Latest Update Yovani Gallardo settles for no-decision after shaky start Sun Jul, 20, 07:24 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.
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
Yovani Gallardo continued his 2014 resurgence on Thursday, improving to 5-4 with a 3.34 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through his first 15 stats of the season. Although his strikeout rate is down slightly from previous seasons (7.07 K/9) he has managed to walk just 28 batters through 91.2 innings, which is usually his Achilles's heal. If he can manage to keep his K/BB rate at its highest level since 2011 (2.57) his early season success should continue through the summer months. He will look to keep rolling when he takes on the Nationals on Tuesday. Analyst: Matthew Beck