Joey Gallo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/1993 (27)
Joey Gallo Season Stats
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Joey Gallo News
Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo (groin) was forced to exit early during Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants. He was removed due to groin tightness during the eighth inning. This is concerning since Gallo is likely going to be the Rangers' biggest trade chip at the deadline. Gallo slapped his 11th home run of the season in this game, but could very well miss a few games as a precaution. Fantasy managers will need to wait until more information is available.
Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo hit seven home runs in May, but he's not making the type of hard contact we've seen him make in prior years. Gallo was extremely disappointing in 2020, when he slashed .181/.301/.378 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI over 57 games. This year so far, he's been looking like a similar player, slashing .211/.360/.389 with nine home runs and 25 RBI over 53 games. His career slugging percentage is .487 and he slugged .598 back in 2019, when he hit 22 home runs in 70 games. From 2017 through 2019, he maintained a barrel rate around 23% and a hard-hit rate around 50%. This year, he has a 15.4% barrel rate and a 42.3% hard-hit rate. Gallo should still be a strong source of home runs, but he may not have the 40 home run upside he had in previous years.
Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo had three hits on Saturday, including his seventh home run of the season, during the club's 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros. The 27-year-old outfielder has rediscovered his power stroke in May after hitting just two home runs in April. His ISO rate has jumped from just .084 last month to .327 so far this month. The power spike has coincided with a more aggressive approach. His walk rate in May is just 4% compared to 22% in April. The new baseball is quieting offenses around baseball but few players can match Gallo's raw power. As long as he stays healthy, he should hit 30 or more home runs this season.
Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo had a down 2020, slashing .181/.301/.378 with 10 HR over 226 PAs. By now, gamers know what to expect from the all-or-nothing slugger. He'll strike out way too often (35 K% last season) while posting one of the lowest BABIPs in the league (.259) due to an extreme pull tendency, dooming his average every year. He also hits a ton of fly balls (55 FB% last year, 50.8% career) with plenty of power behind them, allowing him to make a run at 40 HR annually. Last season's 96.8 mph average airborne exit velocity and 14% rate of Brls/BBE were both strong, but Gallo was considerably better in both 2019 (101.2 mph, 25.6% Brls/BBE) and 2018 (99.9 mph, 22.5% Brls/BBE). Globe Life Field certainly looked like an extreme pitcher's park, but could it have made that much of a difference? The Rangers don't have that many offensive weapons, so Gallo is locked into the cleanup spot even if he continues to struggle. With an ADP of 170.05, betting on a Gallo rebound could be a very profitable investment in fantasy.