Joey Gallo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/1993 (28)
Joey Gallo Season Stats
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Joey Gallo News
The New York Yankees placed outfielder Joey Gallo and catcher Kyle Higashioka on the COVID-19 injured list prior to Game 1 of the team's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. In corresponding moves, the team called up relief pitcher David McKay from Triple-A and signed catcher Rob Brantly to a major league contract, selecting him to the team's 26-man roster. It's unclear how long both players will be out, but we could see Marwin Gonzalez benefit from Gallo's absence, while Jose Trevino will serve as the team's starting catcher.
New York Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. This is not shocking considering left-hander Dallas Keuchel is pitching for the South Siders. Gallo has been off to a rough start to the season, so he could use a day off. Aaron Hicks will bat ninth and play left field on Saturday. Fantasy managers should expect more of this whenever the Yankees face a left-handed starter.
New York Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles and left-hander Bruce Zimmermann. Gallo is off to a slow start at the plate in his second season with the Yanks, hitting .176/.288/.333 with five home runs, seven RBI, 11 runs scored and 45 strikeouts in 118 plate appearances. As always, he has elite power, but he swings and misses far too often. Marwin Gonzalez will draw into the lineup in left field and hit ninth on Thursday against Zimmermann. The switch-hitter has gone 6-for-27 in his first 16 games with no home runs and three RBI, making him a low-upside, low-cost DFS play in the nine-hole for the Yanks.
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.