Phillies: Breaking down the five starters in the rotation

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 05: Starting pitcher Zach Eflin #56 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Zach Eflin

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.

Philadelphia Phillies. ZACH EFLIN. B. Zach Eflin is another victim of having a up-and-down season in the Phillies rotation. Regardless of all those downs he had, there are still many ups he has and those ups are what secured him a spot in the Phillies rotation thus far.. Starting Pitcher

The “B” rating is a combination of his record, his past starts, and his projected stats for the remainder of the 2018 regular season.

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