Freddy Jose Galvis ... Nicknamed Taco ... Is a 2006 graduate of Unidad Educativa San Francisco Javier, where he played baseball, basketball and soccer ... Originally signed as an international free agent by Phillies' scouts Sal Agostinelli and Jesús Méndez on Juy 2, 2006 ... Is married to Ana Beatriz Solano and has two daughters, Anastasia Isabel and Nicole Montserrat ... Hobbies include playing basketball, soccer and going to the beach…Favourite TV show is Friends and his all-time favorite baseball player is Omar Vizquel...Also roots for FC Barcelona.
Played in all 162 games for the second consecutive season ... Has appeared in 325 consecutive games, the longest streak in the Majors among active players ... His 1,441.0 innings in the field in 2018 were the most in the Majors...His 162 starts also topped MLB ... Set a personal best with 31 doubles and tied career highs with 49 extra-base hits (2016), 67 RBI (2016) and 45 walks (2017) ... Ranked 2nd among all shortstops in fielding percentage (.986), putouts (222), 3rd in total chances (630), tied for 6th in assists (399) and 7th in double plays turned (80) ... Led the Padres in bunt hits (six), infield hits (18) and four-hit games (three), ranked tied for the club lead in doubles (31), second in hits (149), runs (62), at-bats (602), walks (45), multi-hit games (41), triples (five), total bases (229) and wOBA (.303) and 3rd in RBI (67) and extra-base hits (49) ... With his 13 home runs, he joined Khalil Greene (four times from 2004-2007) as the only Padre shortstop to hit at least 13 homers in a single season ... Had a team-leading 12 hits in his first 10 games (.364 average), good for third-most hits by any shortstop in Padres history through 10 games of a season... Only Tony Fernandez (15 hits in 1991) and Enzo Hernandez (13 hits in 1971) had more ... Hit first in the batting order on 18 occasions, and hit .321 (26-for-81) in those at-bats ... Reached base safely via hit or walk in all 12 games to start the season, the longest such streak to start a season by a Padre since Chris Denorfia in 2013 (14 games)…Reached base in 16-straight games dating back to Sept. 26, 2017, the longest on-base streak of his career ... Recorded a career-high five hits on June 15 at ATL, including a three-run HR and a double ... Logged multi-hit efforts in four consecutive games from Aug. 23-26, the 2nd-longest streak by a Padre in 2018 (Eric Hosmer-5G from April 28-May 2) ... Went 4-for-5 on both Sept. 18 vs. SF and Sept. 25 at SF, resulting in his 2nd and 3rd four-hit outings of the 2018 campaign... Prior to this season, had just one career four-hit game (Sept. 7, 2013 vs. ATL while with PHI) ... As a right-handed hitter, he slashed .291/.323/.455 with 15 doubles, two triples, four HR and 17 RBI…As a left-handed hitter, he hit .228/.289./.346 with 16 doubles, three triples, nine HR and 50 RBI ... Went 24-for-59 (.407) with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs over his last 14 games, including eight multi-hit efforts.
Made his third consecutive Opening Day start and fourth overall...was one of five MLB players to play in all 162 games in 2017... Joined Larry Bowa (1974) and Jimmy Rollins (2007) as one of three players, whose primary career position was shortstop, to appear in all 162 games for the Phillies (Bowa started 161, Rollins started 162 and Galvis started 155)…Galvis also become just the 11th different Phillies player to do so in franchise history, the first since Ryan Howard in 2008...he also made one start in center field... Galvis was also one of just five MLB players to have played in all 162 games in 2017 (also: KC's Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer, TEX's Rougned Odor and CIN's Joey Votto... His .989 fielding percentage led all MLB shortstops, committing just seven errors all season... Defensively, he also led all NL shortstops in starts (155) and innings (1359.1) and ranked second in total chances (637) and putouts (226) and third in assists (404)... Among NL shortstops offensively, he ranked first in at-bats (608) and multi-hit games (44), second in hits (155), third in total bases (232), tied for third in triples (six), fifth in doubles (29) and runs scored (71), sixth in RBI (61) and tied for sixth in extra-base hits (47)... His six bunt hits were the fourth-most among all NL players... Led PHI in games, at-bats (608), hits and multi-hit games (44)... Established career highs in games, runs (71), hits, doubles (29), triples, walks (45) and HBP (4)... Started each of the Phillies' first 140 games, the longest streak of consecutive starts by a Phillie since Jimmy Rollins (230 games, 7/30/06-4/8/08)... Started in center field on 8/30 vs. ATL (game two), his 1st ML start in center and first outfield start since 2013 (10 GS in LF)...his prior 286 starts had come at shortstop... Had a career-best 13-game hitting streak from 4/16-5/1... Collected his 500th career hit on 8/3 at LAA... Had the first two multi-home run games of his career (6/4 vs. SF and 7/9 vs. SD)... Became the fourth Phillie to homer from both sides of the plate (6/4 vs. SF) and first since 7/20/11 (Jimmy Rollins at CHC)... Set a career high with 10 assists on 5/23 vs. COL... Selected as the Phillies' recipient for the MLB Players Alumni Association 2017 Heart and Hustle Award, presented annually to an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
