AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2016
CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Primarily split doubleheaders with teammate Steven Coe, appearing in 18 games with 13 starts as Triton backstop ... Handled all 64 defensive chances cleanly, and threw out four of 17 base-runners ... Made college debut in nightcap of twin bill vs. The Master's (2/6) on Opening Day, earning the start behind the plate and throwing out his first would-be base-stealer with a dart to second baseman Vince Mori to end the sixth ... Posted one multiple-hit game, going 2-for-4 with two walks, first career extra-base hit in the form of a double, two runs scored and an RBI to open doubleheader at Cal State San Bernardino (2/27) ... Went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI vs. Stanislaus State (4/2) ... Season-high three walks at Chico State (3/26).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Redshirted the season as one of four catchers on the roster.
Played for the Sherrill (N.Y.) Silversmiths of the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) during the 2016 summer ... A .370 average and two home runs earned him selection to the NYCBL All-Star Game (7/14) ... Played for the SoCal Nationals (Red), collegiate scout team of the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, during the 2015 summer ... Previously competed for SGV Arsenal.
A 2014 graduate of Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente ... All-Del Rey League First Team as a senior, when he batted .327 with one home run and 25 RBI ... All-CIF Southern Section First Team in 2012 ... 2014 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior honorable mention ... BAHS Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Scholar-Athlete ... Began his prep career at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, and was Team MVP in 2012.
Born June 14 in Monterey Park ... Parents are Michael and Haida Palos ... Has two younger sisters named Marissa and Maya ... Human biology major with a psychology minor at Revelle College ... Would like to attend medical school and ultimately become an orthopedic surgeon after earning his undergraduate degree from UCSD ... Most memorable baseball moment was winning the CIF championship game at Dodger Stadium on June 3, 2014 ... Enjoys playing street hockey and taking his dog, a two-year-old German Shepherd named Evo, to the dog park ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite athlete is Evan Longoria ... Top movie is End of Watch ... Listens to Kid Cudi, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Arctic Monkeys ... Loves baby back ribs.
CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2016 season)
At Bats: 4, 2 times (last 4/30/16 vs. Cal State East Bay-2)
Runs: 2, 2 times (last 4/2/16 vs. Stanislaus State-1)
Hits: 2, 2/27/16 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
Doubles: 1, 2/27/16 at Cal State San Bernardino-1
Home Runs: 0
RBI: 1, 5 times (last 4/30/16 vs. Cal State East Bay-2)
Walks: 3, 3/26/16 at Chico State-1
Stolen Bases: 0
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2016 season)