Justus Sheffield
Justus Sheffield
Justus Sheffield
Justus Sheffield
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The fact that we all immediately think of the same handful of guys (Tim Lincecum, Johnny Cueto, Sonny Gray, Marcus Stroman) when trying to list recent pitchers under six feet tall who have experienced prolonged success in big-league rotations tells us how rare they really a... read more
The fact that we all immediately think of the same handful of guys (Tim Lincecum, Johnny Cueto, Sonny Gray, Marcus Stroman) when trying to list recent pitchers under six feet tall who have experienced prolonged success in big-league rotations tells us how rare they really are. Sheffield, a 5-foot-11 lefty, has a chance to join that unique company in the coming years. He has a plus mid-90s fastball with late life, an above-average slider and an average changeup, but his command still needs some work. A strained oblique limited him to 98 innings -- the lowest full-season total of his career. This led to an assignment to the Arizona Fall League, where he logged a 3.10 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 22 strikeouts over 20.1 innings. Many evaluators who saw him in the AFL said that was the best they had ever seen him pitch. He will start the year at Triple-A, and while he won't be rushed to the majors, he could get there on merit sometime this summer.
LEAGUE: AAA    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 5'10"    WT: 196 lbs.    DOB: 5/13/1996    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2014
Cruising of late at Triple-A
PNew York Yankees  AAA
August 9, 2018
Sheffield has a 1.71 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 51:18 K:BB in 52.2 innings over his last 10 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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2018 Stat Review for Justus Sheffield
2.42 K/BB
WEAK
8.54 K/9
GOOD
3.53 BB/9
POOR
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.2 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
2.16 ERA
ELITE
1.11 WHIP
GREAT
2.85 FIP
ELITE
0.271 BABIP
LOW
80.2 % Strand Rate
HIGH
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  1. Justus Sheffield 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Justus Sheffield 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Sheffield came over to the Bronx Bombers from the Indians along with Clint Frazier as the second piece in the Andrew Miller deal. The southpaw has a live arm and finished the season on a high note. The 20-year-old posted a 1.73 ERA and 27:10 K:BB in 26 innings with High-A Tampa to end the 2016 campaign. Opposing batters hit a putrid .157 against him over that span. In fact, Sheffield has averaged more than one strikeout per inning throughout his brief time in the minors. Sheffield's control could use a bit of work. though: He walked 53 batters in 125.1 innings last year. In addition, he does not have the prototypical size of a future frontline rotation anchor at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds. Still, Sheffield possesses four pitches and has the tools to contribute in the big leagues as early as 2018. He should begin the 2017 season in Double-A Trenton.
  3. Justus Sheffield 2016 Preseason Outlook
    After a red-hot finish to the season, Sheffield’s 2015 numbers leave very little to be desired. The 19-year-old southpaw distinguished himself as the top pitching prospect in the Indians’ offense-heavy farm system, but despite the gaudy strikeout totals in the lower levels, Sheffield probably only has the upside of a No. 3 starter in the big leagues. He has a mid-90s fastball, but neither his curveball or changeup project to be elite pitches. That said, the fact that he already has three above-average offerings with solid command separates him from most pitchers below Double-A, so his numbers should remain impressive at High-A in 2016. The elephant in the room is that Sheffield measures in at 5-foot-10, 196 pounds, and will likely always be discounted slightly due to his height until he shows he can succeed against big league hitters. Still, this is a starter’s profile, and one worth monitoring in most dynasty formats.
  4. Justus Sheffield 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Based just on pure stuff and control/command, Sheffield, the 31st pick in the 2014 draft, profiles as a No. 3 starter in the big leagues. However, whether fair or unfair, the first thing that should be noted with the 18-year-old lefty is his height, or lack thereof, as Sheffield measures in at 5-foot-10. He appears to be able to make it work, featuring three plus pitches (fastball, curveball, changeup), but his height will be a bugaboo that follows him throughout his rise up the organizational ladder. Teams can always find a place for a bat-misser from the left side, but Sheffield’s worth in dynasty leagues is tied to his ability to stick as a starter. Fortunately, he has a thick frame (196 pounds), so he should be able to log the requisite innings. Sheffield will likely start 2015 in short season ball, meaning he won’t be in the big leagues until approximately 2018.
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Cruising of late at Triple-A
PNew York Yankees  AAA
August 9, 2018
Sheffield has a 1.71 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 51:18 K:BB in 52.2 innings over his last 10 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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Reinstated from DL
PNew York Yankees  AAA
May 23, 2018
Sheffield (shoulder) was taken off the disabled list ahead of Wednesday's start against Triple-A Pawtucket, DJ Eberle of the Times Leader News reports.
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Will pitch Wednesday
PNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
May 17, 2018
Sheffield (shoulder) will take the hill against Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, DJ Eberle of the Times Leader reports.
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Hits DL with shoulder tightness
PNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
May 12, 2018
Sheffield (shoulder) was placed on the 7-day disabled list Saturday, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
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Dealing with shoulder tightness
PNew York Yankees  AAA
Shoulder
May 11, 2018
Sheffield exited Friday's game at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with shoulder tightness, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
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