He is slashing a putrid .169/.280/.339 with nine home runs and 18 RBI for the year.
At one point earlier this month, it appeared Gallo was on the verge of breaking out of his funk.
He was being more aggressive at the plate, and for a time, it paid off: from May 27 to June 9, he slashed .278/.333/.556 with a .889 OPS.
But the wheels have fallen off again.
“Update: Joey Gallo’s last hit was on June 17. Since then, he has had 25 plate appearances: 11 strikeouts, 8 flyball outs, 2 linedrive outs, 4 walks,” MLB statistician Katie Sharp tweeted.
Joey Gallo's last hit was on June 17.
Since then, he has had 25 plate appearances:
8 flyball outs
2 linedrive outs
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) June 28, 2022
25 plate appearances without a hit is a lot, and things have been ugly at times, too.
Gallo Hasn’t Been What The Yankees Expected Him To Be
Gallo’s true talent is certainly better than what he has shown in his stint with the Yankees, one that started around 2021’s trade deadline.
However, contact issues have largely gotten in the way of him showcasing the talent that made him an All-Star with the Texas Rangers.
At this point, both parties would probably be better off exploring a trade.
The Yankees will probably give him a few more weeks to try and revert the situation.
If he can’t, they could potentially look for an upgrade next month.
The original idea to trade for him last year was sound: he was an above-average hitter and fielder, who could have been a difference-maker in the Bronx.
Sometimes, things don’t pan out as expected, though.
It’s hasn’t been for a lack of trying, though: Gallo may be one of the hardest-working players in the league.
He may still have a little time to change his fate, but right now, his time in the Bronx has been a failure.