Joseph Nicholas Gallo is an American professional baseball left fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers selected Gallo in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Rangers in 2015. He was selected to the 2019 and 2021 MLB All-Star Games and won the Gold Glove Award in 2020 and 2021. The Rangers traded Gallo to the Yankees in 2021.
The Texas Rangers selected Gallo in the first round, with the 39th overall selection, in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Rather than enroll at LSU, Gallo signed with the Rangers for a $2.25 million signing bonus.
Gallo started his professional career with the Arizona League Rangers, where he hit .293/.435/.733 with 18 home runs and 52 runs batted in 150 at-bats over 43 games, and was named a Post-Season AZL All-Star, a Topps Short-Season/Rookie All-Star, and the Topps AZL Player of the Year.
The 18 home runs were an Arizona League record. He was named the Arizona League MVP. He was promoted to the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, hitting .214/.343/.464 with four home runs and 26 strikeouts in 56 at bats in 16 games.
In 2021, he batted .199/.351/.458 with 38 home runs and 77 RBIs. He had the highest strikeout percentage in the major leagues, and lowest of his career, at 34.6%, and led the majors in strikeouts with 213 and the American League in walks with 111.
He tied for the major league lead in bunt hits, with seven. He won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award. On March 22, 2022, Gallo signed a $10.275M contract with the Yankees, avoiding arbitration.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.