Latest Update Brewers exercise Gallardo's $13M option for 2015 Fri Sep, 26, 03:29 PM
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.
Despite the fact that the strikeout rate dropped for a second consecutive season, the rest of Gallardo's numbers looked pretty good. He dropped his walks, his ERA came back down and his strand rate actually increased closer towards his career averages. The Brewers were right in exercising the option as $13M will probably be a bargain compared to the open market. Analyst: Howard Bender
A very "blah" start for Gallardo to close out the season. Gallardo's K rate continued to drop this season, but he was able to lower his ERA quite a bit in 2014. He will be a mid-tier option next year.Analyst: David Kerr
Gallardo had struggled in September before having arguably his best start of the year. Unfortunately it was not enough to get the win. Gallardo has a good matchup in his final start of the season at Cincinnati Thursday.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Despite taking the loss here, Gallardo rebounded nicely from his last two starts which were, for a lack of a better word, atrocious. It's been a season of ups and downs for Gallardo and while this outing left his ERA at 3.59 for the year, the reduced strikeout rate and the rising FIP make him a tough one to trust. He'll face the Pirates his next time out.Analyst: Howard Bender