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)
Baseball fans around DFW haven't had a lot to be happy about this year. The Texas Rangers are floundering along with 19 players sent to the disabled list and several starters out for the season, one that has basically become a lost season.
But there's some light around the corner, as one of baseball's most exciting prospects has been promoted to Double-A Frisco from Class-A Myrtle Beach, as Joey Gallo will make his Frisco debut on Monday night tied for the lead in all of minor-league baseball in homers.
Gallo, a 20-year-old third baseman in his third pro season, has 21 bombs this season with 50 RBIs and a .323 batting average. His OPS is a sky-high 1.199 as his on-base has skyrocketed this year due to his sudden ability to draw walks.
Oh, and don't get excited, folks. Gallo is not going to be in Arlington this season, and ideally, he might not be next season, either. And he's definitely not an option to replace Mitch Moreland at first base, as he's never played first base as a pro.
But, you can head out to Frisco starting Monday night and see one of the game's most exciting prospects with perhaps the most prodigious power in the minor leagues. It'll give you something to smile about.