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Eight sluggers who would make the Home Run Derby awesome 

We get why some MLB stars shy away from participating in the annual Home Run Derby. Some think that the event can mess up a swing. It’s actually kind of tiring. Some guys would rather just take the vacation.Well, we don’t care about any of that. The Derby is weeks away, and a loaded field would make it one of the summer’s most exciting events. If we could entice any eight players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gallo's 19th HR his first inside-the-parker

Rangers slugger Joey Gallo came into Wednesday's game with the Blue Jays tied for 13th in the Majors in home runs with 18 and added another one in the fifth inning, although it was a bit unusual.
7 days ago

Joey Gallo on Athleticism and Defensive Versatility

Joey Gallo not only slugs like a slugger, he looks like a slugger. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, he’s a large man by any measure. But don’t let that fool you. He’s no plodder. The 23-year-old Texas Rangers infielder-outfielder is far more athletic than many people realize. It’s no secret that Gallo can propel baseballs long distances — fully half of his 16 home runs...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight young stars leading the MLB youth movement

This season has introduced so much young talent that it is overwhelming — the MLB youth movement is in full effect. Some names you may know about, while others are still waiting for their ink to dry on the back of their major league jerseys.From a young first baseman taking over responsibilities for a 14-year veteran to a baby-faced slugger in the Bay Area tearing up the scene...
Via Sportsnaut
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo avoiding social media to focus on baseball

Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo revealed recently that he plans to avoidTwitter and Instagram this season, suggesting social media distracts him from focusing on baseball.Gallo, 23, obviously is a member of the millennial generation, so social media simply is something that’s an accepted part of life. But he made the decision to avoid it altogether for the 2017 season.“This...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre reportedly suffers setback with calf injury

The Texas Rangers will have to wait a little while longer for four-time All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre to make his season debut.TR Sullivan of reports on Tuesday that Beltre suffered a setback with his calf injury and that the Rangers are awaiting the results of an MRI. The 38-year-old Beltre, who hit .300/.358/.521 with 32 home runs and 104 RBIs last season, strained...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo crushes first homer of the season

No one ever questioned whether Texas Rangers infielder Joey Gallo had power. Up to this point in his young career, it’s been all about making contact.Heading into the 2017 season, Gallo had struck out a whopping 50 percent of the time he stepped to the plate in parts of two years with Texas.Now, beginning the season as the Rangers’ starting third baseman with Adrian Beltre on...
Via Sportsnaut
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre to open season on DL

The defending AL West champion Texas Rangers received some bad news on the eve of Opening Day. Veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre will open the regular season on the disabled list after battling a calf injury throughout spring training. This gives power-hitting youngster Joey Gallo an opportunity to break camp with the 25-man roster. Though, the more immediate concern here is how...
Via Sportsnaut
April 01, 2017  |  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

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