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Birth Date11-19-1993
Height6' 5"
Weight205 lbs
Age20 years, 10 months, 1 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 SPO A- 16 67 .292 .250 .322 .363 .253 .308 97 2.2 1.8 0.3 1.6 -0.9 3.4 0.5 3.4 0.5
2012 RNG Rk 43 193 .393 .265 .350 .388 .277 .313 98 29.9 6.0 0.4 -7.8 3.3 37.8 2.9 37.8 2.9
2013 HIC A 106 446 .316 .250 .320 .373 .265 .305 103 26.1 12.4 1.3 -3.6 3.1 39.1 3.7 39.1 3.7
2013 RNG Rk 5 21 .444 .283 .337 .405 .289 .500 88 4.4 0.6 0 0.2 0.2 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2014 MYR A+ 58 246 .390 .254 .321 .375 .256 .370 100 35.1 7.2 0.6 3.5 1.0 45.2 4.9 45.2 4.9
2014 FRI AA 68 291 .293 .253 .320 .380 .255 .322 106 9.7 7.9 -0.3 0.8 -1.3 14.1 1.6 14.1 1.6

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 RNG Rk 193 44 44 10 1 18 43 37 52 6 0 .293 .435 .733 .440 .393 37.8 -7.8 2.9
2012 SPO A- 67 9 12 2 0 4 9 11 26 0 0 .214 .343 .464 .250 .292 3.4 1.6 0.5
2013 RNG Rk 21 4 7 4 0 2 10 2 7 1 0 .368 .429 .895 .526 .444 5.1 0.2 0.5
2013 HIC A 446 82 96 19 5 38 78 48 165 14 1 .245 .334 .610 .365 .316 39.1 -3.6 3.7
2014 FRI AA 291 44 58 10 0 21 56 36 115 2 0 .232 .334 .524 .292 .293 14.1 0.8 1.6
2014 MYR A+ 246 53 61 9 3 21 50 51 64 5 3 .323 .463 .735 .413 .390 45.2 3.5 4.9

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Going Yard: The Great Javier Baez BoomstickRyan Parker2014-08-05
BP Unfiltered: From the Road: Up Close, Batting Practice at 2014 MLB Futures GameNick J. Faleris2014-08-01
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Fantasy Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2013-07-08
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Past Ben, want to guess what the top five names on the MLB home run leaderboard in 2018 look like? Also, congrats on the upcoming five-year anniversary of TINO. The show got much better in year three after Craig was replaced with Hank the Dog.
(Ben Carsley from The Future)
Giancarlo Stanton. Joey Gallo. Kris Bryant. Miguel Cabrera. Raul Ibanez. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, NOW is it time to worry about Joey Gallo?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I'm probably the wrong person to ask because I have never been as high on him as most of the BP fantasy team has been. I love the power obviously, but you have to be able to make a certain amount of contact to succeed in the majors, even in today's high strikeout environment. I get it: he's a 20-year-old hitting monster home runs in Double-A and there is still a lot of time for him to improve. But he's still going to have to cut down on those whiffs, and that's a project, not something that will happen overnight. The guy he reminds me of is Russ Branyan: a 90s prospect who had monster power and just couldn't get past the strikeouts in the majors. (Mike Gianella)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Arrieta a top 20 pitcher going into 2015? Who would you rather have in a Dynasty League, Oscar Tavares or Joey Gallo?
(Kyle from Florida)
Maybe not top 20 in a mixed but he's close. I think the improvements are legit and we are looking at a 1b or a 2a in fantasy. If someone puts him in their top 20 I won't be shocked. I definitely want the all around player in Taveras. I see a superstar in the making with him and a $20-25 player if I'm wrong. With Gallo I see a one-trick pony who is going to hurt the average or - at best - be BA neutral. (Mike Gianella)
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)You can watch either Joey Gallo, Wily Mo Pena, or Carlos Peguero take BP before a game. Which one do you choose?
(Greg from Lexington)
These are the kinds of personal questions that we do not feel comfortable answering during this chat.

