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Joey Gallo | Third Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/19/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo was 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four runs on Thursday for High-A Myrtle Beach.
Gallo's enormous power is no secret, and the 20-year-old slugger put it on display Thursday with a pair of home runs, his first two of the season. After setting a Rookie-level Arizona League in 2012 with 18 homers in 43 games, Gallo led all minor league hitters last season with 40 bombs, with 38 of them coming at Low-A Hickory. That being said, the left-handed hitter has a ton of swing-and-miss to his game, evidenced by his 172/50 strikeout-to-walk ratio last year, and will need to cut down on the whiffs (at least to an extent) moving forward. Apr 11 - 2:38 PM

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Rangers prospect Joey Gallo went 2-for-4 with two homers on Saturday for Low-A Hickory, becoming the first teenager since 1962 to hit 40 home runs in a season.

Despite missing most of July with a groin injury, the 19-year-old has made up for lost time with a historically good August in which he's batted .308/.400/.885 with 12 home runs in 22 games. More specifically, the left-handed slugger has hit six bombs over his last three games. Gallo set the rookie-level Arizona League home run record last summer with 18 in 43 games during his professional debut. He still has too much swing-and-miss to his game with 172 strikeouts in 105 games this season, but few players possess as much raw power.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Rangers prospect Joey Gallo blasted three homers for Low-A Hickory on Friday, giving him 37 long balls on the season.

The 37 homers he's hit between Rookie ball and Low-A, tie George Springer for the overall lead among all minor league players. The 19-year-old slugger is still a few years away from contributing at the big league level, and remains far too prone to the strikeout with 171 in 404 at-bats.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Rangers prospect Joey Gallo will not participate in Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field due to a strained groin.

The 19-year-old hasn't played in a game for Low-A Hickory since last Sunday. A supplemental first-round pick in the 2012 draft, Gallo set a Rookie-level Arizona League record last season by homering 18 times in only 43 games. This year, in his full-season debut for Hickory, the left-handed slugger is batting .225/.311/.540 with 26 home runs in 83 games, but has also struck out 135 times in 311 at-bats (43.4% strikeout rate).
Source: MiLB.com
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo took home top honors on this week's Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet.

Gallo had a monster week for Low-A Hickory, as the 19-year-old batted .432/.462/1.135 (16-for-37) with 14 runs, five doubles, seven home runs and 10 RBI. He currently leads the minor leagues with 21 home runs. While Gallo possesses the most power of any hitter in the low minors, the 6-foot-5 left-handed hitter has been hit or miss (literally) at the plate this season with 102 strikeouts in 241 at-bats.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 05:59:00 PM

ESPN's Keith Law reports that the Rangers signed supplemental first-round pick Joey Gallo.

Law reports that Gallo will receive a $2.25 million bonus, well above the recommended slot value of $1,324,800 for the No. 39 overall pick. Gallo, a high school third baseman, checks in at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds and has some of the best raw power in this year's draft class. His fastball has been clocked at 98 mph, so he could be an option on the mound if he doesn't pan out as a hitter.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Rangers selected high-school 3B Joey Gallo with the No. 39 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

A dominant high-school pitcher, Gallo likely would have been taken higher had he not been committed to playing the field. Gallo is the owner of perhaps the most raw power in the draft, but has a ton of holes in his swing, and is likely too big for third base at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds. He's a highly intriguing, but highly unpredictable talent.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 10:49:00 PM

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