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

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 12 3 2.46 29 29 0 172.0 180 0.89
4 Seasons 22 21 3.07 79 79 0 445.1 497 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 12-3 2.46 172.0 180 0.89
4 Seasons 79 22-21 3.07 445.1 497 1.10

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 .230 .382 .313 .306 .373 43.0 26.6 9.4 4.30 3.95
2022 26 2729 430 33 7.7 5 87.7 111.3 10.5 33.5 .212 .338 .243 .277 .339 36.0 27.1 6.5 2.46 3.14
Player 7335 1139 83 7.3 4.6 87.9 112.6 11.9 33.2 .220 .358 .276 .291 .356 37.5 27.4 8.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 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
(21.5%) ,
Changeup
(14.9%) ,
Cutter
(14.4%) ,
Slider
(1%) ,
Sinker
(0%) ,


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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 47.2 23.7 22.3 6.7 36.3 34.9 28.8 4.2 35.1 24.4 24.0 4.7 7.7 5.0
Player 45.2 24.7 23.4 6.7 37.6 36.0 26.4 4.0 32.7 25.5 24.8 5.4 7.3 4.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 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 Sinker ARI R 1 94.7 16.3 -4.9 -23 14.4 -0.9 -6
2022 Slider ARI R 26 86.7 35.6 1.6 5 7.5 2.4 48
2022 4-Seamer ARI R 1,314 94.1 13.5 1.0 7 3.3 -3.7 -53
2022 Changeup ARI R 407 86.2 32.7 2.3 8 11.9 -2.2 -16
2022 Cutter ARI R 394 89.9 26.9 -1.4 -5 5.4 3.2 145
2022 Curveball ARI R 587 81.4 53.7 3.1 6 6.8 -1.7 -20
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 46
2021 Curveball ARI R 262 79.7 55.1 2.1 4 8.3 -1.0 -11
2021 Slider ARI R 179 86.1 36.9 2.3 7 7.7 2.7 54
2021 Changeup ARI R 350 86.1 33.4 3.1 10 12.7 -1.4 -10
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 4-Seamer ARI R 436 93.2 14.0 1.3 8 3.6 -3.6 -49
2020 Cutter ARI R 275 87.0 32.8 -3.5 -12 6.5 3.4 112
2020 Changeup ARI R 212 84.9 34.7 3.2 10 13.3 0.0 0
2020 Curveball ARI R 180 81.2 50.9 0.4 1 6.3 -2.4 -28
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 Changeup ARI R 221 85.0 32.8 2.1 7 11.7 -2.1 -15
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 -1.3 -17 1,314 48.1 289 .161 .280 .252 19.0 28.0 20.7 .201 .348 .293 41.1
2022 Curveball -2.0 -12 587 21.5 139 .165 .256 .200 35.0 38.8 20.4 .172 .228 .190 35.8
2022 Changeup -0.5 -2 407 14.9 121 .205 .339 .268 25.4 23.1 19.9 .248 .408 .313 35.7
2022 Cutter -0.8 -3 394 14.4 111 .233 .330 .285 15.7 14.4 14.8 .250 .360 .296 26.4
2022 Slider -0.8 0 26 1.0 4 .000 .000 .000 11.1 25.0 7.1 .296 .780 .456 33.3
2022 Sinker 70.7 1 1 0.0 1 -- -- .700 [object Object] 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 [object Object]
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 .334 .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 .277 .468 .338 43.8
2021 Sinker 16.4 1 9 0.4 3 .500 .500 .833 0.0 0.0 0.0 .483 .551 .537 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 [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
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 358 86.2 79 12.8 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Curveball 572 81.4 72 16.3 7:15 6:45 30
2022 Cutter 389 89.9 46 8.7 11:30 10:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,290 94.1 82 17.3 12:45 12:15 30
2022 Slider 26 86.7 43 8.8 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 665 2,729 -30 -24 13 7 -34
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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 2,729 46.7 64.2 85.2 32.0 60.2 45.0 64.8 47.0 23.1 6.5 68.4
Player 7,335 46.6 63.2 83.4 30.1 56.2 44.7 64.4 45.5 25.4 5.8 70.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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 58 69 75 85 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 61 59 56 54 29 47 39 18 70 34 28 26 46 67 45 80
2022 79 78 78 72 81 12 41 70 66 77 70 29 77 43 90 52 73
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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 6 6 66.7
2021 23.4 19 17.1 2 5 11 9 47.4
2022 23.4 12 14.0 -2 5 14 2 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 11 9 8 7 9 7 10 9 7 9 7 6 6 6 8 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 9 11 12
2021 19 18 20 13 18 19 17 19 18 15 16 19 13 13 16 18 19 16 16 15 18 17 19 16 17 19 19 16 17 15 22
2022 12 15 14 14 14 16 14 14 14 12 13 14 11 7 14 15 15 18 12 14 15 13 14 15 16 15 16 13 15 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 86.2 0.1
Breaking Velocity 79.2 81.6 2.4 82.3 0.7 81.7 -0.6
Exit Velocity 87 87 0 89.2 2.2 87.7 -1.5
Launch Angle 13.7 12.4 -1.3 12.3 -0.1 10.5 -1.8
Barrel % 5.6 7.2 1.6 7.9 0.7 7.7 -0.2
Hard Hit % 35.9 32.6 -3.3 43 10.4 36 -7
Sweet Spot % 32.8 33.7 0.9 32.7 -1 33.5 0.8
xBA .213 .226 0.013 .23 0.004 .212 -0.018
BA .212 .21 -0.002 .233 0.023 .182 -0.051
xwOBA .29 .296 0.006 .306 0.01 .277 -0.029
wOBA .287 .275 -0.012 .313 0.038 .243 -0.07
xSLG .354 .369 0.015 .382 0.013 .338 -0.044
SLG .355 .336 -0.019 .413 0.077 .292 -0.121
K% 28.7 28.2 -0.5 26.6 -1.6 27.1 0.5
BB% 10.8 8.6 -2.2 9.4 0.8 6.5 -2.9
Swing % 46.3 43.3 -3 44.3 1 47 2.7
Whiff% 29.3 30.2 0.9 23.3 -6.9 23.1 -0.2
In Zone % 46.3 45.1 -1.2 47.6 2.5 46.7 -0.9
Out of Zone % 53.7 54.9 1.2 52.4 -2.5 53.3 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 29.4 -4.2 25.7 -3.7 32 6.3
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 30.2 0.9 32.5 2.3 32.3 -0.2
First Pitch Strike % 67.4 64.9 -2.5 61.6 -3.3 64.8 3.2
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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 665 .243 340 55 16.2 325 191 58.8

Pitch Tempo