This might be the biggest surprise to make the list. The Mexican-born pitcher came into spring training relatively quietly but is now making his name known.
Gallegos comes into this year after a relatively dominant year with both the Scranton/Wilks-Barre Railriders and Trenton Thunder last season. As a middle reliever, Gallegos pitched a combined 78 innings in the minors and had an ERA of 1.27. He also managed to net four saves.
Gallegos’s delivery is a very unorthodox over-the-top style. He also does a very good job hiding the ball when he pitches. He has a nasty breaking ball that looks like a 12-6 curveball. It just drops right off of the table, and pair that with a fastball with good velocity, he could find great success out of a major league bullpen.
The big thing with Gallegos is that the Yankees haven’t seen him up against everyday major league players. By the time Gallegos enters the game, it is late enough that managers are trying to get all of their young guys an opportunity to bat.
I’d like to see Gallegos get called up to see what he can do against consistent MLB talent.