(Carlos Peguero). (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)You can watch either Joey Gallo, Wily Mo Pena, or Carlos Peguero take BP before a game. Which one do you choose?
(Greg from Lexington)
These are the kinds of personal questions that we do not feel comfortable answering during this chat.

(Carlos Peguero). (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good up and coming prospects that might blossom into fantasy superstars?
(xVitality from Toronto, Canada)
Tyler Glasnow is going to strike out the world.
Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant are going to hit home runs.

I am bad at fantasy, but I am pretty sure this is how it works. (Tucker Blair)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all of the hype around Joey Gallo, what is your opinion of him? Are we looking at a superstar?
(The Dude from Beach)
Gallo mashes baseballs, and he think that he has legitimate superstar potential. The key to his development will be pitch recognition and reaction to advanced secondaries as he climbs the ladder. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Justin Upton, Lance Lynn, and Derek Holland a reasonable price for Chris Sale, Joey Gallo, Kenley Jansen, and a top 5-10 prospect pick (assume 2014 draftees)?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I value Sale over Upton by enough to want more in this deal if I'm the Sale side. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)You said you were at the Futures game. Please come up with an adult film title that appropriately describes Joey Gallo's batting practice.
(Steve from Philly)
The opposite of "failure to launch" (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Beltre signed through '15 (option in '16) what does the Joey Gallo timeline look like? Do the Rangers move him to 1B next year with Prince going to DH or put him in a COF spot?
(ryan from colorado)
Well, the Rangers did just begin giving Gallo time at first base in Double-A, so we may be looking at the first hint that his timetable has accelerated enough that they are looking at other options. With the questions surrounding Prince Fielder going forward, it may be easiest to slide him into first base in the short term. I wouldn't rule out his arrival around mid-season next year. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)How hard is it for a batter to tone down his swing to sacrifice power for contact? Specifically thinking of a guy like Hunter Renfroe, who can hit the ball a mile but might do better trying to hit it a half-mile.
(Jeff from Bay Area)
Very hard. You have to work within the hitter and their approach to find a happy place. I love Renfroe. He loves to hit and trys to show it off all the time. Renfroe handles velocity very well. Saw plenty of him last summer.

Look at Joey Gallo. His adjustment history is awesome. Renfroe just needs to find a similar plan. (Ryan Parker)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Besides Joey Gallo, who has made the biggest leap forward.
(scott from az)
Raimel Tapia, Tim Anderson and Arismendy Alcantara who is becoming the star of this chat. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)JOEY GALLO's BP! JOEY GALLO's BP!JOEY GALLO's BP!JOEY GALLO's BP!
(The Dude from Office)
Nevermind. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)If everything goes right for Joey Gallo in the majors, are we looking at something like the 2013 Chris Davis season?
(nottes from work)
I can't believe I'm saying this, but yeah, that might be within range. Not his prime or average, but as a peak year, yeah, it's a possibility. He's not going to hit near .300 very often like Davis did last year, but with BABIP randomness, I'll bet he gets up in the .280's a few times. If it comes in a year where it clicks, he's healthy, etc., then yeah. If there's anybody we can put a possible 50-homer tag on (and that's not really fair to do), then it would be him, plus the strikeouts, walks, etc. I see where you're going with this. I'm not comfortable doing it because it's such an extreme season, but it's not the most ridiculous thing I've heard. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)In general, do you think scouts and prospect writers are too willing or not willing enough to give top tier tool grades to prospects? I think I heard that yesterday Jonathan Mayo graded Joey Gallo's power as 75, which seems absurd. If you don't give out 80's, then the scale doesn't exist. But at the same time, I see many writers (not at BP), that just label everything as "plus" and it makes me question of they even know what it means.
(The Dude from Office)
If Gallo doesn't have 80 raw power then no one does. That's about the easiest tool to grade in all of baseball, and it's not a 75. Now I don't know where they got that for the broadcast so I'm not calling anyone out, but it's just flat out incorrect.

