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Nick Gallagher

#48 | RHP | White SoxCWS
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Nick Gallagher
Name: Nicholas Ryan Gallagher
Born: Sep 9, 1995 in North Liberty, IA
College: Iowa
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 16th round (492nd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2017
Gallagher had never envisioned himself as a potential pro baseball player. As he relayed to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, his goals for his senior year of high school were to make the school basketball team, pitch that summer and then head to Iowa to become a manager for the basketball team. But the work he put in to get ready for basketball season plus a growth spurt paid off in baseball as he blossomed on the mound. He gained almost 10 mph on his fastball and pitched well enough to become an invited walk-on at Iowa. He was good enough to help out of the bullpen as a freshman and join the starting rotation as a sophomore. As Iowa's Friday starter, he fits the mold of a productive college performer who has just enough stuff to be a useful pro. Gallagher sits at 88-92 mph and touches 93 with his fastball and breaks off an above-average slider. He also locates his changeup for strikes early or later in the count. Gallagher shows some stiffness in his delivery. Even with a rough finish to the season--he gave up 10 runs and 14 hits in seven innings in the Big 10 tournament--he still went 8-1 with 3.39 ERA.
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