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Portrait of Zach Eflin

Zach Eflin PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date4-8-1994
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age22 years, 9 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
CareerMLB111163.335067173112.265969.52.41.74.437%.261.3011.335.525.541327.68141.7-1.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 PDR rok 4 3 7.0 0 1 0 9 3 4 0 .291 107 11.6 3.9 0.0 5.1 31% .346 .270 1.71 4.51 7.71 106 5.11 109.2
2013 FTW afx 22 22 118.7 7 6 0 110 31 86 7 .259 106 8.3 2.4 0.5 6.5 42% .275 .245 1.19 3.54 2.73 88 3.08 96.7
2014 LEL afa 24 24 128.0 10 7 0 138 31 93 9 .274 90 9.7 2.2 0.6 6.5 52% .338 .278 1.32 4.02 3.80 97 3.99 99.5
2015 REA aax 23 23 131.7 8 6 0 136 23 68 12 .255 105 9.3 1.6 0.8 4.6 44% .286 .257 1.21 4.04 3.69 105 4.69 104.9
2016 PHI mlb 11 11 63.3 3 5 0 67 17 31 12 .265 96 9.5 2.4 1.7 4.4 37% .261 .301 1.33 5.52 5.54 132 7.68 141.7
2016 LEH aaa 11 11 68.3 5 2 0 49 11 55 2 .248 97 6.5 1.4 0.3 7.2 47% .245 .196 0.88 2.55 2.90 86 2.88 92.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 989 0.5339 0.4681 0.8575 0.6326 0.2798 0.9042 0.7364 0.1425
Career9890.53390.46810.85750.63260.27980.90420.73640.1425

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-10 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 111 dTom O'Connell1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Philadelphia 6/14/16.
  • Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 12/19/14.
  • Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from San Diego 12/18/14.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2012 (1s-33) (Hagerty HS, Oviedo, Fla.). $1.2M signing bonus ($1.525M slot).

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.5out of baseball1.80.2out of baseball0.93.3

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Low strikeout numbers belie what Zach Eflin could be turning into, as he tweaked his curveball and began hitting the upper 90s with his fastball later in the season, keeping him on a mid-rotation track.
2015 Eflin, one of the California League's youngest hurlers, hid his youth well. He lasted at least five innings in 21 of his 24 starts, his ERA was better than league average and the nine homers he allowed came in bunches (three in an April contest at High Desert, the minors' most taterrific ballpark; five more in a four-game stretch in June). Featuring a low-90s fastball, plus changeup and developing slider, the long and lean Eflin works around the strike zone but doesn't miss as many bats as he could. Acquired by the Dodgers in the Matt Kemp trade and then the Phillies in the Jimmy Rollins deal, he'll continue to climb the ladder one rung at a time en route to his eventual role as a mid-rotation starter.
2014 After battling triceps tendinitis and mononucleosis in 2012, Eflin enjoyed a strong full-season debut as one of the Midwest League's youngest pitchers. His fastball and changeup are ahead of his breaking ball, with the latter's development determining his future role. Despite his fly-ball tendencies, Eflin didn't allow more than two homers in any single month. He was especially tough with runners on, lopping more than 60 points off his batting average against and 120 off his slugging. His below-average strikeout rate bears watching, although Fort Wayne manager José Valentín didn't seem concerned, saying after an Eflin playoff win, “He's not overpowering anybody, but he knows how to pitch.”
2013 Taken with the 33rd pick overall in 2012 out of a Florida high school, Zach Eflin missed a month of his senior season with triceps tendonitis but was healthy enough to get some work in after signing.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-28
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-11-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: 19th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-08-12
What You Need to Know: Can't Stop, Won't StopDaniel Rathman2016-08-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17Greg Wellemeyer2016-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 15J.J. Jansons2016-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 15George Bissell2016-07-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14Greg Wellemeyer2016-07-01
Prospectus Feature: The Allure Of The First-Act NarrativeTrevor Strunk2016-06-19
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 95: Rudy Gamble's Expert SecretsMike Gianella2016-06-16
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 95: Rudy Gamble's Expert SecretsGeorge Bissell2016-06-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 11th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-16
What You Need to Know: Near-Max EffortDaniel Rathman2016-06-14
Expert FAAB Review: Week 11Mike Gianella2016-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Zach EflinJ.P. Breen2016-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Zach EflinChristopher Crawford2016-06-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 10th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Seven Prospects to Stash or FlipBen Carsley2016-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 24thWilson Karaman2016-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seventh Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 18thChristopher Crawford2016-05-19
TDGX Transactions: Let's Make Some DealsGeorge Bissell2016-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27thChristopher Crawford2016-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 15-17Christopher Crawford2016-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: International LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
Winter Is Leaving: Philadelphia PhilliesMichael Baumann2016-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2016-02-26
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-05
2016 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Cole Hamels DecisionMatthew Trueblood2015-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 11, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 1, 2015Mauricio Rubio2015-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 1, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Stat Line ScoutingWilson Karaman2015-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Eastern LeagueCraig Goldstein2015-03-30
Every Team's Moneyball: Philadelphia Phillies: Changing HabitsChristopher Crawford2015-03-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: National LeagueChris Mellen2015-02-19
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: National LeagueNick J. Faleris2015-02-19
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First DumpCraig Goldstein2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/19Jason Parks2014-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/19Mark Anderson2014-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 23Zach Mortimer2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of stats should we expect from recently promoted Zach Eflin in Philly? Do you think the league will figure him out the second time around, or does he have enough pitchability to a solid MLB and fantasy starter? Cheers
(Duke from Winterset, Iowa)
Solid but unspectacular; I'm not fantasy expert, but I wouldn't lean on him. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems with the Velasquez injury Zach Eflin might be getting the call. What are your thoughts on him as a pitching prospect & what should we expect? Any chance he can hang on in the rotation or is he more of a pen arm long term?
(Paul from Not Sure)
If he gets the call, I think he should be able to handle himself. Pounds the strike zone with two above-average pitches. Just worried about the breaking-ball(s), but he should be a fine backend starter. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in a dynasty league: Mike Clevinger or Zach Eflin & any particular reason?
(Jerry from Earth)
Clevinger. When it comes to pitching prospects in roto, I like to bet on stuff. Strikeout rate is the best proxy for stuff in the stat line. Clevinger's strikeout rate throughout his minor league career has been much better than Eflin's. (Scooter Hotz)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Andrew Heaney, Tom Windle and Zach Eflin have ranked if they were still in the org?
(Dustin Nosler from Stockton, Calif.)
Heaney would have slotted in behind Pederson and ahead of Holmes. Windle was a fringy back of the top ten guy that probably would have settled in the 11-15 range. Eflin as high as right after Holmes and low as after Anderson. So your top ten would have been:

