• Full name Jordan Ladon Sheffield
  • Born 06/01/1995 in Tullahoma, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Debut 04/02/2021
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (36th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 (signed for $1,847,500).
    View Draft Report
    Coming out of high school, Sheffield was a high-end prospect. His fastball had reached 97 in the fall of his senior year, but fell off in the spring and he eventually needed Tommy John surgery and chose to honor his Vanderbilt commitment. After missing his freshman season, Sheffield showed off his explosive arm speed as a reliever as a sophomore, and he showed flashes of brilliance, though he battled command issues. This spring, the 6-foot, 185-pounder has shown improved command and an explosive arsenal of pitches. His plus-plus arm speed allows him to sit in the mid-90s deep into games, and he shows the ability to reach 98 whenever he needs to. Sheffield throws a downer curveball that projects as an average or slightly better pitch, and he has gained confidence in his changeup, giving him three quality pitches. He's one of the few college pitchers trending in the right direction, and he's likely to be a day one pick.

Top Rankings

Organization Prospect Rankings

Draft Prospects

Download our app

Read the newest magazine issue right on your phone