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13 Joey Gallo 3B
Height/Weight: 6-5/205 | Birthdate: 11/19/1993 | Birthplace: Henderson, NV | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 47/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rangers OF Joey Gallo destined to stay in minors into September


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has declared on MLB Network Radio that premier outfielder prospect Joey Gallo will not be promoted until at least September unless an injury forces the move.

Gallo got off to a blistering start in his June stint with Texas, but cooled considerably and was sent back down on a 6-for-39 slide and with a slash line of .218/.306/.448. He fanned 25 times in his last 12 games.


Rangers' Joey Gallo experiencing mixed results since demotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2015) Rangers third baseman/left fielder Joey Gallo has had mixed results since being demoted to Triple-A Round Rock in early July. 

The 21-year-old slugger has homered three times and is slugging .465 in 11 games since his demotion. However, he is batting .186 (8 for 43) with 14 strikeouts. He also has three doubles, nine RBI, four runs and six walks.

Gallo, who homered in his first two games in the majors, hit .218 with five home runs, 13 RBI and 43 strikeouts in 25 games with the Rangers.


Rangers option Joey Gallo to Triple-A on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) The Rangers announced they have optioned rookie Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Gallo's demotion opens a roster spot for Josh Hamilton, who was activated from the disabled list.

“It was a great experience,” Gallo said, per The Dallas Morning News. “I faced some really good pitchers. That was one big benefit for me. I had some success and a lot of failure. It was important to see what the level of competition up here is like.”

Gallo showed flashes of promise in his first taste of the big leagues. The 21-year-old had five home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games. But he also posted a meager .218 batting average and struck out nearly 44 percent of his at-bats.

“I’ve got to find a two-strike approach,” Gallo said. “When I got there [to two strikes], I got a little excited. I wanted to do damage every time. I’ve just got to put the ball in play.”


Rangers' Joey Gallo wears golden sombrero on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) Rangers rookie Joey Gallo had a real feast-or-famine type game on Monday in the 8-1 win over the Orioles. Gallo went 1 for 5, but the one hit was a three-run triple, his first career three-bagger.

On the flip side, Gallo struck out in each of his other four plate appearances on Monday, giving him a whopping 43 punchouts over his first 25 big-league games. 

Gallo has certainly shown the power potential, as evidenced by his nine extra base hits so far. But his .218 batting average and .306 on-base percentage certainly leaves a lot to be desired from the 22-year-old.


Joey Gallo starting in center field for Rangers for Leonys Martin


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Joey Gallo will play a brand new position for the Rangers in Saturday's game. 

Gallo is in the starting lineup, playing center field. He had previously played third base and left field for the Rangers since being called up from Triple-A, but he said he's "never" played center, in the minors or amateur ball, per the Star Telegram.

Leonys Martin, who had started the previous 21 games in center, gets a day off. 


Rangers' Joey Gallo out of lineup for third time since promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Rangers third baseman/left fielder Joey Gallo was held out of the starting lineup Friday against the Blue Jays for the second time in five games and third time since his promotion from the minors June 2.

Gallo has hit safely in four straight games, but he is batting just .159 (7 for 44) in his last 13 games. He does have three home runs in that span.


Rangers rookie Joey Gallo working on getting out of hitting slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) After batting .313 in his first eight MLB games, Rangers rookie Joey Gallo headed into Thursday's game against the A's batting .150 (6 for 40) in his last 12 games. 

“I’m being a little impatient, swinging at too much,” he said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’ve got to adjust, too, and keep learning the pitchers. I’m still a little inexperienced in that.

“Maybe my timing is off a little. I’m not seeing the ball too well. The last few games I’ve had pretty good swings, at least. The results just haven’t been there. I’ve just got to keep swinging through it.”

Rangers manager Jeff Banister is not discouraged by Gallo's recent slump. He understands pitchers are adjusting to the rookie slugger and is actually encouraged since Gallo isn't chasing as many pitches out of the strike zone as he did when he first made it to the majors.

“We knew there would be these kind of ripples during every game,” Banister said. “He’s not chasing. These guys know who Joey Gallo is. Believe it or not, he’s getting pitched like Prince Fielder.”


Josh Hamilton's return may send Rangers' Joey Gallo back to minors


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Rangers rookie Joey Gallo changed positions when one veteran returned from the DL. The next one to get healthy may cost him a roster spot. 

Gallo started in left field after third baseman Adrian Beltre was activated on Tuesday. Josh Hamilton, currently on minor league rehab assignment, could return from the DL as soon as Monday. 

If that happens, there may not be room in the lineup for Gallo. 

Gallo is hitting .222 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 18 games. 

