In 2016, Gallo appeared in just 17 games for the Rangers, spending the majority of the season in the minors. In 2016, he had 19 strikeouts and a home run in 25 major league at bats.
He had a .240/.367/.529 batting line with 25 home runs and 150 strikeouts in 359 at-bats with the Round Rock Express.
After winning a spot on the Rangers’ roster out of spring training in 2017, Gallo was able to play at multiple positions throughout the season.
Over the course of 449 at-bats, 209/.333/.537 with 196 strikeouts and an average of 11.0 home runs per at-bat were recorded.
He had the highest percentage of fly balls (54.2%), the highest percentage of hard-hit balls (46.4%), and the lowest contact percentage on his swings in the major leagues for the season (59.1 percent ). A 490-foot home run by him was the third-longest in MLB history in 2017.
To put that into perspective, Gallo’s 2018 stats were as follows: .206/.312/.498 in 500 plate appearances (148 games) while hitting 40 home runs (third), striking out 207 times (third), walking 74 times (10th), and driving in 92 runs (third).
His contact percentage on his swings was the worst in the major leagues for the second year in a row (61.7 percent).
On April 15-21, Gallo hit.478 (11-23) with four home runs and 11 RBI in six games to earn AL Player of the Week honors. On May 8, Giancarlo Gallo became the first player in MLB history to hit 100 career home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
How Tall Is Joey Gallo?
Joey Gallo stands at a height of 1.96. He is one of the tallest players on the Yankees team.