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Freddy Galvis | Shortstop | #13

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Jon Paul Morosi of reports that the Tigers are looking at free agent shorstops.
With that in mind, Morosi hears that the club has "varying degrees of interest" in Freddy Galvis, Adeiny Hechavarria and Jordy Mercer. Whoever they acquire will likely be viewed as a stopgap until prospects like Willi Castro and Sergio Alcantara are ready for the majors. Jose Iglesias has been the primary shortstop for the Tigers over the past four seasons, but he's a free agent this winter and isn't expected to return. Nov 5 - 2:07 PM

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Freddy Galvis went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Padres' win over the Diamondbacks in extra-innings on Sunday.

Galvis led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and a stolen base against Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray. He also singled and came around to score a run in the fifth inning. The 28-year-old impending free agent played in all 162 games for the Padres this season. He finishes the year hitting .248/.299/.380 with 62 runs scored, 13 homers, 67 RBI and eight steals in 656 plate appearances.
Sep 30 - 8:33 PM

Freddy Galvis doubled in Javy Guerra in the bottom of the 15th to give the Padres a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday

It was Galvis's second hit in seven at-bats. Galvis has a .683 OPS this year that's right in between his .673 and .690 marks from the last two years. However, since he's now playing in San Diego, rather than Philly, and because this is a bit of a down offensive year, this rates as his best offensive season to date. With a .300 OBP and 146 strikeouts, it's still not quite what any team should want from it's starting shortstop.
Sep 29 - 3:27 AM

Freddy Galvis went 4-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base in the Padres' loss to the Giants in extra-innings on Tuesday.

Galvis reached base safely in five of six plate appearances. He also stole his seventh base of the year in this one. The 28-year-old infielder endured a brutal first-half, but will enter free agency coming off a torrid second-half. He's hitting .273 (62-for-227) with nine homers and 33 RBI in 59 games since the All-Star break.
Sep 26 - 3:03 AM

Freddy Galvis had a three-run homer and an RBI single in the Padres' 8-4 victory over the Giants on Wednesday

Galvis has busted out of his slump; he's 10-for-20 with five extra-base hits in his last five games. It's pushed his OPS up to .661, which is right at his career mark. It doesn't seem likely that he'll ever take much of a step forward, but a couple of teams will probably want to sign him as a starting shortstop this winter.
Sep 20 - 1:06 AM

Freddy Galvis went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and runs scored in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Galvis busted out of a 9-for-52 slump to begin the month with a monster four-hit effort. The 28-year-old impending free agent has started every game for the Padres this year. He's hitting .238/.292/.361 with 55 runs scored, 11 homers, 61 RBI and six steals in 611 plate appearances.
Sep 19 - 3:10 AM

Freddy Galvis went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 7-for-56 with no homers in his last 15 games.

That Galvis has started all 148 games for the Padres this year has little to do with his offensive production; he's batting .230/.285/.350 in 543 at-bats. The Padres might attempt to re-sign him as a free agent this winter, though hopefully not because they see him as a long-term starter; he could open next year at shortstop and then become a backup once Fernando Tatis Jr. is deemed ready.
Sep 15 - 1:44 AM

Freddy Galvis went 1-for-4 with an RBI sacrifice fly in the Padres’ win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Galvis led off the game with a line-drive double to right field and eventually came around to score on a two-run blast by Eric Hosmer later in the frame. He also delivered an RBI sacrifice fly, plating Franmil Reyes from third base, in the second inning. The 28-year-old veteran shortstop was awful in the first-half, recording a brutal .228/.289/.324 triple-slash line in 99 games to begin the year. However, he’s turned it around at the plate in recent weeks, hitting .269 (28-for-108) with six homers, 20 RBI and a pair of stolen bases in 29 games since the All-Star break. He’s an intriguing middle infield option in deeper mixed leagues over the final six weeks of the season.
Aug 21 - 11:22 PM

