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11/14/1989 (27 y, 3 m, 9 d)
$4.4M / 1 Years (2017)
Galvis (groin) took infield work and participated in live batting practice sessions against pitchers Friday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. (2/17/2017)
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Galvis will have to fight both Michael Young and Chase Utley for playing time in 2013, both battles he is unlikely to win, so we don't even have to mention Yuniesky Betancourt. Galvis' spot on the depth chart and a .267 wOBA in 2012 bode poorly for his fantasy value. (Jack Moore)
If you really value positional flexibility in fantasy baseball, Galvis might offer decent value beyond his raw numbers, as he might qualify at second, short, third, and outfield in some leagues. With the Phillies' middle infield manned by the aging Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins, and Cody Asche hardly a lock at third base for the 2014 Phillies, Galvis might have some opportunities to play. He will be just 24 during the 2014 season, but beyond that, there is not much upside. He never hit in the upper minors, with few walks and little power. He had a little speed, but it was not mind-blowing, and he does not have the sort of on-base skills that would make it useful anyway. The chance that he could luck into playing time means that he might have some marginal value in very deep NL-only leagues, but even that is iffy. Pass. (Matt Klaassen)
The Quick Opinion:
Freddy Galvis has little to recommend him in fantasy baseball aside from the chance that he might luck into some playing time.
Freddy Galvis missed more than two months of the 2014 campaign because of the fractured clavicle he sustained when he slid into a barrier in foul territory. It’s not as if Philadelphia missed his offense (.176/.227/.319 in 128 plate appearances), however. A 25-year-old whose best season in three with the stick is .234/.283/.385 in 222 PAs (2013), with a minor league resume promising little else, and who plays, essentially, average defense doesn’t sound like a great fantasy bet. Galvis will have a chance to start now that Jimmy Rollins is on the West Coast, so the question is how long Philly will go without a viable alternative. The switch-hitting Galvis offers no power or speed and will surely hit in front of the pitcher when he’s in the lineup. It’s hard to endorse him as a warm body in an NL-only league, even, but maybe he’ll turn out to be one, if his owners are lucky. (Nicholas Minnix)
The Quick Opinion:
Galvis will have a chance to play shortstop every day, but he’s below-average in virtually all phases of the game on offense. He could be a lukewarm body in an NL-only league, but Philadelphia will probably be open to alternatives that present themselves.
Freddy Galvis held down the fort at shortstop for the Phillies, accruing more plate appearances in 2015 than he had in all of 2012-14. Although the results didn't overly impress, they did surprise, given Galvis' recent track record of modest power and little inclination to run. Galvis' "true" self is probably a little less exciting: 10 homers, five steals, .250/.300/.350 triple-slash. It's not much, but it'll do in a full-season sample, especially given the depressing state of middle infield fantasy production outside the top tier. Galvis excelled from the eight hole, but increased looks ahead of Maikel Franco could be a boon to his value in terms of counting stats. Given his low upside, he's not worth a look in standard mixed leagues, but he gets the job done in deep mixed and NL-only leagues as a mid-range to low-end option -- that is, until top prospect J.P. Crawford shows up. (Alex Chamberlain)
The Quick Opinion:
What Freddy Galvis offers is modest -- 10 homers, five steals, maybe a .250 batting average -- - but, as a middle infielder, it gets the job done in NL-only and deep mixed leagues. He's a mid-range to low-end shortstop in such formats, but with J.P. Crawford lurking, time's a-wastin'.
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Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:35 AM ET
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