Zac Gallen
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 189LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #106, St. Louis Cardinals | North Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 2 3.31 20 20 0 111.1 106 1.04
4 Seasons 16 20 3.42 70 70 0 384.2 423 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 20 6-2 3.31 111.1 106 1.04
4 Seasons 70 16-20 3.42 384.2 423 1.17

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 23 1387 198 11 5.6 3.3 87.0 112.6 13.7 32.8 .213 .354 .287 .290 .352 35.9 28.7 10.8 2.81 3.67
2020 24 1117 181 13 7.2 4.5 87.0 109.5 12.4 33.7 .226 .369 .275 .296 .371 32.6 28.2 8.6 2.75 3.68
2021 25 2102 330 26 7.9 5 89.2 111.3 12.3 32.7 .231 .382 .313 .306 .374 43.0 26.6 9.4 4.30 3.95
2022 26 1854 304 27 8.9 5.9 87.8 111.3 10.9 32.2 .224 .370 .279 .301 .349 35.9 23.3 7.0 3.31 3.70
Player 6460 1013 77 7.6 4.8 88.0 112.6 12.2 32.8 .224 .371 .291 .300 .361 37.6 26.4 8.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gallen relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(48.1%) ,
Curveball
(19.1%) ,
Changeup
(17.9%) ,
Cutter
(13.4%) ,
Slider
(1.5%) ,
Sinker
(0.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 3.3
2020 47.0 21.0 24.3 7.7 45.3 31.5 23.2 3.3 31.5 26.0 29.3 1.1 7.2 4.5
2021 44.8 25.8 23.3 6.1 35.8 40.9 23.3 4.8 32.1 24.5 23.6 6.7 7.9 5.0
2022 47.4 24.7 21.1 6.9 37.5 34.2 28.3 3.3 36.5 24.0 22.7 4.6 8.9 5.9
Player 45.0 25.1 23.2 6.7 38.1 35.9 26.0 3.7 32.9 25.5 24.6 5.4 7.6 4.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Curveball ARI R 354 81.0 54.0 2.9 6 6.6 -1.8 -22
2022 Sinker ARI R 1 94.7 16.3 -4.7 -22 14.4 -0.8 -5
2022 Changeup ARI R 332 86.5 32.6 2.3 8 12.1 -2.0 -14
2022 4-Seamer ARI R 891 94.1 13.3 1.3 9 3.3 -3.7 -53
2022 Cutter ARI R 249 89.8 27.4 -1.7 -7 5.8 3.4 145
2022 Slider ARI R 27 86.7 35.5 1.6 5 7.5 2.4 48
2021 Changeup ARI R 350 86.1 33.4 3.1 10 12.7 -1.4 -10
2021 Slider ARI R 179 86.1 36.9 2.3 7 7.7 2.7 54
2021 Curveball ARI R 262 79.7 55.1 2.1 4 8.3 -1.0 -11
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 1,127 93.4 14.1 0.7 5 3.4 -3.6 -52
2021 Cutter ARI R 175 90.3 22.8 1.9 8 3.2 1.0 47
2021 Sinker ARI R 9 93.3 13.5 -7.4 -35 9.8 -4.8 -33
2020 Slider ARI R 12 87.1 35.3 1.5 4 7.1 2.7 63
2020 Sinker ARI R 2 92.9 16.4 -5.1 -24 13.8 -0.8 -6
2020 Cutter ARI R 275 87.0 32.8 -3.6 -12 6.5 3.4 113
2020 Curveball ARI R 180 81.2 50.9 0.4 1 6.3 -2.4 -28
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 436 93.2 14.0 1.2 8 3.6 -3.6 -49
2020 Changeup ARI R 212 84.9 34.7 3.2 10 13.3 0.0 0
2019 Changeup ARI R 221 85.0 32.8 2.1 7 11.7 -2.1 -15
2019 Curveball ARI R 262 79.2 54.4 0.2 0 9.1 -0.5 -5
2019 Cutter ARI R 214 87.0 32.9 -4.1 -14 7.1 4.8 218
2019 Sinker ARI R 30 92.8 20.0 -2.4 -11 13.8 -0.8 -5
2019 4-Seamer ARI R 660 92.9 14.5 1.5 9 5.4 -1.9 -26
