Gallo, who was drafted by the Rangers in the first round of the 2012 draft, made his Major League Baseball debut with the team in 2015.
The Texas Rangers chose Gallo in the first round, with the 39th in general choice, in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.
Instead of enlisting at LSU, Gallo signed with the Rangers for a $2.25 million signing bonus. The 18 homers were an Arizona League record. He was named the Arizona League MVP.
He was elevated to the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, hitting .214/.343/.464 with four homers and 26 strikeouts in 56 at-bats in 16 games.
Before the 2013 season, Gallo was the Rangers’ tenth best possibility as per Baseball America.
Is Joey Gallo Related to Joe Gallo?
No, Joey Gallo is not related to Joe Gallo. Joe Gallo was an Italian-American mobster of the Colombo crime family of New York City. In his youth, Gallo was diagnosed with schizophrenia after an arrest.
He soon became an enforcer in the Profaci crime family, later forming his own crew which included his brothers Larry and Albert.
Is Joey Gallo Italian
Yes. Joey Gallo’s paternal Grandfather is an immigrant from Italy who settled in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.