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Rangers promote hot-hitting Joey Gallo to Double-A Frisco

Jun 8, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

Joey Gallo, Guilder Rodriguez Joey Gallo, Guilder Rodriguez

How about this line, folks? .323/.463/.735 (that’s a 1.199 OPS), 21 home runs, 50 RBI, 51/64 K/BB ratio in 246 plate appearances. That’s what Joey Gallo has done at Single-A Myrtle Beach thus far. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have promoted Gallo to Double-A Frisco and he could be available as early as tonight.

Gallo, 20, posted a .961 OPS with 40 home runs between rookie ball in the Arizona League and Single-A Hickory last season. Thus it was no surprise when he was rated the #60 overall prospect by Baseball America and #95 by Baseball Prospectus entering the season. Barring a catastrophic collapse over the rest of the season, Gallo’s stock should continue to rise quickly.

  1. thetxhammer - Jun 8, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Keep him away from Arlington until Nolan’s Curse is lifted. He’ll tweak a neck, hurt an ankle, “trip over a dog”, injure his shoulder, pull a groin, or need tommy John.

  2. rdav29 - Jun 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Wait. Joey Gallo. Or Joey Callo???

  3. banksatdixie - Jun 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Jerry Callo

  4. yahmule - Jun 8, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    This kid’s power is a legit 80 on the scouting scale and his arm is awesome, too. Contact issues, but nobody is perfect.

  5. schmedley69 - Jun 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Damn, you guys beat to the My Cousin Vinny jokes.

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