Joey Gallo New York Yankees

Age: 28 (November 19, 1993) | 6' 5" | 250lbs. | Bats: Left OF-138 CF-1 RF-53 DH-14 PH-11 PR-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TEX AL 2018 148 500 82 103 74 207 24 1 40 92 3 4 .206 .312 .498 13 36 .249 30/21/50 19 17
TEX R 2019 4 11 3 3 5 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 .273 .500 .909 31 19 .167 n/a
TEX AL 2019 70 241 54 61 52 114 15 1 22 49 4 2 .253 .389 .598 18 39 .368 27/26/47 13 13
TEX AL 2020 57 193 23 35 29 79 8 0 10 26 2 0 .181 .301 .378 13 35 .240 27/18/55 9 9
TEX AL 2021 95 310 57 69 74 125 6 1 25 55 6 0 .223 .379 .490 19 32 .275 36/18/47 15 14
NYY AL 2021 58 188 33 30 37 88 7 0 13 22 0 0 .160 .303 .404 16 39 .193 27/15/58 1 2
NYY AL 2022 31 89 11 18 15 37 1 0 5 7 0 0 .202 .317 .382 14 36 .277 33/25/42 1 1
Career 8yrs 657 2103 363 433 376 922 82 7 163 346 26 8 .206 .332 .484 15 37 .265 n/a
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Rizzo couldn't believe his third homer last night. Gallo couldn't believe his first.


Joey Gallo belts a solo homer in the fourth inning of the Yankees' 12-8 win over the Orioles.
Joey Gallo belts a solo homer in the fourth inning of the Yankees’ 12-8 win over the Orioles.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 27

I've watched him a couple times this year. I'm sorry to say, he looks a lot like Chris Davis right now. It's like he can't see the ball when it's coming in.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 23

Joel Sherman in the Post today:

It is 10 games. Or are these Games 163-172 of last year?

... The Yankees lineup has returned to the realm of big names, huge expectations and puny results. Even the soundtrack is the same as the endless loop from 2021 for this non-greatest hits album — Aaron Boone promising an imminent breakout that never comes. We would call it a double album, but these Yankees don’t produce doubles.



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Joey Gallo is hitting just .138 with zero RBIs through 10 games.
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Alex Patton Alex
Apr 19

Colin's spending New Year's day trying to figure out how to fix my posts on Dec. 16.

No he's not; he's spending the day getting ready to go to a science conference, but when he comes back, he'll try to figure it out, and if he succeeds, this is how the first comment for Joey Gallo will look.

2020: EV 91.2 HardHit 44% Barrel 14% HR/FB 17% LA 26.8 Pull 49% Cent 28% Oppo 23%
2021: EV 91.5 HardHit 46% Barrel 19% HR/FB 27% LA 22.7 Pull 45% Cent 33% Oppo 22%

Pretty much what's there now with one big difference.

2021 HardHit 46%

I don't think anyone besides me is losing sleep over this, but if this issue doesn't put you to sleep, read the discussion under Vlad Guerrero to see why the 2021 HardHit% should be much, much higher for Gallo.

To put it simply, he hit more balls 95+ mph last year, not fewer, than the year before.

He had as much trouble hitting the ball, but that's another story.

All right, let's talk about that.

Think how low his batting average would be if he hadn't laid down the occasional bunt.

Top 10 bunt hits in 2021

Player                         BUH               BUH%

Joey Gallo                       7                  .700

Garret Hampson             7                  .333

Cesar Hernandez            6                  .750

Nicky Lopez                     6                  .273

Dalton Varsho                  6                  .667

Cedric Mullins                  5                  .500

Odubel Herrera                5                  .556

Ben Gamel                       5                  .625

Brandon Belt                    5                  .714

Alcides Escobar               5                  .625

average                                                .574        

For all these players -- why occasional?

I'd love to show the next batch -- the eight hitters who had four bunt hits last year -- but cutting and pasting from Excel doesn't work here and I don't want to spend the rest of the afternoon (isn't there a football game I'm supposed to be watching?) typing them in. Suffice it to say, their names are Polanco (Jorge), Ohtani, Harper, Wong, Naquin, Robles, Odor and Lagares, and their combined bunt batting average, on average, is .509.

A few of them go up with a reasonable expectation of hitting a home run when they swing the bat. Most do not.

If I were Joey Gallo I'd at least bunt often enough to get my batting average over .200. He seems to be quite a good bunter.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 1

I just looked at the bids for last year (in the archive). Peter and Mike aren't nearly as disappointed.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 20 '21

His OPS+ was 93 with the Yankees.

139 with the the Rangers, the second best in what now has to be called a disappointing career.

His D has always been outstanding. Somewhere I'm sure there's a stat showing the percentage of base runners who try to go first to third on the right fielder. I'll wager no one has a lower percentage than Joey.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 20 '21
2020: EV 91.2 HardHit 44% Barrel 14% HR/FB 17% LA 26.8 Pull 49% Cent 28% Oppo 23%
2021: EV 91.5 HardHit 46% Barrel 19% HR/FB 27% LA 22.7 Pull 45% Cent 33% Oppo 22%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21