Giovanny Gallegos

Position: RHP
Born: 08/14/91
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Mexico) on January 6, 2011 (NYY).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 10 games at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A) with one save, striking out 26 and walking six in 14 innings while allowing 10 hits for a .186 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre May 11 when RHP Chad Green was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 05/12/17

Debut Details
May 12, in a 5-1 loss to the Astros. The last of five pitchers on the night, he threw a perfect one-third of an inning, inheriting two runners who did not score. He threw just two pitches, one of them a strike. Coming on for left-handed reliever Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the top of the ninth, he got Carlos Correa to fly out to left to end the threat.

Player Notes
A member of Team Mexico in the 2107 World Baseball Classic, Gallegos has developed his repertoire of a mid- to high-90s fastball, low-80s curveball and usable changeup as a third pitch to absolutely dominate upper level hitters over the last two seasons. In 2016 he averaged 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings as he combined between Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Trenton (Double-A) to go a remarkable 7-2 with a 1.27 ERA in 42 games, collecting four saves and striking out 106 batters in 78 innings while walking just 17 and scattering 48 hits for a .175 BAA. The previous season, climbing the ranks from Tampa (High A) to Trenton to Scranton, he was 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA in 35 games, striking out 64 while walking just nine in 63 innings, allowing 41 hits and limiting batters to a .183 BAA.