Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:10:13 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo is playing first base at Triple-A Round Rock Friday, July 18. It's his second career start at first base, with the first coming July 7.
Fantasy Tip: It's not a coincidence that Gallo is playing first base a day after the Rangers cut Carlos Pena. It looks like they're prepping to call Gallo up to play first base at some point in the second half. Grab Gallo now in AL-only leagues, and considering stashing him in deep mixed leagues.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:34:21 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo was named Most Valuable Player of the 2014 All-Star Futures Game after hitting a two-run home run that turned out to be the game-winner Sunday, July 13.
Fantasy Tip: Gallo's 31 homers in the minors this season are tied for first. He's a high-upside prospect whose progress will be determined by his plate discipline. He could arrive in the bigs in 2015 and has an outside shot of a September call-up, which means AL-only players could start stashing him.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:02:05 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo is playing first base in the minors Monday, July 7, but general manager Jon Daniels said it doesn't have anything to do with his future role with the club.
Fantasy Tip: Gallo has impressive pop. The Rangers are in big need of help at first base this year, so maybe Gallo comes up later in the second half to fill in. He's a speculative stash in AL-only leagues.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:25:58 -0700
The Texas Rangers have promoted 3B Joey Gallo and P Alex Gonzalez from Class A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Frisco.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:20:09 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) will undergo left ankle surgery Wednesday, June 11, and is expected to be sidelined for three months. "I'm doing everything I can and trying to battle through it, but it's to the point where it's affecting me trying to go out and play," he said. "It's hurting pretty bad. The surgery, I tried to fight it off until the end of the year. I knew I was going to have to have surgery. They told me you can do everything you can to try to get to the end of the year. I can't do it any more. I'm going to try to get back healthy and get ready to go."
Fantasy Tip: INF Donnie Murphy will handle first base for the immediate future. 1B/OF Jim Adduci (finger) would have been another internal option but he jammed his finger in a rehab game Saturday, June 7. General manager Jon Daniels said the team will not promote 1B/3B Joey Gallo from Class A Myrtle Beach.
Sat, 17 May 2014 13:43:35 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo has performed so well that he has opened the consideration of a promotion. The team doesn't have plans right now, but he could come up in June, according to general manager Jon Daniels.
Fantasy Tip: He's hitting .345-17-47 in High-A right now at the age of 20. It's not crystal clear that they're considering his promotion to the majors, but it sounds that way when the Super Two deadline passes in June. Start scooping him up in AL-only leagues.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:37:10 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo launched three home runs in a game for Class A Hickory (N.C.) Tuesday, June 11, in the first game of a doubleheader against Class A Hagerstown. Two of the three homers came off former Rangers No. 1 draft pick P Matt Purke, who was drafted in 2009 and went unsigned.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:18:28 -0700
The Texas Rangers signed supplemental first-round pick 3B Joey Gallo to a deal that includes a $2.25 million bonus.