Jump Menu:
Post Reply
Page 1 of 7  •  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next
Is Joey Gallo a good fit ?
2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 9:40PM #1
Hobbs
Posts: 78

We have all heard the news ( Joey Gallo traded to NYY ).



I see from the posts that alot of people are excited that Joey is coming to the Bronx. He will make the lineup so much better, He will be mashing homers to the short porch in yankee stadium etc. etc.



The reality is that he is a lifetime .211 hitter that strikes out on avg. 200 times a year.



What is the common complaint about the current lineup. (we have too many sluggers that stikeout way to often and we need more contact hitters). I agree with that by the way.



I realize things have gone poorly this year and we need a roster shakeup and Gallo is a shinny new toy we can all get excited about but there is a good chance we are setting ourself up for disappointment. He may be just a new face we can all complain about.



I really hope I'm wrong and he helps us to the playoffs and time will tell.

2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 9:48PM #2
Paterson
Posts: 7,127

www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/after-seven...



The Rangers will receive pitcher Glenn Otto, infielders Ezequiel Duran and Josh Smith as well as Trevor Huver from the Yankees and a few other prospects, according to ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan.



    This is the deal being reported. I am not fond of the strikeouts either, but the new age baseball guys don't see to care as much. 

2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 10:33PM #3
hampfan
Posts: 3,679

Jul 28, 2021 -- 9:48PM, Paterson wrote:


www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/after-seven...



The Rangers will receive pitcher Glenn Otto, infielders Ezequiel Duran and Josh Smith as well as Trevor Huver from the Yankees and a few other prospects, according to ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan.



    This is the deal being reported. I am not fond of the strikeouts either, but the new age baseball guys don't see to care as much. 




Pat, I understand your doubts, but I've been following Gallo most of the year and noted he also takes as many walks as Cashman's fav Gardner does, so his SO's don't matter, (given his massively relative power compared with the latter), and won't in our RH heavy lineup. I think he'll be fine. I don't like complimenting Cashman these days, but so far as I can see, Kudos to him for the trade. I think we'll be a more intimidaing team to opposition pitchers for sure.

2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 10:35PM #4
JudgeandYankees
Posts: 368

Another guy who'll strikeout with 2nd and 3rd and 1 out, just what the doctor ordered.

2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 10:53PM #5
Paterson
Posts: 7,127

Jul 28, 2021 -- 10:33PM, hampfan wrote:


Jul 28, 2021 -- 9:48PM, Paterson wrote:


www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/after-seven...



The Rangers will receive pitcher Glenn Otto, infielders Ezequiel Duran and Josh Smith as well as Trevor Huver from the Yankees and a few other prospects, according to ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan.



    This is the deal being reported. I am not fond of the strikeouts either, but the new age baseball guys don't see to care as much. 




Pat, I understand your doubts, but I've been following Gallo most of the year and noted he also takes as many walks as Cashman's fav Gardner does, so his SO's don't matter, (given his massively relative power compared with the latter), and won't in our RH heavy lineup. I think he'll be fine. I don't like complimenting Cashman these days, but so far as I can see, Kudos to him for the trade. I think we'll be a more intimidaing team to opposition pitchers for sure.




   My concern about contact rates gives away my age. I am not a Cashman fan, but Gallo could be a good fit for this lineup and for Yankee Stadium. His ability to play at any of the corners opens up the potential for a lot of different moves this offseason. When you trade away a basket of prospects you don't know who got the better part of the deal for a long time. That said, the Yankees are a win now group and I think the deal works.  

2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 11:16PM #6
_YaNkEeFaN4LiFe_
Posts: 581
Well it’s another home run or strikeout low batting average hitter BUT he’s freaking left handed which we needed so the Yankees are actually getting a person that fits Yankee Stadium. I still don’t understand in a ballpark built specifically for left handed hitters who can pop fly a cheap home run they chose to be so RH heavy lineup. So dumb. Will Gallo make us a playoff team? No.
2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 11:32PM #7
CHL59
Posts: 4,399

The guy does have good power numbers, a reputation pitchers will respect, and we need left handed hitters, and the lineup gets longer. I think adding him with addition of a guy like Allen, if he sticks, and Odor keeps his good at bats going, I would hope this absolutley should sit Gardner and if nothing else that will help also. I hope many notice what happens when Allen hits 9th and DJ leads off. How many times since Allen has been here has DJ upped his game when Allen gets on in front of him going back to the first time Allen got on base. If I was Boone he should seriously consider...



 DJ 1st base


Judge RF 


Gallo LF


Stanton DH


Torres SS


Urschela 3rd


Odor 2nd 


Sanchez C


Allen CF


Then let the chips fall where they may for the bench. That 9 right there is more rounded than we have had in many moons. Thames needs to show Allen how to take more walks because when he is on base the opposing pitcher gets flustered easier with big boppers up at bat. Guys like Voit, Andujar, Frazier, and Hicks, should at least have their realitors standing by.







you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 11:33PM #8
qwik3457
Posts: 12,492

Tons of strikeouts? Cool


Poor record of hitting in the clutch? Cool


Hits lefties better than righties? Cool (Yes, believe it or not he has a small reverse Platoon split, and it's not a small sample size, either (Over 550 AB vs. lefties and over 1200 vs. righties)


In fact the only thing that keeps him from being a perfect Yankee is that he can field his position.


 

Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
2 months ago  ::  Jul 28, 2021 - 11:59PM #9
dixieyank
Posts: 6,465

First reaction: Horrible.


Another power hitting, high strike out, RF'er....


He can play 1B.....but hasn't since 2018.  Is this going to be our new version of Texiera?


Oh, but he's a lefty bat.....that hit's LHP better than RHP.....of which he appears dreadful.


I'm sure this will fix the team! Hopefully we gave up a ton of prospects, too. Brilliant move.


Here's hoping I am wrong....

2 months ago  ::  Jul 29, 2021 - 12:06AM #10
jimwest
Posts: 4,669


Gallo has hit 40+ HR's in 2017-18. His OBP is .379, this year, which is excellent. He leads MLB in walks. OPS+ this year of 139, career is 116. OPS alone is .869 in '21, .833 career. So he isn't a K or nothing hitter. This team needs a LH power hitting OFer, and he fills that bill. Gallo can be a 40+ HR, 100 RBI guy in YS with the short RF. He is versatile, playing all OF spots, mostly RF/LF, but also at 1b and 3b. He is a Gold Glove, plus defender.


Regarding strikeouts. The Yankees have 905 team K's. TB has 1,010 K's, Bos 874, LAD 907, SF 934, SD 855, CWS 881, Oak 885, Milw 978. These are the best teams in MLB. The Astros, with "only" 760 K's, are somewhat of an exception. Half of those teams strike out more than the Yankees, but all have considerably better records.


Despite our decrying strikeouts as a standalone issue, they are pervasive now in MLB.


It is WHEN the Yankees strike out, namely with RISP, that is the problem. Other teams whiff plenty, too, but get hits and productive outs with RISP. This Yankees team is also pounding into an embarrassing MLB-leading number of GIDP's, another problem. Often with RISP. Those two areas reflect poor clutch hitting, and those are what they must correct.

Page 1 of 7  •  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next
Jump Menu:
 
    Viewing this thread :: 0 registered and 1 guest
    No registered users viewing

Yankees Forum