Giovanny Gallegos
Giovanny Gallegos
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Gallegos was drafted as a second closer in a lot of leagues, but it was not meant to be as he was placed on the injured list July 18 for undisclosed reasons and missed Opening Day. He returned before the end of July and put together an excellent campaign around another stint on the IL with a groin injury, posting a 2.06 FIP across 15 innings. The groin issue interrupted an audition in the closer role, which Gallegos never regained following his return. Theoretically, it's going to be even tougher for Gallegos to separate himself and seize the ninth inning with Jordan Hicks healthy entering 2021. That's not to say he can't do it. Gallegos has a great slider and threw it more than ever last year en route to a 36.8 K%. He's also very stingy with walks, setting him for nice career in relief, but Gallegos will need saves to be worthwhile in most mixed leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2017.
Picks up win in series opener
PSt. Louis Cardinals
October 1, 2020
Gallegos picked up the win in the first game of the Wild Card Round against the Padres on Wednesday, striking out two and walking one over 1.1 scoreless innings.
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Cardinals starter Kwang Hyun Kim lasted just 3.2 innings and was therefore ineligible for the win. Gallegos earned the honor after making the longest scoreless appearance out of the Cardinals' five relievers (not counting Alex Reyes, who earned the save). He was called upon with two outs and two runners in the bottom of the sixth but escaped the jam by striking out Fernando Tatis. He then tossed a scoreless seventh inning, allowing only a two-out walk.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
18
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Giovanny Gallegos generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
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51-60
 
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121+
What part of the game does Giovanny Gallegos generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-51%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .180 163 55 12 27 7 0 5
Since 2018vs Right .184 211 68 11 36 6 1 7
2020vs Left .176 19 8 2 3 0 0 0
2020vs Right .172 31 10 2 5 1 0 1
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-72%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.46 1.01 41.2 2 2 2 10.4 1.9 1.7
Since 2018Away 2.22 0.78 56.2 2 2 4 11.9 2.2 0.6
2020Home 5.68 0.79 6.1 0 1 2 7.1 1.4 1.4
2020Away 2.70 1.05 6.2 1 1 2 17.6 4.1 0.0
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
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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
5.25
 
K/9
12.6
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
3.60
 
WHIP
0.87
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.44
 
Left On Base
60.3%
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.9%
 
Spin Rate
2391 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.6%
 
Swinging Strike
20.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Collects second win
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 27, 2020
Gallegos (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out three to earn the win Sunday over the Brewers.
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Used in sixth inning
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 25, 2020
Gallegos was credited with his first hold of the season in a win over the Brewers on Thursday, striking out two in a perfect sixth inning.
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Stumbles in return
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 22, 2020
Gallegos, activated from the injured list earlier in the day, allowed an earned run on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch over two-thirds of inning in a loss to the Royals on Monday. He struck out two.
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Reinstated from injured list
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 21, 2020
Gallegos (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Expected back Monday
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Groin
September 21, 2020
Gallegos (groin) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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