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Zach Eflin | Starting Pitcher | #56

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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An MRI on Zach Eflin's sore right elbow came back negative.
Looks like Eflin might have dodged a bullet with this one. He is expected to resume throwing next week. The 23-year-old right-hander initially began experiencing elbow discomfort in his first minor league start after being shuttled down to Triple-A on May 29. Jun 7 - 5:33 PM

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Zach Eflin will have his right elbow examined by a doctor in Philadelphia on Tuesday after he felt soreness his last start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Eflin was clobbered in his final three starts for the Phillies before being demoted last week and he got hurt in his first outing back in the minors, so it's been a rough stretch for him. More should be known about his status after Tuesday's exam.
Jun 5 - 6:13 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Zach Eflin to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Eflin was hammered for seven runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Reds and now owns a 6.13 ERA through eight starts this season. Nick Pivetta and Ben Lively are the most likely alternatives to take his spot in the rotation.
May 29 - 9:26 AM

Zach Eflin fell to 0-3 on the season after yielding seven earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Reds.

Eflin surrendered nine hits, including four home runs, in the ugly home outing at Citizens Bank Park. He walked one and struck out three. The right-hander now owns a 6.13 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through eight starts in 2017.
May 28 - 4:39 PM

Zach Eflin gave up eight runs and three homers in six innings Tuesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Eflin had been serviceable to date because he managed to give up a modest four homers in 36 innings. Seven homers in 42 innings seems more like what should have been expected, given his poor strikeout rate and lack of ability to induce grounder after grounder. He might hang as a fifth starter, but he doesn't have much upside beyond that.
May 23 - 10:11 PM

Zach Eflin was beat around for seven runs in four innings during a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

He gave up 11 base hits but none of them left the yard. It didn't matter much though because he still gave up runs in every inning he pitched, including a four-spot in the third frame. The first three runs he allowed came home on sacrifice flies, and the fourth scored on a wild pitch. Eflin saw his ERA rise from 2.81 all the way to 4.25 by the time his night was over. Nights like this will happen when a pitcher has only 18 strikeouts in 36 innings. He lines up for two starts next week at home versus the Rockies and Reds.
May 17 - 11:58 PM

Zach Eflin allowed three earned runs over six innings Wednesday as the Phillies fell to the Mariners.

He left with the game tied at 3-3, but Joaquin Benoit promptly served up five runs to the Mariners in the top of the seventh inning. Eflin gave up nine hits and one walk while striking out five. He's still sitting on an ERA in the 2.00s (2.81), but we'd expect that to change in his next start on the road against the Rangers.
May 10 - 5:07 PM

Zach Eflin pitched seven innings and allowed three runs Thursday against the Cubs.

Eflin had the nice outing despite recording just one strikeout. He's been getting more grounders in his current major league stint, but he's fanned just 12 batters in 26 innings. It's going to be difficult for him to maintain his recent success -- he has a 2.42 ERA -- without missing more bats.
May 4 - 7:00 PM

Zach Eflin allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks with four strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday at L.A. Dodgers.

Eflin threw 68 of his 103 pitches for strikes and he deserved a better fate. Fantasy owners can send their hate mail to closer Hector Neris, as he served up three consecutive homers en route to a blown save to cost Eflin a victory. Eflin is expected to make his next scheduled start Thursday at Chicago Cubs.
Apr 30 - 2:02 AM

Zach Eflin fired seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Phillies' 5-2 defeat of the Braves.

Eflin put up zero after zero until the top of the seventh, when Matt Kemp connected for a solo home run. Eflin gave up just three hits in all and didn't issue a single walk while striking out three. The 23-year-old right-hander has been impressive through two starts and will try to keep it all working next time out at Dodger Stadium.
Apr 23 - 4:31 PM

In his 2017 debut, Zach Eflin yielded two runs and three hits in five innings against the Mets.

In the Wheeler-Eflin duel, Zack outpitched Zach, though Zach's team ended up prevailing in 10 innings. Eflin lacks much in the way of upside, and the Phillies could try someone else if he ever turns in a couple of bad starts in a row. Tonight's outing was good enough to keep him around for now, though.
Apr 19 - 12:38 AM

Phillies recalled RHP Zach Eflin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Eflin will take Clay Buchholz's spot in the Phillies' rotation and start Tuesday against the Mets. The 23-year-old began the year on the disabled list after undergoing surgery on both of his knees last August. He posted a 5.54 ERA and 31/17 K/BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings over 11 starts during his first stint in the majors last year. He's worth a shot in NL-only fantasy leagues.
Apr 18 - 1:11 PM

Phillies activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Eflin began the year on the disabled list after undergoing surgery on both of his knees last August. He tossed five scoreless innings in a rehab start with High-A Clearwater last week and will now serve as rotation depth in Triple-A.
Apr 11 - 11:54 AM

Zach Eflin (knees) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Clearwater on Thursday.

Eflin has dealt with continued tendinitis in both knees even after having surgery last August in hopes of fixing the issue. It might be something he's just going to have to pitch with, and it looks like he's ready to try things out in a game. He'll be assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley once deemed ready.
Apr 6 - 9:43 AM

Phillies placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with left and right knee tendinitis.

Eflin had surgery on both knees last August to attempt to fix the chronic tendinitis he's dealt with for years, but he battled more soreness this spring. He'll be assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley once healthy.
Apr 2 - 10:19 AM

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