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Yovani Gallardo (SP)

Texas Rangers - 66% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

All good things must come to an end, and for Yovani Gallardo, the end came after 33.1 consecutive innings of scoreless baseball. Arizona's Jake Lamb smacked a two-run single in the fifth inning ending the streak, and the Diamondbacks went on to take game one of the series 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been as good as anyone over the last month, but if the Rangers offense can't start scoring more than two runs per game, it wouldn't matter if Cy Young was pitching. The Rangers managed just four hits on the day, and are finding themselves sinking quickly in the AL West.

 

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Yovani Gallardo continued his amazing run today with six more innings of shutout ball in the Rangers 2-0 blanking of the Orioles. Gallardo extended his current scoreless streak to 29 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits while walking three and striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last seven starts, Gallardo is 3-0 with a ridiculous 0.60 ERA allowing just 26 hits over 45.1 innings. He is pitching not only like the ace of the staff, but as one of the top pitchers in the AL. His season ERA is sitting at 2.72, nearly a full run lower than the lowest season ERA of his career (3.51 in 2014). Owners might want to sell high at this point.

 

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Yovani Gallardo looked every bit the ace on Saturday. Proving once again that great pitching can slow down any offense. He went 8 1/3 innings giving up just three hits, two walks, and four punch outs while collecting the win.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo is now 4-0 in his last seven starts, lowering his ERA to 2.72 in the process. Shutting out the Blue Jays is no small feat, Gallardo is clearly on a roll right now. This may be the perfect time for Fantasy owners to trade Gallardo as his value is as high as it's gonna get.

 

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Since losing to the Red Sox on May 19, Yovani Gallardo has been every bit the pitcher the Rangers hoped they were getting when they acquired him via trade from the Milwaukee Brewers in January. Over the course of his last six starts, he is 3-0, lowering his ERA from 4.26 to 2.98 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to not start a player who is on a run like the one Gallardo is currently, however the Toronto Blue Jays are just a different animal this year. If you have owned Gallardo through his current streak, you aregoing to start him, but look elsewhere in daily leagues. There isn't a pitcher in all of Major League Baseball that wants to face Toronto in the Rogers Centre right now and it would be wise to steer clear of Gallardo.

 

Yovani Gallardo allowed just five hits and no runs, but managed to go only five innings in the Rangers 3-2 extra inning loss to the Chicago White Sox today. Gallardo walked one and struck out three, but needed 98 pitches to get through his five innings of work as he frequently fell behind in the count.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been outstanding of late and despite today's short outing, it's hard to argue fantasy-wise with five innings of scoreless baseball. Gallardo left the game with a slim 1-0 lead, but the pale hose got to Ross Detwiler for a pair of runs to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, thus denying Gallardo a chance for the victory.

 

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Yovani Gallardo shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers over seven innings today to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-1 win. Gallardo was magnificent, scattering four hits and three walks, while striking out four. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: This was the 11th straight quality start by the Rangers rotation (who would have predicted that?) and Gallardo's fifth straight solid effort. Over his last five starts covering 32 innings, Gallardo has allowed just 20 hits and five earned runs.

 

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Tough luck for Yovani Gallardo

Thu, Jun 11th 1:35am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Yovani Gallardo held the Oakland A's to just five hits and two runs over the first seven innings, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead as the Rangers fell 5-4 tonight. Gallardo was outstanding, walking just one while striking out 10 on the night. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Keone Kela ended up taking the loss as he allowed a couple of hits and a run-scoring fielder's choice grounder by Josh Reddick. Meanwhile, Gallardo was impressive again and lowered his ERA to 3.45 on the season.

 

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Solid outing for Yovani Gallardo

Fri, Jun 5th 1:35am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Yovani Gallardo tossed six innings of three-hit ball, but was long gone by the time the Rangers defeated the White Sox 2-1 in 11 innings tonight. Gallardo allowed just an unearned run while walking two and striking out four. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: If Gallardo could just be a little more consistent with his performances, the Rangers could stay in the AL West race. Over his last three outings totaling 18 innings, Gallardo has allowed just three earned runs. He remains 5-6 and lowered his ERA to 3.54.

