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Joey Gallo | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/19/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joey Gallo will be sidelined for three weeks after having surgery on his left ankle Friday.
Surgery was deemed necessary after Gallo visited with foot specialist Dr. John Crates on Thursday. Thankfully it was a minor procedure and the slugger should only be slightly behind at the beginning of the minor league season. Gallo, who hit 42 homers last season, could reach the majors in 2015. Apr 3 - 3:15 PM

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Joey Gallo underwent an MRI on his left heel on Wednesday.

Gallo will visit Dr. John Crates, a foot specialist, on Thursday. The highly touted prospect didn't seem too concerned about the injury, but it's one to keep an eye on nonetheless. The injury is being termed as a "bruised left heel." Gallo is one of the top prospects in the game and mashed 42 home runs in the minors last season.
Apr 1 - 11:57 AM

Rangers reassigned 3B Joey Gallo, OF Jared Hoying, and RHP David Martinez to minor league camp.

Gallo hit .250 (8-for-32) with two homers, one double, and two stolen bases across 15 games during Cactus League action. The 21-year-old slugged 42 homers in the minors last season and is one of the top prospects in the game. He could make his major league debut later this year.
Mar 23 - 5:52 PM

Joey Gallo blasted a three-run homer off Jake Peavy, powering the Rangers to a 3-0 victory over the Giants in Cactus League play on Friday.

Gallo had all of his tools on display in this one, collecting a pair of hits in four at-bats and also deftly swiping his second base of the spring season. The 21-year-old doesn't have a whole lot left to prove in the minor leagues after clubbing 42 home runs in 2014 and could make his way to the big leagues at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Mar 13 - 8:29 PM

Joey Gallo went 1-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League victory versus the Cubs.

Gallo hit the first of what should be many home runs in a Rangers uniform, taking Eric Jokisch deep in the third inning. The 21-year-old will start the season in the minors but could play his way into a major league debut at some point during the regular season. Gallo had a lot of success following his Double-A debut last season, clubbing 21 home runs with an .858 OPS in 291 plate appearances.
Mar 8 - 7:50 PM

Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 and scored a run Thursday in a loss against the Royals.

Gallo, a non-roster invitee, is being given an opportunity to show his talents to the Rangers' major league coaching staff. He will not be breaking camp with the club, but he can improve his odds of a promotion with a good impression this spring.
Mar 5 - 6:12 PM

The Rangers invited top power prospect Joey Gallo to major league spring training as a non-roster invitee.

The 21-year-old isn't going to make the Opening Day roster, but has an opportunity to work with and showcase his skills for the big league coaches. In 126 games between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco, Gallo slashed .271/.394/.615 with 42 homers and 106 RBI in 2014. He also whiffed 179 times though, including 115 times in 68 games at Double-A. His power potential is off the charts, but he'll need to improve his plate discipline and cut back on the strikeouts before he's a serious option for the Rangers.
Jan 23 - 7:20 PM

Joey Gallo played outfield during Wednesday's game in the Fall Instructional League.

The Rangers say they would like Gallo to stay at third base, but it doesn't hurt anything to get him some reps in the outfield during instructional league. "Versatility is a plus," general manager Jon Daniels said. "It gives both the club and the player options. Joey’s a good athlete and, while we don’t doubt he can play third, this is an easy way to give him additional paths to the big leagues, when the time comes that he’s ready and we have a need. As we sit today, I expect him to start 2015 at third base in the minor leagues, but Instructional League is the time to introduce new things." Gallo hit 42 home runs in the minors this year -- also striking out 179 times -- and he could make his way to the majors at some point in 2015.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 08:16:00 PM

Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Frisco.

The home run was Gallo’s 41st of the season and his first since Aug. 17. Even though he’s clubbed 20 bombs in Double-A, the rest of Gallo’s numbers have regressed at the more advanced level, evidenced by his .235/.328/.529 batting line and 109-31 strikeout-to-walk through 64 games. However, that shouldn’t completely detract from the left-handed slugger’s outstanding season, as he still owns a solid .274/.393/.621 batting line to go along with 63 extra-base hits and 101 RBI over 122 games between the High- and Double-A levels.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday for Double-A Frisco.

The home run was Gallo’s 40th of the season, pushing him back into a tie with Kris Bryant for the Minor League lead. The 20-year-old slugger has scuffled in August, with a .196/.293/.412 batting line, three home runs and 20 strikeouts in 13 games, but he had a strong three-game weekend series against Tulsa with a pair of home runs, five runs scored and a walk in each game. On the season, Gallo is batting .281/.401/.642 with 40 home runs, 19 doubles, 98 RBI, 92 runs, while his respective 33.3% and 16.1% strikeout and walk rates represent improvements compared to his 2013 full-season debut.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk for Double-A Frisco on Saturday.

Gallo continues to hit for power, but he has struggled in Double-A, hitting just .200/.292/.435 over his last 31 games and .244/.336/.550 during his 56 games in Double-A. The more salient concern is Gallo's spiking strike out rate. After striking out 37.0 percent of the time in Low-A in 2013, he improved his rate to 26.0 percent in with High-A Myrtle Beach. During his time with Double-A Frisco, his rate has increased to 40.6 percent (97 strikeouts in 239 plate appearances). While Gallo is a top prospect, his strikeouts may cause the prospect hype train to pump the brakes a little bit. He should be in the majors toward the end of 2015.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a radio interview on SiriusXM Sunday that third base prospect Joey Gallo will not be promoted this season.

It's not a surprise. Gallo has had a fantastic year, batting .289/.409/.651 with 38 homers and 95 RBI between High- and Double-A. He still needs some refinement at the plate, though, and there's no reason for the out-of-contention Rangers to push him. Daniels did add that he expects the 20-year-old in the majors next season.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a home run for Double-A Frisco on Friday.

The home run was the minor league-leading 38th of the season and 100th of Gallo's professional career. After hitting .323/.463/.735 with High-A Myrtle Beach, he is hitting .258/.341/.574 with Double-A Frisco, including .242/.316/.500 since the beginning of July. His power numbers are impressive, but his 40.9 percent strikeout rate in Double-A is troubling. Gallo will likely spend the rest of the season in the Texas League, and should return there for 2015 to further work on his pitch recognition and approach. He has the potential to be a leading home run hitter, but he still has a lot of work to do to make more consistent contact.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo went 3-for-4 with a double for Double-A Frisco on Friday.

Gallo had a brutal July, hitting .239/.327/.533 with 45 strikeouts, so a good start to August is a welcomed change. It's important to remember that he is 20 in Double-A, and could return to Double-A Frisco to start 2015. He is hitting .271/.360/.614 with Frisco, and .299/.418/.679 overall.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 4-for-7 with a home run and five RBI on Tuesday in a double header for Double-A Frisco.

The 20-year-old slugger went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in game one of the double dip, and then followed it with a 3-for-4, three RBI performance in the night cap. The home run was Gallo's 32nd of the season, which puts him one back of Kris Bryant (33 HR) for the minor league lead. Meanwhile, he now has six hits in his last 10 at-bats at Frisco after going 3-for-22 with 13 strikeouts following his impressive showing in the Futures Games.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Keone Kela
6Roman Mendez
7Lisalverto Bonilla
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Anthony Bass
10Logan Verrett