I think handing out 80's is a fine line. I know some affiliated scouts within the game are extremely hesitant to do so. They will hedge with a 7 or a 75 just to play it conservatively. Conversely, 80's are handed out scarcely for a reason and there are some that do it far to liberally. It's fine line. But there's no doubting Gallo's raw power. It's an 80, and only because the scale doesn't go any higher. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Joey Gallo surpassed Miguel Sano at this point?
(dantroy from davis)
For me he has, though it's close because Sano has done it at a higher level (though Gallo is now doing it at that level - Double-A). The tie breaker has to be Gallo's ability to stay at third base. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any updated scouting report about Joey Gallo's AA games? It seems that he strikes out a lot again and recently and the timing seems a lot off. Any concern there from the scouts?
(ylin42 from Chicago, IL)
No, the breaking balls get a lot tougher in Double-A. That's the biggest difference between the levels - the off-speed stuff. That's going to lead to swings and misses until Gallo adjusts and learns to lay off of it. Plus, he's still slugging .660, so I think it'll be ok. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Jordan! Before the year started, the BPro prospect list had Joey Gallo 95th and Mookie Betts unranked, but the Oliver Projection System had them both in the top 15. Similar story with Jesse Winker too. Should we just be scouting the stat lines, at least for position players?
(Harry from Decatur)
No. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the prospect that's moved the most since beginning of the year and why is is Joey Gallo?
(Will from Dallas)
Joey Gallo is certainly the prospect who has made it move the most half way through the season. I'll give you that. He's actualizing his enormous raw power in the form of in game power, and that's hugely important. The approach has taken a step forward, and he's simplified his swing. I'm not sold that he'll stick in the infield, but even in RF, he's got a monster profile. However, he's going to have to make adjustments, and may have some trouble with arm side pitching at the highest level.

I also dislike the comparisons to Adam Dunn. I get the ultimate upside is that level, but let's not forget, Adam Dunn has a chance to hit 500+ home runs in his career; and I'd bet against Gallo ever reaching that many bombs, even with his improvement. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better projection, Hunter Renfroe or Joey Gallo? They are the same type of player, right?
(Silverback38 from VA)
They aren't the same type of player. Renfroe doesn't have the elite raw power Gallo does, but it is plus to plus-plus. Gallo definitely has the higher ceiling as a result. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What?! No Joey Gallo question yet? Is Gallo anything more or less than Adam Dunn 2.0? Thanks for the chat!
(Goldeye99 from Wpg)
I think there is the chance for more, but even if that's "all" he is, that'd be fantastic. Remember, Dunn used to be a premier fantasy asset (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jeff: thanks for your frequent updates on prospects. When 2014 is over, what players do you anticipate will have made the biggest jump up the ranks of prospects?
(howling wolf from Bethesda MD)
Joey Gallo has to be among the leaders in the clubhouse for that honor. He was near the bottom of our Top 101 before the season because of the questions about his ability to make contact against better pitching. Heís answered them with a vengeance. Any time a prospect makes great improvement at his biggest weakness, itís significant.

