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Birth Date2-27-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 29 days
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2.22014
-0.72015
-1.02016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2007 MIL MLB 20 17 110.3 9 5 0 103 37 101 8 .256 105 8.4 3.0 0.7 8.2 40% .299 .234 1.27 3.34 3.67 87 3.77 78.1 2.4
2008 MIL MLB 4 4 24.0 0 0 0 22 8 20 3 .256 104 8.2 3.0 1.1 7.5 38% .288 .254 1.25 4.06 1.88 107 4.79 102.1 0.2
2009 MIL MLB 30 30 185.7 13 12 0 150 94 204 21 .256 98 7.3 4.6 1.0 9.9 47% .275 .246 1.31 3.92 3.73 88 3.64 78.1 4.0
2010 MIL MLB 31 31 185.0 14 7 0 178 75 200 12 .261 97 8.7 3.6 0.6 9.7 45% .324 .258 1.37 3.04 3.84 81 3.67 82.8 3.5
2011 MIL MLB 33 33 207.3 17 10 0 193 59 207 27 .259 103 8.4 2.6 1.2 9.0 48% .291 .247 1.22 3.55 3.52 84 3.29 76.5 4.4
2012 MIL MLB 33 33 204.0 16 9 0 185 81 204 26 .253 108 8.2 3.6 1.1 9.0 49% .290 .246 1.30 3.98 3.66 87 3.59 82.3 3.8
2013 MIL MLB 31 31 180.7 12 10 0 180 66 144 18 .256 106 9.0 3.3 0.9 7.2 51% .299 .257 1.36 3.86 4.18 98 4.41 105.7 1.2
2014 MIL MLB 32 32 192.3 8 11 0 195 54 146 21 .259 100 9.1 2.5 1.0 6.8 54% .294 .265 1.29 3.90 3.51 96 3.90 95.7 2.2
2015 TEX MLB 33 33 184.3 13 11 0 193 68 121 15 .263 105 9.4 3.3 0.7 5.9 51% .303 .258 1.42 3.97 3.42 103 5.39 126.0 -0.7
2016 BAL MLB 23 23 118.0 6 8 0 126 61 85 16 .263 106 9.6 4.7 1.2 6.5 44% .304 .278 1.58 5.00 5.42 119 6.10 135.0 -1.0
2017 SEA MLB 28 22 130.7 5 10 1 138 60 94 24 .267 101 9.5 4.1 1.7 6.5 45% .286 .281 1.52 5.50 5.72 114 6.26 133.2 -1.1
2018 CIN MLB 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 8 4 2 1 .271 93 30.9 15.4 3.9 7.7 23% .583 .520 5.14 12.02 30.86 116 10.26 234.2 -0.1
CareerMLB3012891724.711393116716671528192.2591038.73.51.08.048%.297.2571.363.953.97954.2696.819.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 BLT A 2 2 7.3 0 1 0 12 4 8 2 .000 14.8 4.9 2.5 9.9 0% .455 .000 2.19 6.48 12.33 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WVA A 26 18 121.3 8 3 1 100 51 110 5 .262 90 7.4 3.8 0.4 8.2 53% .290 .231 1.24 3.50 2.75 0 0.00 0.0
2006 BRV A+ 13 13 77.1 6 3 0 54 23 103 4 .000 6.3 2.7 0.5 12.0 0% .289 .000 1.00 2.30 2.10 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HUN AA 13 13 77.0 5 2 0 50 28 85 2 .255 59 5.8 3.3 0.2 9.9 37% .250 .198 1.01 2.23 1.64 76 1.34 84.2
2007 MIL MLB 20 17 110.3 9 5 0 103 37 101 8 .256 105 8.4 3.0 0.7 8.2 40% .299 .234 1.27 3.34 3.67 87 3.77 78.1
2007 NAS AAA 13 13 77.7 8 3 0 53 28 110 4 .259 100 6.1 3.2 0.5 12.7 44% .288 .197 1.04 2.52 2.90 62 1.13 57.5
2008 MIL MLB 4 4 24.0 0 0 0 22 8 20 3 .256 104 8.2 3.0 1.1 7.5 38% .288 .254 1.25 4.06 1.88 107 4.79 102.1
