The White Sox already boast one of the most loaded farm systems in all of baseball, and on Saturday they added another interesting prospect to their stable.
The South Siders claimed outfielder/first baseman Daniel Palka off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Palka was placed on waivers earlier this week after the Twins had to trim their 40-man roster.
Palka, who was a third-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks out of Georgia Tech in 2013, was the Twins' Hitting Prospect of the Year in 2016 after slashing .254/.327/.521 with 34 home runs and 90 RBI.
The left-handed hitting Palka slashed .274/.330/.431 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 90 games between the Gulf Coast League and Triple-A Rochester in 2017.
Palka, 26, has a career minor-league slash line of .269/.343/.496 with 106 home runs and 354 RBI in 538 games.
Considered a bat-first prospect, Palka possesses raw plus power. Check out his scouting report from MLB Pipeline.
Here are some highlights showing why scouts are intrigued by Palka's power potential.
White Sox claim Daniel Palka off waivers from the Twins. Yeah, he's got some pop. Video: https://t.co/bvzJ8fca3I— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) November 4, 2017
Daniel Palka hitting a blast in Dominican Winter League last year. Strikeouts are an issue, but the power is legit. https://t.co/xG8VcxUUTI— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) November 4, 2017
A two time MiLB.com All-Star, Palka was ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Twins' No. 22 prospect before he was claimed off waivers by the White Sox.
The White Sox 40-man roster now stands at 35 after Saturday's move.