Into his third season in the big leagues for the Phillies, 24-year-old righty Zach Eflin is having an okay season. He has yet to finish a big league season with a winning record, and an ERA below 5.00.
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Out of five starts in May this season, Eflin only has two starts that he pitched past the fifth inning. Only one of them was credited with a win, while the other was a no-decision. His strikeout numbers for May were high – as he totaled 29 strikeouts.
Eflin’s strikeout rate has significantly improved compared to his first two seasons. He has struck out 23.8 percent of opposing hitters, more than 10 percent higher.
Per mlb.com, Eflin is projected to finish the 2018 season with a cumulative 6-7 record and 4.35 ERA.
The “B” rating is a combination of his record, his past starts, and his projected stats for the remainder of the 2018 regular season.