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Joey Gallo | Third Baseman | #13

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/19/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Joey Gallo is no longer a candidate to play first base.
Gallo prepared to play first base during the offseason, but there's not a need there now that Mike Napoli is in the fold. He'll see time between left field and third base in the spring, but starting the season with Triple-A Round Rock appears likely. "There’s really no spot for me anymore, so I’m going to have to battle for wherever there is an opening," said Gallo. "I’m not really worried about anything. I’m just going to go out and get my work in and hopefully at some point I’ll be able to get some at-bats throughout the season up there." Gallo, 23, appeared in just 17 games in the majors last season and struck out in 19 out of his 30 plate appearances. He'll have to force his way into the conversation on the major league roster. Feb 16 - 6:36 PM

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels indicated Thursday that Joey Gallo likely needs more time in the minors.

Daniels gave his thoughts on Gallo when asked if he was a threat to win the starting first base job in the spring. "We think Joey is going to be a very good player in this league, but when is still too early to say," said Daniels. "Ideally, he'd probably get a little more time, unless there is a big jump like Ryan Rua took last year." Gallo socked 25 homers with an .896 OPS in 102 games this season in Triple-A, but he went just 1-for-25 with 19 strikeouts in the majors. He doesn't turn 23 until later this month, so the Rangers still have high hopes for him in the long run, but it's a lot to ask him to be a productive regular right away. At the very least, they aren't going to put too much pressure on him going into the spring. Mitch Moreland is a free agent this winter, so Daniels mentioned Ryan Rua and Jurickson Profar as possible alternatives at first base.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Joey Gallo will be shut down for the next 4-6 weeks with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.

Gallo suffered the injury last week while playing in a game in the Venezuelan Winter League. He's obviously done with winter ball, but the young slugger should be 100 percent by spring training next February. Gallo will try to finally carve out a role with the big-league Rangers in 2017 after another promising offensive season in the minors.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 08:07:00 PM

Joey Gallo could return to Texas to be evaluated after straining his left hamstring in the Venezuelan Winter League on Thursday.

It doesn't appear at this point to be an injury worth worrying about, but rest assured the Rangers will hold him out of action for a while if there's any risk at all. Gallo has been playing first base in Venezuela, a position he's seen little time at in the states.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 01:24:00 PM

Joey Gallo will play first base in winter ball in Venezuela.

Gallo has posted big numbers in the minors, but he owns a .173/.281/.368 batting line with 76 strikeouts in 153 plate appearances. Still, he won't be 23 until November and the Rangers see him having a possible role in 2017. "Joey is still a premium talent," said Rangers manager Jeff Banister. "This guy has what very few in the game have. His raw power is off the charts. The power shows up, but it's the hit-ability and the consistency that has to get better."
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Rangers recalled INF/OF Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gallo struggled down the stretch in Triple-A and ultimately finished with a .240/.367/.529 batting line to go along with 25 homers over 102 games. The 22-year-old still has promise for the long-term, but he's unlikely to play a significant role this month.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers were able to acquire Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran on Monday without parting with Gallo, but now there's no room for him on the active roster. The young slugger will try to try to earn his way back with his production in the minors.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Joey Gallo would be the centerpiece if the Rangers and Brewers are able to complete a trade involving Jonathan Lucroy.

Passan adds that the two sides have been "talking for days." With the Indians and Mets out of the mix, this feels like a logical match. Gallo has bust potential with his swing-and-miss tendencies, but it's hard to find another prospect with his massive power. He'd be a big get for rebuilding Milwaukee.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 03:47:00 PM

TR Sullivan of reports that the Brewers are likely seeking Joey Gallo in a potential deal for Jonathan Lucroy.

After the Brewers deal with the Indians fell through, it looks as though they are still shopping their All-Star backstop, with the Rangers emerging as the favorites. Gallo has his warts with the swing-and-miss in his game, but has prodigious power and would be fun to watch at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Joey Gallo hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

So it begins. Gallo muscled a Sonny Gray pitch to left-center in the fifth inning to get the Rangers on the board. It was his only hit in four at-bats, and he struck out in two of the four at-bats. That's a typical Gallo night, as he'll strike out plenty but he hits it plenty far when he makes contact. The power makes him fantasy relevant, but the propensity to swing and miss makes him a high-risk, high-reward player.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 12:56:00 AM

Joey Gallo is starting at first base and batting sixth on Tuesday night against the Athletics.

Mitch Moreland is at designated hitter and Jurickson Profar is starting at shortstop. Gallo will probably get the majority of his playing time at first base, with Moreland seeing a dip in action. The 22-year-old slugger was sporting a .939 OPS with 19 home runs and 47 RBI in 70 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Rangers recalled INF/OF Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gallo has posted a .939 OPS with 19 home runs and 47 RBI in 70 games this season at the Triple-A level. Plate discipline remains an issue for the 22-year-old, but he has incredible raw power and could take on significant fantasy value if he finds a good offensive groove and regular playing time in Texas. Gallo has appeared in 23 games at first base and 33 games at third base this year with Round Rock. He played a lot of left field last year.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports the Rangers are willing to trade Joey Gallo for a long-term starting pitcher.

The Rangers have been talking to the Rays about acquiring one of their starting pitchers and Gallo, who was previously thought to be off limits, could be part of the return package if the two sides strike a deal. Gallo is still a power-hitting behemoth but he hasn't been able to crack the Rangers' lineup with Adrian Beltre occupying third base and Shin-Shoo Choo and Nomar Mazara blocking his path at corner outfield. The 22-year-old has hit .250 this year with 16 HR and 40 RBI in 216 at-bats for Triple-A Round Rock.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Rangers OF prospect Joey Gallo matched a career-high with four hits Thursday in Triple-A Round Rock's loss to Memphis.

He homered and drove in three runs as the Express were handed a 13-7 defeat. The 22-year-old has been a steady source of power for Round Rock, collecting 15 HR with 38 RBI this season. Despite missing time with a groin injury, Gallo still ranks sixth in the Pacific Coast League with 40 walks. He's only seen one at-bat in the major leagues this year with Nomar Mazara and Shin-Soo Choo manning the two corner outfield spots in Texas.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

Gallo was with the club for just a couple of days as an extra bat, and he saw just one at-bat during his stay. He'll head back to Round Rock where he'll undoubtedly crush Triple-A pitching until he is needed once more.
Sat, May 28, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
4Brett Hayes
5Steven Lerud
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ronald Guzman
3Josh Hamilton
2B1Rougned Odor
2Drew Robinson
3Doug Bernier
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Jurickson Profar
2Ryan Rua
3Travis Snider
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Cesar Puello
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Joey Gallo
Starting Pitcher
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Mike Hauschild
8Dillon Gee
9Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Keone Kela
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Eddie Gamboa
10Nick Martinez
11Jose Leclerc
12Andrew Faulkner
13Wesley Wright