3 Texas Rangers make MLBTR’s top trade deadline candidates

Seth Carlson
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers talks with the media after announcing the resignation of Manager Ron Washington at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Washington informed the club that he has chosen to resign in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers talks with the media after announcing the resignation of Manager Ron Washington at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Washington informed the club that he has chosen to resign in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers Joey Gallo
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#20: Joey Gallo

The lone position player on the list for the Texas Rangers.

He’s had an on-base streak, he’s walking more than he ever has and he’s continuing to play Gold Glove-caliber defense in right field. However, Joey Gallo is still striking out a ton and is hitting for less power than we would like.

That said, the first three items still make him plenty attractive as a trade candidate, especially when combined with his contractual control through the 2022 season at a relatively cheap rate.

The Yankees have been the team most frequently linked to Gallo throughout this season, and that seems like the most sensible destination should he be moved this summer.

However, the Rangers will probably be unmotivated to part ways with their homegrown right fielder unless they can get a haul, one which they probably won’t get unless Gallo re-discovers his power stroke a little more.

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