Joey Gallo Biography
Joey Gallo is an American professional baseball outfielder, first baseman, and third baseman for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut in 2015.
Joey Gallo Age
Gallo is 27 years old as of 2020, he was born on November 19, 1993, in Henderson, Nevada.
Joey Gallo Height and Weight
Gallo stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 107kg (235.9lbs).
Joey Gallo Education
Gallo was a student of Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada. He managed to be the player of the year of Nevada Gatorade Baseball Player and also a High School All-American by MaxPreps, ESPNHS, and USA Today. He hit a Nevada high school record 67 career home runs in 446 at-bats, and during his senior year of high school, he had a .509 batting average with 21 home runs and 80 runs batted in (RBIs) in 114 at-bats. He then signed a letter which intended him to attend Louisiana State University and play college baseball for LSU Tigers.
Joey Gallo wife
Gallo is not yet married, however, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend Shelbi Alyssa. Shelbi is a professional dancer and she’s also pursuing her career in Journalism at San Diego State University.
Joey Gallo Baseball
The Texas Rangers selected Gallo in the first round, with the 39th overall selection, in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Rather than enroll at LSU, Gallo signed with the Rangers for a $2.25 million signing bonus.
Gallo started his professional career with the Arizona League Rangers, where he hit .293/.435/.733 with 18 home runs and 52 runs batted in in 150 at-bats over 43 games and were named a Post-Season AZL All-Star, a Topps Short-Season/Rookie All-Star, and the Topps AZL Player of the Year.
The 18 home runs were an Arizona League record. He was named the Arizona League MVP. He was promoted to the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, hitting .214/.343/.464 with four home runs and 26 strikeouts in 56 at-bats in 16 games.
Prior to the 2013 season, Gallo was the Ranger’s 10th-best prospect according to Baseball America. He played the season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, leading the league with 38 home runs and 165 strikeouts in 392 at-bats, and was named a Mid-Season All-Star and a Post-Season All-Star.
He became the first teenager since Dick Simpson in 1962 to hit 40 home runs in a minor league season. Between two minor league teams, he batted .251/.338/.623 with 40 home runs and 172 strikeouts in 411 at-bats. Gallo won the Joe Bauman Home Run Award for hitting the most home runs in minor league baseball for the 2013 season.
Over the offseason, he worked out with Troy Tulowitzki and Jason Giambi at the Philippi Sports Institute in Las Vegas.
He started the 2014 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, batting .323/.463/.735 and leading the league with 21 home runs as he struck out 64 times in 189 at-bats and was named a Mid-Season All-Star and a Post-Season All-Star as well as the Carolina League MVP, and was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Class AA Texas League in June where he was named a Post-Season All-Star, a Baseball America High Class-A All-Star, a Baseball America Minor League All-Star, and a Topps Class A All-Star.
In July, he played in the All-Star Futures Game, where he was named the MVP of the game after hitting a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Between the two minor league teams, he batted .271/.394/.615 with 42 home runs and 179 strikeouts in 439 at-bats.
Joey Gallo Salary
According to his annual salary is $6,200,000. From his last 7 seasons, he has made the total career earnings of $12,062,765.
Joey Gallo Net Worth
Gallo has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Baseballer. Through his various sources of income, Gallo has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.