Zach Eflin is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was chosen 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 dealt 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 uses a sinking fastball in combination with a slider and curveball. He has tried his hand at being a power pitcher, but he prefers to rely on his command and pitching to contact.
Zach Eflin Siblings: Meet Brittany Eflin and Candace Eflin
Zach Eflin was born alongside two siblings; Brittany Ashley Eflin and Candace Eflin. Zach’s family experienced a terrible moment when his elder sister died of leukemia.
Details regarding Candace Eflin’s whereabouts have been kept discrete.