2008 NAS AAA 3 3 15.7 0 1 0 20 5 18 2 .255 97 11.5 2.9 1.1 10.3 36% .419 .293 1.59 3.80 5.16 85 3.87 71.9
2009 MIL MLB 30 30 185.7 13 12 0 150 94 204 21 .256 98 7.3 4.6 1.0 9.9 47% .275 .246 1.31 3.92 3.73 88 3.64 78.1
2010 MIL MLB 31 31 185.0 14 7 0 178 75 200 12 .261 97 8.7 3.6 0.6 9.7 45% .324 .258 1.37 3.04 3.84 81 3.67 82.8
2011 MIL MLB 33 33 207.3 17 10 0 193 59 207 27 .259 103 8.4 2.6 1.2 9.0 48% .291 .247 1.22 3.55 3.52 84 3.29 76.5
2012 MIL MLB 33 33 204.0 16 9 0 185 81 204 26 .253 108 8.2 3.6 1.1 9.0 49% .290 .246 1.30 3.98 3.66 87 3.59 82.3
2013 MIL MLB 31 31 180.7 12 10 0 180 66 144 18 .256 106 9.0 3.3 0.9 7.2 51% .299 .257 1.36 3.86 4.18 98 4.41 105.7
2013 MEX int 1 1 3.3 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 .000 5.4 2.7 0.0 10.8 0% .286 .000 0.90 2.13 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
2014 MIL MLB 32 32 192.3 8 11 0 195 54 146 21 .259 100 9.1 2.5 1.0 6.8 54% .294 .265 1.29 3.90 3.51 96 3.90 95.7
2015 TEX MLB 33 33 184.3 13 11 0 193 68 121 15 .263 105 9.4 3.3 0.7 5.9 51% .303 .258 1.42 3.97 3.42 103 5.39 126.0
2016 BAL MLB 23 23 118.0 6 8 0 126 61 85 16 .263 106 9.6 4.7 1.2 6.5 44% .304 .278 1.58 5.00 5.42 119 6.10 135.0
2016 FRD A+ 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 7 2 4 0 .265 117 21.0 6.0 0.0 12.0 42% .583 .331 3.00 2.87 9.00 98 4.75 101.3
2016 NOR AAA 2 2 10.0 1 0 0 5 4 10 2 .243 104 4.5 3.6 1.8 9.0 32% .130 .235 0.90 4.97 3.60 104 4.51 111.4
2017 SEA MLB 28 22 130.7 5 10 1 138 60 94 24 .267 101 9.5 4.1 1.7 6.5 45% .286 .281 1.52 5.50 5.72 114 6.26 133.2
2018 CIN MLB 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 8 4 2 1 .271 93 30.9 15.4 3.9 7.7 23% .583 .520 5.14 12.02 30.86 116 10.26 234.2
2018 ROU AAA 7 7 31.7 0 1 0 33 11 23 1 .272 89 9.4 3.1 0.3 6.5 57% .333 .251 1.39 3.96 4.55 99 4.99 100.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 369 0.4309 0.3984 0.8299 0.5723 0.2667 0.8681 0.7679 0.1701
2009 3166 0.4406 0.3986 0.7559 0.5720 0.2620 0.8596 0.5776 0.2441
2010 3184 0.4419 0.3976 0.7670 0.5807 0.2527 0.8617 0.5947 0.2330
2011 3453 0.4550 0.4263 0.7663 0.6028 0.2790 0.8596 0.5981 0.2337
2012 3468 0.4484 0.3835 0.7759 0.5743 0.2284 0.8701 0.5835 0.2241
2013 3037 0.4317 0.4050 0.8138 0.6026 0.2549 0.9000 0.6591 0.1862
2014 3094 0.4619 0.4092 0.8152 0.6095 0.2372 0.9047 0.6177 0.1848
2015 3213 0.4438 0.4189 0.8299 0.6304 0.2501 0.8943 0.7002 0.1701
2016 2099 0.4569 0.4083 0.8238 0.6121 0.2368 0.8842 0.6926 0.1762
2017 2273 0.4514 0.4377 0.7899 0.6404 0.2711 0.8524 0.6686 0.2101
2018 71 0.3380 0.3521 0.8400 0.6250 0.2128 0.9333 0.7000 0.1600
Career274270.44710.40820.7920.60050.25260.87640.630.208

