Giovanny Gallegos
Giovanny Gallegos
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
Out
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 7/24/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 2019 season was a great one for Gallegos, and it was his first full season in the major leagues. He turned into a high-leverage option for the Cardinals, delivering a 2.31 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 93:16 K:BB with 19 holds in 66 outings. The 28-year-old relied heavily on his slider (44.2% usage) to balance his 94-mph fastball, leading to a 27.6 K-BB% and 16.3% swinging-strike rate. Closer Jordan Hicks underwent Tommy John surgery in July and is set to miss a good chunk of the 2020 campaign, and while Carlos Martinez performed well in his place with 24 saves in 27 chances (3.17 ERA, 1.18 WHIP), Martinez says he wants to transition back to the starting rotation. Veteran lefty Andrew Miller is still in St. Louis as well, so this is a crowded picture, but Gallegos was one of the top non-closers in baseball last season and save chances are within reach. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2017.
Dealing with travel issues
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Not Injury Related
July 8, 2020
Gallegos has yet to arrive at the Cardinals' summer camp while he continues to await clearance to travel to the United States from his native Mexico, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Though Gallegos' health isn't in any question due to coronavirus-related concerns, the pandemic has presented complications with his ability to travel. The Cardinals are unsure when Gallegos will be able to board a flight to St. Louis, so his availability for the July 24 season opener versus the Pirates remains something of a question mark at the moment. Before spring training was suspended in mid-March, Gallegos looked like the frontrunner for the Cardinals' closing role, but the team will likely reopen the competition for the job while his status remains up in the air. Per Mark Saxon of The Athletic, general manager John Mozeliak mentioned Ryan Helsley as a potential replacement for Gallegos, while Carlos Martinez could also get a look in the ninth inning if he's unable to lock down the fifth spot in the rotation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
17
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Giovanny Gallegos generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-51%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .196 177 61 12 32 8 0 7
Since 2017vs Right .203 235 66 12 44 9 1 7
2019vs Left .149 123 43 8 17 6 0 4
2019vs Right .186 156 50 8 27 4 1 5
2018vs Left .368 21 4 2 7 1 0 1
2018vs Right .182 24 8 1 4 1 0 1
2017vs Left .267 33 14 2 8 1 0 2
2017vs Right .260 55 8 3 13 4 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-72%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-68%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.91 0.97 46.1 2 1 0 10.9 1.9 1.7
Since 2017Away 3.03 0.93 59.1 1 2 2 10.8 2.1 0.8
2019Home 2.53 0.97 32.0 2 1 0 10.7 2.0 1.7
2019Away 2.14 0.69 42.0 1 1 1 11.8 1.9 0.6
2018Home 8.10 1.80 3.1 0 0 0 13.5 2.7 2.7
2018Away 2.25 1.00 8.0 0 0 1 7.9 2.3 1.1
2017Home 2.45 0.73 11.0 0 0 0 10.6 1.6 1.6
2017Away 7.71 1.93 9.1 0 1 0 8.7 2.9 1.0
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Stat Review
How does Giovanny Gallegos compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.81
 
K/9
11.3
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
2.31
 
WHIP
0.81
 
BABIP
.232
 
GB/FB
0.74
 
Left On Base
86.5%
 
Exit Velocity
88.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.4%
 
Spin Rate
2340 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.4%
 
Swinging Strike
16.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Gallegos made several brief appearances on the Yankees' roster early in the year, mostly as the 26th man for a series of doubleheaders, before spending most of the second half at Triple-A after a deadline trade to St. Louis as part of a package for Luke Voit. He maintained similar peripherals to his 20.1-inning debut the season prior, beating the league average comfortably with a 26.7% strikeout rate and 6.7% walk rate. The performance was good enough to bring his ERA down to a decent 3.97, more in line with his supporting statistics than his 4.87 ERA was during his rookie campaign. It's enough for him to project as a viable major-league reliever moving forward, though he made just two September appearances for the Cardinals after the trade, so an Opening Day roster spot is far from guaranteed.
Gallegos leveraged a terrific 2016 season across both the Double-A and Triple-A levels into earning a 40-man roster spot and an invite to try to win a place in the Opening Day bullpen in 2017. While he ultimately started the year back with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the 26-year-old was once again exceptional in the minors, pitching to a 2.08 ERA. The righty also displayed terrific control with a 69:11 K:BB in 43.1 innings while collecting five saves. The transition to facing big-league hitting proved more difficult though, as Gallegos yielded three home runs in 20.1 innings on his way to posting a 4.87 ERA. The impressive command was still there though, as the righty struck out 22 versus just five walks in his first 16 major-league games. He'll get another chance to win a roster spot in a crowded New York bullpen in spring training.
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Missing early summer camp
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Not Injury Related
July 3, 2020
Gallegos won't be present for the early portions of the Cardinals' summer training while he remains in Mexico, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Hit to cumulative '20 save chances?
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 13, 2020
Gallegos remains the Cardinals' projected closer to open the season, but top ninth-inning option Jordan Hicks (elbow) is helped by the current shutdown the longer it extends, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Tosses save prior to spring halt
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 13, 2020
Gallegos was credited with his second save of spring in a Grapefruit League win over the Marlins on Thursday, firing a perfect ninth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
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Bounces back with first save
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 1, 2020
Gallegos was credited with a save in a Grapefruit League win over the Nationals on Saturday, allowing a hit over a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out one.
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Competing for closing job
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 17, 2020
Gallegos will receive the opportunity to compete for the Cardinals' closer job in spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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