Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:57:03 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo will start opening day Monday, April 6, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) draws a new-look Oakland lineup in a favorable pitching environment. At his price, consider him a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests, just remember he is no longer a strikeout force like in the early days of his career. In mixed seasonal leagues, Gallardo is likely best utilized as a streaming option in favorable matchups.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:21:36 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo is expected to start the opening day game against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo, who posted a 3.51 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with the Milwaukee Brewers in 32 starts (192 1/3 innings) in 2014, will essentially be the team's ace with Yu Darvish (elbow) facing Tommy John surgery. The move to hitter-friendly Texas and the AL isn't an appealing move for his fantasy value, especially when considering his K/9 took another dip last year to 6.8. Gallardo isn't an attractive fantasy piece in standard 12-team leagues.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:43:47 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo still possesses the same velocity he did as a rookie in 2007, but his arsenal has evolved. He leaned on his slider 24.6% of the time last season but only 7.3% as a rookie, and he has added a sinking fastball to his repertoire which lead to fewer strikeouts and more ground balls. His ground-ball rate climbed to 52.4% last season and it was just 37.9% as a rookie. "The older you get, the more things you figure out on how to get hitters out," Gallardo said.
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo's durability is perhaps his greatest asset to fantasy owners, but he also posted the lowest ERA (3.51) of his career in 2014, which was a somewhat-rebound season. Projecting forward, the increased ground-ball rate should play favorably at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, however, he is still just a late-round flier in mixed leagues with the move to the American League and a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:37:01 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson is expected to join the starting rotation, after the team dealt SP Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers Monday, Jan. 19.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:30:55 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Milwaukee Brewers will pay $4 million of Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo's 2015 contract, which is worth $13 million.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:17:33 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired INF Luis Sardinas, RP Corey Knebel and P Marcos Diplan from the Texas Rangers Monday, Jan. 19, for SP Yovani Gallardo.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:14:56 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Texas Rangers have officially acquired SP Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Jan. 19, for INF Luis Sardinas, RP Corey Knebel and P Marcos Diplan.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:22:47 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo is in the process of undergoing a physical Monday, Jan. 19, and if everything checks out, the deal with the Texas Rangers will go through.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:15:19 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers are not expected to receive 2B Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers if a trade for SP Yovani Gallardo is completed, according to a source.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:13:56 -0800
The Texas Rangers are reportedly close to acquiring SP Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers, according to multiple sources.