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Zach Eflin

Zach Eflin

SP - PHI

Age: 28Bats: RThrows: R

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Zach Eflin strikes out 12 in no-decision on Sunday

Zach Eflin allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings on Sunday against the Dodgers. He struck out 12 and did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact

If you were brave enough to start Eflin against one of the best lineups in the majors, you were handsomely rewarded. Despite striking out no more than five in any previous start this season, Eflin missed bats all day long, generating 19 whiffs on 53 swings with a 37% CSW rate. Eflin is an underrated and serviceable starter, but no one should expect this type of outing going forward, as he had just a 9.1% swinging strike rate coming into the year. At the same time, he'll rarely hurt you in a start, and can be deployed whenever you need quality innings, including in his next outing against the Mets.

Dan Harris4 days ago
Zach Eflin takes hard luck loss on Tuesday against Padres

Zach Eflin allowed one run on five hits over six innings on Tuesday against the Padres. He struck out five and took the loss, falling to 1-3.

Fantasy Impact

Eflin came off the COVID-19 IL to make this start and was excellent, tallying a 33% CSW rate. He's had an up and down year this far and isn't missing many bats (his 6.90 K/9 rate would be his worst since 2017). But he has just a 2.60 FIP and doesn't get himself in trouble with walks, so he can be deployed in the right matchup. He will take on the Dodgers in his next start.

Dan Harris1 week ago
Zach Eflin set to start on Tuesday after activation off of COVID list

Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin will take the mound on Tuesday after being reinstated off of the COVID-19 list this morning.

Fantasy Impact

Eflin can now be plugged back into lineups since the reinstatement off of the COVID-19 IL. The starting pitcher has an ERA of 4.50 with 18 strikeouts through 24 innings pitched, which means he is worth starting but is certainly not among the upper echelon of pitchers in the league at the moment.

Josh Thiessen1 week ago
Zach Eflin hit hard in loss to Mets on Sunday

Zach Eflin allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Mets. He struck out three and took the loss, falling to 1-2.

Fantasy Impact

Eflin was hanging in there until the fifth inning when he loaded the bases with one and the bullpen allowed all three inherited runners to score. He certainly didn't have his best stuff, as he induced just six swings and misses and had a 22% CSW rate. Eflin has been better than his numbers show, with a FIP of just 2.84 and a BB/9 rate of 1.88. But with little strikeout upside and a porous defense behind him, his expected stats will often be better than his real ones. He will take on the Mets again in his next start.

Dan Harris4 weeks ago
Zach Eflin allows one run in win over Rockies on Tuesday

Zach Eflin allowed one run on two hits and a walk over six innings on Tuesday against the Rockies. He struck out three and earned the win, moving to 1-1.

Fantasy Impact

Eflin needed to bounce back after giving up four runs in each of his last two starts. Tuesday's effort certainly counts, but he again failed to generate many swings and misses, with just seven total whiffs. Eflin is the classic "he won't hurt you" pitcher, but he's really just a rotation-filler for NL-only leagues given his lack of upside. He will take on the Mets in his next start.

Dan Harris4 weeks ago
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