T-5th in the NL in games (158) and T-7th in sacrifices (8)...Established career highs in games (158), doubles (26), HR (20), XBH (49), total bases (233), RBI (67), SB (17) and SLG % (.399)...Joined Jimmy Rollins as the only shortstops in Phillies history with at least 20 2B and 20 HR in a single season (Rollins did it 4 times)...Led all NL shortstops in starts (153) & fielding % (.987) and ranked 2nd in innings (1,350.0)...Played 44 consecutive games (42 GS) without an error, 4/9-5/28, and 51 consecutive games (50 GS) without an error, 7/22-9/17...Tied his career high with 2 doubles, 7/22 at PIT (3rd time)...Had a career-high 5 RBI, 6/23 at MIN...Collected 5 consecutive multi-hit games, 7/6-10 (.476, 10-21, 2B, HR, 3 RBI)...Posted the highest SLG % among all ML shortstops from 8/9 through the end of the season (.518, 11 HR, 26 RBI)...Played winter ball for Venezuelan League Champion Zulia
Led the team in games (151) and AB (559) and tied for the lead in hits (147)...Set career highs in games, AB, runs (63), hits, triples (5), HR (7), RBI (50), total bases (192), walks (30) and SB (10)...Made a career-high 147 starts: 144 at SS and three at second base...Was the first Phillie to start at SS on Opening Day other than Jimmy Rollins since 2000 (Desi Relaford)...Batted .355 (43-121) through his first 35 games of the season...Had a career-best 10-game hitting streak, 6/29-7/8 (.436, 17-39)...His 28 hits in July were a career high for hits in a calendar month...Hit .299 (80-268) in 72 games against the NL East
Began the season on the 15-day DL with a left knee infection due to MRSA; was infected during spring training... Was activated on 4/11 to the ML roster and had only two singles in 42 AB (.048)... Went 0-for-24, 4/20-5/5, which was the longest hitless streak by a Phillie since Cliff Lee went 0-for-27 in 2013 and the longest by a Phillies position player since Carlos Ruiz went 0-for-26 in 2011... Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 5/9... Went on the DL on 5/14 (fractured clavicle) following a collision in a game on 5/11; activated on 7/16 after rehabbing with Gulf Coast League Phillies (R)... Set a single-game professional high with eight total bases, 8/5 vs Durham (4-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R)... For Lehigh Valley, played 30 games at SS, 3 at 2nd base and 1 at 3rd base and made one error (149 TC)... Recalled on 8/23... Made 32 starts for the Phillies: 23 at shortstop, five at third base and four at second base... Started 17 straight games following Jimmy Rollins' injury, 9/9-26 (.268, 15-56, 3 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, .518 SLG %)... Played for Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League (.250, 12 2B, 3B, HR, 18 RBI, .320 OBP, 51 G)
Made his 2nd consecutive Opening Day roster... Hit .207 through 54 games and was optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 6/27... Had a 40-game errorless streak, 6/30-8/11... Hit a leadoff HR, 7/4 at Syracuse (gm 2)... Collected a walk-off single, 8/26 vs Buffalo... Was recalled on 9/3... Set a career high with 4 hits, 9/7 vs ATL... In his final 14 games, hit .354 (17-48), 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI... Made 49 starts for the Phillies: 19 at 2nd base, 14 at 3rd base, 10 in LF and 6 at SS... Slugged his 1st & 2nd career walk-off HR: 5/19 vs CIN (Aroldis Chapman) and 9/7 vs ATL (Freddy Garcia)... Played for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League
In spring training, led the team in AB (82), total bases(39), triples (3), RBI (14) & SF (3) and tied for the teamlead in hits (23) and sacrifices (2); also switched from SSto 2nd base... Was the Phillies' Opening Day 2nd baseman... Made his ML debut on Opening Day, 4/5 at PIT,becoming the first Phillie to make his ML debut onOpening Day since 1970, when Larry Bowa (SS) andDenny Doyle (2B) did it... Collected his 1st ML hit and RBI, 4/9 vs FLA (2-run double)... Slugged his 1st ML HR, 4/13 vs NYM (R.A. Dickey)... Was placed on the 15-day DL on 6/7 (pars fracture of L4-5 vertebrae)... At the time of being placed on the DL, was tied for themost games played in MLB (58), was leading the team indoubles (15) and had the 2nd-best fielding % among NL2nd basemen... While on the DL, was given a 50-game suspension on6/19 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint DrugPrevention and Treatment Program after testing positivefor a metabolite of Clostebol... Was reinstated from the restricted list on 8/17 andremained on the DL... Made 45 starts at 2nd base and 4 at SS.
Won the Paul Owens Award as the best player in the Phillies minor league system...Reached pro highs in runs (78), doubles (28), triples (5), HR (8) and SB (23)...Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training...Began the season with Reading (AA)...Named to the Eastern League midseason All-Star team...Promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 8/2...In 33 games with Lehigh Valley, had 10 infield hits, including 5 bunt singles...Batted .250 (6-24) in 7 International League playoff games.
Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training ... Spent the season with Reading (AA) and was an Eastern League All-Star ... Set professional highs in nearly every offensivecategory ... Led all EL shortstops in fielding % (.982), assists (393), putouts (220) and TC (624) ... Batted .280 (37-132) with RISP and .295 (18-61) withRISP & 2 outs ... Following the season, played for Magallanes of theVenezuelan Winter League
Began the season with Clearwater (A)...Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week,4/20-26 (.417, 10-24, 5 R, 4 SB)...Had a season-high 4 hits, 4/26 at Tampa...Was on the DL with a fractured right ring finger,5/7-7/17...Appeared in 7 games with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R), 7/9-16...Was transferred to Reading (AA) on 8/24 where hefinished the season.
Spent the season with Lakewood (A)...Named to the South Atlantic League postseason All-Star team...Hit .313 (31-99), 14 RBI in 28 games in May...Went 5-for-5, 3 RBI, 7/21 at Asheville...Participated in Florida Instructional League.
Began pro career with Williamsport (A).
Participated in FIL.