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  • jjpm74
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    Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    Is he related to the Joey Gallo gunned down in Umberto's ?
    Didn't he have a cousin named Vinny?

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  • PVNICK
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    MLB Rookie Report: Joey Gallo, INF-OF, Rangers. The text is below, should the link not work. An actual scout with actual stats and an opinion might be useful.

    Mandrake I got crickets when I made a similar inquiry on a different thread when the name Joey Gallo came up. Ironically on of the tabloids had an article on restaurant mob hits over the years recently.

    MLB Rookie Report: Joey Gallo, INF-OF, Texas Rangers

    By John Sickels on May 24, 2016, 11:38a 13






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    With the big league team hampered with injuries, the Texas Rangers promoted top prospect Joey Gallo to the major league roster yesterday. Although he saw substantial playing time in the bigs last year he is still a technical rookie with just 109 at-bats on the resume.

    From the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book









    Joey Gallo, 3B-OF, Texas Rangers
    Bats: L Throws: R HT: 6-5 WT: 205 DOB: November 19, 1993

    2013: Grade B-; 2014: Grade B; 2015: Grade A-

    What Joey Gallo did in the majors last year is exactly what he should be expected to do with his present skill set: show outstanding, 80-grade power, draw some walks, and strike out at an historic level. In many ways Gallo is an easy player to analyze as both his strengths and weaknesses are obvious, but in other ways he is also a tough case for future projection. He’s shown some ability to adjust and will obviously destroy any mistake from the pitcher, yet his contact problems remain quite serious as demonstrated handily by PCL and AL competition. If you put him in the lineup right now he might struggle to hit .200 over a full season and could strike out 220 times, while hitting 30 homers. How do you value that? Can he improve from there? Sure. You can draw a case where he ends up as a Chris Davis-caliber erratic slugger who hits .280 some seasons and .190 others. You can make an Adam Dunn projection. You can be really optimistic and think he eventually becomes Jim Thome. Or you could say he never fully solves his issues and becomes a Russell Branyanish journeyman. All are entirely plausible outcomes. I tend towards the optimistic side with this one but can’t guarantee that it will be a smooth path to get there. Grade A-.



    ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY

    Gallo was hitting .265/.415/.639 in 83 at-bats for Triple-A Round Rock before his promotion, with 22 walks and 24 strikeouts. Both his walk and strikeout rates showed substantial improvement compared to last year's sojourn in Triple-A, where he hit .195/.289/.450. Pacific Coast League observers report Gallo making the needed adjustments to hone the strike zone and adapt to more advanced pitching. He was playing third base at Round Rock but was scuffling thus far with a .902 fielding percentage, though showing decent range.

    Overall, the pre-season take hasn't changed much. Gallo offers tremendous power and will draw walks but will ring up a considerable number of strikeouts and isn't likely to hit for average right now. Gallo does have a persistent pattern of struggling with contact in his first look at a level then making some adjustments and boosting his production. My guess is that the same pattern will occur in the majors; his true breakout may wait until 2017.




    Adam J. Morris at Lone Star Ball notes that it is unclear right now how much playing time or at what positions Gallo will see action in the short run. We'll have to see how that pans out; sitting on the bench would not be good for his development, as Gallo needs consistent at-bats to refine his approach and do this as often as possible:

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  • mandrake
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    Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Joey Gallo == Dallas McPherson
    Is he related to the Joey Gallo gunned down in Umberto's ?

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  • Cowtipper
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    Joey Gallo == Dallas McPherson

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  • jjpm74
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    Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
    Syndergaard I wouldn't do even up, but if the Rangers wanted to sweeten the pot - I would listen, or make it a huge multi player deal.
    In this scenario I would listen.

    About the only player I would trade straight up for Syndergaard is Trout (which will never happen since the only way the Angels would ever trade Trout would be for 1/2 the LA Dodger's farm system at this point).

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  • Paulypal
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    Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
    It depends on who they are asking for in return. He'd make the team instantly better and is a potential long term fit at a needed position (let's face it; David Wright's career as a starter is over). I would definitely trade Matz, Harvey, Wheeler or deGrom for him. I don't think I'd give up Syndergaard for him.
    If Texas would take Harvey for him...I would drive Harvey to Texas myself. David Wright can no longer be considered.

    Wheeler I would do in 2 seconds - same with Matz.

    deGrom I would probably do also even up just not as quick.

    Syndergaard I wouldn't do even up, but if the Rangers wanted to sweeten the pot - I would listen, or make it a huge multi player deal.

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  • jjpm74
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    It depends on who they are asking for in return. He'd make the team instantly better and is a potential long term fit at a needed position (let's face it; David Wright's career as a starter is over). I would definitely trade Matz, Harvey, Wheeler or deGrom for him. I don't think I'd give up Syndergaard for him.

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  • Paulypal
    started a topic Should the Mets trade for Joe Gallo??

    Should the Mets trade for Joe Gallo??

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports the Rangers are willing to trade Joey Gallo for a long-term starting pitcher.
    The Rangers have been talking to the Rays about acquiring one of their starting pitchers and Gallo, who was previously thought to be off limits, could be part of the return package if the two sides strike a deal. Gallo is still a power-hitting behemoth but he hasn't been able to crack the Rangers' lineup with Adrian Beltre occupying third base and Shin-Shoo Choo and Nomar Mazara blocking his path at corner outfield. The 22-year-old has hit .250 this year with 16 HR and 40 RBI in 216 at-bats for Triple-A Round Rock.


    For those of you that don't know Gallo has huge power and plays 3rd Base. He is one of the highest ranked prospects over the last couple of years.

    Should the Mets trade for him? If so ....for who?

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