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 891 48.1 195 .201 .355 .304 17.3 25.6 19.2 .223 .399 .327 41.7
2022 Curveball -2.6 -9 354 19.1 89 .174 .267 .200 29.7 31.5 18.2 .186 .256 .204 37.3
2022 Changeup 0.4 1 332 17.9 96 .239 .409 .311 25.8 20.8 17.4 .254 .442 .332 35.3
2022 Cutter -0.9 -2 249 13.4 69 .230 .344 .313 11.9 10.1 10.3 .232 .324 .295 22.2
2022 Slider -1.0 0 27 1.5 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 25.0 7.1 .296 .780 .456 33.3
2022 Sinker 70.6 1 1 0.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2021 4-Seamer -1.0 -11 1,127 53.6 271 .218 .368 .316 15.4 25.5 21.6 .234 .388 .316 47.4
2021 Changeup 0.4 1 350 16.7 94 .232 .378 .327 32.0 22.3 17.2 .231 .335 .303 29.5
2021 Curveball 0.3 1 262 12.5 63 .210 .355 .262 37.4 44.4 25.9 .205 .316 .231 50.0
2021 Slider 4.4 8 179 8.5 54 .250 .667 .438 36.0 33.3 22.0 .201 .452 .320 36.7
2021 Cutter -0.4 -1 175 8.3 37 .343 .543 .399 15.3 8.1 12.0 .278 .469 .339 43.8
2021 Sinker 16.4 1 9 0.4 3 .500 .500 .833 0.0 0.0 0.0 .494 .564 .544 50.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 436 39.0 108 .185 .250 .272 17.0 25.9 24.6 .212 .352 .305 26.2
2020 Cutter 0.7 2 275 24.6 67 .328 .516 .391 28.1 19.4 21.7 .311 .517 .370 27.5
2020 Changeup -0.9 -2 212 19.0 71 .206 .397 .305 43.8 29.6 30.9 .216 .327 .285 47.6
2020 Curveball -3.4 -6 180 16.1 42 .098 .171 .129 37.9 45.2 27.1 .143 .256 .181 36.4
2020 Slider -5.8 -1 12 1.1 3 .000 .000 .233 25.0 33.3 50.0 .206 .234 .362 0.0
2020 Sinker -5.6 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.5 -10 660 47.6 150 .192 .308 .307 23.5 30.0 22.2 .213 .357 .326 40.8
2019 Curveball -0.7 -2 262 18.9 61 .203 .424 .289 32.6 24.6 16.5 .185 .364 .256 27.3
2019 Changeup -2.9 -6 221 15.9 57 .157 .196 .212 40.7 35.1 23.3 .190 .261 .247 29.0
2019 Cutter 0.7 2 214 15.4 62 .300 .517 .388 27.2 22.6 19.2 .269 .436 .307 41.3
2019 Sinker 3.1 1 30 2.2 3 .333 .333 .300 33.3 66.7 28.6 .015 .019 .014 0.0
! 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 257 86.9 45 8.2 10:30 9:30 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 423 93.2 86 17.6 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 12 87.1 44 8.1 10:00 9:00 60
2021 Changeup 305 86.1 89 13.6 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 262 79.7 74 16.8 7:30 7:00 30
2021 Cutter 175 90.3 61 10.8 12:00 11:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,124 93.4 83 17.2 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 179 86.1 43 8.8 9:45 8:45 60
2022 Changeup 290 86.5 80 13.1 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Curveball 344 81.0 72 16.2 7:15 6:45 30
2022 Cutter 245 89.8 45 8.7 11:15 10:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 876 94.1 82 17.7 12:45 12:15 30
