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Zach Eflin | Starting Pitcher | #56

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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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Phillies optioned RHP Zach Eflin to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
This means that Ben Lively will begin the year as the team's No. 5 starter. Eflin, 23, posted a 5.79 ERA and 11/3 K/BB ratio in 14 innings across three starts and two relief appearances this spring. Mar 26 - 12:06 PM

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Zach Eflin surrendered four runs in four innings in his start against the Braves on Saturday.

He served up a two-run bomb to elite prospect Ronald Acuna in the first inning, then the Braves nickeled-and-dimed him for two more runs in the fourth. With their rotation full, the Phillies will soon decide whether to move Eflin to the bullpen or let him continue starting at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Mar 17 - 6:41 PM

Zach Eflin struck out two and allowed just one hit over five scoreless frames in Monday's Grapefruit League start against the Braves.

This one was a pitcher's duel, with Eflin and Newcomb combining to surrender only one single and no walks across 9 2/3 innings. Eflin had struggled in his first two spring appearances. The righty wouldn't appear to have a shot at a rotation spot following the Phillies' signing of Jake Arrieta.
Mar 12 - 8:51 PM

Zach Eflin gave up a pair of solo homers in 2 2/3 innings Thursday against the Yankees.

He also allowed a double and a walk and struck out three batters. Eflin should be a fallback option for a spot in the Phillies rotation. He made 11 starts for the team in both 2016 and 2017, finishing with a 5.54 ERA as a rookie and a 6.16 ERA last year.
Mar 1 - 5:26 PM

Zach Eflin started Saturday's game versus the Orioles and allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings.

He struck out two batters, walked one and allowed two base hits. He started 11 games for the Phillies last year, going 1-5 with a 6.16 ERA in 64 1/3 innings. He will battle for a rotation slot this spring but is likely to start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Feb 24 - 6:03 PM

Phillies transferred RHP Zach Eflin from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Eflin is now officially done for the season with a right shoulder strain. The 23-year-old right-hander finished with a disappointing 6.16 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 35/12 K/BB ratio in 11 starts covering 64 1/3 innings. He'll probably have to compete for a spot in the rotation next spring.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 02:43:00 PM

Phillies placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 20, with a right shoulder strain.

Eflin suffered the injury during Friday's start and will now get some extended rest. His exit was originally considered precautionary, so perhaps he'll be ready to return around the beginning of September.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Updating an earlier item, Zach Eflin left Friday night's start against the Giants with right shoulder discomfort.

His exit was considered precautionary, though Eflin will be further examined on Saturday. "It's just something I wasn't comfortable continuing with," he said. "I've had some soreness back there before, but not really like this." The 23-year-old has struggled to a 5.85 ERA across 22 major league starts.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 08:34:00 PM

Zach Eflin was tagged for six runs in five innings by the Giants in a loss Friday.

Eflin won in his return to the majors 10 days ago, but he's given up 10 runs and four homers in 10 1/3 innings since. The home run ball is always going to be a big problem for him, and we doubt he's truly one of the Phillies' five best rotation options right now. Ben Lively is more deserving of that spot.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 01:29:00 AM

Zach Eflin notched his first win of the season by holding the Braves to two runs in seven innings on Tuesday.

Eflin, who had been 0-3 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts, was making his first appearance for the Phillies since the end of May. He'll likely get a chance to stay in the Phillies rotation, but he remains a poor bet for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 11:01:00 PM

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

Eflin will start Tuesday in Atlanta. He's posted a 6.13 ERA over eight starts with the Phillies this season and hasn't been much better at Lehigh Valley (4.57 ERA). The righty can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:46:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 05:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 5, 2017 06:13:00 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.
Mon, May 29, 2017 09:26:00 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.
Sun, May 28, 2017 04:39:00 PM

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