Other candidates include Raimel Tapia, David Dahl, and Hunter Dozier. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)So everybody is making a big deal about Joey Gallo and his improved BB rate and reduced K's. What about Lewis Brinson? He is doing the same thing! Is he still a ML for Texas?
(Jake from NYC)
Yes, Brinson has taken strides too, but Gallo features true 80-power, which is certainly reason for excitement, and his K:BB ratio is 1.34 while Brinsonís is still 2.62. Brinson is a great prospect, but the excitement surrounding what Gallo is doing is completely justified. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Has Joey Gallo performed the best he possibly can to increase his prospects to the highest they can beÖ..or is there an ounce of increased prospectus left?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Gallo can keep doing this at higher levels to raise his prospect status. But heís a no-doubt Top 50 guy for me now, and Iíve always been high on him. No oneís going to care if he racks up 200 strikeouts if he also hits 35 bombs and reaches base at a .350 clip. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo or Corey Seager?
(Eddie from LA)
Reluctantly, Seager. While Gallo's ceiling is certainly higher, and he's looking awesome this year, I want to see what happens against higher level pitching. None of Gallo's warts have been exposed quite yet, and I want to see how he does, particularly against arm side spin. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo is becoming ever more wet. Three BBs yesterday. He always seemed to have good plate discipline, but it appears to have taken a leap forward this year. How much of that is due to pitchers deciding they don't want to throw him anything in the zone, and if it continues do the Rangers leave him in High-A all year to help consolidate his ability to lay off stuff outside the zone, or does he get bumped to AA at some point where he'll be forced to make adjustments?
(Andrew from Waco)
HIs approach has improved, meaning he isn't trying to yank everything out of the park and will use more of an all fields approach. Walks are great--I get it--but its far too common to overvalue walks at the minor league level. Most A ball pitchers can't locate numerous offerings, so if you were so inclined, you could probably keep the bat on your shoulders and walk once a game. What does that prove? Gallo is certainly a guy you don't want to make a mistake to, and I know some pitchers will avoid challenging him, But it needs to be remembered that most of these pitchers lack the command or the arsenal to be THAT careful to big hitters, so its not all that special to see a guy like Gallo drawing walks. At that level, I care way more about what the bat is actually doing than just looking at the walk totals. More to approach than just taking a walk. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Which Die Hard scene is most like watching a Joey Gallo plate appearance in person?
(heterodude from Philadelphia)
Clay, Bill Clay. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Joey Gallo the best prospect in the minors right now?
(James from Texas)
No he isn't. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm positive you've received no questions regarding Baez thus far. Bump in the road or legitimate concern? Also, when are Polanco and Taveras coming up?
(maxpowers from chicago)
Who is this Baez fella of whom you speak? I don't know this gentleman.

I've got a queue about half-full of questions about Baez, so let's just handle this once and for all. Baez is incredibly talented and has as much raw power as anyone in the minors not named Joey Gallo. He is also a free swinger with a cocky attitude (I saw that as a positive, actually) who thinks he can hit every pitch for a home run. It's getting him in trouble in Triple-A, where he's facing much older pitchers, many of whom have been in the big leagues before, who are attacking him with less pure stuff than he's seen in the lower minors but a much better plan. Essentially, no one in the Pacific Coast League has any incentive to throw him a strike because they've all seen what happens when they do.

The result has been ugly, but he also had an injury bout in the middle. He got going, then got hurt, and has to restart again. The strike out numbers are pretty extreme, so theres some minor concern, but this isn't news to anyone who has seen him. He's a free swinger, so he's going to have bad stretches from time to time. We see the same with Yasiel Puig. It's ugly for a while, then he'll do something that makes us all go wow. It just looks terrible at the start of the season.

