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Zach Eflin | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (20) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 22 - 11:11 AM

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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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Tommy Medica
2Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Joe Wieland
7Casey Kelly
8Josh Johnson
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer
9Jesse Hahn