Dodgers to get Joey Gallo

Dodgers are buying back Joey Gallo from the Yankees, report Sports Illustrated’s Pat Boy (Twitter link). Sales pitch Clayton Beeter the opposite will go to New York, according to Ragazzo.

Gallo has spent the past year in the Bronx, arriving from Rangers on a big-term deal last summer. At the time, the power-hit midfielder had just earned his second All-Star nod of his career and delivered a .223/.379/.490 pass with 25 home runs in 95 games. The Yankees certainly envisioned his left-handed pop music playing flawlessly on the short right porch at their home football field, but Gallo’s tenure in New York proved a major disappointment.

The 28-year-old hit a .160/.303/.404 line in 58 post-trading games last year. While he has always been a highly offensive player, he has seen his knockdown rate spike from 32.2% to 38.6%. He’s still connected to 13 Yankees hosts, but the 70-point drop in both his batting average and his base score is certainly not something that general manager Brian Cashman and his staff are up to. he thought.

The Yankees retained Gallo through arbitration in the hope that his production would return to his professional standards. The opposite happened, as his struggle became even more pronounced in 2022. Gallo’s hit rate was near late 2021 levels (38.8%) and his strength was already take a step back. He hit 12 home shots in 82 competitions, watching his average exit rate drop from a strong 91.3 MPH to near an average of 88.4 MPH. Gallo is still making a lot of dribbles, but his average hit count isn’t enough for a hitter as often as he is.

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