22-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Zach Eflin in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Zach Eflin Contract Information:
Traded to the Dodgers organization in December 2014.
Eflin moved to 5-0 with seven scoreless innings Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six.
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAltherr, Aaron (OF)
AAAAppel, Mark (P)
AAAlfaro, Jorge (C)
A+Arano, Victor (P)
RookieAguila, Osmel (OF)
Zach Eflin: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Zach Eflin.
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 ability to get opposing hitters to pound the ball into the ground more consistently, as he posted a 1.67 GO/AO mark after showing flyball tendencies (0.76 GO/AO) in the Midwest League in 2013. At 6-foot-4, there is still projection remaining for Eflin, who typically works with a low-90s two-seam fastball, but has the ability to reach back and dial up his four-seamer to 97 mph. He also throws a good slider and an improving changeup, rounding out an arsenal that may eventually enable him to miss more bats. At the low end, he should develop into a steady innings eater, but he's very advanced for his age and could develop into a No. 3 starter. Traded to the Dodgers in December before being included in the package that sent Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles, Eflin will begin his first season in the Phillies' organization pitching in the rotation at Double-A.
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.