Single-A Hickory third baseman Joey Gallo continued to heat up on Tuesday, as he slugged his second…
Lone Star Dugout Q&A: Joey Gallo
Between his 6-foot-5, 205-pound frame and 80-grade raw power, Joey Gallo is difficult to miss on a baseball field. The 39th overall pick in last year's draft, Gallo began his professional career last summer by clubbing 22 home runs in 59 games between the two short-season levels. Along the way, the left-handed slugger set the rookie Arizona League home run record with 18 round-trippers in 43 contests. The 19-year-old Gallo (he'll play the entire season at 19) has continued to impress with his power this spring––both in back-field minor league games and in a couple ‘A' major league stints. The Las Vegas native returned to his hometown over the weekend, as the Rangers' big league club traveled a few hours north to face the Cubs for a pair of exhibition games. Gallo appeared in both games. In the first, he launched a double off the 433-foot-deep wall in dead center field. The next day, he drew two walks against Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva before taking reliever Esmailin Caridad deep...
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