Zach Eflin Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/8/1994 (27)
Zach Eflin Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Zach Eflin News
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin had another strong start on Wednesday, allowing just one run across six innings versus the Braves. Unfortunately for Eflin, the offense couldn't provide any run support, but it was a nice bounce-back effort from the right-hander after getting pulled in the fifth inning last time out. He did allow eight hits, but racked up seven strikeouts with 14 swinging strikes on 111 pitches. Eflin should be rostered in all fantasy leagues, but he does have a tough matchup next time out Tuesday at the Dodgers.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin had his start pushed back. Manager Joe Girardi originally had the righty scheduled to be on the bump against the Nationals on Saturday. However, due to Eflin's workload this season, the skipper opted to give him some additional rest, and he will now be in the lineup on Wednesday against Atlanta.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin couldn't escape the fifth inning in a loss at the Rays on Sunday. Eflin had five strikeouts, but allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while taking his fifth loss of the season. It was another frustrating start for fantasy managers as Eflin has pitched better than his 4.10 ERA would imply. His xERA (3.43), is lower than his actual ERA and his other expected stats like his xBA (.258) and xwOBA (.295) also imply Eflin has been the victim of some bad luck. He'll try and turn things around in a matchup with the Nationals on Saturday. Washington is slightly below average (96 wRC+) versus right-handed pitching so Eflin is a start-worthy pitcher in that matchup.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflinhad a banner year in 2020, but he's flying under the radar due to the shortened sample size. He's currently sitting outside the top 200 in ADP (205), but he's got a chance to outperform that if he continues his progression. The righty posted a 4-2 record, 3.97 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 70:15 K:BB ratio across 59 innings. His ERA -- the first time he's had a sub-4.00 mark in his career -- was supported by a 3.39 FIP and a 3.23 xFIP. In addition to that, he posted career-bests in K/BB ratio (4.67), strikeout rate (28.6%), ground-ball rate (48.4%) and hard-hit rate (32.7%). Increased usage of his sinker (21.9% in 2019 compared to 51.6% in 2020) and his curveball (13.1% in 2020 compared to 5.4% in 2019) led to the jump in ground balls and punch outs. Batters recorded a .100 xBA and .130 xwOBA against his curve, his most effective offering. Eflin accomplished all of that despite a .347 BABIP, which can partially be explained by the Phillies below-average defense. He does pound the zone (87% zone-contact rate), which is above the league average of 82.8%, so it's doubtful he can get his WHIP much lower. He likely reached his ceiling in strikeout rate as well, which jumped 10% from 2019, and it seems unsustainable over a full season. We still think he's a safe bet to lower his ERA for a fifth consecutive season and put up solid SP4-type numbers.