The Minnesota Twins have started the season very well.
Last year, he led the AL Central for most of the season, but ultimately collapsed in the second half and finished below. 500.
However, some key additions have paid dividends for the team so far.
One of those additions is slugger Joey Gallo, who is looking to bounce back after some tough seasons.
His average sits at .235 to start the season, but he’s already hit three home runs and looks like he’s fixed some of the issues that have plagued him over the years.
Former MLB star and current MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds breaks down Gallo’s success and discusses what has worked for him so far.
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Gallo is a man who has always had a lot of power.
However, one weakness he has suffered from is that he takes a lot of punches.
But as Reynolds points out, he’s not striking out as much and is doing a better job of swinging and staying on the ball.
He is covering the plate too much.
Reynolds points out that Gallo has faced another weakness over the course of his career.
Pitches to the outside half of the plate have been his kryptonite.
However, this is an issue he fixed somewhat with the New York Yankees, as he moved closer to the plate with his stance and tackled outside pitches differently.
It looks like Reynolds likes what he’s seen out of Gallo so far, and it appears the slugger could be poised for a big year.
Twins fans are thrilled with a surprise player