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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Texas Rangers Slugger Joey Gallo Becomes the Ninth Player Since 2015 to Finish a Season with 40 or More Home Runs and Fewer Than 100 RBI

Dunn and Gallo can both be described as “Three True Outcomes” hitters who are most likely to end a plate appearance with either a walk, home run, or strikeout.  However, Gallo may be taking the “Three True Outcomes” hitting style to a new level as he walked 75 times while recording just 94 hits—less than half his 196 punchouts.  Moreover, Gallo’s 94 hits was a new low for a slugger who hit 40 or more home runs.  Not surprisingly, the slugger who held this dubious distinction before Gallo was Dunn with 110 hits in 2012.  Set to turn 24 and having just completed his first full season in 2017, Gallo could have several 40 home run/sub-100 RBI campaigns in his future.

Another unique aspect of Gallo’s 2017 campaign is that the youngster joined Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire as just the third slugger to hit more home runs than singles while still amassing enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title.  Interestingly enough, Bonds and McGwire accomplished this odd feat during years in which they broke the single-season home run record.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Rangers’ Joey Gallo hits 490-foot home run | MLB.com

This is a home run.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 18, 2017 at 06:57 AM | 50 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Jamey Newberg: Way. - GammonsDaily.com

Joey Gallo hit another bomb today.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 09, 2017 at 03:44 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Joey Gallo hit homers over the batter’s eye in Texas on back-to-back nights | MLB.com

Joey Gallo is one freaky dude. Check out this stat line:

Jim Furtado Posted: August 03, 2017 at 12:30 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Mariners hang on in Texas to win 4th straight | MLB.com

The first home does seem understated at 465 feet.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2017 at 08:17 AM | 19 comment(s)
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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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