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Joey Gallo (second player from left) has put on a power display in Hickory this season.
.225/.311/.851, 16 2B, 2 3B, 26 HR, 54 RBI, 61 R
Joey Gallo's power has been nothing short of spectacular this season. His 26 home runs currently lead all players on the Hickory Crawdads, and he even made an All-Star appearance this season for the South Atlantic League.
While Gallo's home run numbers have been high this year, so have his strikeout numbers. He also leads the Crawdads with 135 strikeouts this season, and last week, both his power numbers and strikeout numbers were on display.
Gallo went 4-for-24 last week for Hickory, but belted three home runs in the process, while driving in nine runs. His best game came on July 2, when he went 2-for-5 with two homers and an incredible seven RBI.
Unfortunately for Gallo, he also struck out in almost half his at-bats. Gallo struck out 11 times last week, a number he must drastically cut down on to advance through the minors. Right now he looks like a stereotypical power hitter.
He can hit the ball out of the park with the best of them, but his strikeout numbers are comparable to guys like Adam Dunn and Mark Reynolds.
His poor average last week would almost certainly lower his stock, but with his three home runs and nine RBI, he doesn't seem to be any more or less productive than he has been all season.
Last Week's Stats:
4-for-24, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 3 R