Joey Gallo tied for minor league HR lead

August, 18, 2014
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Joey Gallo, one of the top prospects in the Rangers organization, maybe the No. 1 player depending on whom you speak with, hit his 40th home run Sunday night for Double-A Frisco.

Gallo's 40 homers in the minors this season tie him with Kris Bryant of Triple-A Iowa for the lead.

Gallo is the first minor leaguer with 40 home runs in consecutive seasons since Ron Kittle did it in 1981-1982.

Last season, Gallo hit 40 home runs with 88 RBIs for Class-A Hickory and in the Arizona rookie league.

In 115 minor league games this season, between Myrtle Beach (Class A) and Frisco, Gallo has 40 home runs and 98 RBIs.

It's doubtful that Gallo will be promoted to the big leagues anytime soon. Expect Rangers officials not to rush the talented left-handed hitting slugger and see what he can do in spring training in 2015.


Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
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ERAC. Lewis 5.18
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