LF,CF,RF - TEX
Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is getting a day off on Sunday vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
This looks to just be a day of rest for Gallo as the Rangers are facing a lefty in John Means. Gallo is rocking a .757 OPS (.453 OBP) over 46 at-bats to begin the season.
Rangers slugger Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 on Thursday, contributing a single and two walks. He also struck out twice in the loss. Gallo didn't knock in any runs, but he did score once himself.
Gallo is now slashing a respectable .275/.482/.350 through 40 at-bats. He's struck out 16 times, which isn't ideal, but more than made up for it with 13 walks. He ranks 35th among outfielders in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.
Joey Gallo may have gone hitless through two at-bats Sunday, but he still reached base twice. The slugger drew a walk and was also plunked. Furthermore, he stole one base in the contest.
Gallo's batting average dropped to .250 following the hitless effort, but his on-base percentage has risen to a career-high .447. This isn't sustainable, but it's a respectable increase after he struggled last season. Gallo ranks 46th among outfielders in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.
Padres starter Joe Musgrove fired a no-hitter on Friday night against the Rangers. It would have been a perfect game if not for Joey Gallo's hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the fourth.
Gallo finished the game 0-for-2, bringing his batting average down to .273 on the campaign. He also has one home run, four RBI, and six walks. It's been a small sample size for the slugger, but he looks to be improving on a poor 2020 in which he finished below the Mendoza line.
Rangers slugger Joey Gallo followed up a strong Opening Day by going 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks on Saturday. He finished with two RBI and two runs.
The 27-year old owns a career .208/.327/.499 slash line and has hit above .209 just once in his career while finishing under the Mendoza line twice. However, he makes up for these poor metrics with tremendous power. He hit 41 home runs in 2017, 40 in 2018, 22 in 2019, and 10 in a shortened 2020. He now finds himself back in the dinger column with a slam in the second game of the year. He's listed as the 21st outfielder in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.