- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 210 lb.
Pitcher Giovanny Gallegos began his professional career in 2012 and reached the major leagues in 2017.
He was signed by the New York Yankees as an international free agent on January 6, 2011. With the GCL Yankees in 2012, he went 0-1 with a 1.67 ERA in 12 games (four starts) and followed that with a 2-8, 4.27 line in 16 starts for the Staten Island Yankees in 2013 (in between, he allowed five runs in 5 1/3 IP for his hometown Yaquis de Obregón in the Mexican Pacific League). With the 2013-2014 Yaquis, he was 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA. With the Charleston RiverDogs in 2014, Gallegos went 5-5 with a 4.57 ERA in 88 2/3 innings, striking out 91 batters. He was 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA that winter. He began 2015 with the Tampa Yankees and did very well (3-1, 5 Sv, 1.35 in 30 G), earning promotion to the Trenton Thunder (5.40 in 3 G) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (0 R in 3 IP). He struggled with the Yaquis in the winter (1-2, 11 R in 9 IP).
He was on the Mexican national team in the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. In his lone outing, he relieved Stephen Landazuri with a 9-0 lead in the 5th against Nicaragua. He struck out Douglas Morales, allowed a single to Janior Montes, got Dwight Britton to hit into a force and whiffed Elmer Reyes. In the 6th, he was relieved by Andrés Ávila. Mexico would cruise their pool to win a spot in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Gallegos followed with a great summer between Trenton (2-1, 2 Sv, 1.09 in 17 G) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (5-1, 2 Sv, 1.40 in 25 G). He allowed a .175 average on the year and whiffed 106 while walking only 17 in 78 IP; his WHIP was .83. He saved Jordan Montgomery's win over the El Paso Diablos in the Triple-A National Championship.
Gallegos pitched briefly for the Yankees in both 2017 and 2018. The first year, he went 0-1, 4.87 in 16 appearances as a reliever, and the second had no decisions and an ERA of 4.50 in 4 games. On July 29th, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals along with Chasen Shreve in return for 1B Luke Voit.