Cam Gallagher
Cam Gallagher
27-Year-Old CatcherC
Kansas City Royals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cam Gallagher in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Set for backup role
CKansas City Royals
March 18, 2020
Gallagher is poised to begin the season as Kansas City's No. 2 catcher after Meibrys Viloria was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on March 10, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
ANALYSIS
Salvador Perez missed the entire 2019 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the team signed Martin Maldonado -- who has since been traded to Houston -- and Gallagher received only 145 plate appearances in 45 games. Following the demotion of Viloria, Gallagher is the only backstop on the major-league roster besides Perez and figures to serve as the backup catcher. Gallagher had a .292/.320/.375 slash line with two doubles in nine contests prior to the suspension of spring training.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
15
9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
7
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+90%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+37%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .577 65 9 1 8 0 .193 .262 .316
Since 2017vs Right .675 173 12 4 16 0 .244 .310 .365
2019vs Left .682 41 8 1 6 0 .222 .293 .389
2019vs Right .676 101 6 2 6 0 .244 .320 .356
2018vs Left .340 22 1 0 2 0 .105 .182 .158
2018vs Right .646 47 4 1 5 0 .250 .283 .364
2017vs Left 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2017vs Right .729 25 2 1 5 0 .227 .320 .409
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+42%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+32%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+139%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .764 119 15 3 12 0 .260 .364 .400
Since 2017Away .539 119 6 2 12 0 .204 .229 .310
2019Home .773 71 10 2 7 0 .254 .366 .407
2019Away .586 71 4 1 5 0 .224 .257 .328
2018Home .786 35 4 1 4 0 .267 .353 .433
2018Away .329 34 1 0 3 0 .152 .147 .182
2017Home .657 13 1 0 1 0 .273 .385 .273
2017Away .824 14 1 1 4 0 .231 .286 .538
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Stat Review
How does Cam Gallagher compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
7.7%
 
K Rate
19.7%
 
BABIP
.281
 
ISO
.127
 
AVG
.238
 
OBP
.312
 
SLG
.365
 
OPS
.677
 
wOBA
.303
 
Exit Velocity
86.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Gallagher got into 22 games for the Royals last season, finishing with a forgettable .206/.250/.302 line and one home run. He never projected as anything other than a mediocre backup and hasn't done anything to shake that perception. Gallagher has hit for a decent average and shown fine control of the plate at the highest level of the minors, but he has just 32 total homers over eight professional seasons. He lines up as the Royals' No. 2 catcher behind Salvador Perez heading into the 2019 season. Perez has come to the plate at least 499 times in six straight seasons, so there have never been too many at-bats left over for his backup. Gallagher's path to fantasy relevance would require a Perez injury, and even then his bat isn't good enough to have anything more than deep-league value.
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Starting spring opener
CKansas City Royals
February 21, 2020
Gallagher (oblique) is starting behind the plate in Friday's Cactus League opener against the Rangers.
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Still not starting
CKansas City Royals
September 4, 2019
Gallagher remains on the bench Wednesday against Detroit.
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Sitting Tuesday
CKansas City Royals
September 3, 2019
Gallagher is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
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Activated from IL
CKansas City Royals
September 1, 2019
Gallagher (oblique) was officially activated from the injured list Sunday. He isn't included in the lineup for the Royals' series finale with the Orioles.
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Expected back Sunday
CKansas City Royals
Oblique
August 31, 2019
Gallagher (oblique) is expected to be activated from the injured list Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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