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Birth Date8-3-1995
Height6' 2"
Weight191 lbs
Age25 years, 3 months, 24 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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2019 ARI 0 8 8 43.7 2 3 0 37 18 53 5 103 7.6 3.7 1.0 10.9 45% .305 1.26 3.60 2.89 82 3.43 70.4 1.1
2019 MIA 0 7 7 36.3 1 3 0 25 18 43 3 93 6.2 4.5 0.7 10.7 34% .259 1.18 3.52 2.72 98 4.34 89.1 0.6
2019 TOT MLB 15 15 80.0 3 6 0 62 36 96 8 99 7.0 4.1 0.9 10.8 40% .284 1.23 3.56 2.81 89 3.84 78.9 1.7

Statistics for All Levels

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2016 CRD Rk GCL 6 3 9.7 0 0 1 7 0 15 0 86 6.5 0.0 0.0 14.0 48% .333 0.72 0.20 1.86 62 1.74 38.4
2017 PMB A+ FSL 9 9 55.7 5 2 0 44 10 56 1 90 7.1 1.6 0.2 9.1 48% .283 0.97 2.07 1.62 81 3.31 70.4
2017 SFD AA TEX 13 13 71.3 4 5 0 76 19 42 8 101 9.6 2.4 1.0 5.3 41% .292 1.33 4.48 3.79 113 4.43 94.2
2017 MEM AAA PCL 4 4 20.7 1 1 0 18 6 23 2 100 7.8 2.6 0.9 10.0 47% .314 1.16 4.06 3.48 83 3.24 68.9
2018 NWO AAA PCL 25 25 133.3 8 9 0 148 48 136 14 94 10.0 3.2 0.9 9.2 41% .351 1.47 4.32 3.65 96 5.03 106.3
2019 ARI MLB NL 8 8 43.7 2 3 0 37 18 53 5 103 7.6 3.7 1.0 10.9 45% .305 1.26 3.60 2.89 82 3.43 70.4
2019 MIA MLB NL 7 7 36.3 1 3 0 25 18 43 3 93 6.2 4.5 0.7 10.7 34% .259 1.18 3.52 2.72 98 4.34 89.1
2019 NWO AAA PCL 14 14 91.3 9 1 0 48 17 112 10 93 4.7 1.7 1.0 11.0 48% .197 0.71 3.35 1.77 70 0.79 16.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 1386 0.4589 0.4596 0.7080 0.5975 0.3427 0.8237 0.5370 0.2920

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2020 ARI $575,000
2019 MIA $
1 yrTotal$575,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 100 d1 year/$575,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$575,000 (2020). Re-signed by Arizona 3/20.
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by Miami 6/20/19. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Miami 7/31/19.
  • Acquired by Miami in trade from St. Louis 12/14/17.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2016 (3-106) (North Carolina). $563,100 signing bonus (slot amount).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some pitchers you're targeting in dynasty for contending teams that have a killer offense but meh staff. Im headlined by Bauer Greinke Marquez Woodruff with solid closers in a 14 tm 31 active 15 minors h2h roto. Have a ton of ammo in the minors to spend.
(Chansen8895 from Salt Lake City)
Target the olds (Scherzer, Verlander, Morton, Darvish, Price, etc.). They come at an age-related discount in dynasty leagues and can provide excellent short-term production. If you want arms with more staying power (youth) absent the high cost of players like Jack Flaherty, then I like Mike Soroka, Frankie Montas, Max Fried, Zac Gallen, Julio Urias, and even Dylan Cease. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)A lot of Zac Gallen buzz but will he even win a starting job to begin the season? Merrill Kelly finished last year very strong. Chance that Luke Weaver outperforms Gallen?
(Craig from Chicago)
This is a fair point and something has to give. The rotation is full with Bumgarner, Ray, Leake, Gallen, Weaver, and Kelly. There have been rumors of a potential trade of Ray, and I would expect something to happen in the next month or so. If nothing happens, I have to imagine Gallen earns a spot in the rotation. I do think Weaver could outperform Gallen. Weaver has slightly better stuff and command than Gallen, but with the injury flag clouding his short-term future. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have the same type of expectations for Zac Gallen this year that so many seem to have? Could be have a Chris Paddack type season?
(Craig from Chicago)
Hell yes I do. I'm a Gallen Guy. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-10-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have, the fairly-solid certainty of mid-rotation Zac Gallen or Brendan McKay?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
I've always been a bit low on McKay, and I'll continue that trend here. Gallen for me. I think he's a stud. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-10-04 14:15:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen had a terrific AAA season particularly in light of the hitting explosion in the PCL (league Era 5.56!). He had a far test of ML this year although limited innings. Where do you think his skill set settles in next year and beyond for AZ?
(CubbieBear from Chi-Town)
He's a solid number three starter for me. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)There have been a few SP that came out of nowhere (at least for me) that look quite good (perhaps some BABIP luck or SSS). What OFP/Likely grades would you give: Zach Plesac, Zac Gallen, Aaron Civale, Jordan Yamamoto, Cal Quantrill.
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Off the top of my head:

Gallen: 60/55
Yamamoto: 50/45
Quantrill: 60/50

I'm holding off on answering the Cleveland guys. I was just talking about them (and Bieber) and I need to dig in on what the coaching staff is doing to unlock these guys and if I view it as sustainable. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these pitchers in a dynasty format? Deivi Garcia, Ryan Weathers, Griffin Canning, Grayson Rodriguez, Jordan Balazovic, and Zac Gallen... thank you!
(Nathan from Florida)
Man the Garcia talk has been extreme. I prrrobably slot him over Canning and Gallen and have it like this:

Garcia, Gallen, Canning, Weathers, Rodriguez, Balazovic (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Happy Friday will the Marlins break the starting pitching logjam once Caleb Smith comes back? Who heads back to New Orleans?
(sportsguy21792 from madison)
Happy Friday!

