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D-backs give away top prospect for a Marlins pitcher

Zac Gallen is 24, in his first major league season.
Credit: AP
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Zac Gallen follows through on a delivery during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

PHOENIX — The first Diamondbacks move of MLB trading deadline day took a lot of folks by surprise. Arizona traded away 21 year old shortstop Jazz Chisholm, widely regarded as the #1 prospect in the D-backs minor leagues. Chisholm goes to Miami in exchange for one of the Marlins top pitching prospects: Zac Gallen.

Gallen is 1-3 so far in 7 starts this season, sporting a 2.72 ERA in 36.1 innings.   Gallen was viewed as the #3 prospect in Miami's farm system, and he was leading the minor leagues in strikeouts before he was called up to the bigs in late June.