Rocky Michael Gale…resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife Leah and son Remy … attended the University of Portland and was named first-team All-West Coast Conference as a senior after hitting .347 with two homers and 16 RBI…named first team All-State and first team All-Valley Conference in 2006 at North Salem High School (OR )… selected by San Diego in the 24th round of the First-Year Player Draft and was signed by Padres' scout Justin Baughman.
Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he earned a selection as a mid-season Pacific Coast League All-Star after hitting .281 with four homers and 34 RBI in 85 games ... In the minors threw out 25 of 58 would-be basestealers (43%) ... E xcelled against left-handed pitching in minors, going 23-for-77 (.299) ... Had his contract selected by the Dodgers on September 2, and appeared in three games (0-for-2) ... S igned by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on Feb. 25.
Made three starts at catcher with the Padres and went 1-for-10 (.100) with a home run and two RBI after having his contract selected by the club on Sept. 18 for his second stint in the Majors ... Slugged his first career big league home run on Sept. 20, 2017 against the Diamondbacks, hitting a two-run shot in the second inning off of Robbie Ray ... Spent majority of the season with Triple-A El Paso, hitting .278 with 43 runs, 20 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 37 RBI in 103 game ... Appeared in 99 games (95 starts) at catcher with El Paso, posting a .995 fielding percentage and throwing out 40% of wouldbe basestealers (31/77)…also made his first career pitching appearance, tossing a scoreless inning in two relief outings.
Split the season between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso, hitting a combined .243 (86-for-354) with 10 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 34 RBI and 37 runs scored in 107 games ... Started 97 total games behind the plate between San Antonio and El Paso, posting a .992 fielding percentage (seven errors in 830 total chances)...also made three starts at third base for the Chihuahuas ... Threw out 25 of 75 (33%) attempted basestealers between San Antonio and El Paso.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A El Paso, hitting .307 in 102 games for the Chihuahuas before making his Major League debut for San Diego ... Selected from Triple-A El Paso on Sept. 2 for his first career call-up, spending the remainder of the season with the Big League club ... Made his Major League debut on 9/6 vs. LAD with a pinch-hit appearance ... Started one game for San Diego on 9/30 vs. MIL, catching the entire game in an Andrew Cashner start…collected his first career hit in his final at-bat of that game with a single ... In 102 games for Triple-A El Paso he hit a career-best .307 (99-322) with 21 extra-base hits, 39 RBI and 34 runs scored ... Played for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League after the season, hitting .315 (23-for-73) in 20 games ... Following the season, was not tendered a contract and re-signed with the club as a minor league free agent on 12/8/15.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A El Paso, hitting .303 with 12 doubles and 35 RBI in 77 games. ... Against left-handed pitching he hit .327 (17-for-52) and .295 (52-for-176) vs. right-handers ... Tossed out 38.2% (26-of-68) of attempted base stealers ... Played winter ball in the Australian Baseball League following the season for Adelaide Bite.
Spent the majority of the season with Double-A San Antonio, playing in 70 games total between the Missions and Triple-A Tucson in 2013 ... Played 62 of his 70 games in 2013 with the Missions…hit .278 (10-for-36) against left-handed pitching for San Antonio ... Made 56 starts behind the plate for San Antonio…tossed out 21 of 60 (35%) attempted base stealers.
Split time between Single-A Lake Elsinore, Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson, playing the majority of his games with Tucson ... Made 36 starts behind the plate for Tucson, 13 for Lake Elsinore and one for San Antonio ... Tossed out 17 of 47 (36%) attempted base stealers overall on the season.
In his second professional season, began the year with Single-A Fort Wayne before also playing for Single-A Lake Elsinore, Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson ... Spent the majority of his season with Fort Wayne and Lake Elsinore, playing in 26 games for the TinCaps and 27 for the Storm ... Tossed out 17 of 48 (35%) attempted base stealers overall on the season.
Made his professional debut with Single-A Eugene, hitting .292 (47-for-161) over 43 games for the Emeralds ... Made 35 starts behind the plate, tossing out 26 of 62 (42%) of attempted base stealers.