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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
5.3 4.57 1.29 3 1 -1 0 0.0
Birth Date4-8-1994
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age22 years, 5 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-1.82016
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 WARP
2016 PHI MLB 11 11 63.3 3 5 0 67 17 31 12 .264 96 9.5 2.4 1.7 4.4 37% .261 .301 1.33 5.51 5.54 133 7.82 -1.8
CareerMLB111163.335067173112.264969.52.41.74.437%.261.3011.335.515.541337.82-1.8

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
2012 PDR Rk 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
2013 FTW A 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
2014 LEL A+ 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 94 3.96
2015 REA AA 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 0 0.00
2016 PHI MLB 11 11 63.3 3 5 0 67 17 31 12 .264 96 9.5 2.4 1.7 4.4 37% .261 .301 1.33 5.51 5.54 133 7.82
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 88 2.94

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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 0 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).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 7.3 8 0 24 24 127.8 114 27 71 15 .265 1.10 3.70 4.02 18.8 2.0
80o 6.6 8 0 23 23 120.5 115 27 67 15 .278 1.18 4.07 4.42 12.5 1.4
70o 6.2 8 0 22 22 115.3 115 27 64 15 .288 1.24 4.34 4.72 8.4 0.9
60o 5.8 7.9 0 21 21 111.0 116 27 62 15 .296 1.29 4.57 4.97 5.2 0.6
50o 5.4 7.9 0 20 20 107.0 115 27 60 15 .304 1.33 4.79 5.21 2.4 0.3
40o 5.1 7.9 0 19 19 103.1 115 27 58 15 .312 1.38 5.02 5.45 -0.1 -0.0
30o 4.7 7.8 0 19 19 99.0 115 27 55 15 .320 1.44 5.26 5.72 -2.6 -0.3
20o 4.3 7.7 0 18 18 94.2 114 27 53 15 .330 1.50 5.55 6.03 -5.2 -0.6
10o 3.7 7.6 0 16 16 87.8 113 27 49 15 .344 1.59 5.95 6.47 -8.3 -0.9
Weighted Mean5.47.802020106.6114276015.3021.324.775.182.80.3

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/27/2016 12:00 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.2 0.4 0 1 1 19.6 17 4 12 2 .243 1.07 3.58 3.76 0.4 0.0
80o 0.2 0.4 0 1 1 14.5 13 3 9 2 .255 1.14 3.92 4.12 0.2 0.0
70o 0.2 0.5 0 1 1 10.9 10 3 7 1 .264 1.19 4.16 4.38 0.0 0.0
60o 0.2 0.5 0 1 1 8.0 8 2 5 1 .272 1.24 4.37 4.6 -0.1 -0.0
50o 0.2 0.5 0 1 1 5.3 5 1 3 1 .279 1.29 4.57 4.81 -0.2 -0.0
40o 0.2 0.5 0 1 1 2.7 3 1 2 0 .286 1.34 4.78 5.03 -0.3 -0.0
Weighted Mean0.20.50114.75131.2771.284.554.79-0.2-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 11% 5% 11% 24%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2017238110272716418348902341.3131.415.025.5510.12.64.91.3-0.5
201824790252514816439842141.3121.374.875.3810.02.45.11.3-0.2
201925790232313815336781941.3131.374.845.3510.02.35.11.2-0.1
202026680212112313532711841.3081.354.885.409.92.35.21.3-0.2
202127560171710011126571441.3131.374.855.3610.02.35.11.3-0.1
2022284601515919925511341.3071.364.905.429.82.55.01.3-0.1
20232956016169610624541441.3091.354.845.359.92.25.01.3-0.1
20243056016169110023521341.3101.354.835.349.92.35.11.3-0.1
2025314601515869422481241.3091.354.855.369.82.35.01.3-0.1

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201723101203232210191511323041.2701.154.635.128.22.25.71.30.3
20182491103131197180471282941.2701.154.625.118.22.15.81.30.3
20192591103030190171441272641.2711.134.464.938.12.16.01.20.6
20202681002828171151391162541.2671.114.514.998.02.16.11.30.5
202127670202012110927831741.2731.134.434.908.12.06.21.30.5
2022284501515867423591241.2621.124.494.967.72.46.21.30.3
20232956018181069026691441.2561.094.434.907.62.25.81.20.4
202430230774144924741.2991.305.005.539.72.05.31.5-0.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.5out of baseball1.80.2out of baseball0.93.3

