Joey Gallo cracks Keith Law's updated top 25 prospect list

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Gallo comes in at #25 on Keith Law's latest top prospect list

Keith Law has posted an updated top 25 prospect list, and Texas Ranger minor league third baseman Joey Gallo makes the cut, coming in at #25.

Gallo didn't make Law's top 100 list coming into the season, but has taken a huge leap forward this year, improving both his walk rate and his K rate while continuing to mash homers.  Gallo has a .315/.454/.720 line on the season, with 58 Ks and 44 walks in 218 plate appearances, and he's doing that while being one of the youngest players in the high-A Carolina League -- he was the 8th youngest player in the league at the beginning of the season, and has just a single plate appearance against a pitcher younger than him this season.

Gallo seems likely to be promoted to AA sometime in June, as A ball pitchers seemingly have stopped challenging him -- since hitting 3 homers on May 16, Gallo has a bizarre .172/.467/.379 line, with 15 Ks and 16 walks.  Of Gallo's 45 plate appearances in that stretch, he's only had 14 end in something other than a walk or K, registering 5 hits (1 single, 3 doubles and a home run) in those 14 at bats.

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