Dbacks Head To Philly To Take On Lowly Phillies

By Guillermo Salcido
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May 14, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis (13) in the dugout during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Freddy Galvis

Galvis is a 25-year old Venezuelan that has in the midst of a breakout season at shortstop. After Jimmy Rollins was sent to Los Angeles, the shortstop’s position was open. If the Phillies had committed to a transition period and shipped off Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Cole Hamels as well, they would’ve had multiple Freddy Galvis-type breakout seasons on their hands.

On the 2015 season, Galvis is hitting .353 and is leading the ball club with 42 hits. He’s scored 13 runs, driven in 9 runs, and has pitched in with a homer. After 3 straight seasons of seeing sporadic playing time in Philadelphia, Galvis is finally taking the starting job and has become a positive note in Philly.