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 4 2.54 31 31 0 184.0 192 0.91
4 Seasons 22 22 3.09 81 81 0 457.1 509 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 12-4 2.54 184.0 192 0.91
4 Seasons 81 22-22 3.09 457.1 509 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 5.0 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 2935 463 36 7.8 5.0 87.8 111.3 10.8 33.0 .213 .341 .250 .278 .340 36.1 26.9 6.6 2.54 3.17
Player 7541 1172 86 7.3 4.6 87.9 112.6 11.9 33.0 .220 .359 .278 .291 .356 37.5 27.3 8.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .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
(21.9%) ,
Cutter
(14.8%) ,
Changeup
(14.2%) ,
Slider
(0.9%) ,
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 46.7 24.2 22.2 6.9 37.4 34.3 28.3 4.1 34.8 24.6 24.0 4.8 7.8 5.0
Player 45.1 24.8 23.4 6.7 38.0 35.8 26.3 3.9 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 33.0 24.6 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 Sinker AZ R 1 94.7 16.3 -4.9 -23 14.4 -0.9 -6
2022 4-Seamer AZ R 1,411 94.1 13.5 1.1 7 3.4 -3.7 -52
2022 Changeup AZ R 418 86.2 32.8 2.4 8 11.9 -2.3 -16
2022 Cutter AZ R 435 89.9 26.7 -1.3 -5 5.3 3.2 144
2022 Curveball AZ R 644 81.6 53.5 3.2 6 6.7 -1.7 -20
2022 Slider AZ R 26 86.7 35.6 1.6 5 7.5 2.4 47
2021 Sinker ARI R 9 93.3 13.5 -7.4 -35 9.8 -4.8 -33
2021 4-Seamer ARI R 1,127 93.4 14.1 0.7 5 3.4 -3.6 -52
2021 Changeup ARI R 350 86.1 33.4 3.1 10 12.7 -1.4 -10
2021 Curveball ARI R 262 79.7 55.1 2.1 4 8.3 -1.0 -11
2021 Slider ARI R 177 86.1 37.0 2.4 7 7.7 2.7 54
2021 Cutter ARI R 177 90.3 22.9 1.8 7 3.3 1.1 49
2020 Slider ARI R 12 87.1 35.3 1.5 4 7.1 2.7 63
2020 Cutter ARI R 275 87.0 32.8 -3.6 -12 6.5 3.4 113
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 -0.1 0
2020 Sinker ARI R 2 92.9 16.4 -5.1 -24 13.8 -0.8 -6
2020 Curveball ARI R 180 81.2 50.9 0.4 1 6.3 -2.4 -28
2019 Sinker ARI R 30 92.8 20.0 -2.4 -11 13.8 -0.8 -5
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 4-Seamer ARI R 660 92.9 14.5 1.5 9 5.4 -1.9 -26
2019 Cutter ARI R 214 87.0 32.9 -4.1 -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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.2 -17 1,411 48.1 310 .165 .301 .262 19.7 28.4 20.5 .200 .356 .296 41.9
2022 Curveball -2.0 -13 644 21.9 151 .174 .271 .211 33.7 37.1 19.5 .188 .243 .205 37.8
2022 Cutter -0.6 -3 435 14.8 125 .239 .350 .291 15.7 14.4 15.1 .242 .349 .285 24.2
2022 Changeup -0.5 -2 418 14.2 123 .202 .333 .263 25.3 23.6 19.9 .245 .403 .309 35.3
2022 Slider -0.8 0 26 0.9 4 .000 .000 .000 11.1 25.0 7.1 .296 .780 .456 33.3
2022 Sinker 71.0 1 1 0.0 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 .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 Cutter -0.2 0 177 8.4 38 .361 .556 .412 15.1 7.9 11.5 .280 .468 .339 45.5
2021 Slider 4.3 8 177 8.4 53 .234 .660 .429 36.5 34.0 22.2 .196 .452 .320 34.5
2021 Sinker 16.5 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 -- -- -- -- -- --
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 177 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 177 86.1 43 8.8 9:45 8:45 60
2022 Changeup 369 86.2 79 12.8 1:15 2:30 -75
2022 Curveball 629 81.6 71 16.3 7:15 6:45 30
2022 Cutter 430 89.9 46 8.8 11:30 10:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1,387 94.1 82 17.4 12:45 12:30 15
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 -10 -12 14 8 0
2022 714 2,935 -31 -25 14 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 48.6 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 2,935 47.2 64.8 85.1 31.9 60.3 45.0 64.6 47.4 23.0 6.3 68.5
Player 7,541 46.8 63.5 83.4 30.1 56.3 44.7 64.3 45.7 25.3 5.7 70.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 77 59 69 76 86 55 81 17 75 88 29 71 33 66
2020 67 63 63 61 67 11 48 73 78 73 50 74 65 21 72 37 80
2021 56 61 59 56 54 29 48 38 18 70 34 28 26 46 67 45 80
2022 78 78 76 68 80 11 39 65 64 74 68 26 74 43 90 53 70
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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 23.2 15 16.5 -2 5 16 2 13.3
Player 23.2 51 51.0 0 16 40 21 41.2

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 9 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 15 18 18 16 17 18 17 16 17 13 13 15 13 10 17 18 18 21 14 17 18 16 17 17 18 18 19 15 18 12 20
Player 51 57 56 46 51 54 41 53 53 45 47 50 38 37 46 55 53 59 45 49 55 50 52 51 54 57 59 44 53 45 66
! 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 81.8 -0.5
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 10.8 -1.5
Barrel % 5.6 7.2 1.6 7.9 0.7 7.8 -0.1
Hard Hit % 35.9 32.6 -3.3 43 10.4 36.1 -6.9
Sweet Spot % 32.8 33.7 0.9 32.7 -1 33 0.3
xBA .213 .226 0.013 .23 0.004 .213 -0.017
BA .212 .21 -0.002 .233 0.023 .186 -0.047
xwOBA .29 .296 0.006 .306 0.01 .278 -0.028
wOBA .287 .275 -0.012 .313 0.038 .25 -0.063
xSLG .354 .369 0.015 .382 0.013 .341 -0.041
SLG .355 .336 -0.019 .413 0.077 .307 -0.106
K% 28.7 28.2 -0.5 26.6 -1.6 26.9 0.3
BB% 10.8 8.6 -2.2 9.4 0.8 6.6 -2.8
Swing % 46.3 43.3 -3 44.3 1 47.4 3.1
Whiff% 29.3 30.2 0.9 23.3 -6.9 23 -0.3
In Zone % 46.3 45.1 -1.2 47.6 2.5 47.2 -0.4
Out of Zone % 53.7 54.9 1.2 52.4 -2.5 52.8 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 33.6 29.4 -4.2 25.7 -3.7 31.9 6.2
First Pitch Swing % 29.3 30.2 0.9 32.5 2.3 32.6 0.1
First Pitch Strike % 67.4 64.9 -2.5 61.6 -3.3 64.6 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 522 .313 252 51 20.2 270 133 49.3
2022 714 .250 376 57 15.2 338 196 58.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 420 17.4 21.7% 2.9% 192 24.7 0.5% 25.0%
2020 383 17.9 11.5% 2.6% 126 26.3 0.0% 26.2%
2021 673 18.2 12.3% 3.0% 295 27.5 0.0% 32.2%
2022 975 16.9 27.7% 3.1% 339 26.8 0.0% 29.2%
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Pitch Distribution