Zac Gallen
Zac Gallen
25-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
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Marlins in June of 2019. Traded to the Diamondbacks in July of 2019.
Takes no-decision against Rockies
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 11, 2020
Gallen gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out seven in seven innings in a no-decision versus the Rockies on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Gallen was locked in a pitchers' duel with Kyle Freeland for much of the game. The only damage on Gallen's line was a two-run homer from Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning. The right-handed Gallen trimmed his ERA to 2.74 with a 1.17 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 23 innings this season. Tuesday's outing was the first in which he did not walk a batter. The 25-year-old is expected to face the Padres at home Sunday in his next start.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
93
Last 5 Games
93
How many pitches does Zac Gallen generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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101-110
 
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 2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .212 215 61 19 41 10 1 6
Since 2018vs Right .222 213 63 24 41 8 0 6
2020vs Left .233 47 13 3 10 1 0 1
2020vs Right .238 47 15 4 10 1 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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 2.81 1.13 57.2 2 3 0 10.8 3.9 1.1
Since 2018Away 2.78 1.32 45.1 1 3 0 10.9 3.6 1.0
2020Home 3.00 1.08 12.0 0 0 0 11.3 1.5 1.5
2020Away 2.45 1.27 11.0 0 0 0 10.6 4.1 1.6
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
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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
4.00
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.1 mph
 
ERA
2.74
 
WHIP
1.17
 
BABIP
.303
 
GB/FB
1.59
 
Left On Base
93.5%
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2150 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.8%
 
Swinging Strike
11.8%
 
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Fans six in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 6, 2020
Gallen took a no-decision during Thursday's win over the Astros, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven across six innings.
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Improved command
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 1, 2020
Gallen made an adjustment in an effort to improve his command for Friday's start, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Takes no-decision in win
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 31, 2020
Gallen took a no-decision during Friday's win over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out nine across six innings.
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Generous in short first start
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 26, 2020
Gallen allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out six over four innings in a no-decision versus the Padres on Sunday.
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Throws tuneup
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 22, 2020
Gallen threw 75-to-80 pitches in a simulated game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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