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Gallo shows he can play 'D,' too

Slugger's 4-star catch highlights Wednesday's Statcast action
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Joey Gallo is known primarily for his big bat, but the Rangers left fielder showed Wednesday that he can make some nifty plays with the glove, too.

In the first inning at Seattle, Gallo chased a Dee Gordon popup toward the foul line, covering 75 feet in just 4.4 seconds. He converted the 45 percent catch probability with a tough sliding grab near the ball for a 4-star grab. It was the first catch of 4 or 5 stars this year for Gallo.

Here is a look at some other notable Statcast™ feats from Wednesday's action:

Brewers hitters
Christian Yelich led a Brewers big-fly barrage at Chase Field, lining a 112.4 mph home run out to right field in the second inning. The two-run shot had just a 19-degree launch angle and tied Yelich's personal best for home run exit velocity (he also hit one that hard on Aug. 3, 2016). Along with big blasts from teammates Travis Shaw (111.5 mph) and Domingo Santana (110.6 mph), Milwaukee increased its season total of 110+ mph homers from five to eight. The shots from Yelich and Shaw rank as the team's second- and third-hardest homers of the year. 

Joey Gallo is known primarily for his big bat, but the Rangers left fielder showed Wednesday that he can make some nifty plays with the glove, too.

In the first inning at Seattle, Gallo chased a Dee Gordon popup toward the foul line, covering 75 feet in just 4.4 seconds. He converted the 45 percent catch probability with a tough sliding grab near the ball for a 4-star grab. It was the first catch of 4 or 5 stars this year for Gallo.

Here is a look at some other notable Statcast™ feats from Wednesday's action:

Brewers hitters
Christian Yelich led a Brewers big-fly barrage at Chase Field, lining a 112.4 mph home run out to right field in the second inning. The two-run shot had just a 19-degree launch angle and tied Yelich's personal best for home run exit velocity (he also hit one that hard on Aug. 3, 2016). Along with big blasts from teammates Travis Shaw (111.5 mph) and Domingo Santana (110.6 mph), Milwaukee increased its season total of 110+ mph homers from five to eight. The shots from Yelich and Shaw rank as the team's second- and third-hardest homers of the year. 

Video: MIL@ARI: Brewers belt 4 homers that total 1,675 feet

Adam Duvall, Reds
Duvall showed that Billy Hamilton isn't the only Reds outfielder who can flash some leather when he took an extra-base hit away from the Giants' Pablo Sandoval in the first inning at AT&T Park. On a deep drive to left-center field, Duvall had to cover 90 feet in 5.1 seconds, converting a 41 percent catch probability with a slide on the warning track. The 4-star catch was the third of the season for Duvall.

Video: CIN@SF: Duvall races down fly ball with great slide

Jordan Hicks, Cardinals
Hicks reached triple-digit velocity five more times Wednesday, increasing his MLB-leading total to 74 pitches of 100-plus mph, while tossing a scoreless inning of relief at Minnesota. The Cardinals rookie topped out at 102.2 mph on a sinker that induced a ground-ball double play from Joe Mauer and registered as his third-fastest pitch.

Texas Rangers, Joey Gallo