Freddy Galvis is a competent defender at shortstop, which is enough to tide over the rebuilding Phillies, but it's not going to move the needle in Fantasy. In terms of ISO, which measures raw power by removing the influence batting average has on slugging percentage, he ranked 134th among the 142 qualifying hitters, and he didn't make up for it with an appreciable number of steals. He does make contact at a fairly high rate, but with so little thump behind it, it's not going to manifest as batting average. Galvis is simply holding down the fort until top prospect J.P. Crawford is ready and offers some of the hollowest at-bats you'll find on Draft Day, making him a last resort even in NL-only leagues.
The Phillies agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with Galvis on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Serving as the Phillies' everyday shortstop last season following Jimmy Rollins' departure, Galvis slashed .263/.302/.343 with seven homers and 10 stolen bases in 559 at-bats. Expect Galvis to hold similar stature in 2016, though his glove rather than his bat keeps him in the lineup most days.
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis went 3 for 5 with two RBI in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Marlins. Galvis' productive evening was a welcome sight for both his team and fantasy owners, as the 25-year-old shortstop had been mired in a 1-for-19 slump coming into Tuesday's contest. The outing was actually Galvis' second three-hit game of September and fifth multi-hit effort overall in the month. Galvis has turned in a solid offensive season for the Phillies, providing modest pop with the bat and showcasing some speed with five triples and nine stolen bases.
Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said infielder Freddy Galvis may play two or three games at second base over the remainder of the season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Galvis made his first start of the season at second in Saturday's loss to the Braves. Mackanin said he is making the move to give Galvis a change of scenery, but it could also be a sign the Phils want Galvis to get practice at second. He could lose his starting shortstop job sometime next season if top prospect J.P. Crawford proves he is ready for a promotion to the majors.
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis has been on fire from the plate during July, and he kept it going on Sunday against the Marlins. Galvis went 1 for 4 with a home run, his fourth of the season, and two RBI. In July, Galvis is hitting .333 with 19 hits, two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI.
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis homered Monday against the Dodgers to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Galvis connected for a two-run homer off Yimi Garcia in the second inning. He added a sac fly in the seventh inning to tie a season high with three RBI. It was the second time he had three RBI. Galvis is batting .467 (14 for 30) with one double, one home run, six RBI, three runs, three walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base during his eight-game hit streak.
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