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Gallo Wins Carolina League MVP



    The accolades keep rolling in for Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo, the power-hitting prodigy who has taken professional baseball by storm by slugging 41 home runs over two separate leagues this year.

    The 20-year-old MLB Futures Game hero was named the Carolina League MVP despite having not played for HIgh-A Myrtle Beach since early June, when he was promoted to Double-A Frisco and has proceeded to be close to the Texas League lead in homers.

    In 58 games with the Pelicans, Gallo hit 21 homers and had a .735 slugging percentage with a .323 batting average and a 1.199 OPS.

    The Rangers landed a few more prospects on the Carolina League Postseason All-Star team, highlighted by catcher Jorge Alfaro, who joined Gallo in Frisco as the Rangers' second-best prospect behind Gallo. They were joined on the team by outfielder Nick Williams and outfielder Chris Garia.