Eflin
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
9-4
ERA
3.70
WHIP
1.13
K
91
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Eflin continued to struggle in his second year in the majors. He followed up his 5.54 ERA in 2016 with a 6.16 ERA last season, and the high number was well-deserved. He posted a K/9 of just 4.9, well below the major-league average. He did manage a solid walk rate (1.7 BB/9)... read more
Eflin continued to struggle in his second year in the majors. He followed up his 5.54 ERA in 2016 with a 6.16 ERA last season, and the high number was well-deserved. He posted a K/9 of just 4.9, well below the major-league average. He did manage a solid walk rate (1.7 BB/9) and an average groundball rate (44.1 percent), but it's hard to succeed as a starter in the big leagues without missing bats. Eflin battled injuries in each of the past two seasons, but he's still just 23 years old, so it's too early to write him off completely. The Phillies remain short on quality starting pitching, so Eflin will likely be given another chance to earn a rotation spot in 2018, but will have to show considerable improvement to stick around with the big-league club.
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'6"    WT: 211 lbs.    DOB: 4/8/1994    College: None    Drafted By: SD In 2012Show Contract
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Zach Eflin Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.
Returned to minors after win
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 16, 2018
Eflin (9-4) was returned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after Thursday's start against the Mets. He allowed four earned runs over 6.2 innings in the victory.
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2018 Stat Review for Zach Eflin
4.14 K/BB
GREAT
8.41 K/9
GOOD
2.03 BB/9
GREAT
94.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.03 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
3.70 ERA
GOOD
1.13 WHIP
GREAT
3.81 FIP
GOOD
0.290 BABIP
AVERAGE
72.2 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
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  1. Zach Eflin 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Zach Eflin 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Eflin entered last season with minimal expectations after his strikeout rate dropped to 4.7 K/9 at Double-A Reading in 2015. He got off to a great start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, thanks in part to a spike in his strikeout rate which Eflin attributed to better command of his fastball along with learning to set hitters up. That improvement earned him a shot with the Phillies in June. Eflin was terrible in his first start, but settled in after that, going 2-3 with a 2.08 ERA over his next seven starts before things went south in his final three appearances. He was placed on the disabled list in early-August with patellar tendinopathy in his knees, a condition he has dealt with since he was a child, along with a fractured foot. It is possible the injuries had some impact on his struggles over his final three starts. Eflin had surgery on both of his knees toward the end of last season and is expected to be ready for spring training. He will need another spike in his strikeout rate to inspire confidence as he managed just a 4.4 K/9 in the majors last season. It may require him to develop another one of his pitches to go with his slider, as both his two-seam and four-seam fastballs were quite hittable last season.
  3. Zach Eflin 2015 Preseason 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 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.
  4. Zach Eflin 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Returned to minors after win
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 16, 2018
Eflin (9-4) was returned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after Thursday's start against the Mets. He allowed four earned runs over 6.2 innings in the victory.
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Serves as 26th man Thursday
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 16, 2018
Eflin was added to Philadelphia's roster as the 26th man ahead of his start in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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Starting second game Thursday
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 16, 2018
Eflin will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Mets.
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Moves to Triple-A in procedural move
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 11, 2018
Eflin was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
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Takes fourth loss despite strong start
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 10, 2018
Eflin (8-4) got the loss against the Padres on Friday, giving up two earned runs on five hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking one in Philadelphia's 2-0 defeat.
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