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
RANKSFrom Preseason
#277
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Yankees in March of 2017.
Struggles with command in loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 20, 2021
Gallegos (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Nationals after allowing two runs on one hit, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning.
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Gallegos opened the eighth inning with a one-run lead to protect, but he was unable to do so. The 29-year-old right-hander found himself in immediate trouble by walking the leadoff batter and then hitting Josh Harrison before surrendering an RBI single to Trea Turner that tied up the game. Gallegos wound up facing a bases-loaded, two outs scenario and completely flopped, as he walked in the go-ahead run on four straight balls and was taken out afterward. After opening up the season with five shutout innings, Gallegos has allowed four runs in his last four appearances, which has inflated his ERA to 3.72.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
19
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Giovanny Gallegos generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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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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 2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-44%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .157 154 54 13 22 6 0 5
Since 2019vs Right .177 214 71 11 35 6 1 6
2021vs Left .222 12 3 3 2 0 0 1
2021vs Right .125 27 11 1 3 1 0 0
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-27%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.19 0.92 42.1 3 2 2 10.0 1.9 1.7
Since 2019Away 2.32 0.77 54.1 3 3 3 12.9 2.5 0.5
2021Home 4.50 0.75 4.0 1 0 0 9.0 2.3 2.3
2021Away 3.18 1.06 5.2 1 1 0 15.9 4.8 0.0
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
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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
3.50
 
K/9
13.0
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
3.72
 
WHIP
0.93
 
BABIP
.232
 
GB/FB
1.14
 
Left On Base
65.8%
 
Exit Velocity
76.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.7%
 
Spin Rate
2417 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
14.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.9%
 
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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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Impressive in multi-inning stint
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 13, 2021
Gallegos allowed an earned run on one hit over two innings while recording one strikeout in a loss to the Nationals on Monday.
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Earns relief win
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 8, 2021
Gallegos (2-0) earned his second win of the season by firing a perfect eighth inning with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
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Grabs first hold
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 6, 2021
Gallegos earned his first hold in a win over the Marlins on Monday, firing two scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts.
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Grabs win in opener
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 2, 2021
Gallegos (1-0) fired a perfect eighth inning in Thursday's season-opening win over the Reds, recording a pair of strikeouts.
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Erratic spring so far
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 26, 2021
Gallegos has an 8.10 ERA across 6.2 innings this spring but has scoreless efforts in five of seven appearances.
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