Orlando Palmeiro Stats, Fantasy & News (2023)

He and his wife, Tami, make their offseason home in Miami, Fla., with their daughter, Faith (Oct. 18, 2002)...graduated from Miami (Fla.) Southridge High School in 1987...attended Miami Dade South Community College in 1988-89 and the University of Miami in 1990...as a freshman at Miami Dade South, batted .351 with 34 RBI in 42 games...as a sophomore, was named All-State, hitting .352 with one home run and 43 RBI in 52 games...in lone season at Miami, hit .365 with 30 RBI in 65 games and tied for team batting lead with former Angels teammate Jorge Fabregas...recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage, posting eight assists and 123 putouts (131 total chances)...honored by Miami-Dade Community College in 2001 as part of Successful Alumni Initiative...signed by Angels scout Tom Kotchman...while with the Angels, was actively involved in Orange County community during the season through the Angels Wives UCI Hospital visits and area youth baseball clinics...also took part in public service announcement and served as spokesman for "Jersey Off Their Back Night" to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Hit .252 (30x119) with no home runs, six doubles, and 17 RBI in 103 games for the Astros in 2006...was 20x80 (.250) with 13 RBI as a pinch-hitter...his 20 pinch-hits tied the franchise record, previously accomplished by Ken Boswell in 1976...ranked second in the Majors in pinch-hits and tied for third with 13 pinch-hit RBI...hit .375 (9x24) in September with eight RBI...drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on Sept. 30 at ATL, his 105th career pinch-hit...hit a two-run, pinch-hit single on Sept. 25 at PHI that gave the Astros the lead...had six RBI in his last eight games and had hits in four of his last seven pinch-hit appearances...ranks second among active players and 15th all-time with 105 career pinch-hits...became the 18th player alltime with at least 100 career pinch-hits with a sixth-inning single on Sept. 10 at MIL...also ranks second among active players with 24 pinch-hit doubles...hit .343 (23x67) in away games and .135 (7x52) at Minute Maid Park...hit .259 (30x116) vs. righthanded pitchers and was 0x3 against lefties...hit .296 (16x54) with 11 RBI after the All-Star Break...started only six games in 2006, the lowest of any player in MLB who did not spend any time on the DL in 2006...five of his 12 pinch-hit RBI this season were in games vs. the Cardinals...entered as a PH on Sept. 22 vs. STL and went 2x2 with an RBI-double...1x1 with a pinchhit two-RBI, single as a PH on Sept. 21 vs. STL...hit a two-run, pinch-hit single on Sept. 12 at STL...had a two-run, pinch-hit double on Aug. 15 vs. the Cubs...started in LF on June 24 at CWS and went 2x3 with an RBI...started in RF on June 10 vs. ATL and went 1x4 with a triple...started in LF and went 2x4 with two runs scored on May 31 at STL...started in RF on May 17 vs. SF and went 1x3 with an RBI...had pinch-hit singles in three consecutive games from May 8-10...started in LF on May 7 at COL... ranks tied for fourth on the Houston career pinch-hits list with 49 (Stats, Inc.)...placed on the bereavement list on July 26... reinstated on Aug. 2...made his first start of the season on April 16 at ARI, going 1x4 with two runs scored.


Hit .284 (58x204) with three home runs and 20 RBI in 114 games in 2005...was the second-highest games played total of his career (141 in 2003 with STL)...played 71 games in the outfield...including 47 in left field, five in center field, and 26 in right field..started 16 games in left, four in center, and 15 in right...hit .167 (2x12) with three RBI during the 2005 postseason...committed only one error this season (in right field)...three home runs tied his career high (also 2003 and 2004)...set the franchise record with his seventh pinch-hit double of the season on Aug. 3 at ARI...15x51 (.294) as a pinchhitter this season with 10 RBI...tied for sixth in the Majors with 15 pinch-hits...posted a .412 on-base pct. and walked seven times during the playoffs...drove in three runs in the NLDS vs. Atlanta, including a two-run single in Game 1...also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in Game 4...has scored 10 runs after entering the game as a pinch-hitter, the most in MLB this season... led all MLB pinch-hitters in 2005 with seven doubles...hit his third career PH home run on June 8 at NYM...HBP with the bases loaded in the 13th on Sept. 2 vs. STL to tie the score at 5-5...hit .303 (30x99) in the first half with three HR and 11 RBI...hit .269 (28x104) with nine RBI in the second half...3x4 with two doubles and a season-high three RBI on Aug. 1 vs. WSH...posted a five-game hitting streak from May 7-11 (.714, 5x7)...hit .340 (17x50) from May 7-June 14...made his first start of the season on April 24 at STL (LF)...hit his third career pinch-hit home run on June 8 at NYM...was also his first HR of the year...hit his second home run of the season and his second career leadoff home run on July 2 at CIN (G2).