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-21 2014-05-28 DTD 7 7 Left Ankle Sprain Fielding - -
2013-07-31 2013-08-17 15-DL 17 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-03-02 2013-03-05 Camp 3 0 - Groin Strain - -
2010-07-05 2010-07-21 15-DL 16 13 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-05-12 2010-05-12 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball Off Shin -
2008-05-02 2008-09-23 15-DL 144 128 Right Knee Surgery ACL 2008-05-01
2008-03-21 2008-04-20 15-DL 30 17 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2008-02-19
2007-09-29 2007-10-01 DTD 2 2 Back Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIL $483,871
2018 TEX $
2017 SEA $9,000,000
2017 BAL $2,000,000
2016 BAL $9,000,000
2015 MIL $4,000,000
2015 TEX $10,000,000
2014 MIL $11,500,000
2013 MIL $8,000,000
2012 MIL $5,750,000
2011 MIL $3,500,000
2010 MIL $750,000
2009 MIL $414,000
2008 MIL $404,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$64,318,000
2018Current$483,871
11 yrPvs + Cur$64,801,871
11 yrTotal$64,801,871

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 108 dBobby Witt1 year/$0.75M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2018). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/21/17 (non-guaranteed). Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 50, 65, 80 innings pitched. $0.15M each for 95, 100 IP. $0.2M each for 125, 140 IP. $0.25M each for 155, 170, 185 IP. $50,000 each for 30, 40 relief appearances. $75,000 each for 50, 60 relief appearances. Released by Milwaukee 3/26/18 (due 45 days' pay, $483,871). 1 year/$0.75M (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/31/18. May earn additional $0.25M in performance bonuses. DFA by Cincinnati 4/10/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/12/18 (refused assignment). Signed by Texas as a free agent 4/13/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$22M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/25/16. 16:$9M 17:$11M, 18:$13M club option ($2M buyout). $3.25M is deferred without interest ($2.5M in 2016, $1M in 2017), to be paid in installments of $1.625M each 7/1/19 and 7/1/20. If club exercises 2018 option, $3M is deferred without interest, to be paid 7/1/21. If club declines 2018 option, buyout is paid 7/1/18. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Baltimore 1/6/17, with Orioles paying Mariners $2M as part of the deal.
  • 5 years/$30.1M (2010-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed extension with Milwaukee 4/8/10. $1.25M signing bonus ($0.5M on approval, $0.5M 7/15/10, $0.25M 11/15/10). 10:$0.5M, 11:$3.25M, 12:$5.5M, 13:$7.75M, 14:$11.25M, 15:$13M club option, $0.6M buyout. Gallardo may void 2015 option with 6 points based on 2010-14 Cy Young votes (5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd). Full no-trade clause 2010-12. Limited no-trade clause for 2013 and beyond (may block deals to 10 clubs: Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, LA Angels, NY Yankees, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Toronto). Assignment bonus: Salary increases $1M with trade. Milwaukee exercised 2015 option 10/30/14. Acquired by Texas in trade from Milwaukee 1/19/15, with Brewers paying $4M of $14M salary for 2015.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2010). Renewed by Milwaukee 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2009). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2008). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/14/07.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2004 (2-46) (Trimble Tech HS, Fort Worth, Texas). $0.725M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .263 .347 .411 .273
11 vs R (Multi) .272 .329 .422 .262
18 Split (Multi) -.009 .019 -.011 .011
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .270 .374 .434 .287
31 vs R (2016) .281 .346 .469 .271
38 Split (2016) -.010 .028 -.036 .016
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do if you're Jerry DiPoto with the pitching staff this winter? And is 2017 Mike Zunino (currently 13th in BP WARP) peak Mike Zunino?
(Roger DeSwanns from Out and About)
Can we take a moment to appreciate the 2017 Mariners pitching situation? The club has used 40 guys. 40. 4. 0. I watched so much Yovani Gallardo and Sam Gaviglio and (checks sheet)... Christian Bergman. My Christmas family party trick is going to be memorizing all 40 pitchers and reciting them in order of first use, which I imagine will mean I'll be able to sit in the corner and drink an eggnog alone the whole time. So if you're Dipoto, and you're using your holiday the same way, I assume you pencil in Paxton, Felix, Mike Leake, Erasmo Rameriez, then (mumbles mumbles). Gotta imagine they'll try to get some cheap back end guys and throw them in with Marco Gonzales and Ariel Miranda and see where they end up. Unless they make a move for Ohtani...

