The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Vanderbilt University’s Jordan Sheffield with the 36th overall choice in the 2016 amateur draft’s Competitive Balance Round A.
He was the third pick for the Dodgers, after SS Gavin Lux at pick 20 and C Will Smith at pick 32. The selection served as restitution for the Dodgers’ inability to sign Kyle Funkhouser during the amateur draft in 2015.
Sheffield was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 13th round of the 2013 amateur draft, but he opted to enroll in college instead of signing. Scout Marty Lamb signed him.
In 2016, he made his pro debut pitching for the AZL Dodgers and the Midwest League’s Great Lakes Loons, combining to go 0-1, 3.75 in just 8 starts but only 12 innings.
He started the 2017 campaign with Great Lakes before earning a spot with the California League’s Rancho Cucamonga Quakes late in the year.
He pitched 107 1/3 innings in 25 games (24 starts) that year, going 3-9 with a 4.70 ERA. He walked 57 but struck out 109 batters.
He then suffered a setback in 2018 due to an injury, which limited him to 17 games, including 3 during a rehab assignment in the Arizona League.
In 14 games and 34 innings with Rancho Cucamonga, he had a 1-3, 6.88 ERA. During that time, he struck out 40 batters while giving up 39 hits and 20 walks.
In the Arizona Fall League after the season, he had his finest performance to date, posting an ERA of 1.93 in 10 games while pitching exclusively in relief.
His name was added to the Colorado Rockies’ opening day roster in 2021 when they selected him in the 2020 Rule V Draft.
Who Does Jordan Sheffield Play?
Jordan Sheffield plays for the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Rockies selected Sheffield in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft.