The Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen was all set for a World Series Game 1 win in his start. Gallen went 5 innings and gave up 3 runs and the Diamondbacks had the lead 5-3. The Diamondbacks only have their Game 1 starter thanks to a trade with the Miami Marlins when they swapped Jazz Chisholm, jr. for Zac Gallen in 2019. Do the Marlins still have a winning hand in this trade or did the Diamondbacks get the best end of the deal?
Zac Gallen is good, very good
Starting pitchers are of great value, especially in the playoffs and the Marlins know that very fact from their short playoff stint. Gallen has pitched big games all playoffs long and he is 2-2 and pitched the Diamondbacks into the World Series with other members of the rotation.
Gallen has a lifetime ERA of 3.21 in 5 seasons and a 1.106 WHIP as well as 1 All Star selection and 2 different year he has received Cy Young Votes. This season especially he has done very well, posting a 17-9 record with a 3.47 ERA. Gallen has consistently played full seasons and done very well in their games. He is an ace on his team, and proves it each day.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. is a tremendous talent and when he can get on the field it is dangerous. Jazz is so good he will be a league leader, if he can play a full season. Jazz has good stats but his biggest issue is with staying on the field. Jazz has only played over 100 games once in his short career.
Let me get this straight, Jazz is amazing but we need him on the field. Jazz had his best season yet this year hitting .250 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI. Jazz played only 60 games his All-Star year and 97 this year but a player of his talent should be playing around 130 games a year. Jazz has moved around the field at different positions but his true force and talent remains to be seen fully.
If they both ended their careers right now I would say the Diamondbacks got a steal with adding an ace to the rotation and giving up an injury prone position player. Rangers fans might disagree but they are only slightly biased. In the end time will still tell, Jazz has time to stay healthy and show why the Marlins have a great player, and Gallen could fall apart but that is not likely. For the Marlins sake, lets hope Jazz can stay healthy and show what he's made out of.
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