He did manage a solid walk rate (1.7 BB/9) and an average groundball rate (44.1 percent), but it's hard to succeed as a starter in the big leagues without missing bats. He had shown good control, walking just 5.3% of batters, but hadn’t shown any ability to put hitters away, recording just a 12.0% strikeout rate. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies busted out of their slump in a big way. Last game: 5-0 loss to the Rays Todd Zola ranks the week's staring pitching as the regular season comes down the stretch. He briefly lost his spot in the rotation as his underlying stats took a turn for the worse. Zach, who talks to his dad virtually every day, calls him his best friend in life. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins had three hits, including a three-run homer, and Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight victory, 4-1... Atlanta Braves (18-13, first in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (13-14, fourth in the NL East), Philadelphia Phillies (9-14, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (16-11, first in the NL East). At 6-foot-4, there is still projection remaining for Eflin, who typically works with a low-90s two-seam fastball, but has the ability to reach back and dial up his four-seamer to 97 mph. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers Zach Eflin, Vince Velasquez, Jose Alvarez and Adam Morgan reached one-year contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday while All-Star catcher J.T. 2021 Season Ticket Plans 2021 Six Game Ticket Packs 2021 Ticket Information Group Tickets Suites & Hospitality Premium Seating StubHub Ticket Technology My Phillies Tickets Guide Gift Cards Mobile Ticketing My Phillies Tickets Concerts 2020 Season Update. PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 29: Starting pitcher Zach Eflin #42 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the second inning during a game against the … What part of the game does Zach Eflin generally pitch? The Phillies ring in the new year by sweeping a doubleheader. Eflin (2-1) earned the win Saturday against the Braves after allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and zero walks over seven shutout innings. Christopher Olson checks in with his best player insights for a loaded Wednesday DraftKings slate, recommending Yankees slugger Aaron Judge against the Blue Jays. Probable Starters: TBD vs. TBD Rookie Sixto Sánchez pitched a three-hitter over seven innings for his first complete game in five major league starts, leading the Miami Marlins over Philadelphia 2-1 Sunday... Boston Red Sox (14-28, fifth in the AL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (20-17, second in the NL East), Washington Nationals (12-22, fifth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (17-15, second in the NL East), Atlanta Braves (18-14, first in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (14-14, fourth in the NL East). PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Missing two injured regulars, the Atlanta Braves came out swinging. This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Second baseman César Hernández and third baseman Maikel Franco became free agents when the Phillies did not offer them contracts on Monday.

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Eflin entered last season with minimal expectations after his strikeout rate dropped to 4.7 K/9 at Double-A Reading in 2015. This the last week to be relatively confident in two-start opportunities.

If the Phillies are going to reach the postseason, they need these five players specifically to pick it up. - Davey Martinez on Juan Soto, A year after winning the World Series, Washington has one of worst records in MLB …, Zach Eflin led the Phillies to a much-needed win. Zach Eflin Stats, Fantasy & News. J.T. Eflin had surgery on both of his knees toward the end of last season and is expected to be ready for spring training. A number of really good players are in the primes of their careers, but they could be wasted. PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (12-5, 3.62... ATLANTA (AP) — Zach Eflin insists the Philadelphia Phillies won't go down without a fight. Schedule. CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting pitching. In 2018, however, he was a new man. Davey Martinez thinks Juan Soto deserves MVP votes; also Soto power talk... 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A look at the standouts from the previous week of fantasy baseball. There's hope because none of their returning starters performed up... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers Zach Eflin, Vince Velasquez, Jose Alvarez and Adam Morgan reached one-year contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday while All-Star catcher J.T. This time, they built another big advantage and shut down the Miami... Philadelphia Phillies (66-61, fourth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (46-81, fifth in the NL East). PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (12-3, 3.51 ERA)... MIAMI (AP) — One day after squandering a seven-run lead in a loss, the Philadelphia Phillies didn't let it happen again. Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers. "We have the guys in the clubhouse to do it and get there and make a postseason run," he said.... Philadelphia Phillies (77-72, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (93-59, first in the NL East). He was placed on the disabled list in early-August with patellar tendinopathy in his knees, a condition he has dealt with since he was a child, along with a fractured foot. If Eflin can't improve his strikeout numbers next season, he still might be good enough to stick in the back of the Phillies' rotation, but he won't do much to excite fantasy owners, as low-strikeout starters whose ERAs are just good enough to be playable aren't hard to find. Next: Feb 27 vs. Blue Jays. He got off to a great start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, thanks in part to a spike in his strikeout rate which Eflin attributed to better command of his fastball along with learning to set hitters up. Todd Zola ranks the week's pitching as the season comes into the final stretch. He briefly lost his spot in the rotation as his underlying stats took a turn for the worse. Harper hit one of three Philadelphia home runs, and... 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He followed up his 5.54 ERA in 2016 with a 6.16 ERA last season, and the high number was well-deserved. Traded to the Dodgers in December before being included in the package that sent Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles, Eflin will begin his first season in the Phillies' organization pitching in the rotation at Double-A. He also throws a good slider and an improving changeup, rounding out an arsenal that may eventually enable him to miss more bats. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average. Eflin allowed four earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out five across six innings Thursday against the Nationals. Thanks in part to a fastball which jumped from 92.7 mph to 94.3 mph, he suddenly had the ability to strike batters out, managing a league-average 22.5% strikeout rate in 24 starts. He struck out nine. 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He did at least keep his walk rate low, posting a 6.8% mark for the second straight year, and he did improve in one area, posting a career-high 44.6% groundball rate, but that figure is still merely above-average. Combined with a walk rate that took just a small step back (to 6.8%), he finished with a solid enough 4.36 ERA and a 3.80 FIP, suggesting room for even more improvement.

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Zach Eflin. Miami Marlins (56-105, fifth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (81-80, fourth in the NL East). Realmuto and... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies filled their biggest need quickly. NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their beleaguered rotation. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta likely will have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Eflin completed the second full season of his professional career as a 20-year-old at High-A Lake Elsinore, where he fared well against much older competition. PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies could use one more start like this from Zach Eflin. Eflin was terrible in his first start, but settled in after that, going 2-3 with a 2.08 ERA over his next seven starts before things went south in his final three appearances.

Latest on Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Nick Pivetta (4-1, 4.93... Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. His FIP rose by more than a run (from 3.80 to 4.85), while his strikeout rate fell from 22.5% to 18.3%. That improvement earned him a shot with the Phillies in June.

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