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Head of the Class: Triple-A

Sluggers Cron, Lux blast off; righty Gallen shuts down hitters
October 3, 2019

With another Minor League season in the books, members of the staff are looking back at some of the most notable performers from the 2019 campaign for each level. After looking at Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A, Class A Short Season and Rookie Advanced, we turn our attention

Marlins, D-backs swap Chisholm, Gallen

No. 59 overall prospect headed to Miami for right-hander
July 31, 2019

The 2019 Trade Deadline included an exchange of prospects Wednesday.The Marlins acquired No. 59 overall prospectJazz Chisholm from the D-backs for their own No. 5 prospect Zac Gallen, the clubs confirmed.

Head of the Class: Triple-A

D-backs slugger Cron, Marlins hurler Gallen electrify first half
July 9, 2019

With full-season All-Star Games wrapping up this week, members of the staff look at some of the most notable performers from the first half and predict who could be poised to take off the rest of the way. After looking at the Class A, Class A Advanced and Double-A

Gallen leads weekly pitching winners

No. 18 Marlins prospect strikes out 16 over 12 innings in PCL
June 10, 2019

Zac Gallen's dominance is becoming familiar with each passing week of the 2019 season. So is the first half of the following sentence: The Marlins' No. 18 prospect has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after allowing just one earned run on seven hits and three

PCL Players Of The Week June 3- June 9

Gallen Notches Record Third POW Honor
June 10, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Round Rock INF Nick Tanielu and New Orleans Baby Cakes RHP Zac Gallen have been selected the Pacific Coast League's Player and Pitcher of the Week for the period of June 3-9, the League office announced Monday.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 4

Marlins' Miller keeps streaking; Jays' Pearson dominates
June 5, 2019

Marlins LF Brian Miller, Double-A Jacksonville: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R -- Miami's No. 14 prospect ripped a ground-rule double in the fourth inning, singled in the sixth and capped his big night an RBI single in the ninth as he extended his hitting streak to a Southern

Faedo takes home Pitcher of the Week honor

No. 10 Tigers prospect tossed seven frames of SeaWolves' no-no
April 29, 2019

Alex Faedo has had five days to think about his role in Double-A Erie's no-hitter last Wednesday. Turns out the feeling doesn't get much different over time. "It was a really cool experience," he said. "Looking back at it, it was a really special moment for myself, \reliever [Drew Carlton],

Urias, Gallen receive weekly awards

El Paso IF hits six home runs, totals 35 bases; New Orleans RHP posts two quality starts
April 29, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas - El Paso Chihuahuas IF Luis Urías and New Orleans Baby Cakes RHP Zac Gallen have been selected the Player and Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 22-28, 2019, the League office announced Monday.

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 17

Marlins' Gallen remains stingy, Nats' Sharp posts seven zeros
April 18, 2019

Marlins RHP Zac Gallen, Triple-A New Orleans: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K --Miami's No. 18 prospect went seven innings without allowing a hit in his first start of the year on April 5. While he didn't get as deep in Wednesday's game, Gallen was

Gore storms his way to first weekly award

Padres No. 2 prospect yet to allow a run in his Cal League debut
April 15, 2019

It's only mid-April, but MacKenzie Gore already has done something in 2019 that he hadn't done at all last season: He's won a weekly award.'s No. 15 overall prospect has been named California League Pitcher of the Week after posting zeros in each of his first two starts with

Payton, Gallen win season's first weekly awards

Las Vegas OF bests PCL in OPS (1.557); New Orleans RHP allows one run in 13.0 innings
April 15, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Las Vegas Aviators OF Mark Payton and New Orleans Baby Cakes RHP Zac Gallen have been selected the Pacific Coast League's Player and Pitcher of the Week for the extended season-opening period of April 4-14, the League office announced Monday.

Gallen enjoys career night for Cakes

Marlins No. 18 prospect faces minimum in seven no-hit frames
April 5, 2019

By the fourth inning, Zac Gallen was plenty aware he had a zero in the hit column. In fact, the Marlins' No. 18 prospect and Jarlin García stayed practically perfect through eight frames for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, as the pair faced the minimum in the Baby Cakes' season-opening 2-1 victory over

Toolshed: Traded prospects, one year later

Looking at D-backs' Widener, many Marlins moved last offseason
November 13, 2018

Madison Bumgarner. J.T. Realmuto. Corey Kluber. James Paxton.There are some big names being bandied about in the trade rumor mill as the 2018-19 professional baseball offseason kicks into high gear. In all likelihood, a few organizations will make franchise-altering moves in the weeks and months ahead, and it won't just

