Latest Update Gallardo takes no-decision after scoreless outing Sat Jul, 26, 05:55 AM
Has an explosive fastball, a big over-the-top curve, plenty of mound presence and the ability to notch strikeouts by the bushels. When on his game, he's very difficult to hit.
Flaws: : Gets into trouble when he starts walking too many hitters, which eventually forces him to give in. Can occasionally lack consistency, as well. Occasionally, he loses the strike zone.
After surrendering nine runs over his last two trips to the mound, Gallardo got back on track Friday night, registering his best performance since the beginning of June. Gallardo has failed to be the consistent pitcher we saw in the early going, but he has managed to fight back to own a respectable 3.57 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 21 starts, while maintaining a 100:34 K:BB rate over 128.2 innings. As long as he continues to keep the ball down and force a lot of ground balls (1.16 GB/FB), then there is no reason he can't be a solid fantasy contributor the rest of the way. Gallardo will face off against the Rays in his next trip to the mound on Wednesday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Gallardo was undone by two-run home run by Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth inning. The poor outing raised Gallardo's ERA from 3.68 to 3.79. While Yo has rebounded a bit from his poor 2013, he's not even close to pitcher was just a few years ago. He's pitching with depleted velocity, and much of his fantasy value in the good-ol-days was his ability to consistently strikeout about a batter per inning. The newest iteration of Gallardo is walking fewer people, but the strikeouts have waned into very average territory. He now has 92 strikeouts in 121 innings. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Gallardo has been pitching extremely well of late allowing two or fewer runs in five of his last six starts. On the season Gallardo has compiled a 5-5 record with a 3.45 ERA and will face the Cardinals next start. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Gallardo, although he did not factor in the decision Tuesday, has been stellar over his last four starts allowing just three runs over 27 innings pitched with 25 strikeouts. His next start may prove a bit more challenging though as he will face the Rockies at home on Sunday.Analyst: Michael Pichan