|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||11/19/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 235 lbs|
|From||Las Vegas, NV|
|Drafted||2012 - Sup. Rd|
Gallo went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored Tuesday in the Rangers' 11-5 loss to the Athletics.
Fresh off being named the American League Player of the Week, Gallo continued to be a nuisance to opposing pitchers while reaching base four times in five plate appearances. Drawing walks is nothing new for Gallo, but thanks to an improved contact rate and an elevated .371 BABIP, he's been a surprising asset in batting average (.300) in the early going. Gallo probably can't be counted on to hang anywhere close to the .300 mark over the balance of the season, but the career .209 hitter still has plenty of wiggle room to surpass expectations in that category.
Gallo was named the American League Player of the Week, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Gallo hit .478 (11-for-23) with four home runs and 11 RBI over six games, placing him second in the AL with 22 RBI and tied for fourth with eight homers. The slugger credits changes he made during the offseason, bringing his hands closer to his body, enabling him to better handle inside pitches. "Staying inside the ball and keeping my hands as tight as I can has been important," Gallo said. "It's something I worked on all winter. Last year, I'd hit those balls, but I couldn't keep them fair. I'd hit them hard, but smoke them into the dugout, which makes things interesting, but it's not ideal. Being able to keep them fair is a big change." The honors came after a week during which Gallo went 0-for-13 with eight strikeouts and failed to reach base via a walk. That Gallo stuck with the process after that stretch of futility and didn't revert back to what was comfortable is a good sign.
Gallo went 2-for-3 with a triple and five RBI in Sunday's 11-10 win over Houston.
Gallo broke one of baseball's weirdest streaks Sunday. For the first time in his 364 career games, the lefty slugger drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. He has three straight multi-hit games and five in the last six contests. Gallo owns a .281 average and 22 RBI in 67 at-bats.
Gallo went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Astros.
Gallo is binging on the long ball, clubbing seven over a 12-game stretch. He's gone 12-for-43 (.279) during that run and has an un-Gallo like average of .262 thus far in 2019.
Gallo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Astros.
His ninth-inning blast didn't have any impact on the final result, but it did give Gallo seven homers in 16 games to begin the year. His .246/.368/.649 slash line counts as a plus considering he hasn't hit above .209 in either of the last two seasons, but his elevated strikeout rate will never allow him to be a true asset in that category.