establishing himself at Towson.
Palacios was drafted by the Cleveland Indians drafted in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2018.
On November 19, 2021, Palacios was added to the Cleveland Guardians’ 40-man roster. Palacios began the 2022 season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers before being called up by the Guardians on April 25, 2022. On that day, he started his major league career in left field.
Palacios played collegiate baseball at Towson University while going to Berkeley Carroll School in New York City. He participated in the 2017 Cape Cod Baseball Season’s Bourne Braves’ collegiate summer baseball league.
In 2018, Palacios made his professional debut with the Lake County Captains, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and Arizona League Indians, batting.361 with six home runs and thirty runs batted in across 45 games.
He missed the entire 2019 and 2020 seasons due to a torn labrum and the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively. Prior to getting promoted to the Columbus Clippers in 2021, he began the season with the Akron RubberDucks.