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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pelicans’ patient Gallo hits three homers | MiLB.com News

This guy could be scary good.

A year ago, Gallo became the first teenager to hit 40 home runs in the Minors in over 50 years. His raw power—touted highly before he arrived in Class A Hickory—was on full display throughout the summer, but his plate approach was also often questioned. Gallo struck out in 37 percent of his plate appearances and batted just .245.

He’s hitting .359 right now in large part because he’s drastically cut down on the strikeouts. His strikeout rate is 25.3 percent and his walk rate is up to 18.1 percent

“I’m laying off pitches and deciding which pitch to hit and which not to hit,” he said. “That’s helped a lot so far. I’m laying off pitches in the dirt, laying off high pitches. Going up there with a plan of what they’re going to do to you.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 24, 2014 at 07:05 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: joey gallo, prospects, rangers

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   1. Boxkutter Posted: April 24, 2014 at 11:01 AM (#4693111)
Love this kid. Total man-crush on him. I drafted him two years ago in my DMB League, and I love the improvements he's made this year.
   2. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: April 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM (#4693119)
The link is borked. This one works.

EDIT: Just discovered that I can no longer make a link with "a href=" inside pointy brackets.

EDIT EDIT: 359/458/891 at the moment. *Way* too early to get anything definitive from those numbers, but he has the look of a guy overpowering his league. The Rangers must be really happy to see that.
   3. herb Posted: April 24, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4693296)
No, not Joey GALLO. I said Joey CALLO - with a "C".
   4. bfan Posted: April 24, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4693555)
Forget Gallo; how about Jason Giambi as an MLB batting coach? Right now, I see the Royals, Braves and mets as being possible suitors.
   5. Al Kaline Trio Posted: April 24, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4693614)
Gallo became the first teenager to hit 40 home runs in the Minors in over 50 years


That's a lot of homeruns for a 'ute.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:33 AM (#4693785)
Forget Gallo; how about Jason Giambi as an MLB batting coach? Right now, I see the Royals, Braves and mets as being possible suitors.

I'd assume Cleveland gets first crack.

I'm not sure how troubling that K rate is for a guy this young. Could be no big deal, could mean he'll K half the time at AA. But as #2 suggests, if he's destroying the league, you need to move him up soon.

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