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Apr 14, 2024 6.0 3 0 1.64
Apr 8, 2024 5.0 2 0 2.25 9
Apr 2, 2024 6.0 2 0 0.82 25
Mar 28, 2024 5.0 1 0 1.80 16.5

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Zac Gallen had a fantastic season and received some deserved votes for the Cy Young Award as he helped carry the Diamondbacks to their improbable World Series run. Most of his performance indicators were right in line with 2022 but better run support helped raise his wins while a near full-run jump in his ERA can be excused by the BABIP regression which we expected would come after his rather fortunate .237 BABIP in 2022. Simply put, there is not a performance issue to be concerned with as much as a workload concern. Gallen ended up throwing 243.2 innings in 2023, which was almost exactly double what he threw just two seasons ago. He managed a 52% increase in workload just fine from 2021 to 2022, but now we add another 32% increase in workload along with the stress of working in the postseason for the first time and we cannot help but wonder about the impact of that for 2024. 2023 was an excellent season, but it would not surprise us to see Gallen take a step back this season.

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2024 50.516.8 16.0 2 19 5 2.25 1.19
2023 55316.3 210.0 17 9 220 47 3.47 1.12
2022 53717.3 184.0 12 4 192 47 2.54 0.91
3y Avg. 43415 171.7 11 8 184 48 3.36 1.09
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Mostly fastball-curveball in loss

    Gallen threw a career-high-tying 40 curveballs in Monday's loss to Colorado, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Gallen ran counter to what starters normally do in Coors Field; pitchers tend to stay away from breaking stuff because the altitude limits the break. "Just knowing what I've done here and how I've had success, it seems that my curveball tends to play up a little bit here," Gallen said. "I just felt like I was getting some pretty good responses from the hitter so we just kind of stuck with that. [Coors is] a place where I try not to get beat with my third and fourth pitches." Gallen was heavy on the four-seamer and curve, throwing 87 of them among his 108 pitches, and fanned a season-high 10 batters in a no-decision.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Fans 10 in no-decision

    Gallen did not factor in the decision Monday after punching out 10 batters. He allowed three runs on eight hits during the loss to Colorado. Gallen coughed up a run in the first frame and another pair in the fourth. The 28-year-old righty struck out more batters Monday (10) than he had in his first 11 innings this season. However, he'd only given up one run during those 11 frames. Gallen forced 15 whiffs Monday, including 12 with the knuckle curve. He's currently lined up to face the Cardinals at home this weekend.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Stymies the Yankees

    Gallen (2-0) earned the win Tuesday, allowing three hits and three walks over six scoreless innings against the Yankees. He struck out six. Gallen worked around two hits and two walks over the first two innings, ultimately delivering six scoreless frames to hand the Yankees their first loss of the season. The 28-year-old Gallen's allowed just one run through 11 innings to start the year after going 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 220:47 K:BB across 34 starts in 2023. Gallen will look to keep rolling in his next outing, tentatively lined up for early next week in Colorado.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Cruises to Opening Day victory

    Gallen (1-0) earned the win over Colorado on Thursday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three batters over five innings. Gallen notched just three punchouts in the win, though he did rack up a healthy 15 swinging strikes. He didn't face much stress in the outing, as Arizona put up 14 runs in the third frame to turn the contest into a laugher. The right-hander posted a career-high 17 wins last season for a Diamondbacks team that surprised by reaching the World Series, and he remains the team's ace despite the recent signing of Jordan Montgomery. If history is any indication, Gallen should see his strikeout numbers trend up as the season rolls along -- he's never posted a K/9 below 9.4 in any of his five MLB campaigns.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Finishes Cactus League

    Gallen allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings in Saturday's spring start against the Guardians. Gallen finished off spring training with Saturday's start and is ready to take the ball Opening Day, Thursday, at home against the Rockies. The right-hander posted a 5.54 ERA with nine strikeouts and seven walks over four Cactus League starts. Gallen is coming off a career-high 243.2 innings (including postseason) in 2023, and the Diamondbacks made sure to manage his spring workload. In addition to the increase in innings last season, Gallen experienced jumps in average exit velocity (91.5 mph, third percentile) and hard-hit percentage (46.2, fifth).
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Works on fastball, curve

    Gallen allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over 2.2 innings in Tuesday's spring start against San Diego. Gallen, who made his second Cactus League start, didn't get the results he wanted, but the right-hander told Mark Feinsand of MLB.com that he was he was more focused on fine-tuning his fastball and curveball. All but four of his 45 pitches consisted of one of those two offerings. In two spring starts, Gallen has allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over 4.2 innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Makes first start

    Gallen allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two over two innings in Thursday's spring start against Texas. Gallen made his Cactus League debut and met trouble immediately, giving up a single and walk to the first two batters, who eventually came around to score with the aide of a wild pitch. He's prepared on the back fields instead of engaging in games; the Diamondbacks opted to ease Gallen into competition after the right-hander threw a career-high 243.2 innings in 2023. Gallen's lined up for three more spring appearances before an expected start Opening Day against Colorado in Phoenix on March 28.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Faces batters Sunday

    Gallen tossed a live batting-practice session Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. This was the first time facing batters this spring for Gallen, who is prepping for his scheduled Cactus League debut Friday. "I felt all right," the right-hander said. "I mean, I still feel a little rushed, but that's just a timing thing. I think that just comes with time of getting used to seeing hitters again." Gallen, who threw a career-high 243.2 innings combined between the regular season and playoffs in 2023, is being brought along slowly this spring but should be Arizona's Opening Day starter.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Avoids arbitration with D-Backs

