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Zac Gallen
Popularity: ↓ 3%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 198LBS | 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
2020 3 2 2.75 12 12 0 72.0 82 1.11
2 Seasons 6 8 2.78 27 27 0 152.0 178 1.17
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 3-2 2.75 72.0 82 1.11
2 Seasons 27 6-8 2.78 152.0 178 1.17

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 1387 198 11 5.6 87 13.6 32.8 .220 .369 .287 .298 .365 35.9 28.7 10.8 2.81 3.73
2020 1117 181 13 7.2 87 12.4 33.7 .228 .372 .271 .286 .356 32.6 28.2 8.6 2.75 3.70
ALL 2504 379 24 6.3 87 13 33.2 .223 .370 .280 .292 .361 34.3 28.5 9.8
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gallen relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(39%) ,
Cutter
(25.7%) ,
Changeup
(19%) ,
Curveball
(16.1%) ,
Sinker
(0.2%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 436 269 167 39.0 93.2 108 92 17 13 3 0 1 28 65 0.185 0.213 0.250 0.355 0.255 0.295 87.8 20 2380 17.0 24.6
2020 Cutter 287 216 71 25.7 87.0 70 66 21 17 0 0 4 14 52 0.318 0.311 0.500 0.514 0.357 0.351 84.2 11 2349 28.4 22.6
2020 Changeup 212 47 165 19.0 84.9 71 63 13 7 3 0 3 21 42 0.206 0.218 0.397 0.328 0.297 0.276 88.2 4 1530 44.1 30.9
2020 Curveball 180 90 90 16.1 81.2 42 41 4 3 0 0 1 19 22 0.098 0.144 0.171 0.258 0.125 0.174 85.9 6 2432 38.4 27.1
2020 Sinker 2 2 0 0.2 92.9 2192 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 660 329 331 47.6 92.9 150 120 23 15 5 0 3 45 76 0.192 0.221 0.308 0.370 0.301 0.332 89.9 20 2370 23.7 22.2
2019 Curveball 262 131 131 18.9 79.2 61 59 12 5 4 0 3 15 44 0.203 0.196 0.424 0.386 0.269 0.256 83.7 12 2404 32.8 16.5
2019 Changeup 221 53 168 15.9 85.0 57 51 8 6 2 0 0 20 31 0.157 0.191 0.196 0.269 0.207 0.248 83.6 -4 1499 40.7 23.3
2019 Cutter 214 156 58 15.4 87.0 62 60 18 10 5 1 2 14 46 0.300 0.273 0.517 0.449 0.348 0.316 87.7 17 2329 27.4 19.2
2019 Sinker 30 14 16 2.2 92.8 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0.333 0.015 0.333 0.015 0.290 0.013 78.9 -26 2255 33.3 28.6


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
2020 4-Seamer ARI R 436 93.2 14 1.3 8 3.6 -3.5 -49
2020 Curveball ARI R 180 81.2 50.9 0.4 1 6.3 -2.4 -28
2020 Cutter ARI R 287 87 32.9 -3.6 -12 6.5 3.4 109
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 3.1 10 13.3 -0.1 -1
2019 Sinker ARI R 30 92.8 20 -2.3 -10 13.8 -0.8 -5
2019 Changeup ARI R 221 85 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 -6
2019 4-Seamer ARI R 660 92.9 14.5 1.5 9 5.4 -1.8 -25
2019 Cutter ARI R 214 87 32.9 -4 -14 7.1 4.8 218
! 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 %
2020 Curveball -3.1 -6 180 16.1 42 0.098 0.171 0.129 38.4 45.2 27.1 0.144 0.258 0.174 36.4
2020 Cutter 0.6 2 287 25.7 70 0.318 0.500 0.384 28.4 20.0 22.6 0.311 0.514 0.357 26.9
2020 Changeup -0.8 -2 212 19.0 71 0.206 0.397 0.305 44.1 29.6 30.9 0.218 0.328 0.277 47.6
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 436 39.0 108 0.185 0.250 0.272 17.0 25.9 24.6 0.213 0.355 0.296 26.2
2020 Sinker -5.8 0 2 0.2 0.0
2019 Sinker 3.2 1 30 2.2 3 0.333 0.333 0.300 33.3 66.7 28.6 0.015 0.015 0.013 0.0
2019 Changeup -2.6 -6 221 15.9 57 0.157 0.196 0.212 40.7 35.1 23.3 0.191 0.269 0.249 29.0
2019 Curveball -0.6 -2 262 18.9 61 0.203 0.424 0.277 32.8 24.6 16.5 0.196 0.386 0.256 27.3
2019 Cutter 1.1 2 214 15.4 62 0.300 0.517 0.388 27.4 22.6 19.2 0.273 0.449 0.317 41.3
2019 4-Seamer -1.5 -10 660 47.6 150 0.192 0.308 0.309 23.7 30.0 22.2 0.221 0.370 0.334 40.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 4-Seam Fastball 428 93.2 86 17.6 12:30 12:45 15
2020 Curveball 178 81.2 66 13.4 7:00 7:45 45
2020 Cutter 279 87.0 45 8.3 9:30 10:30 60
2020 Changeup 207 84.8 92 14.1 2:45 2:00 -45
! 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 328 1379 -12 -13 7 4 -14
2020 289 1111 -7 -12 6 2 -10
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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 60.6 82.3 33.4 52.2 43.3 67.4 46.0 29.5 6.2 66.3
2020 1117 45.1 59.5 80.3 29.4 51.7 48.5 64.9 43.0 30.4 4.7 67.9
ALL 2504 45.8 60.1 81.4 31.6 52.0 45.6 66.2 44.6 29.9 5.6 66.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 28.3 24.7 8.6 5.6
2020 47.0 16.0 29.3 7.7 45.3 31.5 23.2 3.3 31.5 26.0 29.3 1.1 7.2
ALL 43.3 22.4 27.2 7.1 40.6 33.0 26.4 2.9 30.6 27.2 26.9 5.0 6.3
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 73 80 78 73 57 69 77 86 54 81 17 75 73 29 71 36
2020 66 61 62 60 67 11 48 73 78 73 50 75 66 21 70 37
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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 8.9 -0.9 6 6 4 50.0
2020 22.8 9 10.2 -1.2 2 6 6 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 11 12 10 9 8 8 10 10 10 9 10 7 6 8 8 7 10 8 8 5 8 8 11 10 10 10 8 9 8 10
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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.5 90.8 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 85 84.9 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 79.2 81.2 2
Exit Velocity 87 87 0
Launch Angle 13.6 12.4 -1.2
Barrel % 5.6 7.2 1.6
Hard Hit % 35.9 32.6 -3.3
Sweet Spot % 32.8 33.7 0.9
xBA 0.22 0.228 0.008
BA 0.212 0.21 -0.002
xwOBA 0.298 0.286 -0.012
wOBA 0.287 0.271 -0.016
xSLG 0.369 0.372 0.003
SLG 0.355 0.336 -0.019
K% 28.7 28.2 -0.5
BB% 10.8 8.6 -2.2
Swing % 46 43 -3
Whiff% 29.5 30.4 0.9
In Zone Swing % 46.3 45.1 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 53.7 54.9 1.2
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 29.9 0.6
First Pitch Strike % 67.4 64.9 -2.5
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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 .271 155 51 32.9 136 70 51.5

Pitch Distribution