Now, on to Mike Zunino. I think that offensively, this is peak Zunino. Maybe he adds a bit more in average. He probably hits more home runs over a full season. The approach looks solid now. NO REALLY IT DOES. But this is a productive major leaguer and that's a huge win for him and the org. The thing I'm hoping rebounds in 2018 is the defense. His framing is starting to come back, after being awful in the beginning. If we see a real jump forward in value, it's marrying the offensive improvements with defense approaching what we saw in 2014. But honestly, given the journey, this version of him is a pretty neat thing. (Megan Rowley)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)1. Potential Mariner FAs are Chooch, Valencia, Alonso, and Dyson, plus Gallardo has a $2M buyout and Iwakuma's is $1M. Safe to say none will be playing for Seattle next year? 2. If the Mariners were to issue a 2017 highlights DVD, what would be the theme song?
(Rob Mains from Finger Lakes Wine Country)
Someone has to be the backup catcher. I doubt it is Chooch. Someone has to play first base. It could be Daniel Vogelbach, but he doesn't seem ready, so either they go get a guy or look to retain the guy(s) they have now (cheap answer, but it's my chat). Though I am sure he is a nice person, I never want to see Yovani Gallardo pitch again. For anyone. Ever. He looks so miserable. I think Kuma is done. Dyson is the really interesting one for me. The market for his kind of defense first, plus speed guy is always funky, and now he's hurt, so I'm sure there will be concerns about his speed. If he has a market, well, that's what speed do, and I bet he goes elsewhere so he can play full time rather than split with Haniger/Heredia. If he doesn't, I could see them trying to bring him back. As an aside, it's a real shame for Dyson, who was finally going to maybe get paid. So I hope someone pays him. He's been a real treat to watch. (Megan Rowley)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)With the trade deadline approaching what players should we be watching that could be moved that would improve their fantasy value by going to a different park
(Ryan from OKC)
Zobrist would be helped moving almost anywhere out of Oakland. Yovani Gallardo would get a boost moving out of Texas, as would any other pitcher getting traded from Texas. Ben Revere could be helped if he moves somewhere with a larger outfield where he can spray more hits, though this is a marginal jump. It seems like most of the market is a pitching market, and many of the pitchers in hitters' parks (Arizona, Colorado, Texas) aren't on the verge of being moved, with the possible exception of Gallardo. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who bounces back Josh Johnson of Yovanni Gallardo?
(Brandon from Springfield MO)
I believe in Yovani Gallardo more than Josh Johnson. He's a safer bet to hit 180 innings than Josh Johnson is. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-08-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Yovani Gallardo's mechanics are partly to blame for his lackluster season?
(nubber from tx)
His mechanics have always been an issue, but this season he has lacked the stuff to get away with it. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you recall any pitcher with extremely ugly mechanics that succeeded for a long time?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
Great question, and I have been spinning names throughout the chat to come up with a good answer. The key is the "succeeded for a long time" part of the question - some guys can succeed for a little while with poor mechanics, but they are usually caught by injury or poor performance, as rough mechanics have functional implications. Juan Marichal had awful balance, so he might qualify. Dan Haren has had poor posture and a ridiculous pause in his delivery throughout his career, but I wouldn't go so far as to call his delivery "extremely ugly." Yovani Gallardo could enter the discussion if he continues to pitch moderately well despite F grade mechanics. The list is short and undistinguished. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has/had the best/worst mechanics you've seen?
(Jared from LA)
The best is probably Randy Johnson. He was elite with everything, and he made the most of his biological advantages. Extreme dimensions are typically a deterrent to pitch command, but Randy was able to own his delivery.

