How 5 former Texas Rangers are performing with their new clubs
1. Joey Gallo
Ah, the enigma that is Joey Gallo.
Brutalized by Yankees fans for his struggles after arriving in a trade from the Texas Rangers last summer, Gallo has mostly continued to falter in pinstripes in 2022, not earning any endearment from his home fans once again.
Gallo’s .699 OPS in 2022 lags behind his .816 career OPS, though he does have five homers so far. As the weather warms up, Gallo too should warm up. He’s got the perfect player profile for a Bronx Bomber who can take advantage of playing with a short porch for 81 games out of the year.
It doesn’t get much more three true outcomes than Gallo. But barring some epic tear by the southpaw slugger, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the Texas Rangers have gotten the better of that July 2021 blockbuster trade, especially with how well the prospects have played since joining the organization.