Giovanny Gallegos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1991 (29)
Giovanny Gallegos Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Giovanny Gallegos News
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos pitched well on Tuesday, helping the Cardinals defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. Gallegos pitched two perfect innings, striking out three without allowing a base runner. The effort gave Gallegos his eighth hold of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.13. Gallegos has been solid all season and deserves a spot on all mixed league rosters in leagues where holds are valued. He's also next in line behind an injury prone (and huge regression candidate) closer Alex Reyes.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos blew the game on Tuesday, wasting an excellent start by Adam Wainwright. Gallegos allowed two runs on one hit and three walks while only getting two outs. His effort "earned" him a loss and a blown save, along with raising his ERA to 3.72. Gallegos just didn't have command in this game, he threw 23 pitches, just 10 strikes. His night could have been a lot worse, but he was bailed out by Alex Reyes, who inherited three base runners but left them all on base.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos threw two scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Miami Marlins. Gallegos came in to pitch the seventh inning, then stayed on for the eighth as well before Alex Reyes closed things out in the ninth. Gallegos allowed just one hit in his two innings of work, striking out two Marlins along the way. Gallegos looked like the favorite to open the season as closer, but he struggled in the spring and that opened the door for Reyes to take the reins. Gallegos does seem to be the primary setup man though, and should retain plenty of value in holds leagues.
Heading into 2020, Giovanny Gallegos was coming off a breakout 2019 campaign in which he struck out 93 batters in 74 innings pitched and posted a 2.31 ERA and 0.81 WHIP supported by a 27.6% K/BB rate. Unfortunately, due to a delayed arrival in summer camp and a mid-September groin injury, Gallegos pitched just 15 innings in 2020. In those 15 IP, Gallegos posted four saves (in four opportunities) with a 3.60 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts. Gallegos' 2020 numbers were consistent with his 2019 breakout, and his limited performance was supported by a 2.06 FIP. Not much has changed for Gallegos heading into 2021. The Cardinals will likely continue to use Gallegos as a member of a committee and not as their sole closer. Accordingly, Gallegos remains an excellent option in leagues that reward holds, but his ceiling in saves-only leagues will be limited unless he, somehow, runs away with the closer role in a stacked Cardinals bullpen. Due to his position as a member of a closer-committee, Gallegos' value as a fantasy reliever takes a hit. That said, managers willing to roster Gallegos will be rewarded with superb ratios and strikeouts, along with some saves, still making Gallegos a great late-round selection around pick 289.