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Joey Gallo | Third Baseman | #13

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/19/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
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Joey Gallo collected his 14th homer and his fifth double Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Even though he's hitting just .193, Gallo still has the best OPS among Rangers regulars, besting Nomar Mazara by 40 points (.839 to .798). As long as he doesn't falter, he should move to left field once Adrian Beltre comes off the DL. May 23 - 11:09 PM

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Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers' starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the Tigers.

He'll take a seat with southpaw Matt Boyd on the mound. Pete Kozma is starting in his place at the hot corner and will bat eighth for the Rangers on Sunday.
May 21 - 4:44 PM

Joey Gallo clobbered a two-run homer on Friday, powering the Rangers to a 5-3 victory over the Tigers.

Gallo's mammoth two-run shot off of Daniel Norris put the Rangers ahead 5-1 in the sixth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night and came with a pair of strikeouts. While his power has been extremely impressive with 13 homers and 29 RBI, Gallo is hitting just .188/.304/.514 with a whopping 63 strikeouts in 161 plate appearances.
May 19 - 11:29 PM

Joey Gallo slugged a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Athletics on Friday.

After Mike Napoli tied things up against Santiago Casilla with a sacrifice fly, Gallo pulled a rocket down the right field line and off the foul pole. It was his first career walk-off hit. The young slugger is still striking out in bunches, so he’s batting just .203, but he’s second in the AL with 12 homers and is tied for fifth with 27 RBI. It's been quite the 24 hours for the Rangers.
May 12 - 11:53 PM

Joey Gallo is getting the night off Thursday.

Pete Kozma will start at third base and bat ninth versus Padres left-hander Clayton Richard. Gallo has tallied 11 home runs and 24 RBI in 35 games this season, but he's batting .143 against left-handed pitching.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Rangers definitely have some appeal against Clayton Richard this evening - they have one of the highest Vegas team totals on the board - but pivoting away from them in tournaments has merit. Richard has been outstanding in terms of keeping the ball on the ground this year, coming into tonight with a 62.2 GB%. He's still unable to miss many RHBs judging by his 12.2 K%, so boom-or-bust plays like Mike Napoli - who tend to strike out a lot - are still worthwhile one-offs.
May 11 - 3:27 PM

Joey Gallo singled and ripped a two-run homer Tuesday in San Diego.

Gallo struck out against Jered Weaver in the first inning but then hit a towering shot off of him in the third that cleared the right-field wall. The slugger's average dropped below .200 after a hitless night Monday, but he's got the mark back to .205 now to go along with his 11 dingers.
May 9 - 6:34 PM

Joey Gallo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Monday after sitting out Sunday's game.

Gallo's batting average slipped under .200 to .194 tonight, but he still has a team-leading .820 OPS (assuming one doesn't count Robinson Chirinos' 1.166 mark in 30 at-bats). He certainly should keep playing regularly until Adrian Beltre returns, at which time the Rangers can evaluate how he fits.
May 9 - 1:24 AM

Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

The Rangers are sitting both Gallo and Nomar Mazara with the Mariners throwing left Dillon Overton. They have Pete Kozma at third base, Shin-Soo Choo in right field, Mike Napoli in the designated hitter spot and Ryan Rua at first base.
May 7 - 1:03 PM

Joey Gallo launched a solo home run, his 10th of the season, in Saturday's loss in Seattle.

Gallo continues to fill in admirably for Adrian Beltre (calf), at least in the power department. The young hot corner man is tied for the team lead with Nomar Mazara at 21 RBI although he has a paltry .204 batting average to hurt fantasy owners in rotisserie formats.
May 7 - 5:47 AM

Joey Gallo went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Rangers topped the Astros 10-4 on Thursday.

Gallo batted sixth today after going hitless in the cleanup spot last night. Sixth is probably where he belongs, given that he's not going to offer much more than homers and walks. He has been the Rangers' best hitter thus far, though.
May 4 - 6:21 PM

Joey Gallo is hitting cleanup against the Astros on Wednesday.

This is the highest Gallo has batted in the lineup this season. The 23-year-old slugger has had his issues with contact (.207 batting average), but has showcased legitimate power -- eight of his 18 hits on the season have left the ballpark. He will face off with Astros starter Charlie Morton in Wednesday's contest.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Gallo's promotion up to the clean-up spot certainly makes him a more appealing DFS target, although the downside is that he's now likely to be far more popular in GPPs. Charlie Morton has looked great this year compared to years past, due in part to his velocity spiking - his fastball is sitting around 95 MPH, a figure he's never hit in the past on average. Morton has also excelled vs. LHBs so far this season (2.83 xFIP, 34.5 K%), but he has been far from dominant against them in the past. Gallo's HR upside makes him a viable GPP target across the industry.
May 3 - 4:39 PM

Joey Gallo gave the Rangers their only run with a homer off the Twins' Ervin Santana in Tuesday's loss.

Gallo is going to force the Rangers to put him in left field after Adrian Beltre returns. He's up to seven homers now, giving him as many as any two other Rangers combined. His .945 OPS puts him 200 points higher than any of the team's other regulars.
Apr 26 - 1:04 AM

Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Gallo's solo homer off Scott Alexander in the sixth inning was his sixth of the season and bumped his RBI total to 14. He has now whacked four homers in his last five games. That tremendous power upside comes with a .213 average and a propensity to strike out, but if Gallo can figure out how to put the bat on the ball more consistently, look out.
Apr 23 - 6:39 PM

Joey Gallo clubbed a pair of long home runs and knocked in three runs in a win over the Royals on Friday.

It was his first career multi-homer game. Gallo broke a tie with a two-run rocket off Nathan Karns in the second inning. The ball traveled an estimated 462 feet to right field and actually hit a popcorn stand on the concourse in right field. All patrons must stay alert when he’s at the plate. His second homer, a solo shot in the fifth inning off Karns, was a moonshot to the second deck in right-center field. The 23-year-old is still striking out in bunches — he has 23 strikeouts in just 56 at-bats — but he leads the Rangers with five home runs.
Apr 22 - 12:48 AM

Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's extra-innings win over the Royals.

Gallo hit a one-out double off of Travis Wood in the 13th inning, and he raced home to score the winning run on Delino DeShields' walk-off single a batter later. He also struck out twice in the game -- he's now struck out 22 times in 53 at-bats -- and is hitting just .189/.295/.453 after Thursday's 1-for-5 night. He hits balls hard when he makes contact, but it's the contact that has eluded the 23-year-old for much of his major league career to this point.
Apr 21 - 12:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez