Every season a few fantasy helium players emerge catching the fancy of prospective owners. One of this season’s candidates seems to be Zac Gallen. Traded by the Marlins as part of a continued rebuilding process, Gallen entered camp in Arizona vying for a spot in this year’s rotation. Gallen’s been a pitcher fantasy player long awaited on the heels of a pristine 112:17 K:BB mark at Triple-A in 2019 with a 1.77 ERA and 0.71 WHIP over 91.1 innings.  

 

Gallen logged 15 starts in his rookie season with three wins of his nine decisions and 80 innings during his time in Arizona and Miami. Despite the robust hitting environment in Triple-A and the majors last year, Gallen held his own at both levels. In the majors, Gallen finished with a 2.81 ERA, 3.61 FIP and 1.23 WHIP striking out 96 against 36 walks. He generated a 12.8 swinging strike percentage and 35.3 O-Swing (outside the strike zone) rate, both above league average. Also, Gallen notched a 72.1 contact percent allowed and...