ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 12: Prior to the start of the Arizona Diamondbacks v Texas Rangers game, the Texas Rangers agree to terms with five selections in 2012 Major League Baseball first year player draft (L-R) John Daniels general manager, Lewis Brinson, Joey Gallo, Collin Wiles, Jamie Jarmon, Nick Willams and Nolan Ryan president of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 12, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
The myth and legend of Joey Gallo hasn't stopped growing with his promotion to Double-A Frisco earlier this week.
Instead of struggling to succeed against a higher level of pitching, pro baseball's home run leader has just continued to rake in his four games in Frisco. In those four games, he now has three home runs, including a walk-off three-run bomb in his first game for the RoughRiders.
This season, Gallo is up to 24 home runs with a .325/.464/.759 slash, and he's not let up since joining the Rangers' Double-A affiliate.
Gallo hit .326 in May with four doubles, a triple, 12 home runs, 26 RBIs, 26 walks, 26 runs in 28 games with Class-A Myrtle Beach and by doing so earned Rangers Minor League Player of the Month for May.
Right-handed starter Chi Chi Gonzalez, who joined Gallo by being promoted from Myrtle Beach to Frisco earlier this week made his starting debut for Frisco on Tuesday and gave up one hit with six strikeouts in five scoreless innings. He was named the organization's minor league pitcher of the month.
More on Gonzalez from the Rangers' official release:
Gonzalez, 22, went 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA (6 ER/34.0 IP) and 26 strikeouts against 10 walks over 5 starts with High-A Myrtle Beach in May. The right-hander also held Carolina League batters to a .179 average (22-123) during the month. The Oral Roberts product completed at least 7.0 innings in 3 of the 5 starts, including a career-best 8.0 shutout innings on May 3 vs. Frederick. Gonzalez also had a no-hitter broken up in the 7th inning of his start on May 20 at Frederick, earning his 5th consecutive win in that outing. He was promoted to Frisco on June 10 and allowed just one hit over 5.0 scoreless innings in his Double-A debut that night vs. Midland. Overall, Gonzalez has combined to go 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA (19 ER/70.1 IP) over 12 starts with Myrtle Beach and Frisco. The Florida native was selected in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2013 June draft and signed by Jay Eddings.