Joey Gallo

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

All Joey Gallo Wants For Christmas Is The Shift To Be Banned

December 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Rangers slugger Joey Gallo has a Christmas list and it's rather short.

The outfielder/infielder's only wish this year is that Major League Baseball decides to kill the shift. 

Gallo responded to a story written by Jayson Stark of The Athletic who wrote Wednesday that support is growing in the game to end the shift. 

According to research done this summer by Inside Edge Scout, Gallo and his teammate, Nomar Mazara, had more hits taken away from them by the shift than any other player in MLB at the All-Star break in 2018. 

The research shows that Mazara had 26 hits taken away from him, while Gallo had 22 base knocks taken away by the shift.