Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo

1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Age: 25Bats: LThrows: R

Next Game

TEX @ HOU
Sat, 7/20 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank H #33
Projection (?) 4 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
90%
 
ESPN
98%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B,LF,CF,RF
ESPN 1B,LF,CF
CBS 1B,CF,DH,LF

A scary thought for opposing pitchers, and those who avoided him in 2019 drafts, Gallo may be putting it all together. After hitting .239/.340/.592 in last season's second half, he was batting .276/.421/.653 through 50 games before going on the IL with an oblique injury. While the slugger's abhorrent contact and strikeout rates hasn't improved, he has chased far fewer pitches off the plate. As a result, he's making his batted-ball events count more. He hasn't showed too much rust since returning, belting five home runs in 16 games.

Even despite all the strikeouts, Gallo is batting .279 thanks to a league-high average exit velocity of 94 MPH. Add in 20 homers in 204 at-bats thus far and we are talking about one of the premium power hitters in fantasy baseball, worthy of a top 50 pick next year.

With his massive strikeout rate, Gallo is due for quite a bit of batting average regression over the season's second half. But he also stands a good chance of topping 40 HRs for the third consecutive year.