2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Joey Gallo
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
What a year it could have been for Joey Gallo in 2019. Not only was he on pace for 40 or more homers for the third straight season, but he was actually hitting for average, too, as his .253 average would have been a career high by nearly 50 points! Would it have come down as the season went on? Perhaps, considering that he was riding a .368 BABIP, and that was over 100 points higher than the year before. He was an All-Star for the first time, and rightfully so, after he hit 20 home runs, drove in 46 runs and hit .275 through the first 61 games of the season. Then, the injuries hit, and that was all she wrote. Gallo showcased some great things in 2019, before injury cut it short, but does that parlay into 2020, or will he revert back to a .210 average with 40 home runs? I mean, it certainly plays, but any increase in batting average would certainly delight many.
Gallo showcased reverse splits last year, as he destroyed southpaws, which is typically not the case for a left-handed...