On the Concern-O-Meter with Baez, I'm at about a 2. It's time to make an adjustment, but the season is still young and the talent is still the same. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who moves up the most in your next set of prospect rankings?
(Eddie from Albany)
Mr. Parks has a lot more say in those than I do, but I would have to imagine that with what he's showing us this season, Joey Gallo is going to jump up pretty high from the 95 spot where we had him this off-season. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite Tool in the minors and who has it?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Now that Billy Hamilton's speed is in the majors, it has to be Joey Gallo's power. It may be the most extreme tool in the minor leagues. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Not a pitching mechanics question: Has Joey Gallo figured it and become a decent enough hitter that his power and prospect status has improved?
(Silverback38 from VA)
I will defer to the awesome BP Prospect crew when it comes to Gallo: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23420 (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of long swingÖJoey Gallo. He has tons of power but his swing is supposedly long. Has he truly modified his approach for the long term. How does this change his prospect status?
(Victor from Dumfries)
That's a better question for the prospect team. Obviously making more contact tends to be a good thing, though. Especially for those guys who serve as windmills in the lower minors. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, how valuable is Joey Gallo right now?
(John from Cincinnati)
It's got to be sky-high right now. Obviously being in a dynasty league means you're with savvy owners so they'll be aware and his 90-grade power on the 20-80 scale is just so sexy. Honestly, his stock may never be higher. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Joey Gallo's great start at High A? The Ks are still there in bunches but not to the extreme as last season, and his Walk Rate is looking very promising
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk PA)
SSS. I like Gallo more than most, but I would continue to like him even if the start to his season was terrific. Walking more is a good thing, yes, but he's also a big boy bat in that lineup and could be getting pitched around to a certain extent. That's why scouting stats is so dangerous. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cheslor Cuthbert seems to struggle mightily after every promotion. 1) Is this common for players that are young for the level; and 2) Where do you see his overall prospect status as a 21-year old now holding his own in AA? Does he have projectible power?
(Bill from Bozeman)
Yes, it is something that happens more often with younger players for all the reasons you'd expect. You have to give him credit for going back and handling Wilmington, an extremely difficult place to hit, especially for power as a right-handed hitter and anyone not named Joey Gallo. Cuthbert has more power than he's shown in games thus far, but it's more doubles power than home run power. Credit the Royals for refusing to promote him until he has mastered a level. That's one of my biggest pet peeves. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Obligatory Joey Gallo question: streaky player being hot as hell, or a good prospect making the adjustments he needed to make? Or shit, maybe both?
(Monkeyepoxy from Amarillo)
Good question and this is what I mean by changing a prospect's status after three weeks. Gallo could be making some adjustments, or he could just be red-hot. Hopefully it's both. When he's on, he can do ridiculous damage because of his power. He's always going to strike out, but he is doing it at a lesser rate than last year. He's also walking more. He also has a BABIP of .375 this year. Take it all with a grain of salt and tempered excitement. And more My Cousin Vinny jokes! (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has the recent success of Joey Gallo made you believe he is making progress with his pitch recognition or just a SSS.Thanks for the chat.
(Peter from Toronto)
Gallo is absolutely making progress. How much will be revealed in time, and more importantly, when he faces Double-A pitching for the first time. I think he knows the strike zone well enough, he just has to improve his approach to his at-bats to maximize his other tools. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a shallow minor league system would you rather own Jorge Alfaro or Joey Gallo?
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk PA)
Wow, that's tough. You can make a case for the impact player at a premium defensive position, or you can make an equal case for the massive raw of Gallo. If it's a shallow system, give me the guy that can defend at a premium position and has the potential to be really good offensively as well. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you could give 1 tool to a prospect that could turn him into an absolute monster, what's the tool and who's the prospect?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Hit tool to Joey Gallo. I don't think people realize how extreme this guy's raw power is. Its not a product of his home park. Its not a product of the pitching he is facing. This is Stanton-like raw power. A better hit tool and it plays with more consistency and then you have a 40+ home run player. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Made a bit of a blockbuster in a 10-team dynasty league. Traded Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, David Robertson, Glen Perkins, Zach Greinke, plus prospects (farm roster) Joey Gallo and Eddie Butler. Got back Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Homer Bailey, and prospects Xander Bogaerts and Billy Hamilton. I like the trade for me as I can play Xander and Billy right away, but I have my concerns over Harper breaking out. What do you think?
(Sara from Tacoma)
Hi Sara:

Wow, that is a blockbuster! In a league that size, I like that trade for you in the here and now. You got four potential impact players and a strong pitcher in Bailey for two potential impact guys in Harper and Werth with two closers and Greinke. A lot depends on what happens with Gallo and Butler, but if you're playing for this year (and flags fly forever, as we like to say around here) you did well. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is BPs thoughts on prospects of Joey Gallo and Josh Bell? Bright future or just every day players?
(Silverback from Va)
I would consider a future as an everyday player bright. I'll defer to Jason Parks' recent reports on those guys, as he said Gallo had the OFP of an all-star player, while Bell checked in as a first-division talent. Both of those projections paint the players as better than your typical everyday player. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Headed to Rangers camp late March. Which of the Hickory bombers do you see taking off this year and who should I keep my eye on that may not be on the radar?
(Chris from TX)
Joey Gallo is one or two adjustments away from becoming a stupidly good player. The strike outs are a concern, but the power is ridiculous. Few people can do what he can do to a baseball. If he reigns that in slightly, he's gonna take off. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's pretend both Joey Gallo and Lewis Brinson cut down on their strikeouts and figured out how to hit around .285. Who would you rather have? The power guy with a potential for 40+ HR, or the power/speed combo with plus defense in center?
(tonynelson19 from MN)
If Gallo was just a power guy, then it would be Brinson, but Gallo is a good third baseman. That's got some real value too. Brinson is a true center fielder, so that has more value than a good third baseman, but there's a much bigger chance of Gallo figuring it out than Brinson. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)If Joey Gallo hit .200, but had 40 bombs and 85 rbi, wouldn't any team in MLB take that?
(Josh from Forney)
Most likely. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo - legit or just another kid who will get eaten alive by advanced pitchers who can throw strikes with breaking and offspeed pitches?
(Tythelip from Spectre Headquarters)
Both, actually. He's going to strike out in graphic clumps, but he has 80 raw power and will run into bombs despite the swing and miss. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thought experiment - you can choose one tool from any player in the minors to construct the perfect player. Who do you choose? Me: Power - Gallo, Hit - Almora, Run - Quinn, Field - Lindor, Arm - Soler.
(JoJo from SD)
Power - Joey Gallo
Hit - Oscar Taveras
Run - Billy Hamilton (he's still a prospect, after all)
Arm - Lots of guys with huge arms...Alfaro, Betancourt, Gallo (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of swing and miss too much to overcome, does Joey Gallo stand a chance to figure it out? That power is tantalizing. I've seen that Russ Branyan-type is his best case scenario.
(JoJo from SD)
Gallo is going to be such a fun prospect to watch develop, and he's going to be a blast to debate over the next couple of years. If you talk to guys like Parks and Mellen that have seen him plenty, there's more feel for hitting there than his strikeout numbers show. If he can get it into his head that he doesn't have to come out of his shoes and sell-out for power to show off 30+ homer potential, then he's got a chance to really take a developmental step forward. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo: is this a situation where he could, in theory, shorten his swing a bit to make more contact but still retain most of his silly power? How optimistic are you that he turns into a major league regular? Love the chats, always. Thanks.
(JR from Brooklyn)
In theory, yes he could. Would it affect his power? Yes, I believe it would. Gallo has an extreme torque heavy swing, one where he pinches in his hips and coils before unleashing hell onto the baseball. The problem is that once he launches that sword, he struggles to maneuver the barrel if the pitch location isn't where he guessed. It can be very all-or-nothing in that regard. If you put the ball in his spot, he is going to hit it out. But that plane is very exaggerated and he doesn't stay in the zone very long, so if you offer movement and avoid his fun zone, you can't beat him. Better arms are going to exploit him in a very major way. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo - thoughts on his 2013 season and does his outlook appear better or worse going forward?
(Justin from Chicago, IL)
About the same I think. I saw that Hickory club often in spring training but just one game during the regular season (July), and both Gallo and Alfaro were injured at that time. The reports I got on Gallo's defense at third base were a little better, though there are obviously still questions about him sticking there long term. He did about what you'd expect offensively. Overall I think it's just about the same going into next season, which isn't bad. (Jason Cole)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who awee the three best three true outcome prospects in the minors this past season?
(Paul from DC)
Coming up with three would take more research than I have time for right now, but I think #1 on that team has to be Joey Gallo. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your favorite bat in the big swinging (and oft missing) Hickory lineup?