"A young player who needs at-bats," GM Jon Daniels said of Gallo, per MLB.com. "We're not going to keep him here unless he is playing on a regular basis. Right now, he's playing on a regular basis."


Rangers' Joey Gallo moves to left to make room for Adrian Beltre


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo will start in left field on Tuesday, for the fourth time this year. 

Gallo's move makes room for Adrian Beltre, just activated from the disabled list, to start at third base. Beltre started 50 of the first 51 games of the season before going on the DL. He hasn't played since May 31. 


Joey Gallo getting work in center field


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo will begin getting pregame work in center field, manager Jeff Bannister said Saturday, per the Fort Worth Star Telegram

Bannister said Gallo would begin shagging balls in center, just in case the team needed him there in the future. 


Rangers bench struggling Joey Gallo on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) The first slump of the major league career of Rangers rookie slugger Joey Gallo has him set to sit Saturday against the host White Sox.

Gallo fanned all four times at the plate Friday night and has nine strikeouts in his last three games. His current 1-for-18 slide has lowered his average from .300 to .224. His lone hit was his third home run in five games.


Rangers' Joey Gallo hits third home run in last five games Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo hit his fifth home run of the season during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.

Gallo hit the two-run shot off Clayton Kershaw in the third inning. The home run was his only hit in four at-bats during the contest and he struck out three times.

Over his last five games, Gallo is hitting .200 with three home runs and five RBI.


Joey Gallo moves to left field for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Joey Gallo, who has been playing third base for the Rangers, will get his first MLB start in left field on Monday. 

Gallo replaces Delino DeShields, who was placed on the disabled list. 

Gallo has a total of six minor league games in left field, all this season at Double-A. 


Rangers 3B Joey Gallo slams fourth home run of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo hit his fourth home run of the season against the Twins on Sunday.

Gallo went 1 for 4 with a solo shot to center field off of Twins starter Phil Hughes in the second inning. 

Gallo is hitting .300 with four home runs and seven RBI in 40 at-bats this season.


Rangers 3B Joey Gallo homers, walks three times on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Rangers rookie third baseman Joey Gallo continued his hot hitting to begin his career. On Saturday, Gallo connected for his third home run of the season, an estimated 471-foot blast, in the 11-7 win over the Twins. 

"What he can do is pretty special," first baseman Mitch Moreland said, per MLB.com. "He's strong and has great leverage. It seems like every time he hits one, you want to be there to watch it."

The home run was his only hit of the game, but he drew a career-high three walks and scored twice, as he upped his batting average to .306. Gallo has been held hitless in just two of his first 10 games.


Rangers rookie Joey Gallo held out for first time since promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Rangers rookie third baseman Joey Gallo was held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Athletics for the first time since his promotion from the minors. He had started the last eight games.

Gallo has hit safely in seven of eight games. He is batting .313 with one double, two home runs and five RBI.


Rangers will be patient with Joey Gallo's strikeout tendency


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Rangers rookie third baseman Joey Gallo leaves you speechless every time he goes to the plate. It's almost a guarantee he'll do something amazing, or he'll strike out. The Rangers are satisfied with that fact right now, per MLB.com.

In 16 at-bats this season, Gallo has struck out 10 times. But he does have five hits, two home runs ans five RBI with a .313 average. So the Rangers will deal with his growing pains.

"It's a learning experience for Joey," manager Jeff Banister said. "Every experience for him is a new experience. He is logging information and the pitchers he has seen. That's what happens when you get off to a special start. They pay attention to you and they work at it.

"If you've got power, they know you can hurt them, so they are really going to pay attention. It's a learning experience. He'll be fine. He'll swing the bat and he'll drive the ball."

Gallo -- major league baseball's No. 8 overall prospect -- is powerful, and with that power comes a tendency to whiff and miss. In the minors, Gallo struck out 33.9 percent of the time he came to the plate.

"If you look at Joey's track record, he does have strikeouts with his power," Banister said. "You want the guy to swing the bat with authority. It's not about cutting down the swing. It's about recognizing pitches and putting a good swing on a pitch you can hit. I'm not concerned. He has been in the big leagues for four days."

As long as Gallo continues to mature and develop plate discipline, the Rangers will continue to be patient with their young slugger.

"The maturation of Joey will come from what he retains, what kind of adjustments he makes from pitch to pitch and at-bat to at-bat," Banister said. "I have seen some of those adjustments. Every experience will be beneficial down the road to making him a complete player."


Rangers swap Joey Gallo, Elvis Andrus in starting lineup Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) The Rangers moved third baseman Joey Gallo to the No. 5 spot in the order Friday night against the Royals, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Manager Jeff Banister swapped Gallo and Elvis Andrus in the lineup, batting Andrus sixth in the order.

