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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Joey Gallo on Athleticism and Defensive Versatility | FanGraphs Baseball

On his pitching background: “There was no chance of me going into pro ball as a pitcher. I had a lot of opportunities to do that. Pretty much every team came into my house and wanted me to be a pitcher, including teams with a really high pick. We would always say no. I wanted to hit. If all else failed — if I couldn’t figure it out at the plate — then maybe I would go to pitching.

“I could always throw hard. My senior year [of high school], I was 94-98 as a starter, and when I came in from third base to close, I was upper 90s. I touched 100 once, which was a pretty cool moment.

“I always ask, ‘When are you going to let me get an inning in?’ but I don’t think it will happen any time soon. If they do let me do it, they might not let me hit anymore. In a way, I’m kind of scared to go on the mound, because I might be too good.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2017 at 09:53 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo Is Here to Stay - Minor League Ball

Will he ever hit above .250? Will it matter?

So don’t focus on his .205 average or his 71 strikeouts; league-leading “Crush” Davis provides a direct cautionary tale for the Rangers. Gallo has managed 23 walks, stolen four bases without being caught, his .548 slugging percentage ranks 23rd in all of baseball and a .861 OPS is also top 50 (42nd) in the league.

It may not be in the most traditional statistical sense, but Joey Gallo is a very, very unique player. He has certainly arrived, and is indeed here to stay.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 30, 2017 at 06:23 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Friday, May 05, 2017


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rangers’ Joey Gallo hits hardest homer of 2017 | MLB.com

He doesn’t get cheated.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2017 at 09:06 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Joey Gallo’s monster homer gave a faraway Rangers fan an unexpected souvenir | MLB.com

This is a home run.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 05, 2017 at 08:09 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: joey gallo, rangers

Monday, March 06, 2017

Is time running out for Texas’ top talents?

“Don’t hold it against these players,” Daniels said. “That’s on us. We promoted them aggressively because they were advanced in a lot of ways, and when you get to Triple-A at age 19 or 20 years old and reach the big leagues at 20 or 21, that’s unusual. The guys that hit and perform immediately are on the fast track to the Hall of Fame discussion.

“We’ve asked these guys to play out of position and in less-than-everyday roles, and that’s a challenge. The talent and the instincts haven’t gone anywhere.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 06, 2017 at 06:54 AM | 30 comment(s)
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