Freddy Galvis went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Galvis recently homered in three straight games before going without a hit in the next three. The 28-year-old plays a solid shortstop and is capable of providing some pop and speed at times, but he just isn’t a very good hitter. He’s batting just .237/.297/.363 across 126 games this season.
Aug 19 - 12:12 AM

Freddy Galvis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Padres' 7-3 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Galvis belted a towering solo home run off Angels starter Jaime Barria in the fourth inning. He’s now homered in three consecutive games and five of his last nine games, increasing his total to 10 round-trippers on the year. The 28-year-old shortstop is slashing a pedestrian .240/.298/.369 over 485 plate appearances, but he does offer some value as a power and speed combo middle infielder in extremely deep mixed leagues.
Aug 15 - 1:34 AM

Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a pair of runs scored in the Padres’ 6-3 extra-innings loss to the Angels on Monday.

Galvis slugged a solo homer off Angels starter Andrew Heaney in the third inning. He’s now homered in consecutive games and three out of his last eight, increasing his total to nine for the year. He also singled and came around to score the tying run in the eighth. The 28-year-old shortstop possesses a modicum of over-the-fence pop and speed on the bases, but he’s mostly been a fantasy afterthought, hitting a meager .240/.298/.363 with 44 runs scored, nine home runs, 49 RBI and six steals in 481 plate appearances this season.
Aug 14 - 1:04 AM

Freddy Galvis clubbed a grand slam off of Jake Arrieta on Sunday, powering the Padres to an 8-3 victory over the Phillies.

Galvis clobbered his four-run blast to center field in the third inning, increasing the Padres' early lead to 5-0. He also singled in the game, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Aside from victimizing his former club, it hasn't been a great season for Galvis, who is slashing just .237/.296/.355 with eight homers and 48 RBI.
Aug 12 - 7:22 PM

Freddy Galvis went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in a win over the Cubs on Thursday.

Galvis and company plated six runs on 15 hits in the affair, with his doubles compromising two of the team's four extra-base hits. It's been a rough year offensively for the 28-year-old shortstop, who is hitting just .239/.296/.344 with five homers and four steals after he batted .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers and 14 steals as a member of the Phillies last year. He holds no fantasy value.
Aug 3 - 12:24 AM

Freddy Galvis went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's loss and is hitting .229 with no homers in 70 at-bats this month.

Galvis hasn't put together the kind of walk year he was hoping for; his OPS sits at .625 through 373 at-bats. He came in at .645 in his first year as a regular in 2015 and made slight gains the following two years, coming in at .673 in 2016 and .690 last year. He still has quality defense and durability working for him, but the team that makes a multiyear commitment to him this winter will be settling for mediocrity.
Jul 24 - 9:52 PM

Freddy Galvis had a huge night in Friday’s 9-3 win over the Braves, going 5-for-5 with a homer and four RBI.

The big blow was a three-run homer in the seventh inning, but he added an RBI single in the ninth. He also had a double and two more singles. It was the first five-hit game of his career. The 28-year-old came into Friday’s action with just four hits in 27 at-bats over his last eight games. Even with the big night, Galvis owns an ugly .242/.303/.363 batting line this season.
Jun 15 - 11:59 PM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2Francisco Mejia
3A.J. Ellis
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Luis Urias
2Jose Pirela
3Greg Garcia
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Javier Guerra
3B1Wil Myers
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Hunter Renfroe
2Franchy Cordero
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Travis Jankowski
2Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Joey Lucchesi
3Eric Lauer
4Luis Perdomo
5Robbie Erlin
6Brett Kennedy
7Jacob Nix
8Dinelson Lamet
Relief Pitcher
R1Kirby Yates
2Craig Stammen
3Phil Maton
4Matt Strahm
5Jose Castillo
6Robert Stock
7Bryan Mitchell
8Kazuhisa Makita
9Trey Wingenter
10Rowan Wick
11Miguel Diaz
12Colten Brewer
13Brad Wieck