‘0.160 batting average’ Gallo signs 1-year, $11 million contract with Minnesota

Veteran outfielder Joey Gallo (29), who served as the main gun for the Texas Rangers, has moved to the Minnesota Twins.

Local media such as the ‘New York Post’ reported on the 17th (Korean time) that Gallo had agreed to a one-year, $11 million (approximately 14.4 billion won) contract with Minnesota.

Gallo, who was drafted by Texas with the 39th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 draft, made his debut in 2015 and played as a starting outfielder for Texas until 2021. Afterwards, Texas, which started rebuilding, traded him to the New York Yankees, and last year moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers again. He played in 752 games in 8 MLB (Major League) seasons and recorded a batting average of 0.199, an on-base percentage of 0.325, and a slugging percentage of 0.469. He was selected as an All-Star twice and a Gold Glove twice, and his power and defense were excellent, but his critically low contact is considered a weakness. 토토

However, since 2020, the batting average has fallen below 20%, and the advantages of the pioneering eye and long hitting have not been used more and more. He hit only 0.159 on-base percentage, 0.291 slugging percentage, and 25 homers in 140 games in two seasons with the Yankees, and was eventually traded to the Dodgers during the 2022 season. He revealed in an interview that he could not stand the pressure from the New York media and fans, but even after the trade, he only had a batting average of 0.162, an on-base percentage of 0.277, a slugging percentage of 0.393, 7 homers and 23 RBIs in 44 games. A situation in which the value has dropped to the lowest point ahead of the free agent (FA). Gallo seems to have re-challenged for a large contract through free agency.