Joshua John Palacios (born July 30, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021.
Palacios attended the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and was selected as the 2013 New York City High School Player of the Year.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected Palacios in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, and he signed for a $438,100 signing bonus. He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and appeared in 13 games before being promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians.
After 28 games in Vancouver, Palacios was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he finished his 2016 campaign. In 50 total games across three levels, Palacios batted .330 with 18 RBIs.
On November 20, 2020, the Blue Jays added Palacios to their 40-man roster. On April 9, 2021, Palacios was promoted to the major leagues for the first time. He made his MLB debut that night as the starting right fielder against the Los Angeles Angels. Palacios was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo on May 3, 2021.
He was designated for assignment on April 11, 2022. On April 15, 2022, the Washington Nationals claimed Palacios from the Blue Jays off of waivers.
Josh Palacios has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.