Giovanny Gallegos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1991 (32)
Giovanny Gallegos Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Giovanny Gallegos News
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Giovanny Gallegos picked up his 10th save of the season on Sunday, holding down a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gallegos didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one in his inning of work. The Cardinals seem to be using a closer-by-committee approach right now, with JoJo Romero getting his fair share of chances along with Gallegos. That being said, Ryan Helsley was just activated from the IL on Friday and if he pitches well he could jump back into the closer role that he held to start the season. Gallegos is best left to deeper categories leagues for those desperate for saves.
St. Louis Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos closed out the 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. He threw one inning, allowing no baserunners and striking out one to earn his ninth save of the season and his first since June 9. Gallegos is having another solid season out of the bullpen, pitching to a 3.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 25.1% strikeout rate. With Ryan Helsley (forearm) on the injured list and Jordan Hicks shipped at the deadline, the 31-year-old could see his fair share of save opportunities for the time being.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos recorded four outs with one strikeout to close the team's 7-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. In doing so, the 31-year-old leapfrogged Ryan Helsley as the team leader in saves (eight). That's not say the latter hasn't done his part; Helsley has a pleasing 3.24 ERA (2.14 xERA) with 33 punchouts over 25 innings this year. However, the closing gig has evidently developed into a full-blown timeshare. Fantasy managers who spent significant draft capital on Helsley may dread this, but those who took a late-round flier on Gallegos are likely celebrating. The right-hander needs to be rostered in most competitive fantasy leagues at this point if he wasn't already. Gallegos has an acceptable 3.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 24:5 K:BB over 25 2/3 innings this season.
Giovanny Gallegos started 2022 at the Cardinals closer. He ended the season in a setup role to Ryan Helsley without doing too much wrong. Over the course of the season, Gallegos had a 3-6 W-L record, 3.05 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 73 Ks and 14 saves (59.0 IP). His 2.92 xERA, 3.51 xFIP and 2.89 SIERA support his numbers while his 31.1% K% ranked in the 91st percentile. Of the 144 relievers with at least 50.0 IP, Gallegos' 23.4% K-BB% ranked 29th. Gallegos did have six blown saves with the sixth one leaving him with a 3.86 ERA but once he moved into more of a setup role from mid-July, Gallegos had a 1.88 ERA with four saves and seven holds the rest of the season. There's no reason to believe Helsley won't start the season as the Cardinals' closer with Gallegos used more as a setup guy. Still, he's most likely the next in line should anything happen to Helsley and in leagues counting holds, Gallegos is one of the best options available. With an ADP of ~305, Gallegos isn't being drafted as a closer but on a team capable of putting up 90+ wins, he should be able to tally double-digit saves. If a time comes that Gallegos is the Cardinals' ninth-inning guy, he could easily be a top-10 fantasy closer from that moment on.