 

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Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings against the Red Sox. He also walked three and struckout five in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo is having a nice run against the AL East right now, winning back-to-back games, both for quality starts. The walks are still somewhat of an issue, but he's getting outs when needed, and the Ks are helping. Keep Gallardo active in AL-Only and deeper mixed leagues while he's hot.

 

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Yovani Gallardo allowed two earned runs on four hits in six innings against the Yankees on Sunday. He also walked one and struckout six in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice bounce back for Gallardo after giving up ten hits against Boston his last time out. The two runs were given up in the first inning, but after that Gallardo settled down and cruised through the next five. He's not the pitcher he once was, and this was the only game with more than three K's in a month, so AL-Only owners should be the only ones utilizing Gallardo's services.

 

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Yovani Gallardo went 5.1 innings, allowing just three hits, but four runs (three earned) in the Rangers 8-2 loss to Tampa Bay tonight. The loss ended the Rangers modest four game win streak. Gallardo walked two and struck out three in watching his record fall to 2-5.

Fantasy Impact: What you see is what you get with Gallardo. He will give you a strong outing one week, then look unimpressive the next time out.

 

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Yovani Gallardo allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Athletics on Sunday. He also had one strikeout and four walks in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It may have technically been a quality start for Gallardo, but it wasn't pretty, and that was his third straight allowing at least three runs. The strikeouts weren't even there to soften the blow for fantasy owners in this game, as Gallardo is solidly in AL-Only territory at this point. Enjoy the Ks on most outings, but beware of the bad WHIP and middling ERA that follow.

 

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Yovani Gallardo allowed three hits and three runs over six innings of work in the Rangers 3-1 loss to Seattle tonight. Gallardo walked three and struck out five in watching his record fall to 2-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo wasn't perfect, but he kept his team in the game and gave them a chance to win. Unfortunately, the anemic offense could manage only an unearned run off of Taijuan Walker and three relievers.

 

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So-so outing dooms Yovani Gallardo

Thu, Apr 23rd 1:06am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Yovani Gallardo allowed six hits and five runs over five innings of work as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Rangers tonight 8-5. Gallardo walked one and struck out six on the night.

Fantasy Impact: It certainly wasn't a great outing by Gallardo, but it wasn't as bad as it looked either. Only three of the runs were earned and he did record six K's in five innings. But for the ordained "ace" of the staff due to injuries to Yu Darvish and Derek Holland, Gallardo has to be more effective.

 

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Yovani Gallardo limited the Seattle Mariners to six hits over six innings of work tonight in leading the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 victory. Gallardo walked two and struck out three in improving his record to 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: This was by far Gallardo's strongest effort of the season, pitching six scoreless innings on the road against a very good ballclub. With Yu Darvish and Derek Holland both on the shelf, the Rangers need more of these kind of outings from Gallardo going forward.

 

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Yovani Gallardo allowed eight hits and two runs in 5.2 innings of work to earn the win in the Rangers 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros today. Gallardo walked one and struck out seven to earn his first victory in a Rangers uniform.

Fantasy Impact: With Yu Darvish done for the season and now Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list, Gallardo is the "ace" of the staff whether he wants to be or not. Facing that kind of pressure, the veteran came through with a solid outing against a decent Astros lineup. The Rangers will need him to be a rock the rest of the season if they are to have any chance of competing.

 

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Yovani Gallardo will take the mound Monday in the season opener for the Texas Rangers against the Oakland A's. Last year for Milwaukee, Gallardo went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA. In 192.1 innings of work, Gallardo walked 54 and struck out 146. Monday will mark the sixth straight Opening Day start for Gallardo. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: The starting pitcher for the season opener, of course, was supposed to be Yu Darvish. But with Darvish out for the season, and Derek Holland slated to start the home opener, the newly acquired Gallardo will take the hill. Rangers fans, and fantasy players that drafted him, can only hope he performs better than he did this spring where he went 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA, walking six and striking out seven.

 

Yovani Gallardo, the Rangers Opening Day starter, tossed three innings in relief of Colby Lewis today, allowing four hits and two runs while throwing 49 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo's spring ERA actually dropped to 10.13 with this outing, but that can be of little comfort to Rangers fans. Without Yu Darvish, the Rangers rotation is looking particularly vulnerable as Gallardo and Lewis have been mostly awful this spring. At least the rest of the rotation - Derek Holland (4.32), Ross Detwiler (4.15) and Nick Martinez (4.20) have ERA's that are certainly not great, but acceptable.

