His struggles from the end of last season have carried over into the 2022 season and his numbers are not good.
Gallo is hitting a for a dismal .100 batting average and has yet to hit a home run or drive in any runs.
He has also struck out four times in the first three games of the season.
However, Yankees manager Aaron Boone isn’t ready to give up on the veteran slugger just yet.
After last night’s loss to the Boston Red Sox, Boone suggested that Gallo is off to a better start this year and is getting into pitches that he wasn’t getting into late last season.
Aaron Boone on Joey Gallo:
“I would suggest he’s off to a good start, at-bat wise … he’s getting to pitches he wasn’t getting to last year.”
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) April 11, 2022
The Struggles Continue
It’s good to see Boone not throwing in the towel on Gallo yet.
Fans all across baseball know how dangerous Gallo can be at the plate.
Perhaps the shift has hurt him a little bit.
At the same time, if you’re a Yankees fan, you want to see results, not just the effort.
Thus far, the results have not been good for Gallo, especially in his early days as a member of the Yankees.
Though he has never been a guy who hits for an extremely high batting average, the strikeouts were quite aways up from where they were in 2019 and 2020 when he was with the Texas Rangers.
Gallo continues to struggle in his new uniform and doesn’t appear to be breaking out anytime soon.
We’ll see if the strikeout problem persists or if he can get that under control.
It’s still a long season, but Gallo will need to turn it around fast.