• Full name Yovani Gallardo
  • Born 02/27/1986 in Penjamillo, Mexico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Green B. Trimble Technical
  • Debut 06/18/2007
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (46th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004 (signed for $725,000).
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    Gallardo struck out 25 in a March victory against Fort Worth crosstown rival North Side High, but scouts were shaking their heads because he needed 11 innings and 148 pitches to do so. His workload has been more reasonable since, easing concerns about the co-outstanding pitcher at the Perfect Game/Baseball America World Wood Bat Championship last October. Six-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Gallardo uses a strong leg drive to launch 91-94 mph fastballs, and his three-quarters breaking ball is a plus pitch at times. On the season, he went 5-4, 1.38 and struck out 143 in 61 innings. He has committed to Texas Christian but is expected to sign as an early second-rounder.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Pacific Coast League in 2007
  • Rated Best Curveball in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007

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