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In his first season with Houston, tied his career high with three home runs...started nine games in right field, five games in left field, and three games in center field...hit .241 (32x133) with three home runs and 12 RBI...made a pinch-hit appearance in all 12 Houston postseason games...collected a pinch-hit double in Game 1 of the NLCS at St. Louis and a pinchhit single in Game 3 in Houston...also had a pinch-hit single in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Atlanta...started in left on Sept. 9 at Pittsburgh and went 1x4 with two runs scored...drove in go-ahead run on Aug. 15 at Montreal with ninth-inning, pinch-hit single...started in right and hit his third homer of the season (Zambrano) on May 25 vs. Chicago...homered in consecutive games from May 24-25...pinch-hit homer on May 24 at Cincinnati (Riedling) tied the game...singled in his first Astros at-bat on April 6 vs. San Francisco.


Played in 141 games for St. Louis and batted .271 while posting career highs in RBI (33) and home runs (three)...led the club with 13 pinch-hits (13x44, .295) and owns a career .288 (55x191) batting average as a pinch-hitter...notched 26 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...provided the game-winning RBI three times...made a game-saving catch in Game 1 on Sept. 2 at Chicago and had outfield assists in both games...hit his third homer on Sept. 7 vs. Cincinnati...began comeback win on Aug. 19 vs. Pittsburgh with a single to begin the Cardinals 10-run eighth inning...hit his second home run on Aug. 17 at Philadelphia...equaled his season high (second time) with three hits on Aug.15 at Philadelphia...had three RBI off the bench on July 27 vs. Pittsburgh, including a twoout, two-run single in the ninth inning...hit his first homer of the year (fourth career) and matched his career high with four RBI on April 14 at Milwaukee...his pinch-hit triple was highlighted in the Cardinals six-run eighth inning on Opening Day (March 31).


Marked his 12th season in the Angels organization and hit an even .300 for the second time in three years...collected a career-best 31 RBI in 110 games...14 of his 31 RBI tied the game or gave the Angels a lead...led the Angels with eight pinch-hits...had 42 career pinch hits-two shy of the Angels club record (Winston Llenas, 44)...appeared at all three outfield positions...hit safely in 46 of his 63 starts (with 17 multi-hit efforts)...batted .329 (24x73) with RISP and hit .412 (14x34) vs. left-handers...did not play in the Division Series and went 0x2 in the League Championship Series vs. Minnesota...went 1x4 as a pinch-hitter in the World Series vs. San Francisco...collected a career-high four RBI on Sept. 3 at Tampa Bay...tied his career high with four hits (fourth time) on Aug. 31 vs. Baltimore...batted .323 (20x62) with 13 RBI in 21 games as right fielder in place of the injured Tim Salmon from July 17-31...posted a season-high, seven-game hit streak from May 5-25, in which he batted .471 (8x17)...hit .329 (23x70) over the first two months of the season.

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Batted .243 with 29 runs scored, 10 doubles and 23 RBI in 104 games (61 starts) for Anaheim...posted career highs in home runs (two), stolen bases (six) and sacrifice flies (five)...hit safely in 44 games, with 12 multi-hit games (all two-hit)... accounted for six clutch RBI, including four game-tying and two to give the Angels the lead...hit .269 (7x26) with two doubles, one home run and six RBI as a pinch-hitter... totals for hits and RBI led all Angels pinch-hitters...collected his 100th career RBI on Aug. 2 at Boston...played in his 500th Major League game on Aug. 4 at the Yankees...longest hitting streak of the season spanned six games from June 30-July 8, during which he batted .478 (11x23)...batted .306 (11x36) in May and .333 (16x48) in July...posted second homer of the season on May 10 at the White Sox...registered 1,000th career at-bat on May 9 at the White Sox... had two home runs in a span of 36 at-bats after collecting just one homer in his first 967 career at-bats...connected on second career home run (and first as pinch-hitter) on April 4 at Texas...had gone 215 games without a homer, the second-longest active streak in the Majors (Aaron Ledesma, 221 games).


Completed his 10th professional season in the Angels organization and third full season in the Major Leagues...batted .300 with 38 runs scored, 20 doubles and 25 RBI in 108 games...established career bests in doubles and RBI...led the club with 10 sacrifice hits...collected an RBI in 22 games, including career-best three on Aug. 22 at Boston...hit .300 or better in each month but August (.233)...posted a .984 fielding percentage (2x125) in 72 games with six outfield assists...scored a career-high four runs on July 21 at Oakland... tied career high of four hits on July 21 at Oakland and Aug. 22 at Boston.