 

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Yovani Gallardo pitched in relief on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies and it was a rough outing. He lasted 3 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been getting rocked for the entire spring. He now has an ERA at 11.32 through 10 innings. He is tabbed as the Opening Day starter for the Rangers and they hope he can settle in. The potential to be a high-end starter has always been there for Gallardo but he has to get back on track and soon.

 

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Yovani Gallardo allowed one run and four hits over four innings of work today in the Rangers 11-11 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gallardo struck out three and walked two in his second start of the spring. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Today's performance was a far cry from Gallardo's Rangers debut when he gave up six hits and four runs in just 1 2/3 innings against the Royals. With Yu Darvish out for the season, the Rangers will be counting on Gallardo to be a solid No. 2 in the rotation.

 

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Yovani Gallardo

Mon, Mar 16th 11:25pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

After a rough first start, Yovani Gallardo will get his second start of the spring on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo had a rough go of it in his Rangers debut, allowing six hits and four runs to the Kansas City Royals in just 1 2/3 innings. With Yu Darvish out for the season, Gallardo becomes the No. 2 guy in the rotation so it's important that he starts performing like one.

 

In 1.2 innings Yovani Gallardo gave up 6 hits and 4 runs while striking out 1. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Wilson described the defensive situation as "dicey." Some of the runs can be chalked up to the poor defense but you shouldn't worry about it too much. In his career he has been good for a 3.50 ERA, and he should be good for about the same in 2015.

 

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Yovani Gallardo was traded to the Texas Rangers on Monday for right-handers Corey Knebel, Marcus Diplan, and shortstop Luis Sardinas. Gallardo, originally from the DFW area, went 8-11 last season with a 3.51 ERA, his lowest since 2008. Gallardo joins a Rangers staff that was decimated by injuries last season. Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, Holland, and Darvish all spent extended time on the disabled list in 2014. Gallardo will make $13 million this season, with the Brewers on the hook for $4 of it. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo had a nice season in Milwaukee last year where he tossed 192.1 innings. His strikeout numbers have steadily decreased since 2009, but so have his walks. In fact, Gallardo had a 2.70 strikeout to walk ratio last season, his highest since 2011. The Rangers are landing a solid top-of-the-rotation starter, but are fantasy owners? Texas is well-known for being a hitter's park, but if Gallardo can keep the ball in the park, he should be due for another stellar season. Since 2009, Gallardo hasn't thrown fewer than 180 innings, and if the Rangers plan on getting back to the playoffs, they will be depending on him to toss that many again.

 

This time the rumors were true as the Texas Rangers made their first big move of the off-season, acquiring Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo for three prospects. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo is a workhorse who will fit nicely into the Rangers rotation behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland. The soon-to-be 29 year-old has hurled at least 180 innings over each of the last six seasons and enters the 2015 campaign with a career mark of 89-64. Gallardo was just 8-11 last year, but posted a career-low 3.51 ERA. No longer the power pitcher he once was, Gallardo still averaged nearly seven strikeouts per nine innings last year. The move to the American League, and to Rangers Ballpark, might inflate some of his numbers, but he should be a solid 3-4 starter for your fantasy team.

 

According to The Dallas Morning News, Fox Sports News and mlbtraderumors.com, the Texas Rangers are on the verge of completing a deal to acquire Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo in exchange for prospects. (Source: rangersblog.dallasnews.com)

Fantasy Impact: Rangers GM Jon Daniels has said that acquiring another starting pitcher was a priority, and Gallardo fits the bill better than a Cole Hamels or Max Scherzer financially. Gallardo, 29, is due $13 million this year and will become a free agent at the end of the season. That would give him strong incentive to have a solid season, and would give the Rangers the chance to evaluate him at a fairly reasonable price tag. Gallardo has thrown 180+ innings in each of six consecutive seasons, posting an 8-11 mark with a career-best 3.51 ERA in 2014. His strikeout ratio was down to a career-low 6.8 per nine innings last season, however, so his value to the team might be greater in reality than in fantasy.