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Saints Outfielder Anthony Gallas Selected As American Association Post-Season All-Star

ST. PAUL, MN September 2, 2017

After an incredible season from start to finish, that included a mid-season All-Star selection, St. Paul Saints outfielder Anthony Gallas was selected as a Post-Season All-Star.

 

          The 29-year-old Gallas hit .306 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI in 79 games.  In 304 at bats he scored 62 runs, roped 17 doubles, five triples, was 8-8 in stolen bases and had a .373 on base percentage with a .582 slugging percentage.  Gallas is fourth in the league in slugging percentage, fifth in home runs and tied for fifth in extra base hits (41).

 

          Gallas’ season was highlighted by numerous moments including becoming the 19th player in franchise history to homer in three straight games, from July 2-4.  During that string he also scored a run in a career high six straight from June 29-July 4. Gallas fell a double shy of the cycle on July 5.  He also homered twice on July 27 vs. Sioux City.  His RBI total rose when he collected at least one in 11 of 13 games from June 10-23, including five straight from June 10-16.  Aside from the three straight games with a home run, Gallas also homered in back-to-back games on June 22 & 23 vs. Winnipeg.   He tied a career high with four hits, going 4-4, on June 16 and tied a career high with five RBI on May 27. 

         

          Gallas’ mid-season All-Star selection this season was the fourth in his career.  He also earned the honors in 2011 with Single-A Lake County (Midwest League), 2014 with High-A Carolina (Carolina League) and in 2015 at Double-A Akron (Eastern League).

 

          Gallas began 2016 at Double-A in the Cleveland Indians organization before being released after four games.  He was signed by the Kansas City T-Bones, in the American Association, and hit .221 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 91 games.  In 335 at bats he scored 59 runs, smacked 11 doubles, three triples, had a .322 on base percentage and a .415 slugging percentage.  He led the T-Bones in home runs and runs scored and was second in RBI.

 

          Gallas was not drafted despite putting up record breaking numbers at Kent State University and was signed as a non-drafted free agent by his hometown Cleveland Indians in 2010.  He hit .276 in 50 games in the Arizona League and had a 14-game hitting streak and reached base safely in 18 consecutive games that season.  His impressive numbers got him a late season promotion to Low-A Mahoning Valley.

 

          In 2011 Gallas began the season with Single-A Lake County where he hit .314 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 57 games.  His time in Lake County was highlighted by another 14-game hitting streak and reaching base safely in 27 consecutive games.  He was selected to his first of three All-Star Games when he was chosen to participate in the Midwest League All-Star Game.  He did not play, however, because he was called up to High-A prior to the game.

 

          Gallas spent most of 2012 at High-A Carolina where he hit .250 with eight home runs and 51 RBI in 107 games.  He was called up to Triple-A Columbus on August 24.

 

          After missing most of 2013 following surgery on a torn labrum in his right hip, Gallas came back strong in 2014 and tore up the Carolina League hitting .276 with eight homers and 31 RBI in 58 games.  He was selected to the Carolina League-California League All-Star Game, but once again did not participate because he was promoted to Double-A Akron a week prior to the game.  With Akron Gallas hit .293 with 16 home runs and 49 RBI in 73 games.  Gallas led the entire Indians Minor League system in home runs (24), doubles (37), hits (143), slugging (.511), OPS (.845) and total bases (156).  He was chosen an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star. 

 

          Gallas was finally able to play in an All-Star Game in 2015 where he had a strong season at Double-A Akron hitting .266 with 12 homers and 43 RBI in 88 games.  He went 2-4 with a double and an RBI in the All-Star Game.  Gallas played 30 games at Triple-A Columbus and hit 17 homers between the two stops, fourth most in the Indians system that season.  Columbus went on to win the International League Championship.

 

           At Kent State Gallas was a 1st Team All-American as a senior and is the all-time leader in school history in home runs, RBI and walks.  He is also the only player in Mid-American Conference history with over 250 hits, 200 runs and 200 RBI.

With Gallas receiving league honors, the Saints have now had 11 players named to the Postseason All-Star team.