Milwaukee Brewers: Most Successful Players To Be In The Futures Game

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Ryan McMahon
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Ryan McMahon /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Yovani Gallardo
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Yovani Gallardo /

Yovani Gallardo (2006)

Gallardo may have been from the same organization as Ryan Braun in the 2006 Futures game, but they were opponents for this game.  Braun playing for USA, Gallardo for the World team.  That is all part of the fun.

The path for Gallardo is different than any of the players to this point.  Unlike the previous two player, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.  It took him two years to make it to the Futures game after he started his professional career.

Once he made his debut in 2007, he was there to stay.  His rookie year ended with a 9-5 record  with a 3.67 ERA.  He somewhat flew under the radar in the following year because he was limited to four games.  Upon return though he became a consistent arm in the rotation.  In his career as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers he posted a record of 89-64 with over 1226 strikeouts.

In 2010 Gallardo performed something pretty rare.  Not only was he an All-Star, but he took home a Silver Slugger award as well.  This was the only year he took home any accolades, however the following year he finished seventh in the Cy Young award race.

That Silver Slugger year was a very impressive year at the plate for a pitcher.  He hit .254 with four homers on the year.  That translated to 10 RBIs.  He also worked five walks.  Not a bad year at the office.  He has always been good with the bat. though his 11 year career he has 12 home runs.  This includes his three seasons playing in the American League.

Overall, Gallardo was a great arm to have in the rotation.  It can be said that he has come full circle in 2017.  When the Milwaukee Brewers traded him to the Texas Rangers they got Corey Knebel, who was selected to this years All-Star game.