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Zach Eflin | Starting Pitcher | #56

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 0) / SD
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Zach Eflin pitched six innings and allowed just an unearned run Friday in a no-decision against the Giants.
Eflin left with a 2-1 lead, but it vanished almost immediately in the seventh. Still, this was a second straight nice outing for him after he gave up eight earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut 10 days ago. He remains a weak bet outside of deep NL-only leagues, but he won't embarrass himself. Jun 25 - 2:05 AM

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Zach Eflin allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Eflin looked much sharper than he did in his MLB debut Tuesday against the Blue Jays, but he got only one run of support on Sunday and fell to 0-2 in two major league starts. The young right-hander struck out three Arizona hitters while yielding only one walk and four total hits. He'll try to build off those results on his next turn against the Giants at AT&T Park.
Jun 19 - 4:38 PM

Zach Eflin will make his second major league start on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Eflin was shelled for nine runs -- eight earned -- over 2 2/3 innings Tuesday afternoon in Toronto, but the Phillies will stick with him and hope he can show improvement at home versus Arizona. "It still was a dream come true," Eflin said Tuesday. "I was out there in front of 50,000 people playing the game I love." The 22-year-old right-hander had a promising 2.90 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 55/11 K/BB ratio through 68 1/3 innings this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Jun 14 - 4:03 PM

In his major league debut, Zach Eflin was hammered for nine runs (eight earned) in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Ouch. The eight earned runs are the most allowed by a Phillies pitcher in his major league debut since Russ Miller way back in 1927. He allowed nine hits, including three homers. It was a tough matchup against an offense which is finally showing what they are capable of doing. On the bright side, things should only get better from here.
Jun 14 - 3:34 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Zach Eflin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

With Vince Velasquez on the disabled list, Eflin will make his major league debut Tuesday against the Blue Jays. The 22-year-old earned the promotion after posting a 2.90 ERA and 55/11 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings at Triple-A this season. Those in mixed fantasy leagues can afford to wait and see, but he should be owned in NL-only formats.
Jun 14 - 9:32 AM

With Vince Velasquez on the disabled list, Zach Eflin will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

It's a difficult first assignment for the 22-year-old right-hander who sports a 2.90 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 55/11 K/BB ratio across 68 1/3 innings at Triple-A. It still remains unclear how much time Velasquez may miss, so Eflin has an opportunity to stick in the rotation with a strong showing. He's definitely in play in NL-only formats, and could be worth a gamble in deeper mixed leagues as well.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 11 - 9:12 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Adam Morgan
8Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Severino Gonzalez