Gallo is off to a monster start with a .417 batting average (5 for 12) with two homers and five RBI in his first three career games.


Rangers' Joey Gallo homers in second straight game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Rangers designated hitter Joey Gallo homered for the second time in as many games on Wednesday, going 1 for 4 with three strikeouts and a solo home run in his team's 9-2 loss to the White Sox.

Gallo struck out in all three of his at-bats against lefty starter Chris Sale, but he was able to take lefty reliever Zach Duke deep in the bottom of the ninth inning. He became the first player in Rangers history to homer in two straight games to open his major-league career.

The Rangers aren't going to shy away from using the raw slugger against left-handed pitching, MLB.com reports.

"Every experience that you go through only adds value to the process," manager Jeff Banister said. "He has to face them sometime. You've got to evaluate the makeup, the aptitude, the competitive balance. You didn't see anything that wavered in spring training. He hasn't given us anything to indicate at this level not to go take the at-bats. If we didn't feel he could handle them, he wouldn't be here. The plan bringing him up here was to play him."

Gallo is 4 for 8 with two home runs and five RBI in his two games with the team.


Rangers' Jeff Banister open to moving Joey Gallo to outfield


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) After his impressive debut, Rangers manager Jeff Banister told MLB Network Radio that he'd be open to moving Joey Gallo around, possibly to the outfield.

"That would be a great decision to have to make, and I hope he forces us to make that decision," Banister said.

Gallo was thrown into the fire for his first big-league game against White Sox hurler Jeff Samardzija, and responded with a monster night, which included a two-run single in his first at-bat in the opening frame, a two-run home run in the third inning and a double in the fifth that came a few feet shy of another home run.

"This guy is a good athlete. He can move around. He's played in the outfield, so it isn't out of realm of possibility," Banister said.


Rangers 3B Joey Gallo impresses in big-league debut


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo got his major-league career off on the right start. 

In Tuesday night's 15-2 win over the White Sox, which was also Gallo's debut for the Rangers, Gallo went 3 for 4 and had four RBI.

That included a two-run single in the first inning, a two-run home run in the third inning on a 92 mph fastball and a double. 

"It's crazy," Gallo said, via MLB.com. "To be honest, I didn't expect it to be that good of a night. So it's pretty amazing, it still really hasn't hit me yet, but yeah, it was definitely a lot of fun, a lot of adrenaline. I'm glad it's out of the way."

Gallo also drew a walk. His first three hits came off of White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija. 

Gallo starts his major-league career with a slash line of .750/.800/1.000. 


Rangers 3B Joey Gallo makes MLB debut Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo was immediately inserted into the starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox following his promotion from Double-A Frisco. He hit sixth against White Sox starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

Gallo arrives in the majors with a .268/.382/.628/1.010 slash line in four seasons in the minors. He hit 113 home runs in 330 games. He also struck out 478 times.


Rangers to promote Joey Gallo to majors Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) The Rangers will purchase the contract of third-base prospect Joey Gallo from Double-A Frisco prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox, the team announced.

Named the No. 6 prospect in baseball by Baseball America before the season, Gallo has hit .314/.425/.636 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 121 at-bats with Frisco. He clubbed at least 40 homers in both 2013 and 2014 after managing 22 homers in 206 at-bats during his first professional season.

Gallo will take the 25-man roster spot of Adrian Beltre, who will be placed on the disabled list with a thumb injury. General manager Jon Daniels made it clear that it'll be a short-term call-up for Gallo while Beltre is out, which is expected to be two-to-three weeks, the Dallas Morning News reports.


Rangers' Joey Gallo makes outfield debut Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Rangers third-base prospect Joey Gallo made his organizational debut in the outfield on Monday, playing left field for Double-A Frisco.

General manager Jon Daniels indicated that Gallo will continue to play third base but will receive more time in the outfield moving forward, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"Increasing his versatility as much as anything," Daniels said.

Gallo has been blocked at third base at the major-league level by Adrian Beltre, but if he proves ready to see time in the outfield, it could accelerate his timetable to the majors. He has hit .316/.442/.592 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 76 at-bats with Frisco.


Rangers' Joey Gallo settling in at Double-A following foot surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo has played six games for Double-A Frisco after missing the start of the season due to foot surgery. While Gallo is batting .320 (8 for 25) through six games, the slugger has yet to hit his first home run.

Gallo has a .346 on-base percentage, .520 slugging percentage, .866 OPS, one triple, three doubles, four RBI, two runs, one walk, 10 strikeouts and one stolen base.

He is considered a top-10 prospect by Baseball America (No. 6) and MLB.com (No. 9).