(Gary from Long Beach)
I loved watching the Hickory team. I really liked Nomar Mazara at the plate. Joey Gallo hit a homerun that made an impession on my mind, and I really still believe in Lewis Brinson. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Gallo has: a hole in his swing? a niche waiting in Cooperstown? something boring in between?
(CyMature from Western Mass)
He has more swing and miss than you want to see, despite owning 80 raw power. I really worry that he won't make enough contact to let the power out. He has a pocket in the zone where he can absolutely demolish a ball, but the torque heavy swing doesn't afford him much bat control, so when he is forced to adjust his plane or keep his hands back on secondary stuff, he is unable to execute. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could Joey Gallo end up being like Frank Thomas?
(Ted from Texas)
No. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Have you heard anything about Joey Gallo's defense at third base this year? Is a move to RF or 1B (or DH) a foregone conclusion?
(Jonathan from New York)
I haven't heard a ton about his defense this year, but that's largely because the focus of any conversation involving Gallo tends to get stuck on his raw power and light-tower shots. The little bit I have heard has been mediocre at best. Personally, I don't think he stick at third base long term. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Parks, who are some of your favourite non-top 101 potential risers? (Guys who weren't on the 101 but very well could be, and maybe highly rated, by midseason)
(froston from Peterborough, ON)
Miguel Almonte, Alberto Tirado, Matt Wisler, Andrew Heaney, Rafael DePaula, Joey Gallo, Owens, Snell, Seager (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Are Miguel Sano and Joey Gallo both Adam Dunn types- or will one actually be able to hit for a solid average?
(Shawnykid23 from Newington)
Gallo is an Adam Dunn type; Sano might be able to hit for more average down the line. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)In an AL-only Dynasty league and I have the 6th and 8th picks, respectively. The 1st round usually consists of new-to-AL players who were in the NL previously and draft picks who CBS didn't add until the offseason. What value do you see me getting out of the 6th pick and should I go for MLB-calibur players in the 1st or a top draftee like Joey Gallo?(Zunino and a few others have already been claimed)
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Go with the MLB guys. Joey Gallo could go in so many different directions at this point. Blowing a 1st round pick on Gallo seems like buying a lottery ticket to me. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, I did a cross study on your list, BA's and MLB.com's and there was one thing in common to all three lists that really surprised me. No Joey Gallo on any of the lists! I know there are still contact worries but he hit for unprecedented power as a pro, just as he ALWAYS has before. Oh, he he throws 100 off the mound, too. Surely there's room on someone's top 100 for a guy with 80 power and an 80 arm and who performs. Thanks!
(davidrawnsley from Omaha)
Legit power; arm is very strong but it doesn't play as an 80; big questions about his contact ability and his glove. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How big of a success would it be if Joey Gallo turns into Chris Davis? Only problem is, numbers make it look like Gallo's bat has a long way to go to get to Chris Davis. I think fans(rangers especially) forget how good Chris Davis was in the minors. It also shows how hard that jump to the majors is, especially mentally.
(Tex2044 from Kuwait)
If Gallo becomes Chris Davis, its a major scouting and player development success story. I think people often forget the value of even reaching and contributing at the highest level. It's a huge win. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Joey Gallo the next Mike Stanton?
(Lewis from Houston)
We are a long way from that, but his power is undeniably awesome. (Paul Sporer)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best power prospect in the minors right now? Are there any guys that you could see having 80 power in the majors?
(JayT from San Francisco)
Guys like Miguel Sano, Joey Gallo, and Javier Baez have huge power potential (Jason Parks)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)I am a fan of Joey Gallo. How much will position and contact issues affect his prospect status? Gotta love his power though. Thanks! Good luck at BP.
(rookie319s from Saint Louis)
I've never seen Gallo play, but I'd temper my expectations a bit. He's just so far away, and that contact issue is a big deal. The position probably isn't as important with a guy with his kind of power, except that his margin for error is pretty slim. But he's a lot like Miguel Sano, in that he's got so much power that if the offense comes together, there'll be a job (and probably a spot on several All-Star rosters) for him no matter where he ends up playing. (Bill Parker)
2012-08-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are scouts giving Joey Gallo an 80 power grade? Rangers fans sure keep telling me this, but I haven't seen it.
(Chris from KC)
He had some 80 raw scores coming into the draft. That said, we'll see if he can fully tap into it. Still a lot of swing and miss in his game. (Kevin Goldstein)


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