Zachary Peter Gallen (gal-lenn)…a two time all-ACC performer during his three seasons at the University of North Carolina, where he was a teammate of fellow Marlins' farmhand OF Brian Miller...graduated from Bishop Eustace Prep in New Jersey in 2013.
Went 8-9, with a 3.65 ERA (133.1 ip/54 er) and 136 strikeouts in 25 starts with Triple-A New Orleans..Pitched a season-high 7.0 shutout innings on April 21 vs. Oklahoma City. Allowed four hits and three walks, while striking out five. Also tossed 7.0 shutout innings on May 3 vs. Round Rock...Tossed eight scoreless outings, with six lasting 6.0 innings or longer (5.0, June 22 at Memphis; 5.2, July 28 vs. Tacoma)...Won three straight starts from July 16-28, allowing just one earned run and striking out 18 over 17.2 innings...Tied career-high nine strikeouts on May 9 at Round Rock, and again on August 31 vs. Omaha...Named a Pacific Coast League Midseason All-Star, going 4-5, 4.24 (85.0/40) with 83 strikeouts in 16 starts prior to the break...Held opponents to two-or-fewer runs in 13 of 25 starts...Finished the season ranked second in PCL in strikeouts and ERA..Struck out 9.18 batters per 9.0 innings, third-highest rate in PCL.
Combined for a 10-8 record with a 2.93 ERA (147.2 ip/48 er) over 26 starts between Single-A Palm Beach, Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis...Totaled 121 strikeouts and 35 walks in 147.2 innings, finishing with 3.5 strikeout/walk ratio...Ranked sixth among qualifying St. Louis farmhands in ERA...In nine total starts for Single-A Palm Beach, posted 5-2 record with 1.62 ERA (55.2/10) and 56 strikeouts... Finished season tied for fourth on Palm Beach staff in wins, while ranking seventh in strikeouts. Held opponents to a .215 average against...Recorded career-high nine strikeouts over 5.1 innings in season debut, April 7 at St. Lucie. Equaled total on May 10 at Ft. Myers... Tossed first professional complete game in second start, an April 13 loss at Clearwater. Allowed just one run and seven hits without walking a batter over 6.0 innings...Pitched a career-high 8.2 innings on May 30th against Lakeland. Also went 8.0 innings in May 17 win over Jupiter...Named Florida State League Midseason All-Star prior to promotion to Double-A Springfield on June 3. At time of promotion, ranked second in FSL in ERA and WHIP (0.97), tied for third in wins, fourth in average against and ninth in strikeouts...Made first career Double-A start in June 6 win at NW Arkansas. Allowed one run on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts...Promoted to Triple-A Memphis on June 26 and made three starts with Redbirds before being sent back to Springfield on July 10...In first start with Memphis, took loss after surrendering three runs and six hits while walking none and striking out eight over 5.0 innings on June 26 vs. Oklahoma City...Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week (July 10-16) after recording six strikeouts over 7.0 shutout innings on July 16 vs. NW Arkansas...Won three straight starts from July 16-26, allowing five earned runs over 19.0 innings... Combined for 4-1 record with 24 strikeouts in six July starts between Springfield and Memphis...Recorded at-least one strikeout in all 26 starts...Went 6.0 innings or more in 14 of 26 starts across all levels.