Latest Update Brewers exercised the $13 million option on RHP Yovani Gallardo. Fri Oct, 31, 10:25 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.
Gallardo went 8-11 with 3.51 ERA for the Brewers in 2014. Gallardo no longer has really significant upside, but he is durable and a nice number three fantasy starter. During his eight year big league career, only one season ended where he had an ERA above 4.00.Analyst: Colby Conway
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