Joey Gallo, 2014 Carolina League MVP: Texas Rangers minor league third baseman Joey Gallo has been named the Most Valuable Player in the high-A Carolina League:
Additionally, @JoeyGallo24 has been named the Carolina League's Most Valuable Player, despite just 58 games played. Congrats Joey!— MyrtleBeachPelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) August 28, 2014
To say Gallo was dominant in his 58 games for the Pelicans would be an understatement...he put up a .323/.463/.735 line that included 21 home runs, and catapulted himself from a fringe top-100 prospect to a consensus top 20 prospect in the game.
In addition, catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfielders Chris Garia and Nick Williams made the year-end Carolina League All Star team.
Congrats to C @_JorgeAlfaro11, 3B @JoeyGallo24, OF Chris Garia, and OF @NickWilliams409 for making the CL Year-End All-Star team!— MyrtleBeachPelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) August 28, 2014
Alfaro and Williams are now plying their trade at AA Frisco, along with Gallo.
The Pelicans have the best record in the Carolina League, at 79-54.
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