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Zac Gallen
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 189LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #106, St. Louis Cardinals | North Carolina
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 5 4.80 11 11 0 50.2 61 1.40
3 Seasons 7 13 3.29 38 38 0 202.2 239 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 11 1-5 4.80 50.2 61 1.40
3 Seasons 38 7-13 3.29 202.2 239 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 1387 198 11 5.6 87 112.6 13.7 32.8 .213 .354 .287 .290 .352 35.9 28.7 10.8 2.81 3.75
2020 25 1117 181 13 7.2 87 109.5 12.4 33.7 .223 .365 .275 .293 .366 32.6 28.2 8.6 2.75 3.63
2021 26 886 134 9 6.7 89.3 109.5 10.4 31.3 .218 .358 .324 .308 .359 41.8 27 11.5 4.80 4.01
3390 513 33 6.4 87.6 112.6 12.4 32.7 .218 .359 .293 .296 .359 36.3 28.1 10.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gallen relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.5%) ,
Changeup
(18.8%) ,
Slider
(11.3%) ,
Curveball
(11.3%) ,
Cutter
(9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 439 244 195 49.5 93.6 108 87 17 13 2 1 1 32 58 .195 .185 .276 .273 .281 .280 87.5 14 2331 6.7 17.0 26.2
2021 Changeup 167 47 120 18.8 86.3 47 39 8 6 2 0 0 10 29 .205 .206 .256 .258 .284 .289 85.9 2 1529 6.7 36.4 19.2
2021 Slider 100 89 11 11.3 85.9 26 22 6 3 1 0 2 8 14 .273 .215 .591 .468 .415 .356 88.7 5 2494 6.7 43.9 20.0
2021 Curveball 100 58 42 11.3 80.3 23 23 5 2 2 0 1 9 14 .217 .213 .435 .390 .273 .255 91.2 11 2443 6.7 35.2 22.0
2021 Cutter 80 30 50 9.0 90.8 22 21 9 5 1 0 3 2 19 .429 .386 .905 .742 .564 .489 90.7 16 2157 6.6 17.5 25.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 436 269 167 39.0 93.2 108 92 17 13 3 0 1 28 65 .185 .209 .250 .348 .259 .303 87.8 20 2380 6.7 17.0 24.6
2020 Cutter 287 216 71 25.7 87.0 70 66 21 17 0 0 4 14 52 .318 .299 .500 .493 .363 .354 84.2 11 2349 6.6 28.0 22.6
2020 Changeup 212 47 165 19.0 84.9 71 63 13 7 3 0 3 21 42 .206 .217 .397 .328 .302 .286 88.2 4 1530 6.5 43.8 30.9
2020 Curveball 180 90 90 16.1 81.2 42 41 4 3 0 0 1 19 22 .098 .144 .171 .256 .127 .182 85.9 6 2432 6.6 37.9 27.1
2020 Sinker 2 2 0 0.2 92.9 2192 6.4 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 39.9 28.3 25.3 6.6 36.4 34.3 29.3 2.5 29.8 28.8 24.7 8.6 5.6
2020 47 16 29.3 7.7 45.3 31.5 23.2 3.3 31.5 26 29.3 1.1 7.2
2021 47.8 20.1 23.9 8.2 35.1 40.3 24.6 4.5 37.3 24.6 21.6 5.2 6.7
44.4 21.8 26.3 7.4 39.2 34.9 25.9 3.3 32.4 26.7 25.5 5.1 6.4
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Slider ARI R 100 85.9 38 3.1 9 8.1 2.9 56
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 439 93.6 13.9 0.8 5 4 -3.3 -45
2021 Changeup ARI R 167 86.3 33.6 3.3 11 13.2 -1 -7
2021 Curveball ARI R 100 80.3 53.9 1.7 3 8.8 -0.5 -5
2021 Cutter ARI R 80 90.8 20.9 3 13 2.2 0.1 7
2020 Cutter ARI R 287 87 32.9 -3.7 -12 6.5 3.5 113
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 436 93.2 14 1.2 8 3.6 -3.5 -49
2020 Sinker ARI R 2 92.9 16.4 -4.9 -23 13.8 -0.7 -5
2020 Changeup ARI R 212 84.9 34.7 3.2 10 13.3 0 0
2020 Curveball ARI R 180 81.2 50.9 0.5 1 6.3 -2.4 -28
2019 Cutter ARI R 214 87 32.9 -4.2 -14 7.1 4.8 217
2019 Curveball ARI R 262 79.2 54.4 0.2 0 9.1 -0.5 -5
2019 4-Seamer ARI R 660 92.9 14.5 1.5 9 5.4 -1.8 -26
2019 Changeup ARI R 221 85 32.8 2.1 7 11.7 -2.1 -15
2019 Sinker ARI R 30 92.8 20 -2.3 -10 13.8 -0.7 -5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Cutter 2.5 2 80 9 22 .429 .905 .566 17.5 9.1 25 .386 .742 .489 63.2
2021 Curveball 0 0 100 11.3 23 .217 .435 .274 35.2 39.1 22 .213 .39 .255 57.1
2021 Slider 3.4 3 100 11.3 26 .273 .591 .413 43.9 30.8 20 .215 .468 .353 42.9
2021 Changeup 0 0 167 18.8 47 .205 .256 .287 36.4 21.3 19.2 .206 .258 .29 27.6