Batted .278 with 46 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run, 23 RBI, 39 walks and five stolen bases in 98 games with the Angels...ranked second in the AL in hitting with 0-2 count (.368; 7x19), sixth in average with two strikes in count (.274; 51x186) and ninth in leadoff on-base percentage (.367; 65x177)...posted a .994 fielding percentage (1/161) in 92 games (67 starts) in the outfield and totaled six outfield assists...collected his first Major League home run on April 9 at Texas (leadoff in the first inning off John Burkett; 3-2 count)...homer came in 415th career at-bat.

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Began season at Triple A Vancouver, batting .300 with 21 runs scored, 13 doubles, three triples, one home run, 29 RBI, and three stolen bases in 43 games...recalled by Anaheim on June 4...hit .321 with 28 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, and 21 RBI in 75 Major League games...collected his 100th big league hit on Aug. 25 at the Yankees...posted a career-best, 12-game hitting streak (.300, 15x50) on Aug. 4-18...notched a 1.000 fielding percentage (92 total chances) in 54 games (34 starts) in the outfield.


Completed his first full Major League season, batting .216 with two doubles, two triples and eight RBI in 74 games...hit .429 (6x14) as a pinch-hitter...his six pinch-hits led the club...placed on 15-day disabled list on Aug. 22 due to back spasms... the DL stint was the first of his career...activated from the DL on Sept. 7.


Split the season between Triple A Vancouver and the Angels...batted .287 with six doubles, one triple and six RBI in 50 games with the Angels...overall with the Canadians, batted .306 with 33 RBI in 62 games...appeared in 31 games in outfield (12 starts), posting 1.000 fielding percentage (33 total chances)...recorded a pair of two-RBI contests on July 14 at Texas and Aug. 29 vs. the Yankees, establishing his career best...had six mult-hit games, including three hits on July 6 at Oakland...hit .315 with 31 RBI in 52 games, prior to recall by Angels on June 4...hit .278 (15x54) with three RBI in 25 games with California, prior to option to Vancouver on July 18...rejoined Angels on Aug. 3 and remained with the club for the remainder of the season...hit safely in 12 straight games (.419; 26x62) from May 15-26...posted five hits and five RBI on May 22 at Tucson... opened the season at Vancouver.

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Began the season at Triple A Vancouver and batted .307 with 66 runs, 21 doubles, four triples, 47 RBI, and 16 stolen bases in 107 games...had his contract purchased by Angels on July 1...made Major League debut on July 1 at Oakland as a pinch hitter... collected his first ML hit (single) in his initial at-bat off Carlos Reyes...overall, had three stints with the Angels...after his M.L. debut, was optioned on July 9; recalled Aug. 6; optioned Aug. 11 and recalled Sept. 1 for the rest of the season...finished with a .350 (7x20) average with three runs scored and one RBI in 15 appearances...all seven hits were singles...his lone RBI came in second appearance on July 4 vs. Toronto...registered a .995 fielding percentage with Vancouver, committing just one error in 190 total chances (three assists) in the outfield...his lone error came on July 22 at Colorado Springs...fielding percentage ranked first among Pacific Coast League outfielders...ranked fifth in the league in fewest strikeouts per plate appearances (1 per 13.47).


Spent the entire season at Triple A Vancouver...batted .328 with 28 doubles, four triples, one home run and 47 RBI in 117 games...was placed on disabled list with a sprained ankle from Sept. 1 through the rest of the season.


Played the entire season at Double A Midland...finished with a .305 average, 19 doubles, five triples and 64 RBI in 131 games...ranked among TL leaders, ranked first in at-bats (535), hits (163), total chances (328) and putouts (307) by outfielder and strikeouts per plate appearances (1 per 17.14), second in runs scored (85), tied for third in games (131) and fifth in average.

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Played at Class A Quad City and batted .317 with 22 doubles, four triples and 41 RBI in 127 games...among Midwest League batting leaders, ranked first in average, second in strikeouts per plate appearances (1 per 13.12), fifth in hits (143) and runs (83) and seventh in on-base percentage (.393).


Began professional career at Single-A Boise, which won the Northwest League championship...appeared in 70 games, batting .278 with 11 doubles, two triples, one home run and 24 RBI...among league leaders, ranked third in runs scored (56), fifth in at-bats (277) and seventh in hits (77).


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