MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
Now is the time to turn up the defense.
The top-ranked Saints s ... »
l Name: Jermaine Palacios
l Number: 4
l Position: Shortstop
l Bats/Throws: Right/Right
l Height/Weight: 6-foot, 145 pounds
l Age: 20
l Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela
l Noteworthy: Fourth year in Minnesota Twins farm system. Signed as international free agent in 2014. Goes into Tuesday with .299 career batting average in 198 games. Hit .222 in 71 games last season for Kernels, a season cut short by injury. Hit a combined .370 in 57 games at Rookie-level Elizabethton and Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins in 2015. Already this season has been named Midwest League Player of the Week and Twins Minor League Player of the Month for April.