Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/10/13
For the last several years, Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels has overhauled the Rangers minor leagues system and created one of the deepest farm systems in all of Major League Baseball. While Rangers fans have become acquainted with top prospects such as Mike Olt, Jurickson Profar, and Martin Perez, there appears to be another crop of talent that is starting to bloom in the low minors. One of the bright prospects for the Rangers is 6 foot 5 inch power-hitting 3rd basemen Joey Gallo. Gallo was selected in the supplemental round as the draft’s 39th pick in 2012. Fresh off his senior year in high school, Gallo enjoyed success in his first season of professional baseball. His first season he hit .253 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and slugging .598 splitting 59 games between Rookie League (43) and Short Season Spokane (16). This spring the nineteen year old had a chance to showcase his talents in front of the Major League squad, appearing in 4 games for the Rangers in
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