    Gallen agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Gallen is coming off of a strong 2023 season during which he posted a 3.47 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across a career-high 210 innings. He has one more year of arbitration eligibility and will remain a key member of the Arizona rotation in 2024.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Named World Series Game 1 starter

    Gallen will start Friday in Game 1 of the World Series against the Rangers, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Gallen was available in relief but wasn't needed as the Diamondbacks disposed of the Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS on Tuesday to advance to the World Series. He'll be pitching on five days' rest after taking a loss in each of his two NLCS outings. The Rangers have not yet named a Game 1 starter.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Could make Game 7 appearance

    Gallen will be available for Game 7 of the NLCS against the Phillies on Tuesday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Gallen took the mound for Saturday's Game 5, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks while fanning one over six innings. Despite tossing 93 pitches only a few days ago, he'll be ready to go in relief if called upon with a chance to go to the World Series on the line.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Gets nod for Game 1

    Gallen will start Monday against the Phillies in Game 1 of the NLCS, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. Gallen has allowed four runs across 11.1 innings over his two postseason starts, earning himself the honor of starting Game 1 of Arizona's first NLCS appearance in 16 years. The right-hander surrendered two runs over 5.2 innings while striking out three batters and walking two during his lone 2023 regular-season matchup with the Phillies in May.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Hard-luck loss Friday

    Gallen (17-9) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven over 6.1 innings to take the loss Friday versus the Astros. Gallen posted a quality start, but Arizona's offense didn't generate a run until the ninth inning, leaving him with a tough loss. The right-hander had a shaky September, allowing 18 runs (17 earned) over 36.2 innings while going 3-3 in his starts for the month. Overall, he ends the regular season with a 3.47 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 220:47 K:BB through 210 innings over 34 starts. He'd likely be available during the wild-card round if the Diamondbacks secure a playoff spot.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Blanks Yankees for 17th win

    Gallen (17-8) earned the win Sunday, allowing three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings against the Yankees. He struck out eight. It was an impressive performance from Gallen after he was tagged for 10 earned runs over 10 innings in his previous two outings. He's now second in the league with 17 wins as he lowered his ERA to 3.49 with a 1.11 WHIP and 213 strikeouts through 33 starts (203.2 innings) this season. Gallen will look to cap a strong regular season on a high note in his next start, currently scheduled for next week against Houston.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Gets back in win column

    Gallen (16-8) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Giants. Gallen gave up at least four runs for the fourth time in his last five outings, but he was able to escape with a win this time. The Giants put two runs up in the first inning and another two in the fifth, with two coming via sacrifice fly. Gallen has faltered lately but still has a 3.60 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 205:44 K:BB through 197.2 innings over a career-high 32 starts this season. He's projected for a favorable road start versus the White Sox early next week.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Mauled by Mets

    Gallen (15-8) took the loss against the Mets on Wednesday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four batters over five innings. Gallen clearly didn't have his best stuff against New York, as he served up four extra-base hits, including a two-run homer to Mark Vientos. The Arizona ace tossed a shutout against the Cubs in his previous trip to the mound but has been struggling as a whole of late -- Wednesday's outing was his third over his past four starts in which he's given up at least five earned runs. Gallen's sudden inability to miss bats has played a factor in the poor stretch, as in each of the aforementioned three starts he's struck out four or fewer batters. The recent rough patch has pushed his season ERA up to 3.50, nearly a run higher than the 2.54 mark he posted last year.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Strikes out 11 in win

    Gallen (14-5) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk while striking out 11 over six innings to earn the win in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over the Rangers. Gallen limited the damage to a Mitch Garver solo home run in the sixth inning. While he's been good virtually all year, Gallen has been especially sharp by allowing just two runs and generating a 22:3 K:BB across the 18.1 innings covering his last three starts. The right-hander is at a 3.11 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 179:34 K:BB through 168 innings over 27 starts this season. He's projected for a road outing versus the Dodgers next week.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Turns in quality start

    Gallen allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings in a no-decision versus the Giants on Tuesday. Gallen kept the Giants off the board until he gave up three runs in the sixth inning. Gallen has logged quality starts in three of his last five outings, allowing 15 runs over 31.1 innings in that span while going winless in four straight starts. He's at a 3.41 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 149:29 K:BB through 142.2 innings over 23 starts this season. The right-hander is lined up for a weekend road start in Minnesota.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Tapped to start All-Star Game

    Gallen will start for the National League in Tuesday's All-Star Game versus the American League, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. It will be Gallen squaring off against Gerrit Cole (at least for the first inning or two) in the Midsummer Classic. Gallen is manager Rob Thomson's pick after he won 11 games while posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 125:23 K:BB over 118.1 innings covering 19 starts for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.
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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Picks up 11th win

    Gallen (11-3) earned the win Friday against the Pirates after he allowed one run on four hits and no walks over seven innings. He struck out five. The right-hander limited Pittsburgh to a single tally and didn't give up any home runs for the first time since May 30. Gallen is now tied with Shane McClanahan for the most wins in the majors, with four of those victories coming in his past five starts. The 27-year-old Gallen heads into the All-Star break with 3.04 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 125:23 K:BB across 118.1 innings.
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