The worst? That's tough. I gave Yovani Gallardo an "F" in the SP Guide, so he would likely get my vote of the current crop of MLB pitchers. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)You gave Yovani Gallardo an "F" in the Starting Pitchers Guide and had issues with the mechanics of a few different Brewers pitchers. Is it an organizational philosophy of high arm slots in an attempt to get downward plane on the ball?
(Steve from Milwaukee)
That certainly appears to be the case, as all of their top pitchers are over-the-top guys with poor posture and shallow release points, including Gallardo, Estrada, Fiers, and Peralta. The trend even applies to former Brewer stud Ben Sheets. I had hoped that story was over in Milwaukee after they hired Rick Peterson, but now Peterson is gone and the trend persists.

Great observation, Steve. I wrote about the details, contrasting it with the Rays organizational philosophy, in this article: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19895 (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Yovani Gallardo will finally make the jump into the next tier this season or more of the same (mid-high 3 ERA, 200 Ks)?
(zissou from naples)
More of the same for me. I've never been a big Gallardo fan. He's fine, but there is always this contingent that thinks he's going to magically jump into the ace stratosphere. Maybe he will, but nothing in the numbers tells me that. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yovani Gallardo sped up his delivery and moved to the first-base side of the rubber back in May, 2010. The changes were more in where than how he pitched from then on, though. He seemed to be more comfortable targeting the inside/outside corner to righties/lefties after making the switch. You can see it in heat maps and Pitch F/X data. So maybe Kelly's adjustment is similarly designed to make him feel more natural going at either side of the plate?
(Matt Trueblood from Fridley, MN)
I think that you are exactly right. A pitcher who is positioned correctly will be able to line up his release point, enabling him to hit both sides of the plate. A pitcher who is off-line will often struggle to hit a particular side, as the directional energy of the arm is battling battling that of the body.

On the jukebox: Led Zeppelin, "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-12-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug - I really enjoy your work, but I would love to put some actionable context to it. Can you name some pitchers who have correctable low grades, how the issue can be addressed, and how that might effect performance? Thank you.
(R.A. Wagman from Toronto)
Awesome question, and now my brain is flying through pitcher deliveries like that kid's star charts in "Flight of the Navigator." In order to keep this from becoming a 5000-word answer, I'll start with a single example from today's article: Yovani Gallardo has 20-grade posture, as his head bails out extremely early in the effort to create a tall release point. Gallardo is clearly manipulating his posture in order to achieve the higher release, and his spine starts tilting even before he reaches foot strike. I would address the issue with a renewed focus on balance and stability, with the goal of keeping the head above the center-of-mass, in addition to functional strength training. When working with players, you can often tell them to "think sidearm" for a pitch, and rather than throw from some submarine arm slot, more often than not the player will actually exhibit strong posture, with the exact same biological arm slot (read: angle of shoulder abduction), but a lower functional arm slot due to the improved posture - the difference between what we feel and what we see can be stark. Such an adjustment would improve Gallardo's pitch command and consistency, as well as bring his release point closer to the plate.