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 15

Solak extends on-base streak to 25 games; Bichette goes deep
May 16, 2018

Theme of the dayTwo homers for you and you and you and ... : Six prospects ranked among the top 30 in their respective organizations went deep twice Tuesday: Fernando Tatis Jr., Jo Adell, Ryan McMahon, Peter Alonso, Corey Ray and Aristides Aquino. Alonso's performance might have been the most

Gallen throws blanks for Baby Cakes

Marlins No. 13 prospect goes season-high seven innings
April 21, 2018

After blanking Nashville over six innings in his first start of the season, Zac Gallen did not fare as well in his next two outings. On Saturday, he turned in his best start of 2018.The Marlins' No. 13 prospect allowed four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over a season-high

Harrison highlights Marlins' spring invites

No. 71 prospect going to big league camp after Brewers trade
February 8, 2018

The Marlins are going to feature a lot of new faces in 2018, and they'll get a close look at many of them starting next week.Miami extended non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training to 28 players on Thursday -- a group that was highlighted by No. 71 overall prospectMonte

Marlins get Sierra, Alcantara for Ozuna

Cardinals package No. 6, 9 prospects in deal for All-Star outfielder
December 13, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida -- The Marlins continued their rebuilding efforts Wednesday by moving another All-Star outfielder and picking up yet another hard-throwing right-handed pitching prospect in the process.Sandy Alcantara, the ninth-ranked prospect in the Cardinals system, is headed to Miami as part of the return for slugger Marcell Ozuna,

Gallen does it all in 7-6 win vs. Tulsa

July 26, 2017

Springfield, MO - RHP Zac Gallen dealt 6.0 two-run frames while adding a two-run single, helping pace the Springfield Cardinals to the 7-6 win against the Tulsa Drillers before 3,121 fans at Hammons Field on Wednesday night.

Zac Gallen named Texas League Pitcher of the Week

July 17, 2017

Springfield, MO - The Texas League has announced that Springfield Cardinals RHP Zac Gallen has been named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for July 10 - 16. Gallen joins OF Anthony García (May 15 - 21), RHP Matt Pearce (May 15 - 21) and RHP Jack Flaherty (April

BayBears' Long leads Pitchers of the Week

Angels right-hander recorded 15 K's over 12 scoreless innings
July 17, 2017

Grayson Long has been in the zone for the last month with Double-A Mobile, and it's not gone unnoticed. "He doesn't get rattled," BayBears manager Sal Fasano said. "He's able to execute his pitches with restraint and not pitch with too much emotion."

Gallen nearly perfect as Cards blank Naturals, 6-0, before 8,989 fans

July 16, 2017

Springfield, MO - RHP Zac Gallen faced just one batter more than the minimum through 7.0 one-hit innings, leading the Springfield Cardinals to the 6-0 shutout win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals before the sellout crowd of 8,989 fans at Hammons Field on Sunday evening.

Springfield's Gallen hurls seven one-hit innings

Cardinals No. 22 prospect allows one baserunner, strikes out six
July 16, 2017

Throughout his climb up and down the organizational ladder, Zac Gallen has learned to adjust when he's developed a good feel for one of the pitches in his wide-ranging arsenal. On Sunday, he followed his changeup to a stellar performance for Double-A Springfield.The Cardinals' No. 22 prospect tossed seven one-hit innings, striking

Sierra's four hits pace Cardinals to 4-2 win in NW Arkansas

June 6, 2017

Springdale, AR - In his return to Springfield from St. Louis, RF Magneuris Sierra collected four hits to help pace the Springfield Cardinals to the 4-2 win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals before 4,017 fans at Arvest Ballpark on Tuesday night. With the win, the Cardinals increase their lead for

Gallen, Edman Lead Palm Beach to Victory over Lakeland

Every Batter Reaches Base in Win
May 30, 2017

Jupiter, FL - Zac Gallen tossed 8.2 innings of one run baseball, giving up four hits, walking none and striking out three. At one point, Gallen sent down twenty Flying Tigers in a row to lead Palm Beach to a 5-2 victory.The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in

In-game adjustment pays off for Gallen

Cards No. 24 prospect allows three hits in eight shutout innings
May 17, 2017

Zac Gallen picked up something in the first inning of his start on Wednesday."We kind of noticed early that they might've been sitting on my cutter," he said. "So I was just trying to get ahead with the fastball instead. It seemed like they were taking the first pitches, so