21-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Eflin completed the second full season of his professional career as a 20-year-old at High-A Lake Elsinore, where he fared well against much older competition. His greatest skills growth came in his a...
Zach Eflin Contract Information:
Traded to the Dodgers organization in December 2014.
Eflin has been working with Double-A Reading pitching coach Dave Lundquist on throwing his slider with more consistency, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I think the biggest thing is I have to learn how to put guys away and how to throw it for strikes," Eflin said. "I've been doing a better job of that this season, and I just have to keep building on it to make it a good pitch."
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAltherr, Aaron (OF)
AAABiddle, Jesse (P)
A+Arano, Victor (P)
AGarcia, Elniery (P)
RookieBrito, Daniel (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After an atrocious April in which he faltered his way to a 6.06 ERA in four starts, Eflin settled in nicely, posting a 7-4 record, 2.20 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 74:23 K:BB ratio in 102.1 innings covering 18 starts. Don't be surprised if he takes the next step in his age-20 season by starting 2014 at High-A Lake Elsinore. A supplemental first-round pick in 2012, Eflin could make a quick ascent up the Padres' organizational prospect rankings if he fares well in the California League.