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Zach Eflin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies RHP prospect Zach Eflin earned his third win by delivering 6 1/3 shutout innings Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
It was a nice bounceback effort for Eflin after allowing six hits and five runs in his previous outing. The 22-year-old is undefeated in four starts this year with a 2.05 ERA. He's only walked three batters this season and has held opponents to a brutal .187 average over 91 at-bats. We'd be surprised if Eflin doesn't make his big league debut some time in 2016. Apr 28 - 12:31 PM

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Phillies RHP prospect Zach Eflin allowed two hits over eight scoreless frames Sunday in a win for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

It was another breathtaking performance for Eflin, who is now 2-0 with a sparkling 0.64 ERA in two starts this year. The 22-year-old finished the afternoon with a season-high five strikeouts. He faced one batter over the minimum while completing his longest outing since May 22. 62 of his 91 pitches went for strikes. Eflin has a good chance to make his big league debut in 2016.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 18 - 3:33 PM

Phillies prospect Zach Eflin tossed eight scoreless frames Sunday in a win for Double-A Reading.

He has yet to allow a run in 14 innings of work this season. The 21-year-old has induced 21 groundouts over that stretch. Opponents have batted .143 against him, down from .281 in 2014. Eflin's first year in the Phillies' system is off to an excellent start. Look for him to keep it going next time out versus Harrisburg.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Phillies pitching prospect Zach Eflin looked dominant Sunday in his Double-A debut, limiting Portland to four hits and one walk in six scoreless frames.

Ten of the 18 outs he recorded came on ground balls. Eflin was dealt twice during the offseason: once from San Diego to Los Angeles and again from L.A. to Philadelphia in the Jimmy Rollins swap. The 2012 first-round pick is Philadelphia's fifth-ranked prospect, according to MLB.com. The two-seamer is his bread and butter pitch.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Phillies acquired RHP Zach Eflin and LHP Tom Windle from the Dodgers in exchange for SS Jimmy Rollins.

Eflin was sent from San Diego to Los Angeles in the Matt Kemp deal before being flipped to Philadelphia. The 20-year-old owns a 3.41 ERA, 1.269 WHIP, and 183/65 K/BB ratio in 253 2/3 career minor league innings and makes for an interesting arm as the Phillies rebuild their farm system.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Dodgers acquired RHP Zach Eflin from the Padres in the Matt Kemp trade.

Eflin's stay in Los Angeles won't be long, as he's set to be flipped to the Phillies in a deal for Jimmy Rollins. The 20-year-old owns a 3.41 ERA, 1.269 WHIP, and 183/65 K/BB ratio in 253 2/3 career minor league innings.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Zach Eflin is one of the players being discussed in a possible trade package for Matt Kemp.

The Dodgers have their sights on catcher Yasmani Grandal, but CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says they also want some other prospects from the Padres. Eflin, 20, owns a 3.41 ERA, 1.269 WHIP, and 183/65 K/BB ratio in 253 2/3 career minor league innings. The right-hander was the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Padres right-handed pitching prospect Zach Eflin is off to a good start in 2014, with a 3.97 ERA over his first four starts for High-A Lake Elsinore.

Eflin's season line is skewed by one bad start when he allowed nine hits (including three home runs, a double, and a triple) and eight runs while in hitter-friendly High Desert. In his last two starts, he has allowed 11 hits, two walks, and one run in 11 1/3 innings while striking out 11 batters. He also sports a 0.77 ERA and a 1.147 WHIP over his past two starts. Eflin has the stuff to be a mid-rotation starter, but he still needs a lot of development to reach his ceiling.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Padres 2012 first-round pick Zach Eflin has been shut down for the rest of the season after a bout with mononucleosis.

The Padres have had all sorts of bad breaks with first-round picks in the past, but the good news is that it isn't an arm injury. The 18-year-old right-hander allowed six runs over seven innings in four appearances with the Padres' Arizona League affiliate prior to being shut down.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 11:23:00 PM

The Padres signed high-school RHP Zach Eflin, the No. 33 overall pick in the 2012 draft, to a contract with a $1.2 million bonus.

San Diego saved $325,000 under slot with the signing. Acquired with the Padres' compensatory pick for Heath Bell, Eflin is an electrifying high-school arm. He has a ways to go in his development, but boasts a mid-90s fastball to go along with his huge 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame. He likely fell from the first round over signability concerns, which is why it's fairly surprising that he didn't even get slot value from the Padres. Eflin was reportedly a strong commit to the University of Central Florida, but perhaps he was using that rhetoric as leverage. If all goes to plan, Eflin could be a front-line starter sometime in the next 4-5 years.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Padres selected high-school RHP Zach Eflin with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

This is the Padres' compensatory pick for Heath Bell. An electrifying high-school arm, Eflin has a ways to go in his development, but boasts a mid-90s fastball to go along with his huge 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame. He likely fell over signability concerns, as he's reportedly a strong commit to the University of Central Florida. If the Pads can get him under contract, he could be a front-line starter sometime in the next 4-5 years.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 10:44:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
3David Lough
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Adam Morgan
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Mario Hollands
10Michael Mariot