Blue Jays: Freddy Galvis exuding leadership and intangibles

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 28: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up as he takes grounders before the start of their MLB game against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 28: Freddy Galvis #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up as he takes grounders before the start of their MLB game against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis has been better than advertised exuding leadership and intangibles on the daily for this young, hungry group.

The book on Freddy Galvis was a defence first shortstop who could solidify an infield with his glove. The has definitely held true for the free agent signing, however, he has done that and so much more since joining this upstart Blue Jays squad.

Galvis has been the most consistent Blue Jay with the stick hitting .315/.337/.522 with 29 hits including five homers in 25 games. Aside from the numbers, Galvis plays the game the way it was meant to be played.

Case in point was the secondary lead Galvis took to score the winning run knowing the Athletics outfielders arms coupled with his leg injury. Galvis easily scored but it was thanks in part the enormous jump he got on the pitch to the plate. It obviously doesn’t show up in the boxscore but was integral nonetheless.

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The shortstop is often seen mentoring teammates or talking strategy in the dugout following an at-bat. Galvis had also taken Lourdes Gurriel Jr. under his wing in an attempt to better the youngster’s defensive potential at second base.

I personally had no idea the all-around player that Galvis was before he landed in Toronto. It was thought that Galvis was just a placeholder until Bo Bichette arrived, however, Galvis may find himself in the fold for longer than initially anticipated if he continues to lead this team to victories.

Galvis does all the little things right and is a managers dream, he is fundamentally sound on both sides of the diamond and it is obvious to see how Charlie Montoyo beams when speaking about his shortstop.

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The 29-year old quickly won the heart of his skipper and now he is becoming a fan favourite by the day. Galvis is the type of player on Championship teams and the Blue Jays need to find a way to keep him around beyond 2019.

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