Yovani Gallardo Free Agent

Age: 36 (February 27, 1986) | 6' 2" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-21
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TEX AL 2015 13 11 0 0 33 33 184.0 193 15 68 121 3.42 1.42 1.36 3.3 5.9 .309 49/22/29 7 10
BAL A+ 2016 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 7 0 2 4 9.00 3.00 2.67 6.0 12.0 .611 n/a
BAL AAA 2016 1 0 0 0 2 2 10.0 5 2 4 10 3.60 0.90 1.00 3.6 9.0 .142 n/a
BAL AL 2016 6 8 0 0 23 23 118.0 126 16 61 85 5.42 1.58 1.53 4.7 6.5 .307 43/20/37 -9 -4
SEA AL 2017 5 10 1 0 28 22 130.1 138 24 60 94 5.73 1.52 1.57 4.1 6.5 .294 44/19/37 -10 -4
TEX AAA 2018 2 1 0 0 10 10 49.2 49 1 14 40 3.81 1.27 1.16 2.5 7.2 .324 n/a
TEX AL 2018 8 8 0 0 18 18 92.0 99 13 43 56 5.77 1.54 1.52 4.2 5.5 .297 45/23/33 -5 -2
CIN NL 2018 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.1 8 1 4 2 30.86 5.14 4.93 15.4 7.7 .604 23/38/38 -5 -3
CIN NL 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
Career 13yrs 121 101 1 0 319 307 1815.0 1770 205 710 1584 4.07 1.37 1.34 3.5 7.9 .307 n/a
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The final 2011 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $19 MF 5x5: $20 AP 4x4: $12
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '11
Nice game by Gallardo today, but when a pitcher strikes out nine in eight innings, wouldn't you expect there to be a fair number of pitches that batters missed altogether?

There were six such pitches. Eleven pitches were foul-ball strikes and 31 were called strikes.

It's possible the D'backs had the wrong game plan.
Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1 '11
One other thing I should mention is that because he's not throwing strikes and getting ahead of hitters early in the game, he is not getting any borderline calls. He's not able to expand the zone further reducing the effectiveness of his secondary pitches.
E Park yoda
Apr 28 '11
Gallardo is nibbler evidenced by his high BB rate despite great command. When he is on, he induces weak contact by spotting his excellent fastball or getting ahead to use his hammer to put guys away. He can't do this when he is off. Last game he was resorting to taking something off his fastball and throwing them down the middle just to get a strike. You can see the results as hitters are teeing off his fastball while laying off his slider/curve. Looking at his career, he's had plenty of prolonged slumps like this one. The velocity and stuff are still there so the only plausible explanation is mental/mechanical. I think he's a great buy low candidate because sooner or later the command will return and he should dominate.
E Park yoda
Apr 28 '11
Those strikeout totals are really scary Lynch...I'm not sure what the answer to the question is right now.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Apr 27 '11
Time to buy low?
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Apr 27 '11
We need a Chris Narveson page.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 14 '11
Rumor has it his stuff is wic-ked.
Frank Smith Pancho
Mar 12 '11
I like him a lot too; he was one of my picks in the guide. His troubles last year were mostly due to an oblique injury that threw his mechanics all out of whack. Gallardo's stuff is wicked. He could be this year's U-ball: a good pitcher who transforms into an elite one.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 11 '11
I am a homer of course, but I see his upside as so much more. He has wicked stuff at times and just another small improvement in his control and I think he is going to be a mid $20's pitcher.

His stuff is just wicked at times and I think a lot of his control issues are batters simply knowing they can't hit him when he throws that hard curve. When you watch him, my subjective view is that you see a lot of balls just missing the strike zone. I think he is close...really close.

I would be very comfortable going to the high teens and still feeling very safe.
paul schneider badgermania
Mar 11 '11