2022 Slider 27 86.7 43 8.7 9:45 8:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 333 1,387 -12 -14 6 4 -15
2020 291 1,117 -7 -13 6 2 -12
2021 522 2,102 -11 -12 14 8 0
2022 454 1,854 -16 -15 12 6 -14
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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 1,387 46.3 61.1 81.6 33.6 52.0 43.3 67.4 46.3 29.3 6.2 66.3
2020 1,117 45.1 60.3 79.3 29.4 51.7 48.5 64.9 43.3 30.2 4.7 69.8
2021 2,102 47.6 64.8 84.3 25.7 56.2 43.1 61.6 44.3 23.3 5.2 78.9
2022 1,854 46.3 64.8 87.1 31.6 63.5 44.9 62.8 47.0 20.9 6.3 70.9
Player 6,460 46.5 63.2 83.7 29.7 56.6 44.6 63.7 45.3 25.0 5.7 72.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 76 81 82 76 59 69 76 86 55 81 17 75 89 29 71 33 66
2020 67 63 63 61 67 11 48 73 78 73 50 74 66 21 72 37 80
2021 56 60 59 56 54 29 48 38 18 70 34 28 25 46 67 45 80
2022 58 66 59 52 61 7 24 69 68 54 62 15 76 43 91 50 77
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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 8.1 0 5 7 4 50.0
2020 22.8 9 9.3 0 1 7 5 55.6
2021 23.4 19 17.1 2 5 11 9 47.4
2022 23.0 11 13.1 -2 7 12 2 18.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 11 9 8 7 9 7 10 9 7 9 7 6 6 6 7 7 12 6 6 8 6 6 9 9 10 12 6 9 7 12
2020 9 10 9 9 9 8 0 8 9 10 9 9 6 8 7 12 9 10 9 10 11 11 10 9 10 10 9 7 8 11 12
2021 19 18 20 13 18 19 17 19 18 15 16 19 13 13 16 18 19 16 16 16 18 17 19 16 17 19 19 16 17 15 22
2022 11 14 16 13 13 14 13 13 13 10 11 12 10 7 13 13 14 17 11 13 15 12 13 14 14 14 16 13 14 10 17
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 90.8 -0.7 93 2.2 93.1 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85 84.9 -0.1 86.1 1.2 86.5 0.4
Breaking Velocity 79.2 81.6 2.4 82.3 0.7 81.4 -0.9
Exit Velocity 87 87 0 89.2 2.2 87.8 -1.4
Launch Angle 13.7 12.4 -1.3 12.3 -0.1 10.9 -1.4
Barrel % 5.6 7.2 1.6 7.9 0.7 8.9 1
Hard Hit % 35.9 32.6 -3.3 43 10.4 35.9 -7.1
Sweet Spot % 32.8 33.7 0.9 32.7 -1 32.2 -0.5
xBA .213 .226 0.013 .231 0.005 .224 -0.007
BA .212 .21 -0.002 .233 0.023 .206 -0.027
xwOBA .29 .296 0.006 .306 0.01 .301 -0.005
wOBA .287 .275 -0.012 .313 0.038 .279 -0.034
xSLG .354 .369 0.015 .382 0.013 .37 -0.012
SLG .355 .336 -0.019 .413 0.077 .343 -0.07
K% 28.7 28.2 -0.5 26.6 -1.6 23.3 -3.3
BB% 10.8 8.6 -2.2 9.4 0.8 7 -2.4
Swing % 46.3 43.3 -3 44.3 1 47 2.7
Whiff% 29.3 30.2 0.9 23.3 -6.9 20.9 -2.4
In Zone % 46.3 45.1 -1.2 47.6 2.5 46.3 -1.3
Out of Zone % 53.7 54.9 1.2 52.4 -2.5 53.7 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 29.4 -4.2 25.7 -3.7 31.6 5.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 30.2 0.9 32.5 2.3 32.2 -0.3
First Pitch Strike % 67.4 64.9 -2.5 61.6 -3.3 62.8 1.2
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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 522 .313 252 51 20.2 270 133 49.3
2022 454 .279 233 39 16.7 221 120 54.3

Pitch Tempo