On the jukebox: Santana, "Soul Sacrifice (live from Woodstock)" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank the following keepers (deep league so don't be alarmed by inflation, and saves are NOT available on the waiver so most closers are kept): Ian Desmond ($15), Addison Reed ($8), Yovani Gallardo ($21), Drew Storen ($8)
(eliyahu from DC)
Tough without knowing league parameters and exactly what inflation is like, but probably Desmond, Storen, Reed, Gallardo. (Derek Carty)
2012-08-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)In keeper leagues, are you a buyer or seller of Yovani Gallardo after this year?
(RogerHorfford from Tacoma)
I buy him as exactly what he's been over the past couple years. He's not the cream of the crop, but he's a very good pitcher. He's still 27 next year, so I'd have no problem buying in a keeper league. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your stuff, and I'm very glad you've joined BP and the chats. Are you going to feature a Tater Trot tracker during the year that will focus on pitcher taters exclusively? Also, can you use your influence to give Mitch Moreland his grand slam back from yesterday?
(jhardman from Apex, NC by way of Arlington)
Thanks!

I will certainly do a pitchers-only Tater Trot Tracker at some point. I find pitcher home runs fascinating, and their trots are always so special. I also appreciate the fact that Yovani Gallardo is by far the best home run hitting pitcher currently playing (he had 4 of the 9 pitcher home runs in 2010, if I remember correctly).

The Moreland grand-slam-that-wasn't-meant-to-be is terrible. Even worse, the one highlight I've seen of it doesn't give the whole trot! (Larry Granillo)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty Points League question: I stand to lose Yovani Gallardo as a FA after the season, and we have a rule that FAs can't be traded after August 15th. I'm in second and competitive. Given that my fellow owners know my dillema, what sort of arm or what sort of bat should I expect?
(Jason from Blaine, MN)
Depends on how much of a collective jerk your fellow owners are. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)One last try, at the risk of pestering you...would you rather have Neftali Feliz's career, or Yovani Gallardo's?
(doog7642 from Blaine, MN)
Feliz by a nose. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-02-16 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for answering my earlier question. If you were going to build a staff, would you build it around Yovani Gallardo or Max Scherzer? Your thoughts on these two young pitchers?
(Dennis from LA)
On Gallardo: a high strikeout, high GB pitcher will always be welcome in my bullpen. Scherzer isn't as GB happy as Gallardo, but is no slouch himself. I would pick Gallardo over Scherzer on those grounds, but to be honest, you wouldn't do so bad with either one. (Russell A. Carleton)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)True or False: Jair Jurrjens is the most underrated young pitcher in the MLB.
(sunpar from New York)
I'd take Yovani Gallardo before him. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe. Who is most likely to have success this year and long term?: Yovani Gallardo, Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Miller.
(sbryk7 from NYC)
Kershaw's in a different, better class than the other two, in both cases. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Phil Hughes or Yovani Gallardo?
(Edward E. Nigma from Gotham)
Hughes. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be better next year: Erik Bedard or Yovani Gallardo?
(abernethyj from Chapel Hill, NC)
I'll take Gallardo in that challenge, but that's also me being the fangirl of the latest flavor. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cubs and Reds mentioned about playoffs, yet no Brewers? Does that mean you are not big on the Cameron signing? Or the pitching, or what?
(sjstraub from NJ via WI)
Actually, looking a few more numbers, if I had to guess PECOTA might well have the Brewers in the playoffs instead of the Cubs. I just sort of have this mental block about any team that has Jason Kendall on its 25-man roster.

One of the projections that surprised me was that PECOTA really buys into Ryan Braun's bat, and if he's moved away from third base, there should be nothing stopping him from being one of the best hitters in the league. And that pitching staff ... Yovani Gallardo ... yep, lot to like there. (Nate Silver)


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