Joey Gallo, who made a name for himself as a big left-hander in the major leagues for 8 seasons, has found a new team.
Reporter Mark Finesand of ‘MLB.com’ said on the 17th (Korean time), “According to sources, the Minnesota Twins have signed a one-year, $11 million contract with Gallo. The contract has not been formalized yet.”
Gallo recorded a batting average of 0.199, 177 home runs, 386 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.794 in 752 major league games. He has been evaluated as a giant gun that combines defensive power while winning two All-Stars and two Gold Gloves.
He doesn’t have a high batting average, but his on-base percentage and slugging percentage make him an OPS hitter. However, he suffered a slump this season as he plummeted to an OPS of 0.638. This season, he posted a batting average of 0.160, 19 home runs and 47 RBIs while wearing the uniforms of the New York Yankees and the LA Dodgers.
Gallo planned to regain his value with his one-year contract, and Minnesota also greatly reduced his risk with his short-term contract. 메이저사이트
Many media outlets, such as ‘MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR),’ said, “Gallo is expected to be a big beneficiary of the shift ban. He is one of the players who suffered the most damage from the shift tactic.”
According to Statcast, a major league statistics site, “When Gallo is at bat, the opposing team uses a 90% shift tactic. This is very high in the league,” he explained.
“MLBTR” said, “Even if Gallo’s indicators don’t rise again, he is a player who helps a lot in defense. He will play one side of Minnesota’s corner outfield.”