For a bad team, there aren't many rotations that I find more enjoyable than the Marlins. In addition to Smith coming back, I also really like Pablo Lopez, who should be back soon as well. If I had to guess, I'd think Elieser Hernandez and Zac Gallen probably go back down, even though they've been pretty good. I wouldn't expect Alcantara to be back in New Orleans unless he goes in the tank or they want to limit his innings. (Mark Barry)
2019-06-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)Sixto and Zac Gallen get most of the publicity, but am I crazy to think Edward Cabrera is the Marlins best pitching prospect?
(Carl from Florida)
Cabrera definitely looks like a promising project for a Yankees-influenced Marlins development staff. It's still quite early, though, and he's really not in the same prospect universe as Sixto at the moment. (Zach Crizer)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Zac Gallen stash worthy?
(Frederick from The Keys)
Absolutely. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen is absolutely dominating this year, throwing all four plus-plus pitches and more or less just Paddack-ing the minors. How soon before he gets the call?
(Esteban from New York)
Let's hit the Gallen questions together. He's going to need an injury to make the leap, I think. Although Alcantara and Urena haven't really been particularly good. Their rotation is pretty fun. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tyler Mahle a good comp for what Zac Gallen will look like?
(Nonnie from Tepid)
I'm ok with this. I think Gallen might have a little more upside. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)Why hasn't anyone come out with a new report on Zac Gallen? Everyone just kinda say small sample and backened without putting eyes on him this year. Is 8 starts of dominance small sample?
(Lonnie from Reginald)
I think you answered your own question...lots of digging into the numbers but without a scouting report we really don't know. To answer your second question, it is a small sample but it could mean a lot for a developing arm. (Mike Gianella)
2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)Is Zac Gallen a mid rotation guy?
(Kevin from Chanahon)
Lotta Gallen questions tonight, and with merit given his sick start. I saw him throw a spectacular game in college - - and have paid attention to him ever since. Guys who know how to manipulate deep arsenals and pitch without pattern are always worth paying attention to. We haven't gotten eyes on him yet to confirm any stuff jumps, but it's been a projectable profile for a long time. His under-the-hood numbers are all manner of wack that you'd expect with those toplines, but he's pitched well and is a big-league arm. (Wilson Karaman)
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen or Anthony Kay?? Both?? Neither?? Is it close??
(sykklone from IA)
Gallen, for me. He experienced a bit of a velocity uptick last year, and it appears the Marlins have a good pitching development team in place (see: Edward Cabrera, etc.). In the end, I'm more confident that Gallen can stick in the rotation long-term, while Kay might need to move to the bullpen. (J.P. Breen)
2019-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen or Anthony Kay??
(sykklone from IA)
I'd take Gallen right now. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen a fantasy 5?
(Kelvin from Chanahon)
I don't know what this means. He's probably a Role 5 now though yeah. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen had another dominant outing on Monday and somehow lowered his ERA. What does his four pitch mix have left to prove at AAA at this point?
(Esteban from New York)
Nothing. The Vlad's of the world will get the attention but Gallen is a great example of the type of guy who is screwed by service time manipulation. He was ready and polished last year. All he's done this year is get better to the tune of 31 strikeouts and no walks and it's not like there's a formidable five in front of him for a rotation spot. He should get a crack at the majors. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just turned down Robinson Cano for Zac Gallen in a deep dynasty league based off your words. I feel great about it. Thoughts?
(Bailey from MD)
I...don't feel great? It depends a bit on your contention cycle, and Cano's current injury situation might help me feel better in the near term, but I'm not exactly gaga over Gallen yet (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Zac Gallen's torrid start to 2019? He's known for having four pitches and it looks like this year they're all at least plus. Ace in the making?
(Esteban from New York)
I think saying they're "all at least plus" is a bit nuts. That doesn't happen often. He's always been a kitchen sink type with solid command and control, making him a fit for the back end of the rotation. This year it looks like player development has found a breakthrough in making his fastball spin more efficiently, essentially allowing him to get more "rise" on his fastball, and adding a little firmness. Pair that with his supplementary offerings and you could certainly see him being more mid-rotation than back-of-the-rotation. It's not a small grade jump. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zac Gallen. Jordan Yamamoto. Braxton Garrett. This future Marlins rotation is going to be dangerous before long.
(Mark from Marlins Park)
I discussed Gallen already and I've heard positive things on Yamamoto, but I don't think this is exactly a three-headed monster. If you buy the changes on Gallen are lasting ones, you could *maybe* squint and see a 2. Garrett has a long way to go and injuries in his past, and Yamamoto is more of a back-end five-and-dive type to me, even with the good reports.

Also, the current Marlins rotation is dangerous, they're just a danger to their fielders is all. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Craig. I play in a 16 team auction league. My best prospect is currently Zac Gallen. Is that reasonable? Or do I need to work harder at adding guys?
(Bailey from Maryland)
That Gallen appears new and improved makes it a little easier to stomach, but yeah you gotta do better an unearthing gems. That's not going to work over the long haul. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Zac Gallen a future 2?
(Kurt from New Lenox)
If he can strike out 35 percent of guys with a near 55 percent groundball rate in the big leagues, yes, he's at least a 2. I don't think that's ultimately where he winds up, but he's been really good so far in New Orleans. The Marlins rotation is super fun and somehow there's still more on the way. (Mark Barry)
2018-09-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Pick a prospect, part 2: Zac Gallen or Connor Wong?
(Carl from Baltimore)
Gallen (Mike Gianella)

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