2021 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 439 49.5 108 .195 .276 .293 17 29.6 26.2 .185 .273 .281 37.9
2020 Curveball -3.3 -6 180 16.1 42 .098 .171 .129 37.9 45.2 27.1 .144 .256 .182 36.4
2020 Cutter 0.5 1 287 25.7 70 .318 .5 .386 28 20 22.6 .299 .493 .359 26.9
2020 Changeup -0.8 -2 212 19 71 .206 .397 .305 43.8 29.6 30.9 .217 .328 .286 47.6
2020 4-Seamer -1 -5 436 39 108 .185 .25 .27 17 25.9 24.6 .209 .348 .302 26.2
2020 Sinker -5.6 0 2 0.2 0
2019 Sinker 3.1 1 30 2.2 3 .333 .333 .3 33.3 66.7 28.6 .015 .019 .014 0
2019 Changeup -2.7 -6 221 15.9 57 .157 .196 .212 40.7 35.1 23.3 .19 .261 .247 29
2019 Curveball -0.6 -2 262 18.9 61 .203 .424 .289 32.6 24.6 16.5 .186 .364 .256 27.3
2019 Cutter 0.8 2 214 15.4 62 .3 .517 .388 27.2 22.6 19.2 .268 .435 .307 41.3
2019 4-Seamer -1.4 -9 660 47.6 150 .192 .308 .307 23.5 30 22.2 .214 .357 .326 40.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 190 84.9 92 14.1 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Curveball 172 81.3 66 13.5 7:45 7:00 45
2020 Cutter 269 86.9 45 8.2 10:30 9:30 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 424 93.2 86 17.6 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Changeup 149 86.4 90 14.2 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 100 80.3 73 16.6 7:30 7:15 15
2021 Cutter 80 90.8 69 12 12:15 11:30 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 436 93.6 84 17.4 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 100 85.9 44 9.3 9:30 8:30 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 333 1387 -12 -14 7 4 -15
2020 291 1117 -7 -12 6 2 -11
2021 226 886 -2 -9 7 4 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 1387 46.3 61.1 81.6 33.6 52 43.3 67.4 46.3 29.3 6.2 66.3
2020 1117 45.1 60.3 79.3 29.4 51.7 48.5 64.9 43.3 30.2 4.7 69.8
2021 886 45.3 63.3 83.1 25.2 49.2 42.1 60.6 42.4 27.1 4.6 73.2
3390 45.6 61.4 81.3 30 51.3 44.7 64.7 44.3 29 5.3 68.9
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 74 79 80 75 56 69 76 86 55 81 17 75 74 29 71 36
2020 67 65 65 62 68 11 48 73 78 73 50 74 67 22 70 38
2021 52 70 65 64 34 60 66 41 28 68 18 56 52 47 60 46
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 8 9.1 -1 5 7 4 50
2020 22.8 9 10.2 -1 2 6 6 66.7
2021 22.2 7 8.3 -1 2 6 4 57.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 12 12 11 10 8 7 11 10 9 9 10 7 6 8 10 7 11 7 8 5 8 7 12 11 11 11 8 9 8 11
2020 9 10 12 10 12 9 11 11 11 10 10 9 8 8 11 12 7 10 10 11 9 10 11 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 12
2021 7 11 6 10 9 9 8 8 9 10 10 10 6 5 8 8 5 10 8 8 4 8 8 9 10 9 10 8 8 7 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 90.8 -0.7 93.2 2.4
Offspeed Velocity 85 84.9 -0.1 86.3 1.4
Breaking Velocity 79.2 81.2 2 83.1 1.9
Exit Velocity 87 87 0 89.3 2.3
Launch Angle 13.7 12.4 -1.3 10.4 -2
Barrel % 5.6 7.2 1.6 6.7 -0.5
Hard Hit % 35.9 32.6 -3.3 41.8 9.2
Sweet Spot % 32.8 33.7 0.9 31.3 -2.4
xBA .213 .223 0.01 .218 -0.005
BA .212 .21 -0.002 .234 0.024
xwOBA .29 .293 0.003 .308 0.015
wOBA .287 .275 -0.012 .324 0.049
xSLG .354 .365 0.011 .358 -0.007
SLG .355 .336 -0.019 .396 0.06
K% 28.7 28.2 -0.5 27 -1.2
BB% 10.8 8.6 -2.2 11.5 2.9
Swing % 46.3 43.3 -3 42.4 -0.9
Whiff% 29.3 30.2 0.9 27.1 -3.1
In Zone % 46.3 45.1 -1.2 45.3 0.2
Out of Zone % 53.7 54.9 1.2 54.7 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 29.4 -4.2 25.2 -4.2
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 30.2 0.9 32.7 2.5
First Pitch Strike % 67.4 64.9 -2.5 60.6 -4.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 333 .287 166 29 17.5 167 95 56.9
2020 291 .275 155 51 32.9 136 70 51.5
2021 226 .324 117 29 24.8 109 60 55.0

Pitch Distribution