Cam Gallagher

Cam Gallagher

31-Year-Old CatcherC
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cam Gallagher in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Guardians in January of 2023.
Becomes free agent
CFree Agent  
November 11, 2023
Gallagher elected free agency Friday.
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The Guardians DFA'd Gallagher on Monday after he put up an .322 OPS over 149 plate appearances, and the 30-year-old backstop will now look to latch on with another team. Given his performance in 2023 and underwhelming MLB track record, it's unlikely Gallagher will be offered more than a minor-league deal.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
28
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
21
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+22%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .451 109 4 0 7 0 .173 .211 .240
Since 2021vs Right .492 210 12 1 12 0 .192 .233 .259
2023vs Left .350 52 0 0 2 0 .137 .154 .196
2023vs Right .307 97 6 0 5 0 .120 .155 .152
2022vs Left .544 19 0 0 4 0 .167 .211 .333
2022vs Right .641 28 1 0 1 0 .250 .308 .333
2021vs Left .547 38 4 0 1 0 .229 .289 .257
2021vs Right .665 85 5 1 6 0 .260 .301 .364
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+77%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+15%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .476 161 6 0 8 0 .195 .234 .242
Since 2021Away .480 158 10 1 11 0 .176 .217 .264
2023Home .227 67 2 0 0 0 .092 .119 .108
2023Away .401 82 4 0 7 0 .154 .183 .218
2022Home .632 29 0 0 3 0 .231 .286 .346
2022Away .548 18 1 0 2 0 .188 .235 .313
2021Home .678 65 4 0 5 0 .293 .333 .345
2021Away .573 58 5 1 2 0 .204 .259 .315
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Stat Review
How does Cam Gallagher compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.09
 
BB Rate
2.7%
 
K Rate
30.9%
 
BABIP
.184
 
ISO
.042
 
AVG
.126
 
OBP
.154
 
SLG
.168
 
OPS
.322
 
wOBA
.146
 
Exit Velocity
82.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.4%
 
Barrels/PA
1.3%
 
Expected BA
.154
 
Expected SLG
.207
 
Sprint Speed
23.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
45.8%
 
Line Drive %
14.6%
 
Fly Ball %
39.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2019
Gallagher tested positive for COVID-19 in July. He was not forced to miss much time as a result; Gallagher was on the taxi squad before the end of July and was officially activated Aug. 2. Playing behind Salvador Perez, Gallagher upped his BA nearly 50 points and increased his walk rate to an even 10%. Gallagher did not have a single barrel by Statcast's definition and his xSLG was just .314, more than 100 points below his actual mark. The improvements look flimsy and Perez will play close to every day as long as he's healthy, but Gallagher is the clear No. 2 behind Perez. The Royals seem to be trying to push to be competitive, although upgrading the second catcher spot probably isn't a priority right now, especially since Gallagher provides strong defense behind the plate.
Gallagher got into 22 games for the Royals last season, finishing with a forgettable .206/.250/.302 line and one home run. He never projected as anything other than a mediocre backup and hasn't done anything to shake that perception. Gallagher has hit for a decent average and shown fine control of the plate at the highest level of the minors, but he has just 32 total homers over eight professional seasons. He lines up as the Royals' No. 2 catcher behind Salvador Perez heading into the 2019 season. Perez has come to the plate at least 499 times in six straight seasons, so there have never been too many at-bats left over for his backup. Gallagher's path to fantasy relevance would require a Perez injury, and even then his bat isn't good enough to have anything more than deep-league value.
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Designated for assignment
CCleveland Guardians  
November 6, 2023
Gallagher was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Monday.
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Limited role in final month
CCleveland Guardians  
October 1, 2023
Gallagher played in just eight games in September, going 1-for-20 (.050).
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Returns from injured list
CCleveland Guardians  
August 24, 2023
The Guardians activated Gallagher (concussion) from the 7-day injured list Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Goes on 7-day concussion IL
CCleveland Guardians  
Concussion
August 17, 2023
Gallagher was diagnosed with a concussion and was placed on the 7-day injured list Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Exits contest
CCleveland Guardians  
Head
August 16, 2023
Gallagher (head) was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Reds to undergo precautionary testing, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
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