Wednesday, July 31, 2019
MLB Trade Review: Dbacks acquire Gallen
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired RHP Zac Gallen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for SS Jazz Chisholm.
Gallen is a young, MLB ready pitcher that is the Marlins' 5th best prospect. He has had MLB and AAA success this year, and being on a bad team in the Marlins, it didn't seem like he'd be available. But the D-backs trade their top prospect in Chisholm, but I still think it is worth it.
Gallen, 23, has a 2.72 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 36.1 innings for the Marlins this year, his entire MLB career. He had a 1.77 ERA with 112 strikeouts in 91.1 innings for AAA New Orleans this year.
The Marlins trade away one of their starters, but they get Chisholm in return, who was Arizona's top prospect, and is 59th overall, per MLB Pipeline. He has struggled in AA this year, but he does have good power.
Chisholm, 21, has a .204 average with 18 homers, 44 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 364 Plate Appearances for AA Jackson this year. In his minor league career he has a .253 average with 53 homers, 163 RBIs and 46 stolen bases in 1260 Plate Appearances.