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Gallo, Profar willing to play any spot on field

Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo are two of the most highly rated prospects to come out of the Rangers' farm system. Over the past few years, both have been ranked No. 1 in Texas' system and in the Top 10. Now they continue to wait their turn to see what the next six weeks holds in store for them.
4 days ago

Report: Rays showing interest in Rangers' Profar

The Tampa Bay Rays reportedly have shown interest in Rangers utility man Jurickson Profar this offseason.According to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant, the Rays have inquired twice with Texas about Profar’s availability.The Rays have a need at second base after trading Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers, which Profar could fill.Profar turns 24 in February and was once regarded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Police escort helped Joey Gallo get to ballpark on time

Texas Rangers powerful prospect Joey Gallo hit a 448-foot opposite field blast after getting called up to the big leagues on Tuesday, but he wouldn’t have been able to do so without some help from a state trooper. Gallo got a phone call at 1:30 PM on Tuesday that he was headed back up to the bigs (he played in 36 games with the Rangers in 2015), so he had to hurry up and get to...
Via The Comeback
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers willing to trade Joey Gallo for rotation help

As the Texas Rangers go forth into the trade market, it appears as though no player is off limits. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, the Rangers are willing to move power-hitting outfielder Joey Gallo in exchange for starting pitching help. Passan notes the potential trade partner compatibility between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays, who are said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers prospect shares moving story of meeting slain Dallas police officer

Texas Rangers outfielder prospect Joey Gallo was affected more deeply by the killing of five Dallas police officers Thursday than most people. Five officers were killed in a shooting that took place during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. One of the deceased officers is Patrick Zamarripa, who was a huge sports fan. He was such a big fan that he  actually recognized Gallo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Slugger Joey Gallo called up by Rangers

The Texas Rangers have called in for reinforcements, and they will be receiving them in the form of slugger Joey Gallo. Gallo, a former first-round pick by the Rangers in 2012, was called up by the club on Monday after Drew Stubbs was placed on the 15-day DL. Gallo was mashing in Triple-A Round Rock this season, hitting five doubles and eight home runs for a .639 slugging percentage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Gallo crushes 471-foot home run

Texas Rangers rookie Joey Gallo can hit baseballs real far. Minnesota Twins rookie JR Graham can throw baseballs real fast. What happens when Gallo connects with a Graham fastball? Well, this. Huh. Well then. Joey Gallo, your power is intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. The bomb went 471 feet, in case anyone is curious Even the home runs are bigger...
Via The Outside Corner
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo talks strikeouts and swinging for power

By Eno Sarris It’s only been 35 major-league plate appearances, but Joey Gallo has already made quite the impression. The ball doesn’t fly off the bat any faster than it does off his, and he’s also second in the big leagues in three-true-outcome percentage (K%+BB%+HR%) — he’s a slugger’s slugger. He’s also second in the big leagues in strikeout rate. “I...
Via Fangraphs
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo arrives in Texas

By Chris Mitchell With Adrian Beltre set to miss the next few weeks with a thumb injury, the Texas Rangers did something a little unexpected. To fill Beltre’s void, they called up top prospect Joey Gallo from Double-A, who ranked 16th on our top-200 list heading into the season. Gallo made his big-league debut last night, and went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and a...
Via Fangraphs
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Gallo homers in first career game

Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo made his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox, and after a two-run single in his first at bat in the first inning, he absolutely obliterated a pitch from Jeff Samardzija in his second at bat in the third inning. Gallo was a premier power hitter in the minor leagues, and through at least one game, the pop has translated...
Via The Outside Corner
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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