Joey Gallo (baseball)

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Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo 2013.jpg
Gallo bats for the Hickory Crawdads, 2013
Texas Rangers
Third baseman
Born: (1993-11-19) November 19, 1993 (age 20)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Gallo (born November 19, 1993) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Texas Rangers organization.

Early years[edit]

Gallo attended Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada.[1] As a senior he was the Nevada Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and a High School All American by MaxPreps, ESPNHS and USA Today.[2][3][4][5] He hit a Nevada high school record 67 career home runs, and during his senior year of high school, he had a .509 batting average with 21 home runs and 80 RBIs.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Gallo was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round with the 39th overall selection in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[7][8]

Gallo started his career with the Arizona League Rangers, where he hit .293/.435/.733 with 18 home runs and 52 runs batted in in 43 games. The 18 home runs were an Arizona League record.[9] He was named the Arizona League MVP.[10][11] He was promoted to the Class A Short-Season Spokane Indians of the Northwest League, hitting .214/.343/.464 with four home runs in 16 games.

Prior to the 2013 season, Gallo was the Rangers 10th best prospect according to Baseball America.[12] He played the season with the Class A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League. He became the first teenager since Dick Simpson in 1962 to hit 40 home runs in a minor league season.[13] Gallo won the Joe Bauman Home Run Award for hitting the most home runs in minor league baseball for the 2013 season.[14] Over the offseason, he worked out with Troy Tulowitzki and Jason Giambi at the Philippi Sports Institute in Las Vegas.[15] He started the 2014 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders in June.[16] In July, he played in the All-Star Futures Game, where he was named the MVP of the game after hitting a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brewer, Ray. "Gorman baseball player Joey Gallo has big bat, talent to merit first-round draft pick". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rohrbach, Ben. "Nevada Baseball POY: Joey Gallo". Espn.go.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kevin Askeland (July 4, 2012). "Joey Gallo leads 2012 MaxPreps All-American Baseball Team". Maxpreps.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "ESPNHS 2012 Baseball All-Americans". Espn.go.com. June 21, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Jim Halley, USA TODAY (January 14, 2013). "Tampa Jesuit'S Lance Mccullers Jr. Leads All-Usa Baseball Team". Usatodayhss.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Davison, Drew. "Home run ball has gotten Rangers prospect Joey Gallo plenty of love". Star-telegram.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ By RunThisTown (Matt Philips). "Bishop Gorman’s Joey Gallo goes 39th overall to the Texas Rangers". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rangers draft high school power on Day 1". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fresh out of high school, prospect Joey Gallo puts on Texas Rangers uniform for first time". Rangersblog.dallasnews.com. March 16, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Wild, Danny (August 29, 2012). "Rangers' Gallo named AZL's best". Milb.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ Boedeker, Adam (November 6, 2012). "Gallo Takes MVP Honors in Arizona". Nbcdfw.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 5, 2012). "Baseball America 2013 Texas Rangers top 10 prospects". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ Seiner, Jake (August 31, 2013). "Gallo makes history with 40th homer". Milb.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Late charge earns Gallo Bauman Award: Rangers slugger edges Astros' Springer in season's final week". MiLB. September 5, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Slugging prospect Gallo works out with two All-Stars | texasrangers.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ Gallo, Gonzalez promoted to Double-A Frisco
  17. ^ Joey Gallo earns Futures Game MVP honors after leading Team USA to victory

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