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Freddy Galvis | Shortstop | #13

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 186
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Freddy Galvis doubled twice in a win over the Nationals on Wednesday.
Galvis now has seven doubles on the season, and he scored his 18th run of the year as well. He's swung the bat much better as of late, but he's still hitting just .236 on the season with 13 RBI and three homers over his 51 games with San Diego in the 2018 campaign. May 23 - 7:20 PM

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Freddy Galvis went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple in a loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Galvis also scored two runs, and was "only" a homer short of the cycle on Monday. Even with the three hits, Galvis is still having a disappointing season with the bat, as seen in his .237/.303/.309 line over 43 games. Let's just say that it won't be Galvis's bat that keeps prospects like Luis Urias or Fernando Tatis from making a move up to San Diego in 2018.
May 15 - 1:25 AM

Freddy Galvis went 0-for-3 on Friday and is hitting .167 with no extra-base hits over his last 21 games.

Galvis has more strikeouts (34) than total bases (33) to date. For comparison's sake, he had 111 strikeouts and 232 total bases for the Phillies last year. The Padres were expecting more when they traded for him over the winter. They would have been better off just signing a stopgap instead of giving up a quality prospect in Enyel De Los Santos.
May 5 - 12:19 AM

Freddy Galvis launched his first home run of the year Saturday in the Padres’ loss to the Brewers.

Galvis cranked a two-run shot off Brent Suter in the second inning. He grounded out and lined out in his other two at-bats as San Diego dropped its third straight. The 28-year-old is off to a good start with his new team, hitting .417 with three RBI through his first 12 at-bats.
Apr 1 - 12:36 AM

Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

Galvis had a pair of singles, with his two-out RBI single in the ninth inning serving to tie the game at 1-1. He was then caught trying to steal second base to end the inning. After a trade from the Phillies to the Padres this winter, Galvis is locked in as the team's everyday shortstop. He hit seventh in the lineup on Thursday.
Mar 30 - 12:11 AM

Freddy Galvis hit his second home run of the spring in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

The new Padres shortstop hit the solo job off reliever Jordan Jankowski in the eighth inning. He's batting .342 with a .974 OPS this spring after joining the club in a December trade. He'll bat near the bottom of a sneaky-decent Padres lineup, but Galvis doesn't own much fantasy value outside of NL-only leagues.
Mar 18 - 8:10 PM

Freddy Galvis hit his first home run in a San Diego uniform in a loss to the Cubs in the Cactus League on Thursday.

The blast was a solo shot off of Mike Montgomery in the sixth inning. Acquired by the Phillies for Enyel De Los Santos in December, Galvis is much better with the glove than he is with the stick. Having said that, he has hit 32 homers and stolen 31 bases over the past two seasons, so he's not completely bereft of offensive ability. He probably can be avoided in most formats, but a shortstop that gives you 15 homers and 15 steals might make up for the low batting average.
Mar 8 - 6:21 PM

Padres and SS Freddy Galvis avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.825 million contract.

It's a nice salary bump for Galvis, who was in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He was acquired via trade from the Phillies last month.
Jan 12 - 12:54 PM

Padres acquired SS Freddy Galvis from the Phillies for RHP Enyel De Los Santos.

The deal is now official after being reported earlier Friday. Galvis gives the Padres a steady presence at shortstop that they've been lacking and offers them a stopgap at the position until Fernando Tatis Jr. is ready. The 28-year-old batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals in 2017.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:15:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Padres have an agreement to acquire Freddy Galvis from the Phillies in exchange for pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos.

Bleacher Report's Scott Miller first reported earlier Friday that talks between the Padres and Phillies were getting serious. Galvis is a plus defender and batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals in 2017. He'll be a free agent after the season, giving San Diego a stopgap at shortstop until Fernando Tatis Jr. is ready.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Scott Miller reports that the Padres are in "serious" talks with the Phillies to acquire Freddy Galvis.

Miller adds that it's "close enough that a deal could happen today." Galvis has been connected to the Padres this week as they sought to upgrade their shortstop situation. The 28-year-old batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals over 162 games in 2017 and offers plus defense. Trading Galvis allows the Phillies to install J.P. Crawford at shortstop.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies' Freddy Galvis is on the Padres' radar for shortstop.

With J.P. Crawford ready to take over, the Phillies are receiving trade offers on both Galvis and Cesar Hernandez. Galvis would be a stopgap addition for San Diego, as he's due to be a free agent after next season. Known for his strong defense at shortstop, the 28-year-old batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals over 162 games in 2017.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:50:00 AM

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that the Phillies have received trade offers on infielders Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez.

Salisbury notes that to this point, none of those offers have been to the Phillies' liking. While the club is interested in dealing one of their infielders away to make room for J.P. Crawford, they aren't going to give them away and are content to enter the season with both in tow if they can't find a deal to their liking.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes that it's "likely" the Phillies shop Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez on the trade market this winter.

Hernandez's name was popular in trade rumors last offseason, but the Phillies obviously wound up hanging on to him and he had another fine season (.294/.373/.421). He could finally wind up being dealt this winter as Philly looks to clear a spot for Scott Kingery. Galvis has hit only .248/.292/.390 over the last two seasons, but he's popped 32 homers and is viewed as a strong defender at shortstop. Dealing him would allow the Phillies to hand shortstop over to J.P. Crawford. Hernandez is under team control through 2020, while Galvis will be a free agent after next season.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 09:23:00 PM

Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run and scored two runs in the Phillies' lopsided win over the Marlins on Thursday.

Galvis popped one of the Phillies' three jacks in a seven-run second inning. It was his 12th homer of the year. An iron man this year, Galvis has played in all 146 of the Phillies' games, batting .256/.308/.391 with 61 RBI, 64 runs scored and 13 steals.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 12:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Jose Pirela
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Christian Villanueva
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Franchy Cordero
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
RF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Tyson Ross
3Joey Lucchesi
4Eric Lauer
5Jordan Lyles
6Colin Rea
7Dinelson Lamet
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Strahm
5Robbie Erlin
6Adam Cimber
7Bryan Mitchell
8Jose Torres
9Phil Maton
10Kazuhisa Makita