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Zac Gallen

Born: 08/03/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 191
Mechanics
FWU: closes his front shoulder and conceals the ball, clean separation, high lead arm with a deep, clean arm action, slightly late a footstrike; quick arm; repeats very well, athletic, deceptive, mild effort; high-three-quarters. Lean, narrow body, well proportioned body.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/19/2017
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 4/20,5/3,5/17
OFP 55
Realistic Role 50 - No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 60 93 96 Manipulates into three different pitches.

Four-seam fastball, 90-96, to expand the zone up where he finds swings and misses.
Movement 30/30

Two-seam, 90-94, dots corners, often starting in to open outer half, short movement
Movement 40/50

Cutter, 92-93 also uses at the corners, mainly glove-side, used occasionally with mild movement and occasional darting action
Movement 30/40
Slider 50 50 89 91 Short, 10-5 depth, uses for swings and misses, used ahead, behind and even in counts, commands most to glove side and glove side down, sells it well, average command/control; tunnels well off of fastball and command allows it to play up for whiffs.
Curveball 40 50 78 80 11/12-5 shape, some soft, more with moderate edge, big depth, occasionally uses as a chase pitch, will use to steal strikes and finish hitters, throws to both, sells it well, commands well.
Changeup 40 50 84 87 Decent action, flashes average, occasional bottom, has used in a variety of counts to but is still learning to repeat the movement with better consistency, sells it well, a work in progress but not too far behind, used sparingly.
Overall

With an advanced feel for sequencing, control and poise, Zac Gallen is not flashy but commands all his pitches well. He has several options to get outs -- FB up, CT/2S at corners, SL/CB away to RHH, CH away to LHH. When needed, Gallen has made in-game adjustments, rarely ever letting the game speed or rile him up. He is an athlete who can field his position and manages the run game with no reported injuries.

There is a lot to like here, Gallen projects to be a fourth starter.

Command 50/60
Control 60/70

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