Joey Gallo

ATHLETES PROFILE

Name: Joey Gallo
Nationality: United States
Profession: Professional Baseball Player - Texas Rangers
Favorite Blend: FITAID
Career Highlights:
  • 1st Round Pick in the 2012 MLB Draft
  • 2020 Gold Glove Right Fielder Award Winner 
 

BIO

Joey Gallo has been a standout on the diamond his entire life. Gallo rose to prominence at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas leading to his selection in the 1st round (39th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft. From there, Gallo’s pure ability took over as he ascended to among MLB’s top prospects prior to his debut in 2015 as a 21 year-old. Known for his jaw-dropping power and rocket arm, Gallo was rated as Texas’ #1 prospect and the 6th-best prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America at the time of his debut.It hasn’t taken long for the 27 year-old to make his mark on baseball as he proved to be one of the game’s most prodigious power hitters. Gallo posted back-to-back 40 home run seasons in 2017 & 2018, the only left-handed hitter in the game to do so those years. What made the feat ever more special was that he joined Hall-of-Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Eddie Matthews as the only left-handed hitters, age-24 or younger, with back-to-back seasons of 40 homers. Shortly into the 2019 season Gallo reached 100 home runs in his 377th career game, making him the fastest American League player in history to achieve the feat. The slugger from Vegas was named to his first All-Star game in 2019 and made his mark in the game by homering in the contest. Since his debut season, Gallo’s majestic homers have averaged a distance of 416 feet each, which is 2nd only behind New York Yankees slugger, Giancarlo Stanton. Gallo has proven that his power is far from his only trick as he has become an elite defender, to boot. In 2020, he took home his first Gold Glove award as a Right Fielder. Gallo led all MLB defenders in defensive runs saved (13) last season, which is a pre-eminent advanced metric used to evaluate an individual player’s defense. He combines his talent with leadership as he has proven to be a team leader for the 2021 Rangers as the longest tenured player in the clubhouse.