Giovanny Gallegos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/14/1991 (30)
Giovanny Gallegos Season Stats
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Giovanny Gallegos News
St. Louis Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos earned his 12th save of the season in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Gallegos leads all of baseball with 10 saves in the month of September, and he's certainly locked down the ninth inning role in the St. Louis bullpen. With Alex Reyes still walking seemingly every other batter he faces, Gallegos seems certain to keep the ninth inning to himself for the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher and apparent new closer Giovanny Gallegos earned his fifth save of the season in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gallegos inherited two runners, allowing one to score but recording the last two outs of the game before the Dodgers could tie things up. It's the fifth save of the season for Gallegos, but more importantly, he's been on the mound for every save chance since Alex Reyes was demoted to earlier innings. Gallegos needs to be rostered in all formats at this point.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos earned the save, his third of the season, in Monday's 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Alex Reyes had been the Cardinals closer all season, but after a rough stretch, the team said they would be "reevaluating" their ninth inning role, and Gallegos was the one to get the first shot. He should be considered the favorite for saves in the St. Louis bullpen, at least in the short term. The team likely wants Reyes to get some lower leverage innings until he gets back on track, but if Gallegos pitches well, he may not cede too many save chances, as the Cardinals are in the thick of the wild card chase and can't afford to "try things out" in the ninth inning.
In 2021, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos regained his dominant 2019 form after a 2020 campaign that was limited to just 15 innings pitched due to a groin injury and delayed arrival after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. He was the primary setup man to closer Alex Reyes until Reyes lost the job in late August. Once Gallegos took over as closer, he converted 11 saves in September over 13 2/3 IP with 21 strikeouts, a 3.29 ERA, and a 0.88 WHIP. On the season, Gallegos posted a 3.02 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 95 strikeouts, 14 saves, and 24 holds over 80 1/3 IP. Supporting this solid campaign was a .240 wOBA against which was 11th among all qualified pitchers. His 3.10 xERA, .272 xwOBA against, and .206 xBA against were also all in the top 13% of MLB. Heading into 2022, expect more of the same from Gallegos in terms of solid ratios and a K/9 close to 11, given his consistent underlying metrics. Gallegos should get the lion's share of save opportunities out of the gate in 2022. As a result, managers who miss out on the top tier closer options in drafts will want to target Gallegos in the middle rounds. With a 105 ADP, Gallegos is correctly being taken as the 10th or 11th closer off of draft boards in mixed league formats. His fantasy value gets a further boost in those formats that reward holds where (should Gallegos share or lose the coveted Cardinals closer role) he will accumulate a good number of holds on a team that will contend for the NL Central title in 2022. Alternatively, if he can maintain the closer role for the duration of the 2022 campaign, he could finish as a top-7 reliever in a league bereft of bona fide closers, far exceeding his current ADP.