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

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 90)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Jose Urena 2014 0.00 DNP
2 94 Jason Adam 2014 0.00 DNP
3 94 Matt Harrison 2008 6.13
4 94 Collin Balester 2008 5.96
5 93 Tim Alderson 2011 0.00 DNP
6 93 Alex Cobb 2010 0.00 DNP
7 93 Justin Nicolino 2014 0.00 DNP
8 92 Jeanmar Gomez 2010 5.62
9 92 Vance Worley 2010 1.38
10 92 Zeke Spruill 2012 0.00 DNP
11 92 Jon Moscot 2014 0.00 DNP
12 92 Ryan Webb 2008 0.00 DNP
13 92 Alex White 2011 7.36
14 92 Greg Reynolds 2008 8.42
15 91 Steve Garrison 2009 0.00 DNP
16 91 Nicholas Struck 2012 0.00 DNP
17 91 Blake Beavan 2011 4.27
18 91 Omar Poveda 2010 0.00 DNP
19 91 Colton Cain 2013 0.00 DNP
20 91 Adalberto Mejia 2015 0.00 DNP
21 91 Tyler Herron 2009 0.00 DNP
22 91 Ruben Alaniz 2013 0.00 DNP
23 91 Ross Seaton 2012 0.00 DNP
24 91 Garrett Gould 2014 0.00 DNP
25 90 Matt Heidenreich 2013 0.00 DNP
26 90 Kyle Lobstein 2012 0.00 DNP
27 90 Scott Diamond 2009 0.00 DNP
28 90 Yohan Almonte 2012 0.00 DNP
29 90 Jon Kibler 2009 0.00 DNP
30 90 Ian Krol 2013 3.95
31 90 Gabriel Ynoa 2015 0.00 DNP
32 90 Clayton Tanner 2010 0.00 DNP
33 90 Clayton Cook 2013 0.00 DNP
34 90 Casey Coleman 2010 4.26
35 90 Jarred Cosart 2012 0.00 DNP
36 90 C.J. Riefenhauser 2012 0.00 DNP
37 90 Severino Gonzalez 2015 7.92
38 90 Miguel Almonte 2015 6.23
39 90 Tommy Mendoza 2010 0.00 DNP
40 90 Eduardo Rodriguez 2015 4.07
41 90 Brad Bergesen 2008 0.00 DNP
42 90 Manuel Rivera 2012 0.00 DNP
43 90 Zach McAllister 2010 0.00 DNP
44 90 Edgar Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
45 90 Stephen Landazuri 2014 0.00 DNP
46 90 Wilfredo Boscan 2012 0.00 DNP
47 89 Zach Lee 2014 0.00 DNP
48 89 Aaron Poreda 2009 2.70
49 89 Robert Bundy 2012 0.00 DNP
50 89 Noel Arguelles 2012 0.00 DNP
51 89 Cesar Carrillo 2006 0.00 DNP
52 89 Rudy Owens 2010 0.00 DNP
53 89 J.C. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
54 89 Zach Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
55 89 Brett Marshall 2012 0.00 DNP
56 89 Alex Burnett 2010 5.29
57 89 Daury Torrez 2015 0.00 DNP
58 89 Nick Additon 2010 0.00 DNP
59 89 Evan Anundsen 2010 0.00 DNP
60 89 Michael O'Brien 2012 0.00 DNP
61 89 Colin Kleven 2013 0.00 DNP
62 88 Anthony Swarzak 2008 0.00 DNP
63 88 Oswaldo Sosa 2008 0.00 DNP
64 88 Luis Marte 2009 0.00 DNP
65 88 Raul Alcantara 2015 0.00 DNP
66 88 Felix Doubront 2010 5.76
67 88 Allen Webster 2012 0.00 DNP
68 88 Luis Diaz 2014 0.00 DNP
69 88 Anthony Ranaudo 2012 0.00 DNP
70 88 Paul Demny 2012 0.00 DNP
71 88 Jordan Walden 2010 2.35
72 88 Ben Snyder 2008 0.00 DNP
73 88 Kyle Kaminska 2011 0.00 DNP
74 88 Matt Magill 2012 0.00 DNP
75 88 Brock Huntzinger 2011 0.00 DNP
76 88 Jorge Bucardo 2012 0.00 DNP
77 88 Kyle Drabek 2010 4.76
78 88 Kevin Eichhorn 2012 0.00 DNP
79 88 Sean O'Sullivan 2010 5.70
80 88 Deolis Guerra 2011 0.00 DNP
81 88 Scott Barnes 2010 0.00 DNP
82 88 David Holmberg 2014 4.80
83 87 Daniel Camarena 2015 0.00 DNP
84 87 Michael Jensen 2013 0.00 DNP
85 87 Will Roberts 2013 0.00 DNP
86 87 Michael Fulmer 2015 0.00 DNP
87 87 Trey McNutt 2012 0.00 DNP
88 87 Jake Buchanan 2012 0.00 DNP
89 87 Giovanni Soto 2013 0.00 DNP
90 87 Robbie Ray 2014 8.16
91 87 Nick Barnese 2011 0.00 DNP
92 87 Joe Ross 2015 3.87
93 87 Kyle Smith 2015 0.00 DNP
94 87 Mitch Atkins 2008 0.00 DNP
95 87 Chuck Lofgren 2008 0.00 DNP
96 87 Jon Niese 2009 4.21
97 87 B.J. Hermsen 2012 0.00 DNP
98 87 Casey Kelly 2012 7.14
99 87 Rafael Montero 2013 0.00 DNP
100 87 Nicholas Bucci 2013 0.00 DNP

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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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 RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
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 ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
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).