Zac Gallen
Zac Gallen
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gallen impressed in his first glimpse of major-league action with the Marlins last season and was surprisingly traded to the Diamondbacks at the end of July. While the deal means that Gallen is now pitching in the stronger NL West, he also has a more productive offense powering him and a much better defense behind him. Although the right-hander only throws his fastball 92.9 mph on average, he has three strong secondary pitches and plus command. The 24-year-old posted a career-high 171.1 innings between the majors and minors last year before being shut down at the end of September, so workload should not be a major concern for 2020. Gallen may not overpower hitters with his velocity, but he can rack up strikeouts and the ingredients are there for him to take a leap. The hype train has already left the station, however, so know you're going to have to pay full freight if you want to go along for the ride. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Marlins in June of 2019. Traded to the Diamondbacks in July of 2019.
Labors into fourth
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 8, 2020
Gallen allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two over 3.2 innings in Saturday's spring game against the Angels, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
ANALYSIS
Gallen worked from behind throughout the outing. "That's the most frustrating part about today, but like I told (pitching coach Matt Herges), it wasn't me trying to be fine," the pitcher said. "It was just one of those days I didn't have command of the pitches I wanted to, so I had to kind of make pitches." The right-hander was removed with two outs in the fourth after Angels catcher Anthony Benboom, who had homered earlier, lined a single through the box. Gallen has allowed five runs on six hits (two HR), three walks and one hit batter while striking out seven over eight Cactus League innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
92
Last 10 Games
97
Last 5 Games
99
How many pitches does Zac Gallen generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Zac Gallen generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .207 168 48 16 31 9 1 5
Since 2017vs Right .217 166 48 20 31 7 0 3
2019vs Left .207 168 48 16 31 9 1 5
2019vs Right .217 166 48 20 31 7 0 3
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.76 1.14 45.2 2 3 0 10.6 4.5 1.0
Since 2017Away 2.88 1.34 34.1 1 3 0 11.0 3.4 0.8
2019Home 2.76 1.14 45.2 2 3 0 10.6 4.5 1.0
2019Away 2.88 1.34 34.1 1 3 0 11.0 3.4 0.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Zac Gallen compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.67
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
4.1
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
92.9 mph
 
ERA
2.81
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.294
 
GB/FB
1.18
 
Left On Base
82.9%
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2218 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.2%
 
Swinging Strike
12.7%
 
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Can't get past third inning
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 1, 2020
Gallen allowed three runs on one hit, one walk and a hit batsman while striking out four over 2.1 innings in Sunday's spring game against the Indians.
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Shines in spring debut
PArizona Diamondbacks
February 25, 2020
Gallen retired all six batters faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings of a spring game against the Giants on Monday.
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Forced to fight for spot
PArizona Diamondbacks
February 15, 2020
Gallen's rotation spot isn't guaranteed as he's set to be part of an open competition for starting jobs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Likely in rotation
PArizona Diamondbacks
February 7, 2020
Gallen is likely to begin the season in the Diamondbacks' rotation, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Officially done for season
PArizona Diamondbacks
Rest
September 25, 2019
Manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Gallen will not pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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