1. Seager
2. Urias
3. Pederson
4. Heaney
5. Holmes
6. Eflin
7. Lee
8. Anderson
9. De Leon
10. Sweeney (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)My big brother may be in the big leagues already, but in the end he'll be "the other Ross", won't he?
(The other Ross from SD)
You've come to the wrong place looking for Joe Ross love. Try, like, any of my colleagues. I don't think Tyson is that special either. Let's talk about Zach Eflin. Zach Eflin > Joe Ross. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me 5 SP prospects you are higher on than industry? I really like Sean Manaea.
(JoJo from SD)
Manaea is a good one to like. I think I'm higher, or at least more ready to gamble on, Fried, Zack Lee, A.J. Cole, Zach Eflin and Allen Webster than are some of my peers. I was very high on Giolito last season compared to most, but the industry seems to have caught up with me there. I'm lower on Biddle, Ranaudo, Taillon (slightly), and Lance McCullers than are some in the industry, it seems. (Ben Carsley)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Zach Eflin a top 75 prospect?
(padremurph from San Diego)
Not for me. Not yet. ( I reserve the right to change my mind and rank him in the top 75) (Jason Parks)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bret, I play in a fairly deep competitive keeper league 16 team with a 20 man minor system. I am always looking for the edge in future top prospects as they carry quite the value in mid season trades etc. In 2011 I was able to grab a pre breakout Taveras and Bogaerts, since that year I am always looking for prospects who look to really make that jump from back end or outside the top 100 to future top 30 stud. I was wondering if you had some names to watch in A and Low A, that could make these leaps, particularly position players. Alen Hanson and Polanco are already picked up, Adalberto Mondesi is spoken for as well, trying to stay ahead of my competition.
(Brandon from Toronto)
If you want a few off the radar names, how about Zach Eflin and Dilson Herrera. And if you don't need to dig quite that deep, check out Dorssys Paulino, Blake Snell, Jeimer Candelario and Joe Ross. (Bret Sayre)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Zach Eflin has thrown 992 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Sinker (92mph) and Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (77mph).