I saw Joey Gallo in my hometown during Big League Weekend. My first reaction. He is HUGE! I had this image of a cute little infielder, nothing could be further from the truth. He stepped into the on deck circle and Whoosh! His bat was inches from hitting me in the face. He very politely stepped to the side to work on his swings. At 6’5″ 230 lbs he is impressive to say the least. While playing for the Frisco Roughriders, he was hitting .314/.425/.636,another impressive stat. While I watched him, I noticed his arms are massive and his swing is that of his mentor Jason Giambi.
The question comes up is it too early for Gallo, and I am going to say NO. He’s young and a power hitter. The glove can be developed. In Texas he will be playing third base and that will help focus. During his time in the minors he has been at 3rd and left field and I think this is a mistake, he need to focus on his infield position not spread himself out.
Baseball America doesn’t see very much coming from Joey but I disagree, I see something in him and I am very excited. Its time to see if our baby duck can swim.