Zachary Eflin (born April 8, 1994) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Philadelphia Phillies (MLB).
He was drafted in the first round (33rd overall) of the 2012 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres, and he spent three seasons in the Padres’ minor league system.
Eflin was traded twice in less than 24 hours in December 2014, first to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for all-star outfielder Matt Kemp, and then to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for franchise player Jimmy Rollins.
Eflin debuted in the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016 and spent several seasons in both the major and lower leagues. In 2019, he was promoted to the major leagues and became an important part of the Phillies’ starting rotation.
Eflin started the 2018 season in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but by the end of April, he was back in the major leagues. He produced career-high strikeout totals throughout the season after adopting a fresh style on the mound, and he lasted nearly the whole season with the big-league team.
Eflin went 11–8 with a 4.36 ERA in 128 innings this season, striking out 123 batters. He was 2–2 with a 4.05 ERA in 20 innings with Lehigh Valley, striking out 15 batters.
Eflin remained in the major leagues exclusively from 2019 onward. He started the 2019 season in the starting rotation before suffering a back injury and was placed on the disabled list on May 31.
Zach Eflin Contract And Salary
Zach agreed to sign a 1-year contract worth $5,500,000, and a $0 signing bonus with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2022. He is currently a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Zach Eflin Net Worth
Zach has an estimated net worth of $1 million.