Zac Gallen

Zac Gallen

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Gallen endured an injury-riddled first half, beginning with a hairline fracture in his right arm initially thought to be more serious, followed by a sprained right elbow and hamstring strain. He headed into the break with only nine starts. Gallen gathered 14 in the second half, registering a 4.37 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 90 punch outs in 80.1 innings, but he also walked 18 and surrendered 14 homers in that span. Eight of the homers came on a slider or changeup. Together, he threw those secondary offerings only one-third of the time, so the home run surplus seems more fluky than worrisome. Gallen is still just 26-years-old, so there's plenty of time to regain near-ace status. Last season's injuries provide pause, and his availability for Opening Day is in question due to some offseason shoulder issues. Gallen isn't expected to miss much time if any, but it remains a concern coming off the 2021 injuries If helium floated Gallen out of your range the past couple of seasons, the price is right to get back in, assuming he's healthy. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#160
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $607,500 contract with the Diamondbacks in March of 2021.
Dominates Dodgers with 13 punchouts
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 23, 2022
Gallen pitched eight innings against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing one run on two hits and no walks while striking out 13 batters. He did not factor in the decision.
ANALYSIS
Gallen was perfect through 3.2 frames before Will Smith got aboard on a flyball triple. Max Muncy followed with a run-scoring double, but those were the only two baserunners Gallen allowed in the masterful performance. The right-hander finished with a career-high 13 strikeouts and eight innings, but he was denied a victory when the Dodgers scored two runs off the Diamondbacks bullpen in the ninth. Despite the disappointing team outcome, it was another outstanding effort by Gallen, who has posted a 0.89 ERA, 0.61 WHIP and 74:11 K:BB over 60.2 innings across his past nine starts.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
94
Last 10 Games
98
Last 5 Games
98
How many pitches does Zac Gallen generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .197 732 188 59 130 27 2 14
Since 2020vs Right .214 732 204 56 141 30 1 26
2022vs Left .145 325 93 24 43 12 0 6
2022vs Right .217 340 87 19 67 17 1 6
2021vs Left .252 271 64 23 61 11 2 5
2021vs Right .213 252 75 26 47 11 0 14
2020vs Left .215 136 31 12 26 4 0 3
2020vs Right .211 140 42 11 27 2 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-1%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-3%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-27%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.14 1.06 189.1 10 9 0 10.1 2.7 1.1
Since 2020Away 3.12 1.08 176.0 9 6 0 9.7 3.1 0.8
2022Home 2.49 0.85 90.1 6 1 0 9.0 2.1 0.6
2022Away 2.42 0.93 81.2 6 2 0 9.9 2.4 0.7
2021Home 4.06 1.31 62.0 2 7 0 11.3 3.5 1.7
2021Away 4.55 1.28 59.1 2 3 0 9.3 3.8 1.1
2020Home 3.16 1.14 37.0 2 1 0 10.7 2.7 1.5
2020Away 2.31 1.09 35.0 1 1 0 9.8 3.6 0.8
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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
4.19
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
2.46
 
WHIP
0.89
 
BABIP
.243
 
GB/FB
1.58
 
Left On Base
74.9%
 
Exit Velocity
80.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2290 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.7%
 
Swinging Strike
10.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
The Marlins have a good corps of starters, but it looks like they may have let an ace get away when they traded Gallen to Arizona at the 2019 trade deadline. Gallen has been one of the most effective starting pitchers in the game since he broke into the majors that season. A third-round pick in 2016, Gallen has faced 625 batters in the big leagues and pitched to a 2.78 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 178:61 K:BB. He has a balanced pitch mix, utilizing his four-seamer, cutter, curveball and changeup all at least 16% of the time. His cutter has good horizontal break, his changeup has good downward movement and he can command the ball well in and around the zone. The ERA estimators suggest some performance giveback is imminent and it is best to count on some, though Gallen has routinely outperformed his estimators in pro ball. Remember Chase Field has become a pitchers' park since the humidor was installed.
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.
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Win streak halted
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 17, 2022
Gallen (12-3) took the loss during Saturday's 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Padres, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings.`
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Whiffs 11 as scoreless streak ends
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 12, 2022
Gallen (12-2) gave up three earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out 11 over six innings to earn the win in a 12-6 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.
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Extends scoreless inning streak
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 4, 2022
Gallen (11-2) earned the win during Sunday's 5-1 victory over Milwaukee, allowing two hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.
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Turns in another stellar start
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 30, 2022
Gallen (10-2) allowed two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings, striking out seven and earning the win over the Phillies on Tuesday.
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Dominates again in no-decision
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 24, 2022
Gallen did not factor in the decision against Kansas City on Wednesday despite pitching six scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and issued three walks while striking out six batters.
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