AS A SENIOR IN 2018
CCAA Spring All-Academic ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/22) ... Appeared in 33 games with 22 starts at catcher and four as designated hitter ... Provided pinch-hit, walk-off, game- and tournament-winner in NCAA West Regional final at Azusa Pacific (5/21), a bases-loaded single through left side as Tritons turned 7-1 deficit into 8-7 victory ... First collegiate home run came in first start and third plate appearance at NCAA Championship in Cary, N.C., vs. No. 23 Southern New Hampshire (5/30), finishing 1-for-3 with a walk, run and two RBI ... Home run was to left field on 1-2 pitch to lead off fifth and put Tritons on scoreboard, down 7-1, with comeback falling short in career-ending 7-4 defeat.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2017
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Appeared in 30 games with 22 starts behind the plate ... Put together an incredible NCAA Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas, coming off the bench during first elimination game vs. Quincy (5/30) ... Started last four games of tournament as UCSD advanced to finals after dropping its opener, and finished 5-for-14 (.357) with five runs scored, three RBI, six walks, his lone steal, one sacrifice bunt, a sacrifice fly and .524 on-base percentage ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs, a walk and steal in fourth elimination game vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (6/3) to put Tritons into finals, posting career highs in hits and runs while handling all 11 defensive chances cleanly ... Walked career-high three times with an RBI and three defensive assists in third elimination game vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (6/1) ... Two walks and two runs in second elimination game vs. Lindenwood (5/31) ... Run began with that Quincy game, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI after coming on ... Entered CCAA Championship batting .224, and pulled that up to .253 by end of postseason (8-for-26 with 10 runs, six RBI and nine walks) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, career-high two doubles and a walk in CCAA elimination game vs. Cal State LA (5/12) ... Six multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games on year ... All four multiple-run efforts came in postseason ... Season-best five-game hit streak (4/29-5/13) ... Charged with just one error in 170 defensive chances for .994 fielding percentage, and three passed balls ... Threw out six of 16 would-be base-stealers (.375).
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 Dove Tail Bats of the San Diego Coastal Collegiate League (SDCCL) during the 2017 summer ... 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 and aided team to CIF title at Dodger Stadium on June 3, 2014 ... 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 psychology minor at Revelle College ... Interested in becoming a physical therapist for a professional baseball organization after completing his UC San Diego undergraduate degree ... Most memorable baseball moment, and favorite UCSD moment, is earning All-Tournament Team selection at the 2017 NCAA Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas ... 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 2018 season)
At Bats: 5, 4 times (last 5/4/18 at Cal State San Marcos)
Runs: 3, 6/3/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas
Hits: 3, 2 times (last 2/23/18 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Doubles: 2, 5/12/17 vs. Cal State LA
Home Runs: 1, 5/30/18 vs. Southern New Hampshire
RBI: 2, 5 times (last 5/30/18 vs. Southern New Hampshire)
Walks: 3, 2 times (last 6/1/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas)
Stolen Bases: 1, 6/3/17 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)